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Ngonda Muzinga has joined French Ligue 1 side Dijon on a two-year deal from AS Vita Club.

Dijon sign DR Congo defender Ngonda Muzinga

Ngonda Muzinga has joined French Ligue 1 side Dijon on a two-year deal from AS Vita Club.
Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent.

Officials: First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu

A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo’s South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.
Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent.

Ebola cure a turning point in drug development – experts

Two new drugs have shown remarkable promise at treating Ebola in a clinical trial, increasing survival rates for people who recently contracted the disease to between 89 and 94 percent. That’s astonishing for a virus that typically kills about half of all the people it infects.

Congo Republic discovers more oil

The recent onshore discovery made in the Delta de la Cuvette deposit in the Republic of Congo is a game-changer for Congo and Africa. The discovery was announced on August 10th by SARPD Oil and PEPA, a Congolese consortium working as operators on the Block.
The senior national women’s basketball team, D’Tigress, continued their impressive performance in the ongoing 2019 Afrobasket Women’s Championship, crushing Cameroon 106-39. 69

Afrobasket: D’Tigress takes on CDR in quarter final

Defending champions, D’Tigress of Nigeria will take on the Congo Democratic Republic in the first quarterfinal game at the Women Afrobasket in Dakar, Senegal.

Ebola: Aviation authorities demand high level of vigilance from airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance
María Fernanda Espinosa

UNGA president celebrates news of possible Ebola treatment, prevention

President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Ms Maria Espinosa, “is delighted” by news that Ebola may soon be a preventable and treatable disease.
Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.

Tanzania lays to rest dozens killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania on Sunday laid to rest most of the 71 people who died while trying to collect leaking petrol from an overturned fuel tanker that exploded.

WHO approves two highly effective Ebola drugs for immediate use

Two of four Ebola treatment drugs have been determined “more effective” than the others and will be the only ones used on patients going forward, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

WHO: No new Ebola case in Goma

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said it has vaccinated over 1,300 people who potentially came into contact with the Ebola virus in the Congolese city of Goma.

Singapore to ban sale of elephant ivory from 2021

Singapore said Monday it will impose a blanket ban on the domestic sale of elephant ivory and products from 2021 as the government tightens its campaign against illegal wildlife trade.
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

Gernot Rohr denies holding negotiation talks with DR Congo

Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has bluntly denied talking with the Democratic Republic of Congo as regards handling their senior national football team popularly known as Leopards.

Federal government speaks after Congolese government ejects Nigerian ambassador from residence

Congolese security operatives on Thursday brushed aside diplomatic immunity usually enjoyed by representatives of foreign governments to eject the Nigerian Ambassador to Congo, Ibim Charles, from his official residence.

Congolese government ejects Nigerian ambassador, others from office

The Congolese government has ejected the Nigerian Ambassador Mr Ibim Nkem Charles and other diplomats in the country from their office.
Gernot Rohr

DR Congo in talks with Gernot Rohr

According to a report, Nigeria’s manager Gernot Rohr is the favourite to replace Ibengé and Constant Omari, president of FECOFA, has opened a line of communication with the former Bayern Munich defender.

Zambia intensifies Ebola screening at DR Congo main entry border

Health authorities have continued with screening of travelers for Ebola symptoms at a busy border entry with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a civic leader said on Thursday.
Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed on Friday,Aug 2, in an attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Three doctors charged with terrorism, conspiracy over death of WHO epidemiologist

Cameroonian doctor Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung was killed on Friday,Aug 2, in an attack on an Ebola response command center in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
DINAN, FRANCE - AUGUST 13: Chidinma Okeke of Nigeria ties the boot lace of team mate Chiamaka Nnadozie of Nigeria during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 group D match between China PR and Nigeria at Stade du Clos Gastel on August 13, 2018 in Dinan, France. (Photo by Catherine Ivill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Chiamaka Nnadozie leads Super Falcons quest for All Africa Games gold

Super Falcons World Cup goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie will lead a squad of 18 players at the women’s football tournament of the 12th All-Africa Games scheduled for Rabat, Morocco from August 17– 29.

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos governor makes nine fresh appointments

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed nine new Permanent Secretaries for the state civil service.
Phillipe Coutinho 'has balls' and celebrated his goal in Barcelona's win over Manchester United with 'anger and desire', according to his team-mates Clement Lenglet and Sergio Busquets.

Bayern Munich confirm Philippe Coutinho loan deal with option to buy

Bayern Munich are set to sign Philippe Coutinho on a season-long loan from Barcelona and the deal includes an option to buy the playmaker, Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed.
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Ohanaeze condemns attack on Senator Ekweremadu by IPOB in Germany

The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has condemned the attack on the former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra in Germany.

Former APC national chairman calls for merit in government appointments

Immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has called for merit as a requirement in making government appointments in Nigeria.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Family members urge Head of Service to quit over fraud allegation

The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, who confirmed being invited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to answer to allegations bordering on contract scam to the tune of N3 billion and duty tour allowance falsification and fraud case, is being pressurized by family members to resign.