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Monday, July 22, 2019

AFRICA

AFRICA
Muammar Gaddafi, Khalifa Hifter, Libya, Tripoli

A Libyan commander whose forces are fighting to take the country’s capital of Tripoli from militias allied with a UN-backed government based there has...
Ebola, World Health Organization, Uganda

The World Health Organisation says the Ebola virus outbreak in Congo — which spread to Uganda — does not yet merit being declared a...
Democratic Republic of Congo, World Health Organization, Ebola, Uganda

The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak’s spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of...
Sudan, Africa, United Nations, UN, Protest, Khartoum, Human Rights

UN experts are concerned that Sudan is sliding into a “human rights abyss” in the aftermath of the Sudanese security forces’ deadly break-up of...
World Health Organization, Ebola, Uganda, DR Congo, Virus, Health

Uganda’s health ministry says a patient has tested positive for Ebola in what is the first cross-border case of the deadly virus since an...

Members of the United Nations General Assembly have chosen the Nigerian ambassador to the world body as its next president. They elected Tijjani Muhammad-Bande today...

Deaths have been reported by protest organisers in Sudan who say security forces besieged a sit-in demonstration in the country’s capital. Protest organisers said at...
Peter Mutharika, Malawi, Lazarus Chakwera, Africa, Saulos Chilima

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has narrowly won re-election with 38% of the votes in last week’s polls, the electoral commission has declared. Mr Mutharika’s victory...
Elephants, Africa, Poaching, Ivory, University of York, University of Freiburg

Elephant poaching rates in Africa are declining, new analysis suggests. The annual poaching mortality rate fell from a high of more than 10% in 2011...
Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa, Politics

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa’s president. He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of...