WHO Raises Congo Ebola Risk to ‘Very High’

[Deutsche Welle] An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has a high risk of spreading, the World Health Organization warns. The number of confirmed cases risen from three to 14, according to the DRC’s Health Ministry.

[Deutsche Welle] An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has a high risk of spreading, the World Health Organization warns. The number of confirmed cases risen from three to 14, according to the DRC's Health Ministry.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ebola Outbreak Not Yet a Global ‘Health Emergency’ – UN Health Experts

[UN News] An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area – does not yet meet the…

[UN News] An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area - does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a "public health emergency of international concern."

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Laser Eye Surgery Introduced in Dar es Salaam

[Daily News] A DAR ES SALAAM based hospital ‘The International Eye Hospital’ has introduced a laser eye surgery (LASIK) service, which enables patients to regain site without using glasses.

[Daily News] A DAR ES SALAAM based hospital 'The International Eye Hospital' has introduced a laser eye surgery (LASIK) service, which enables patients to regain site without using glasses.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

President Kenyatta Says He Does Not Back Constitution Changes

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he does not back the ongoing push to change the Constitution, emphasizing that his focus is to drive the Big Four agenda to improve the lives of Kenyans.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta has said he does not back the ongoing push to change the Constitution, emphasizing that his focus is to drive the Big Four agenda to improve the lives of Kenyans.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police Banned From Eating, Smoking in Public

[The Herald] POLICE Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga yesterday banned police from eating and smoking in public as he cleanses a force whose image had been badly battered during the Augustine Chihuri era.

[The Herald] POLICE Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga yesterday banned police from eating and smoking in public as he cleanses a force whose image had been badly battered during the Augustine Chihuri era.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Blockchain Technology Is Being Used in Early Disruption of Kenya’s Agribusiness

[New Times] For the three years that Jannifer Waceke has managed her own store in Nairobi, she has struggled to overcome one barrier: accessing small loans to replenish her kiosk, buy more vegetables and goods, and in turn, grow her business.

[New Times] For the three years that Jannifer Waceke has managed her own store in Nairobi, she has struggled to overcome one barrier: accessing small loans to replenish her kiosk, buy more vegetables and goods, and in turn, grow her business.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Nigerian, Cameroonian Troops Overrun Boko Haram in Borno

[This Day] Nigerian troops in a joint Counter Insurgency Operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force in Borno State on Thursday overran a Boko Haram hide out in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram villages of Borno State.

[This Day] Nigerian troops in a joint Counter Insurgency Operation with Cameroonian Defence Forces and the Civilian Joint Task Force in Borno State on Thursday overran a Boko Haram hide out in Bukar Maryam and Abaganaram villages of Borno State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zambia U-20 Host Rwanda At Nkoloma

The Zambia Under-20 will aim to finish off the junior wasps of Rwanda when the two sides meet in the Niger 2019 Africa Cup of Nations second round, second leg encounter at Nkoloma Stadium today (Saturday). Zambia carries a 2-0 … Continued

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The Zambia Under-20 will aim to finish off the junior wasps of Rwanda when the two sides meet in the Niger 2019 Africa Cup of Nations second round, second leg encounter at Nkoloma Stadium today (Saturday). Zambia carries a 2-0 cushion from the first leg that was played in Kigali last week but will have to play to their full strength with the buzz around the U20 very loud among Zambian fans. Assistant coach Charles Bwale has been psyching his charges ahead of the encounter with top marksman Francisco Mwepu who netted a brace in the first leg expected to lead the attack alongside Wigan Athletic product Mwiya Malumo. Malumo has been making a strong case in challenging for a starting berth after having made a cameo appearance in the dying minutes of the first leg. Bwale will still have to make a decision on who gets a nod on Zesco United’s Lameck Banda and Nchanga Rangers’ hot prospect Martin Njobvu. Skipper Prince Mumba will be part of a triumvirate in midfield that will have Thomas Zulu and Muma Mumba as the other pillars. The backline will have the telepathic pair of Kingsley Hakwiya and Christopher Katongo with Justin Mwanza and Benson Kolala completing the set that pits Prince Bwalya in goal. The Rwandese will be banking on their decent home away record that helped them dump Kenya in the last round with skipper Prince Buregeya key to their cause. Winner over two legs will qualify to the third and final round where they will meet either Sudan or Burundi to book a ticket to Niger. Zambia are the defending champions after having won the trophy on home soil in 2017 with the template for junior teams proving a success so far. Kickoff for the match is at 15:00 hours with tickets selling at the venue (Nkoloma Stadium). Open wing tickets are fetching a K20 charge while VIP entry is at K100. Pay television channel Superport will beam the match live. (Source: FAZ Media) The post Zambia U-20 Host Rwanda At Nkoloma appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Rep. Bass Calls For International Effort As Ebola Spreads To Major City

[U.S. House] Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement of concern after the World Health Organization announced that Ebola had reached Mbandaka, the provincial …

[U.S. House] Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement of concern after the World Health Organization announced that Ebola had reached Mbandaka, the provincial capital of nearly one million people in the Equateur Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa