Daily Archives: May 23, 2019

CAR Slates Three Days of Mourning Over Massacre

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC The leader of the Central African Republic proclaimed three days of mourning starting Thursday for more than 50 people killed this week in a massacre attributed to an armed group called …

UN Names David Gressly to Tackle DRC Ebola Outbreak

GENEVA The U.N. named a point man on Thursday to coordinate the global response to the devastating Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as it ramps up efforts to contain the outbreak.

David …

Pioneering Veterinary Medicine for Africa’s Enigmatic Pangolins

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens has become known as Africa’s pangolin doctor for leading medical efforts to help the scaly anteaters rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

Case in point, she’s treating an …

Dutch, UK First to Vote in 4 Days of European Elections

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS Dutch and U.K. polls opened Thursday in elections for the European Parliament, starting four days of voting across the 28-nation bloc that pits supporters of deeper integration against populist Euroskeptics who want …