KIOSSI, CAMEROON—Several hundred people from Central African nations are stranded in southern Cameroon after being expelled from neighboring Equatorial Guinea and Gabon this month.
Equatorial Guinea and Gabon say they are expelling foreigners who do not have proper identification papers.
The majority of those being expelled are economic migrants from around Central Africa. They complain that authorities in those two countries ransacked their homes, seized their money and deposited them on the border at Kiossi.
YAOUNDE—The World Health Organization (WHO) says the ongoing polio vaccination campaign is facing resistance in Central African countries. The United Nations has been assisting six countries in the region with synchronized vaccinations after Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea reported more than a dozen cases of the wild polio virus in less than three years.
Heath care workers deployed to vaccinate children at homes, schools, markets and churches say they met stiff resistance to giving the inoculations due to misinformation and suspicion.
Moki Edwin Kindzeka October 21, 2014 8:52 AM
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON— The United Nations said it is assisting six Central African countries in organizing synchronized vaccinations after Cameroon reported a fifth case of the wild polio virus in its territory.
Four wild polio virus cases have been reported in Cameroon's neighbor to the south, Equatorial Guinea, this year.
Immunisation has been one of the great success stories of global health. It is estimated to prevent the deaths of two to three million children each year. But another 1.5 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented by routine vaccines.
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Emilie Filou reports on the challenges of eliminating river blindness from Africa by 2025
La RDC, le Cameroun, le Congo-Brazzaville, le Gabon et la Guinée-Equatoriale doivent lutter ensemble contre le trafic d’enfants en Afrique centrale. C’est l’une des recommandations formulées par les représentants de ces pays, réunis du mercredi 18 au vendredi 20 janvier à Pointe noire, pour discuter de la traite des enfants.
Les soixante participants à cette réunion ont reconnu la gravité du trafic d’enfants dans leurs pays respectifs.
Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is to leverage the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations starting on Saturday to pep up the fight against HIV/AIDS on the continent.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said in a statement obtained by PANA here Friday that the 16-nation tournament, to be hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea 21 Jan-12 Feb., ''provides an exceptional opportunity to mobilize and re-energize Africans against AIDS as millions tune in and turn up to support their teams''.
Par Wooldy Edson Louidor
P-au-P, 23 sept.
LIBREVILLE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Ebola, a deadly virus which has already claimed 55 lives, has spread from a remote region to Gabon's more populated north near its borders with three other countries, health officials said on Tuesday.
Health Minister Faustin Boukoubi told state television that the 55th victim in Gabon and the Republic of Congo had died in the northern Gabon town of Oyem, not in the northeast as announced earlier.
This places the latest fatality near Gabon's borders with Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Republic of Congo.
Oyem, some 275 km northwest of …