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20 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America

CONAKRY, GUINEA — Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the World Health Organization reports it has killed 28 people since April.

The outbreak may be relatively far away, but fear of Ebola is not.

19 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.

24 Oct 2014 description

By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana

ABUJA/FREETOWN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

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23 Oct 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Le ministre de la santé de la RDC, Félix Kabange a lancé mercredi à Kinshasa, la campagne de recrutement des experts congolais qui seront formés pour aller stabiliser l’épidémie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette demande émane de l’OMS et l’Union Africaine, compte tenu de l’expérience de la RDC dans la prise en charge de cette maladie les trois dernières décennies, a déclaré Félix Kabange Numbi.

03 Oct 2014 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 2 oct. 2014 [AlterPresse] --- Les ministères de la santé publique et de la population, de l’intérieur et des collectivités territoriales, ainsi que de la défense nationale interdisent le départ de volontaires haïtiens vers les pays touchés par l’Ebola, dans une note de presse parue dans l’après-midi de ce 2 octobre.

15 Sep 2014 description
report The Washington Post

By Abby Phillip

Until this year's epidemic, Ebola did not exist in West Africa. Now with nearly 2,300 people dead from the virus, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, scientists still don't fully understand how Ebola arrived from Central Africa, where outbreaks of this strain of the virus had occurred in the past.

17 Apr 2014 description
report Voice of America

Steve Baragona April 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — The strain of Ebola virus that has killed 121 people in West Africa may have been circulating there undetected for some time, according to a new study.

This is the first reported outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. But the new study in the New England Journal of Medicine said this strain of the virus may not be new to the area.

Researchers from Africa and Europe compared viral DNA from this outbreak to previous episodes.

06 Apr 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

La RDC a décidé de relever le seuil de surveillance du virus d’Ebola dans tous les points d’entrée du pays et dans les milieux hospitaliers. La décision a été prise vendredi 4 mars à Kinshasa par le ministre de la Santé publique, Félix Kabange. Les contrôles viseront particulièrement les voyageurs qui viennent de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, où sévit actuellement la maladie.

Intervenant sur Radio Okapi, le ministre Kabange a déclaré:

05 Oct 2012 description
report The Guardian

By Mark Tran

Report finds discovery of oil and mineral resources doing little to improve prospects for poor people, whose lot may even worsen

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22 Aug 2012 description
report The New York Times


DAKAR, Senegal — A fierce cholera epidemic is spreading through the coastal slums of West Africa, killing hundreds and sickening many more in one of the worst regional outbreaks in years, health experts said.

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18 Oct 2011 description
report Voice of America

Scott Stearns | Dakar

More than 85,000 cases of cholera in West and Central Africa are making this one of the region's most severe epidemics in recent memory.

Three simultaneous cross-border outbreaks are affecting people in two dozen countries along the coast from Guinea, and in the Lake Chad basin to the West Congo basin and around Lake Tanganyika. The World Health Organization says fatality rates in parts of Cameroon have topped 20 percent.

29 Apr 2010 description
report AllAfrica

Olivier Kambala wa Kambala

guest column

Starting in Kampala on Monday, representatives of governments, the United Nations and civil society groups will meet for the first time to review the workings of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and of the international treaty which set it up, the Rome Statute. The 10-day review conference will consider among other issues the question of extending the court's mandate, which at present covers war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.

31 Aug 2009 description
report Xinhua

ACCRA, Aug 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Germany on Monday stated that peace and security should be viewed as the topmost priority for accelerated development in Africa.

Hans Christian Winkler, Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana, said: "Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

"Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests.

10 Jun 2009 description
report AllAfrica

Cape Town - The annual report of the Africa Progress Report says that despite authoritarian and corrupt leaders, wars and coups, the overall trend in Africa is towards less conflict, more democracy and greater development.

Selected highlights from its 2009 report:

Progress in the areas of governance and education are mixed, with more democracy and access to education on the one hand, but coups d'etat and low school enrolment still …

13 Jan 2006 description
report Kuwait News Agency

Geneva, January 13 (KUNA) - UNOCHA spokeswoman Elizabeth Byrs said Friday that pledges that were made Thursday in the one-day meeting include more than USD 105,820,106 promised for Sudan, and USD 36,475,292 for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

03 Apr 2003 description

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Outbreaks of six communicable diseases were reported in 31 of the 46 countries in the African Region of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the first quarter of this year, according to statistics released in Brazzaville by the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO).

01 May 2001 description

The killing of six aid workers last week highlights the risks in unstable countries.

07 Mar 2001 description

By Edward Girardet