• Uganda Extends Lockdowns In Bid To End Ebola Outbreak

    Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has extended quarantine measures in the two districts at the epicentre of the country’s Ebola epidemic for another 21 days, citing the need to protect gains in the fight against the virus. This marks the third renewal of lockdowns in Kassanda and Mubende, and authorities are hopeful it will be the […]

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  • Sixteen dead in DR Congo landslips

    Bukavu, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 22, 2022 Sixteen people in a mining town in eastern DR Congo have died in landslips triggered by torrential rain, local officials said Tuesday. The accident happened overnight Monday in Kamituga in South Kivu province, the acting mayor there, Alexandre Ngandu, told AFP. "The toll is 16 dead men, women and children," he said by phone. Tristan Mukamba Mwanga, head of an NGO called the New Ci

  • Ebola outbreak in Uganda appears under control

    Uganda has reached seven days without any new cases of Ebola, suggesting that the deadly outbreak is under control and possibly coming to an end, although caution is needed and it’s too early to declare the outbreak over. A daily update from the World Health Organization said no new cases were reported on Tuesday. The […]

  • Texas on the tail end of a potential tornado outbreak

    Scattered showers are back in Houston today, but there’s also a very slight chance of a few strong to severe storms in the afternoon, mainly northeast of Houston.

  • The tools Uganda is using to fight Ebola outbreak

    While most previous Ebola outbreaks have been with the Zaire virus, Uganda has been hit with the Sudan Ebola strain

  • Deadly floods, landslides in eastern DR Congo

    Goma, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 19, 2022 Two days of flooding and landslides in eastern DR Congo have claimed more than 20 lives, officials and police said Saturday. At least 13 people were killed Friday at an illegal gold mine at Rubaya, in the North Kivu province territory of Masisi. "The victims were 'diggers' who were in wells and people who were nearby," Jean-Paul Barindikije, secretary of an association of artisanal miner

  • M23 rebels advance into eastern DR Congo

    The M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has advanced into new territory after calls by regional blocs to lay down their weapons, officials said. The M23, a revived group drawn primarily from the Congolese Tutsis, swept through North Kivu province, sparking a humanitarian crisis and a confrontation between the DRC and …

  • DR Congo and Rwanda agree ceasefire at talks: Angola

    Spread This NewsBy AFP An agreement has been struck which could mean the adoption of a ceasefire in the violence-torn east of DR Congo as soon as late Friday, Angola’s Foreign Minister Tete Antonio has said. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi had been meeting Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta in Luanda on

  • Ugandan doctors face fear and shortages in Ebola outbreak

    NAIROBI/KAMPALA  (Reuters) – When Ebola broke out in Uganda in September, 10 doctors immediately stepped forward to work in an isolation unit at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, but now only three are left. Staff are reluctant to work in the unit for fear of catching the deadly hemorrhagic fever, and also because of exhaustion […]

  • DR Congo sends warplanes against advancing M23 rebels

    Goma, Dr Congo (AFP) Nov 17, 2022 The Democratic Republic of Congo deployed two warplanes against advancing M23 militants on Thursday in the country's volatile east, sources said, after a regional bloc called for rebels to disarm. Tanks and two fighter jets targeted rebel positions in the town of Kibumba at noon, according to a resident who spoke to AFP via telephone from the region's main city Goma. M23 fighters recent