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DR Congo confines, disinfects business district to fight virus

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Kinshasa on Monday closed off its upmarket business district for two weeks and began a large-scale disinfection operation in a bid to clean up DR Congo’s main suspected source of coronavirus. Access to Gombe, which houses the country’s main institutions and foreign embassies, was barricaded off to everyone except …

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Ebola screening at entry points no longer necessary-WHO

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Even as Ebola Haemorrhagic fever outbreak is still on-going in DR Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the Emergency Committee does not consider entry screening at airports or other ports of entry outside the region to be necessary. In a statement issued …

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Refugees in Uganda stuck in debt, danger and despair- Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the other settlement areas have been filled up with refugees, new land is made ready for new arrivals of refugees from DR Congo in Mararatu. Grass and shrubs are burnt and plots made available. Desperate refugees in Uganda are adopting grim survival tactics due …

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Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said. It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & …

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4 Burundian journalists held for undermining state security

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Four journalists and their driver are still being held in Burundi after being arrested for undermining national security while covering a rebel attack from neighbouring DR Congo, the attorney general said. The Burundian reporters were detained on Tuesday last week while reporting in Bubanza, in the …

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