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Ministers endorse collaboration framework on Ebola preparedness

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Health Ministers from nine countries that border the Democratic Republic of Congo have endorsed a joint framework to strengthen cross-border collaboration on preparedness and response to Ebola virus and other disease outbreaks. The ministers observed that the countries shared a threat that the outbreak …

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More refugees to enter Uganda- Ecweru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More refugees are expected to enter Uganda following fresh tribal clashes between the lendu and the Bagegere in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Musa Ecweru, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and refugees said they have received information from their counterparts in DRC that …

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Unmanned borders still challenge Ebola screening efforts- IOM

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The existence of informal and unmanned entry points between the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and several other countries, is a hindrance to all efforts to tame the deadly Ebola virus, according to health and immigration officials from the two countries. They observe that …

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800 Congolese refugees flee into Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 800 Congolese Nationals fleeing fresh tribal clashes in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have crossed into Kikuube district. The clashes broke out on Saturday night between the Lendu and Bagegere displacing thousands of people from the areas of Tara, Muvaramu, Kango, Gbii, …

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DR Congo violence drives 16,000 into Congo-Brazzaville: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Around 16,000 people have fled into the Democratic Republic of Congo’s neighbour after inter-communal clashes erupted last month in the southwest of the country, the UN said on Friday. Violence in Yumbi, in the DRC province of Mai-Ndombe, prompted an exodus to the neighbouring Republic …

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DR Congo poised for election postponement

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | A candidate in upcoming presidential elections in DR Congo said Thursday that the national election commission had confirmed the long-delayed vote would be postponed again. Theodore Ngoy, one of 21 candidates vying to succeed President Joseph Kabila on Sunday, said the Independent National Election …

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