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Tests done on Bundibugyo man negative, no Ebola in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | World Health Organisation (WHO) standard tests done after a man who had symptoms similar to those of Ebola died in Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital, are back, and they are negative. Blood samples were taken off the suspect on November 26 and sent to Uganda …

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Influential church on election stump in DR Congo

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The influential Catholic Church joined the electoral fray Sunday as the Democratic Republic of Congo gears up for next month’s watershed presidential election to chose a successor to veteran leader Joseph Kabila. Addressing several thousand attending mass, new archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo, made …

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Pro-Kabila candidate Shadary unveils platform for DR Congo polls

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP |  President Joseph Kabila’s chosen successor on Monday unveiled his platform ahead of a landmark election in the Democratic Republic of Congo next month. Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary set out an $86 billion (75 billion euro) five-year development plan for the sprawling central African country. Making his first public remarks …

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HRW denounces Angola’s expulsion of 400,000 Congolese

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A global rights watchdog on Thursday called on Angola to halt mass deportations after more than 400,000 migrants mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo fled or were expelled from Angola in just weeks. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says migrants have been targeted in …

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ADF Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRCongo

  Beni, DR Congo | AFP |  Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others — mostly children — in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, officials said on Sunday. Officials blamed the two attacks in Beni near the country’s border with …

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Uganda gives go-ahead for Ebola vaccine

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has given the World Health Organisation (WHO) a go-ahead to administer an investigational Ebola vaccine in high risk areas neighbouring  the DRC, where the outbreak has already claimed 170 lives. Uganda will become the first country in the world to give the vaccine …

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