[WHO] As the 1000th Ebola survivor returns home, United Nations agencies working to stop the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today commended the strong leadership of the DRC health authorities and the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners that have led to 1000 people surviving the disease.
[UN News] Back in June, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which kicks off in New York in just over a week.
[allAfrica] One person has died, a third diagnosis reported and 15 persons quarantined in Goma, reports France24. The World Health Organization says it is collaborating with the government of the DRC, other United Nations agencies, partners and communities in further scaling up the response and preparedness measures.
[New Era] Windhoek -The United Nations called on the youth from around the world to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit.
[Monitor] The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has agreed to pay $6000 (about Shs22, 198,800) to each Uganda Cranes player as extra incentive for qualification to round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations campaign.
[Capital FM] Cairo -Goals in either half from Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi sqaw the Uganda Cranes start off their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign on a high with a stunning 2-0 victory over DR Congo at the Cairo International Stadium.
[Premium Times] Hosts Egypt got their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign off to a winning start as Trezeguet’s excellent strike saw the Pharaohs secure a slim 1-0 win over Zimbabwe.
[The Conversation Africa] The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, popularly known as Afcon, is the biennial championship in which Africa’s top men’s teams compete for the gold-plated African Nation Cup trophy. The winner will hoist that trophy after the final on Friday 19 July at the Cairo International Stadium.
[RFI] G7 foreign ministers meeting in Dinard, in France on Friday urged an immediate halt to “all military activity and movements toward Tripoli” adding that civilians were in danger. They echoed the United Nations Security Council in New York which had held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.
[UN News] Talks have begun at the UN on the future of Western Sahara – the first in years – the Organization announced on Wednesday.