Africa: As Congo Ebola Cases Rise, a Vaccine Trial in Uganda Is Keenly Watched

[The New Humanitarian] Kampala -Uganda has launched its largest trial of a new experimental Ebola vaccine, as rising cases of the deadly virus in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo continue to raise fears of a wider regional outbreak.

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Congo-Brazzaville: Fresh Corruption Allegations Against President’s Family

[Deutsche Welle] Global Witness has uncovered evidence linking the president’s son, Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, to the embezzlement of millions of dollars. The Republic of Congo is no stranger to high profile corruption accusations.

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Nigeria: Buhari Gets Liberia’s Highest Award, Promises Technical Aid

[This Day] The Liberian Government, yesterday, honoured President Muhammadu Buhari with the country’s highest award, the “Most Venerable Order of the Knighthood of the Pioneers of the Republic of Liberia with Grade of the Knight Grand Cordon.”

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Ebola has been declared an international public health emergency

EBOLA SHOULD never have made it to Goma, the second biggest city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It did because a pastor, who had been in Butembo apparently trying to cure patients by laying hands on them, then travelled back. At each of the three health checkpoints he passed through, he gave a fake name, keeping his temperature down with heavy doses of paracetamol

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Uganda: Uganda Clears All Suspected of Having Ebola

[East African] Authorities in Uganda say the country’s healthcare system has succeeded in stemming further spread of the deadly Ebola virus that killed at least three people in Kasese, a border district with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been battling it over the past 11 months.

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Zimbabwe: Corruption Convicts to Lose Wealth – Mnangagwa

[The Herald] Those convicted of corruption will have their wealth and assets forfeited to the State as part of restitution for their criminal deeds, President Mnangagwa has said. He said his administration will rapidly and more effectively respond to legitimate concerns of the general public with regard to tackling corruption head-on by holding the corrupt fully accountable for their misdeeds.

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