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Ebola outbreak in DRC

Outbreak comes just as the worst epidemic in the country’s history is petering out Nearly 50 staff from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners arrived in Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on June 03. Mbandaka is the location of what is feared coulb be …

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ADF kills nine in eastern DR Congo attack

Beni, DR Congo | AFP |  Nine civilians were killed on Sunday in the eastern DR Congo region of Beni in another attack blamed on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) militia, according to local sources. The attackers fled after a gunfight with army troops, according to Anthony Mualushayi, a regional …

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Medical teams deployed at factories to test truck drivers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kasese district COVID-19 task force has resolved to deploy medical teams in factories to test truck drivers for coronavirus. The tests will be carried out on national and international drivers that ply between Kasese and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Some of the factories …

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Mother selling roasted rat meat to sustain family in Kasese

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 31-year-old woman has resorted to selling rat meat as a way of making ends meet two weeks after the president announced a lockdown that affected her retail shop in Kasese district. The woman identified as Annie Bembe, a national of the Democratic Republic of …

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Congolese businessmen sneaking into Uganda through West Nile

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several businessmen from the Democratic Republic of Congo are still sneaking into Uganda through the ungazetted entry points in the West Nile region. According to health and security personnel, the entry of individuals from another country poses a great risk of spreading coronavirus disease COVID-19 …

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