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06 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By Arnaldo Vieira

Angolan authorities have shut the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Malanje Province to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, media confirmed.

Malanje Province is located 383km northeast of Luanda and is a major point of interaction between Angolans and the Congolese.

According to VOA Radio, the border points on the Angolan side would have 12 police officers, 12 immigration personnel, four nurses and four firefighters and civil protection services officials to ensure the Ebola virus was not allowed in.

16 May 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By ARNALDO VIEIRA

About 10,000 out of the more than 20,000 Angolan nationals living in Zambia have expressed their desire to voluntarily return home, the media confirmed.

According to the state-run Jornal de Angola newspaper, more than 15,000 Angolan refugees were currently living at reception camps in Mayuca Yuca in western Mongo Province and in Mayeba in Solwezi north-western province.

The others were spread in many places including the major towns.

18 Mar 2016 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

The two patients confirmed to have the yellow fever virus had returned from Angola where there has been a flare up of the disease that has killed more than 250 people since last December.

Kenya has reported two out of three suspected cases of yellow fever after a patient died of the disease in Nairobi.

23 Sep 2012 description
report EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI Special Correspondent

In Summary

  • The African Medical Research Foundation (Amref) has partnered with health ministries to execute the three-year programme.

  • The three-year campaign dubbed “Stand up for African mothers,” aims at training midwives and create awareness about maternal deaths in the region.

  • Lennie Bazira, the Amref Kenya country director, said currently one skilled midwife is able to provide care for 500 mothers every year and safely deliver 100 babies.

04 Oct 2005 description
report EastAfrican

By WAIRAGALA WAKABI
Special Correspondent,THE EASTAFRICAN

Tanzanian-trained mine detection rats will be deployed in demining operations in the Great lakes region.

03 Oct 2005 description
report EastAfrican

By WAIRAGALA WAKABI

25 Jul 2005 description
report EastAfrican

By WAIRAGALA WAKABI

THE EASTAFRICAN , July 25 2005 - The disarmament and demobilisation of combatants in the area around eastern Congo, involving mainly Ugandan and Rwandan soldiers, has been identified by regional foreign ministers and security experts as an initial action that could help minimise conflicts in the region.

The African Union is expected to embark on a disarmament, demobilisation and resettlement (DDR) programme that, together with a joint initiative including 11 countries in the region, is being seen as a catalyst to ending the violence in the Great Lakes Region.