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Ebola deaths climb

Researchers once again scramble to launch trials during a crisis | THE INDEPENDENT | A multipronged international effort has begun to pull out all the stops to launch trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Uganda, which declared an outbreak of the deadly disease on 20 September. According to the most …

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DR Congo declares end of latest Ebola outbreak

Kinshaha, DRC | Xinhua | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Tuesday officially declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that reemerged six weeks ago in the country’s northeastern North Kivu province. With only one case confirmed, the just-ended outbreak was one of the DRC’s least catastrophic. A previous …

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Kasese on high alert after ebola out-break in neighbouring DRC

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health authorities and local leaders in Kasese district have cautioned residents, particularly those living closer to the border areas over the outbreak of Ebola in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Last week, the regional office for Africa of the World Health Organization-WHO, said …

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Kasese intesifies Ebola screening at border points

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese district has intensified Ebola screening along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. On Tuesday, the regional office for Africa of the World Health Organization-WHO, said one new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed in Beni Health Zone in the North Kivu Province …

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America-Africa relations

Is there really a paradigm shift and why, following Blinken visit, the answer seems to be yes COMMENT | GILBERT M. KHADIAGALA | U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s whirlwind visit to three African countries is the second in less than 12 months. In November 2021 he visited key U.S. …

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