Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

World Jan 2, 2020

Africa starts 2020 battling extremism, Ebola and hunger

A tragic airline crash with far-reaching consequences, cataclysmic cyclones that may be a harbinger of the future, the death of an African icon and a new leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize. These African stories captured the world's attention in 2019 — and ...

Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

World / Science & Health Dec 28, 2019

Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives. Access to the island of Riems is highly restricted. Scientists who work there have to have disinfectant showers when entering or ...

Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

World / Science & Health Dec 13, 2019

Ebola cases surge sharply in strife-torn eastern Congo

Twenty-three cases of Ebola have been recorded in four days in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where deadly violence is hampering efforts to end the 16-month-old epidemic, authorities said on Thursday. Ten cases were recorded on Tuesday alone in Mabalako in North Kivu province, after ...

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

World Dec 6, 2019

Militia attacks kill at least 14 in Congo's restive east

At least 14 people have been killed since Monday in eastern DR Congo in attacks blamed on a militia responsible for a series of massacres, local officials said. Dozens of armed groups have troubled the DR Congo's restive east for decades despite a U.N. peacekeeping ...

World / Science & Health Nov 3, 2019

New Ebola vaccine arrives in Congo

The Congolese medical authorities said Saturday they had received the first shipment of a new Ebola vaccine as the Central African country battles its second-deadliest outbreak of the virus this decade. The health ministry for the eastern province of North Kivu said that a preliminary ...