By MICHAEL CHAWE
Seven Congolese refugees in Zambia died following a boat accident as they sought to escape from a transit centre north of the country, police said.
Zambia police issued a statement saying: "Seven Democratic Republic of Congo nationals have drowned on Lake Mweru in Chiengi District of Luapula Province after their boat capsized due to heavy winds."
By JOSEPH ODUHA
South Sudan has restricted the movements of people and goods along its borders with the DR Congo over the Ebola spread fears.
Health minister Riek Gai Kok announced on Thursday that the risk of the Ebola spread to South Sudan was high due to the proximity between the two countries.
“While cases of Ebola Virus Disease have not yet been detected in South Sudan, the risk is high because of movement of people from DR Congo into South Sudan,” he said.
An isolation facility
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.
Government, warlords and Al Shabaab continue to draft the young ones, some aged below 10, into a war they know nothing about.
The intricacy of this conflict is that although Al Shabaab is the biggest threat, it is by no means the only enemy. Often, because each clan recruits and controls its own militia, this breeds inter-clan clashes.
At the start of 2017, the UN released verified numbers of child soldiers in the Somali conflict, which stood at 6,163 recruited between 2010 and 2016.
By JULIUS BARIGABA
By ELIZABETH MERAB
Kenya is on a high alert following an Ebola outbreak that has killed 17 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In a statement on Wednesday, Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said the ministry will be conducting routine screening of all travellers at points of entry including at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), and Busia and Malaba along Kenya's border with Uganda.
“In these places, we have installed thermal guns to detect any person with elevated temperatures,” said Ms Kariuki.