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The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned it may not be possible to contain the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) latest Ebola outbreak to two affected provinces in the country's east if violent attacks on health workers and treatment centres continue.
Butembo city's deputy mayor, Patrick Kambale Tsiko, told The Associated Press that the attackers armed with machetes tried to burn down the center in Katwa district overnight. Military and police guarding the center killed one militia member and detained five others, he said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities.
One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are now facing.
Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees are being forced to return to a remote town repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, despite lacking security, food, water and shelter, aid agencies said Friday.
The mayor of a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and medical aid group Doctors Without Borders say intruders wreaked havoc at an Ebola treatment centre in the eastern city of Butembo, the second Ebola clinic in the region attacked in a week.
Several people have been reportedly killed after suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
International medical group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has attributed heavy rainfall and poor hygiene to the increase in disease outbreaks – including malaria, pneumonia, cholera and diarrhea – in Borno State.
More than 100 migrants, including at least 20 children, died when two boats sank off the coast of Libya early this month, according to Doctors without Borders (MSF), citing survivors.
The U.S., France, Italy and Britain on Saturday condemned what they called an escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital Tripoli, warning that armed groups which undermined Libyan stability would be made accountable.
Four farmers were killed by Boko Haram jihadists outside a key northeast Nigerian city, a militia leader and survivor told AFP on Saturday.
Brazil star, Neymar, has backed Real Madrid star, Vinicius Jr to win the Ballon d’Or.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Friday rejected the request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for more time to conclude their case.
A Stockholm court on Friday ordered that US rapper ASAP Rocky, detained in Sweden on assault allegations, should be kept in custody for another week while the prosecutor completes his investigation.
Victor Valdes has been appointed as Barcelona's new U19A head coach, returning to Camp Nou five years after ending his time at the club as a player.
They are Nasiru Yelwa as Head of Civil Service; Musa Shittu, SA Political; Abdon Gin, SA Civil Service Affairs; Prof. Sani Malami, SA Multilateral and Non-Governmental Organisations; Mohammed Burra, SA State and National Assembly Matters and Madaki Gololo, SA Social Investment and Focal Person.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has stated that head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, will not be sacked despite the mounting pressure on the Nigerian football ruling body to relieve the German of his appointment.
Ten Turkish sailors were taken hostage by armed pirates off the coast of Nigeria on Tuesday, Shipping Company, Kadioglu Denizcilik said.
Super Eagles’ defender Jamilu Collins believes that the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal game against Algeria will be highly technical and they must follow the coach instructions to beat the Northern Africans.
The first set of intending pilgrims (542) from Kaduna State have left Kaduna International Airport on Sunday, for Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj, the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board of the state has said.
Nigeria’s representative in Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) Philip Keshiro has advised government agencies to consider Business Continuity Management (BCM) to recover from disasters.