Africa

More than 30 die in stampede at Nigeria church event

(AFP) — More than 30 people were killed on Saturday in  a stampede in southern Nigeria during an overcrowded church charity event where food was being distributed. Shoes and slippers lay scattered on the ground after the disaster in Port…

Death toll in South Africa flooding tops 340

(Eagle News) — The death toll from flooding in the port city of Durban, South Africa has risen to more than 340 people. Helicopters have fanned out over the city in a desperate search for survivors. Roads and bridges have…

Cybercriminals targeting healthcare organizations during pandemic: report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the pandemic to prey upon healthcare organizations with ransomware, says Palo Alto Networks, a California-based cybersecurity company. Ransomware operators tie up an organization’s computer network,…

Health workers worldwide face pandemic-related violence: Safeguarding Health in Conflict report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Pandemic-related violence accounted for one-third of the attacks on health care workers, facilities and transport around the world last year, according to a new report by the Safeguarding Healthcare in…

Canadian immigration will likely remain low, Royal Back economist

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — It’s unlikely Canada will meet its immigration target to admit 401,000 newcomers this year, according to an economic report from the Royal Bank of Canada. The bank concludes border restrictions…