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Ebola virus found in bat in Liberia

The deadly Ebola virus has been found in a bat in Liberia, researchers and the health ministry said on Thursday.
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade with their daughter. Gabrielle Union-Instagram

Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade welcome first child together via surrogacy

American actress Gabrielle Union and her husband, Dwayne Wade, have welcomed a baby girl through a surrogate.

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said.

DR Congo unveils candidates for troubled vote

Election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday released an official list of candidates for December's presidential election, formally excluding two heavyweight opposition figures.

ICC to sentence DR Congo’s Jean-Pierre Bemba in bribery case

Former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba is to be sentenced Monday by international judges for bribing witnesses during an earlier war crimes trial, which led to him being excluded from running for DR Congo president.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 an attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects shoes outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwestern Democratic Repubic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo on August 1, 2018 reported an outbreak of Ebola in the east of the vast country, barely a week after it had declared the end to an outbreak in the northwest. "At this point, there is no indication that these two epidemics, which are more than 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) apart, are connected," Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said in a statement. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

WHO: Latest Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

The Ebola outbreak in Congo is confirmed to be the Zaire strain of the virus and vaccinations of health workers may start as early as Wednesday, a senior official of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

WHO: Ebola cases in DR Congo ‘will rise in coming days’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are expected to rise in the coming days.

WHO: ‘Unsafe burial’ of woman triggered new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in Democratic Republic of Congo was the critical event that set alarm bells ringing in the latest Ebola outbreak in late July, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.

WHO: Congo Ebola outbreak poses high regional risk

The World Health Organization has warned that an Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely spread over tens of km and poses a high regional risk given its proximity to borders,.

New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone – ministry

A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday.

Researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine

Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid’s October 12 Hospital said Wednesday.
Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba of Congo in New York in 1960. Allyn Baum-The New York Times

Belgium names square after Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba

Brussels inaugurated a square named after assassinated Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba on Saturday in what campaigners called Belgium’s first major step towards tackling its dark colonial legacy.

MSF: 2 out of 3 patients who escaped quarantine in Congo die

Two of three Ebola patients who escaped quarantine in the Congo river port city of Mbandaka have died, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) mission in the city said on Wednesday.

WHO chief heads to DR Congo over latest Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization was due in DR Congo on Saturday to aid preparations for "all scenarios" in combatting the latest Ebola outbreak.

WHO preparing for the worst in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization said Friday it was preparing for "the worst case scenario" in a fresh outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola: 17 people die in Congo – officials

Officials said 17 people have died in an area of northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where health officials have now confirmed an outbreak of Ebola.

Drug shortages cripple Angola’s health service

Apart from a few packs of medicine and plastic jars, the shelves at the Okanautoni health center in southern Angola are bare and lack basic drugs for saving lives.

Claude Makelele takes over struggling Belgian side AS Eupen

Former Chelsea star Claude Makelele left his role as assistant to Swansea coach Paul Clement on Monday to manage struggling Belgian outfit AS Eupen.

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