Hundreds have also perished in recent days in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Vietnam following floods and landslides triggered by heavy seasonal rains.
Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show it is highly effective. The experts who conducted the review advised that the trial should continue.
Displaced people living in Central Darfur state have rejected the project for the voluntary return of the displaced population, set up by the Darfur Regional Authority because they fear their home villages are not safe.
Botswana has allocated emergency funds in response to the worst drought conditions in 30 years with agricultural land badly hit by the lack of irrigation, the government said.