Category Archives: Medical

Congo: 4th Case of Ebola Confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has sent a dozen staffers to a Democratic Republic of Congo border city to manage Ebola cases there. The outbreak, which began a year ago has …

Fears Growing Congo’s Ebola Could Spread to Neighboring Countries

As the Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo enters its second year, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are voicing concern about the growing risk of the virus spreading to neighboring …

Mauritanian Blogger Once Sentenced to Death is Freed

A Mauritanian blogger who had been sentenced to death for comments deemed as blasphemous by authorities has been freed after five years in detention, his lawyer said Tuesday. The release comes two days before the …

Talks in Sudan Stop After 6 People Were Killed in Protests

Talks on power sharing between Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and the opposition have been postponed after six people were killed in protests. The deaths occurred in the city of Obbayed.

Sudan’s Transitional Military Council and …

UPDATE: Tanzanian Journalist Abducted

Tanzania police confirmed Tuesday that they are holding journalist Eric Kabendera for questioning regarding his citizenship.

Dar es salaam Special Zone Commander Lazaro Mambosasa told a press conference in Dar es salaam Tuesday that Kabendera …

UN to Double Food Rations for Ebola-Affected People in DR Congo

The U.N. World Food Program says it plans to double food rations to assist 440,000 people affected by the Ebola virus and their contacts over the next six months to respond to escalating needs in …

Nigeria: 65 Killed in Attack by Boko Haram Militants

Boko Haram militants killed at least 65 people at a funeral in northeastern Nigeria, local officials said Sunday, revising the earlier death toll of 23.

“It is 65 people dead and 10 injured,” said Muhammed …