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FULL TEXT: Uganda and DRC sign pact on tourism, security and infrastructure

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have pledged to work together on joint projects that will provide jobs, facilitate trade, social welfare and security in the region. This will include the construction of …

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Mumbere rallies subjects on Ebola fight

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has rallied his subjects both in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to embrace the fight against the Ebola. Ebola which is a severe illness with up to 90 percent fatality rate is also one of the …

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WHO emergency chief decries attacks on Ebola frontline staff

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Security measures for staff helping to fight health emergencies need to be stepped up urgently, a World Health Organisation Official has said, after a frontline Ebola epidemic community worker was reportedly stabbed to death at his home in northeast Democratic Republic of the …

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Ebola still an ‘urgent’ global health emergency: WHO

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains an “urgent” global health emergency, The World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday at its Emergency Committee meeting. DRC’s latest Ebola epidemic, which began in August 2018, has killed 2,144 people, making it the second …

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1000 survivors: Harnessing hope to end DRC Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 1000th survivor of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was released from care yesterday, a testament of the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. The outbreak that began …

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Transport operators not bothered about Ebola risk

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Both Kisenyi and Namayiba bus terminals are popular spots for people traveling to and outside the city. The two bus terminals operate both day and night. On a daily basis, more than 100 buses enter or leave Kampala to different parts of the country …

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