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#DRC | Congo Starts First-Ever Trial Testing Ebola Drugs

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Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs, the first time scientists have directly compared such treatments, the World Health Organization said Monday. The U.N. health agency described the multi-drug trial as “a giant step” that would “bring clarity about what[…]

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#SA | Bridgetown man makes robots from scrap

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Bridgetown’s “Robot Man” sits at a little table outside his house filled with pieces of scrap from a nearby dump site. Near him is his latest creation, Robot 5 (R5) which took about two months to build. Made from items like the straps from a child’s shoe, a piece of[…]

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Militant Attacks Kills 22 in Somalia

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At least 22 people were killed in two separate militant attacks Monday in Somalia, witnesses and officials said. In the first incident, al-Shabab militants attacked the compound of a controversial cleric in the central Somalia town of Galkayo, killing him and at least 14 other people. Residents in the town[…]

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Cameroon Doctors Overwhelmed with Patients

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Cameroon medical doctors say they are overwhelmed with patients as many of their colleagues seek better pay and working conditions elsewhere. A two day old baby boy cries as his mother watches helplessly outside Santé Pour Tous, a private hospital in Cameroon’s economic capital, Douala. Francine Tamenang said she has[…]

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Zimbabwe | Plane crash kills 5 in Masvingo

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FIVE people — three Finnish and two Zimbabweans — died on the spot, while their bodies were mangled beyond recognition when a private plane crashed in Masvingo yesterday morning. The plane, which was en-route to Victoria Falls from Buffalo Range Aerodrome in Chiredzi, crashed at Chamanjirenji Hills near the Tokwane-Ngundu[…]

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Italian Aid worker kidnapped in Kenya

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A group of unidentified gunmen have abducted an Italian woman working for an aid organisation in south-east Kenya, police said on Wednesday. The men, reportedly armed with rifles, “fired indiscriminately” before taking the 23-year-old volunteer from a trading centre in Kilifi County. Five people, including three children, were wounded and[…]

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