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Expert: Nigeria is capable of handling Ebola case

A medical expert, Dr Ademola Lawal, has said that Nigeria has the capacity to handle any case of Ebola in the country with its experience on the Lassa fever challenge.
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.
Defending Champions Nigeria’s D’Tigress have qualified for the semi-finals of ongoing Women’s Afrobasket tournament in Dakar, Senegal. 45

In Pictures: How D’Tigress secured Afrobasket semi-finals ticket

Defending Champions Nigeria’s D’Tigress have qualified for the semi-finals of ongoing Women’s Afrobasket tournament in Dakar, Senegal.
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
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. 85

In Pictures: D’Tigress run riot on Cameroon at Afrobasket

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.
Nigeria team celebrating their FIBA Afrobasket Championship victory after beating Senegal by 65 to 48 points at the final played in Bamako, Mali. The victory also handed D’Tigresses passage to the World Championship as African champions.

Afrobasket: How D’Tigress zoomed into quarterfinal

Defending champions Nigeria’s D’Tigress, as well as Mali, Mozambique and Hosts Senegal have booked their places in the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIBA Women’s AfroBasket.
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.
Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

Tanzania was in mourning on Sunday, preparing to bury the dead after 64 people perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Official: Rwanda ready to curtail outbreak of Ebola

With the air distance between the two countries just 979 miles, Rwanda has spoken its readiness to check the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Nine deadliest fuel tanker explosions in Africa

Here is a recap of the most deadly tanker blasts in Africa in the last decade, after at least 60 people died in Tanzania on Saturday when a fuel tanker exploded after overturning.
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.
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.
Ayobami Adebayo

Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo wins 9mobile prize

Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo, has emerged winner of 2018 edition of 9mobile Prize for Literature, the most prestigious literature prize for first time fiction writers of African origin. She received a prize of £15,000 and a Montblanc Meisterstück pen among others.

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