Author: Michael Harrington

WHO says tainted food outbreak threatens 16 African nations

Tainted processed food GENEVA— The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) says a deadly outbreak linked to tainted food in South Africa is now posing a serious threat to other African nations. Neighboring nations including Namibia reportedly confirmed a case that might be connected to the tainted food outbreak, according to the World Health Organization on Tuesday. WHO, in a statement, said it has reached out to 16 African countries to help with preparedness and response to the listeriosis outbreak that has killed nearly 200 people since January 2017. South Africa’s health minister and senior infectious disease professionals have...

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Ivory Coast says its mortality rate has reduced in half in past 20 years

Ivory Coast’s Development and plan minister Niale Kaba speaks during a visit to a water tower in the Yopougon suburbs of Abidjan PARIS––Ivory Coast’ s planning and development ministry maintains that the West African nation’s infant mortality rate has drastically reduced in the past 20 years. In a remark by the country’s planning and development minister on Monday, the Ivory Coast boosts that its infant mortality has halved in 20 years, implying better and more accessible health care coverage. Minister Niale Kaba said the probability of an infant dying before turning age one has dropped from 112 for every...

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Thousands Flee Ethnic Violence, Sexual Abuse in DRC

People fleeing violence and rape from the DRC are entering Uganda in dozens PARIS, France— Inter-ethnic violence and sexual abuse have reportedly caused more than 4,000 people from eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing Uganda over the past three days, according to the United Nations refugee agency. The latest exodus from the DRC has pushed the number of refugees that have fled to Uganda this year to 57,000. Babar Baloch, a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) spokesman, said the majority of those fleeing, about 77 percent, are women and children. “Some of them are arriving...

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Mali, Morocco signed 5 deals to boost relations and cooperation

Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani and his Malian counterpart Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga PARIS, France––The West African nation of Mali and its north African counterpart of Morocco have signed five cooperation agreements to boost bilateral cooperation, according to local media reports last Friday. Signed at a ceremony co-chaired by Moroccan Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani and his Malian counterpart Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga co-chaired the signing ceremony on Thursday in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Sources say the five agreements cover various areas of cooperation between the two nations. Three agreements include collaborations in the areas of transport, including an agreement on...

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Germany plans to increase troop numbers in its Mali mission

Photo: German Chancellor Angela Markel seen here meeting with troops PARIS, France–The German government says it plans on increasing the number of its troops involved its largest and most dangerous overseas mission in conflict-torn Mali. The European nation seeks to double the number of soldiers it contributes to the UN joint operation in Mali from 1,000, its current level, to 1,100. According to sources, the German mission in the West African nation has been increased twice. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and the country’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen disclosed the plan to boost the troop’s number in a letter...

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