Category Archives: Medical

37 People Killed During Unrest in Uganda

Ugandan police said on Friday that at least 37 people have been killed during protests following the arrest of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine on Wednesday.The 38-year-old musician-turned-politician was released on bail Friday in the easter…

Survivor of Ethiopian Fighting Warns ‘People Will Slowly Start to Die’

Shaken by the gunfire erupting around her town in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, the woman decided to get out. She joined a long line at the local government office for the paperwork needed to travel. But when she reached the official, he told her …

Ugandan Police Says 16 Killed in Clashes Between Officers, Opposition Protesters

Gunshots were fired in several parts of Uganda Thursday. In many instances, people screamed as those around them were shot. For others, there were some tense moments as they sought to get away from the violence in the capital, Kampala.Police in Uganda …

Surge in Africa COVID-19 Cases Due to Large Gatherings, WHO Says

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the continent of Africa surged past two million total COVID-19 cases this week because of large family gatherings, workplace interactions, and gatherings related to elections occurring in several countries.The A…

Ebola Outbreak in DR Congo’s Equateur Province is Over

The World Health Organization has officially declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Equateur Province, nearly six months after the first cases were reported. Health officials are hailing the end of this outbreak as a mi…

Africa Spared Worst of Pandemic by ‘Coordinated, Collaborative’ Approach

As COVID-19 infections soar in the United States, the African continent is bracing for a smaller surge, defying predictions that it would be hardest hit.According to Africa’s top medical official, that’s because the continent behaved as one indivisible…

Army Identifies 5 Americans Killed in Egypt Helicopter Crash

Five American soldiers killed in a helicopter crash this week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula included one who left behind a wife pregnant with their daughter.The soldiers were part of an international force that monitors the…

IS Claims Burkina Attack That Left 14 Soldiers Dead

The Islamic State on Saturday said it had staged a midweek ambush of soldiers in Burkina Faso ahead of elections this month.The Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, in a message carried on its Amaq news outlet and on social media, said it killed 20 sol…