Congo Hit By Worst Cholera Outbreak


Amid political crisis the Democratic Republic of Congo is undergoing the worst cholera outbreak in past twenty years. The epidemic broke out last year in July and since then more than 1,000 people have died. Torrential rainfall earlier this month has made the situation worst by causing mudslides and silting. Capital city Kinshasa has been hit hard due to limited ...

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African Countries Need To Fund Initiatives To Improve Lives Of People: Kenyatta

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said African countries are required to fund for the initiatives of the continent to improve the lives of people. Chairing African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) summit Kenyatta added that charity begins at home and all the countries need to collectively shoulder responsibilities. The president further said, “Even as we look outwards for support, we must play ...

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7000 Refugees Crosses Into Burundi From DRC Amid Violence In 3 Days

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Refugees in thousands crossed into Burundi from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and taken refuge in past three days amid clashes between the Congolese government forces and rebels in the eastern province of South Kivu. A rights activist said, “Yesterday, Lake Tanganyika seemed to be completely covered by hundreds of boats of all sizes, packed with refugees and their property, ...

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Nigeria’s Economy To Grow By 2.1% In 2018: IMF

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The growth of Nigeria is projected to grow by 2.1 percent in FY18, an up from October month’s projection of 1.9 percent by International Monetary Fund (IMF), reveals its World Economic Outlook Update release. The Fund upgraded the global forecast in its January 2018 release and said the growth may be 3.9 percent in 2018. However, the economic growth has ...

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Ration Cuts For East African Refugees May Increase Crime

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United Nations official cites crime, malnutrition and school dropouts could increase in east Africa following funding shortages to support the 1.5 million refugees. The World Food Programme (WFP)’s east Africa spokesman said the foot rations and other aids have been lately in high demand and donors are seen lately prioritizing crisis in Yemen, Bangladesh and Syria. Peter Smerdon added there’s ...

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UN To Investigate Attacks On Peacekeeping In Congo

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An investigation will soon be launched to know how the attacks on peacekeepers was possible last month in a part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said United Nations. Announcing the appointment of longtime UN peacekeeping official Dmitry Titov to head the special investigation team the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday it will evaluate the preparedness and response to such ...

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Uganda Votes Bill To End Presidential Age-Limit


In Uganda there will be no age limit for the president. 317 members of parliament voted in favor of related draft bill to scrap age-limit while 97 voted against it. The bill finally has reached at the table of President Yoweri Museveni for his consent and to become law thereafter. The country will be heading towards general elections in three ...

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