Africa

Ebola death toll hits 26 in DR Congo as vaccinations start

MBANDAKA, DR Congo (AFP) — The death toll in an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) rose to 26 on Monday after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, the government said, as it …

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25 people dead due to Ebola in DR Congo as disease spreads

  The number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 45, with 25 people dead, the World Health Organization said Friday. WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic, who gave the figures to reporters …

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WHO reports new Ebola case in DR Congo, vaccine this week

  KINSHASA, DR Congo (AFP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Sunday there has been another reported case of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo and that an experimental vaccine to fight the disease is expected to …

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Search for survivors as Kenya burst dam toll reaches 44

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — The search for survivors after a dam burst its banks in central Kenya resumed Friday with 44 confirmed dead and a further 40 still missing, the region’s governor said. Weeks of heavy rains have caused flooding …

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At least 5 killed in Mali violence

  BAMAKO, Mali (AFP) — Gunmen killed at least five people near Mali’s troubled northeastern border with Niger, several sources said Thursday. A vehicle traveling from Indelimane to a market in Menaka on Wednesday “was attacked by armed men,” a local …

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At least 32 dead as Kenya dam bursts after torrential rains

by Fran Blandy Agence France Presse NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — At least 32 people died after a dam burst in central Kenya, sweeping away their homes while many of them were asleep, police said Thursday. After a severe drought, weeks …

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UPDATED: At least 27 dead after dam bursts in Kenya: police

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — At least 27 people died when their homes were swept away after a dam burst in southern Kenya following heavy rains, police said Thursday. The incident in Solai, near the Rift Valley city of Nakuru, occurred …

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“This is fantastic” say guests from Sierra Leone and Ghana who joined INC walk in Greece

(Eagle News) — Guests from Sierra Leone and Ghana who joined the Iglesia Ni Cristo Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty in Athens, Greece described the global charity walk as “fantastic” as they saw the sincerity of the INC’s efforts to …

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Watch: Singing joyfully, Malawi nationals in Africa finish INC Worldwide Walk

  (Eagle News) — They excitedly sang, and danced as the Church Of Christ members of Malawi, a landlocked country in Southeast Africa, reached the finished line of the 1.6 kilometer stretch designated for the Church’s Worldwide Walk to Fight …

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Hundreds dead as floods wreak havoc in East Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — Weeks of torrential rain after a long drought have turned from blessing to curse in East Africa, killing hundreds of people and displacing hundreds of thousands of others. In Kenya, which had suffered from three failed …

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Global walk to fight poverty set by Iglesia Ni Cristo to help poor communities in Africa

  In more than 300 sites across 18 time zones, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) members will be holding a “Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty” on Sunday, May 6 to benefit poor communities in several countries in Africa …

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The pine and the poplar: a tale of two trees in the DMZ

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — The last time South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in was on duty for a tree-related event in the Demilitarized Zone, it involved 813 troops, 27 helicopters, B-52 bombers with fighter escorts — and an aircraft carrier …

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