Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

Butembo: MONUSCO Police contributes its expertise to Congolese National Police Investigations following attack on a convoy

MONUSCO police has lent its support to Congolese National Police (PNC) Investigators in a bid to determine the circumstances surrounding the recent attack on the Beni-Butembo road axes aiming a convoy of the Ebola virus disease response team. The investigations …

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Syrian detainees, Zimbabwe hunger crisis, Kabul attack, Mexico disappearances, new tech to feed the world

Wednesday’s top stories: Syrian detainees failed by Security Council; Zimbabwe experiencing worst-ever hunger crisis; Guterres welcomes new Mozambique peace accord; deadly Kabul attack; Mexico responsible for enforced disappearances; indigenous languages at risk; and how innovation should be used to feed …

Welcoming Signing of Peace Agreement in Mozambique, Secretary-General Applauds Commitment on Both Sides to Finalizing Peace Process

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Maputo on 6 August. He applauds President Filipe Nyusi and RENAMO [ResistA´┐Żncia Nacional Mocambicana] …

Researchers in Uganda Start 2-Year Ebola Vaccine Trial

MBARARA, UGANDA – Eight hundred health workers involved in the fight against the Ebola virus are receiving doses of a two-part vaccine.

Researchers who launched a trial this week for a new Ebola vaccine say the new vaccine trial will …

Cameroon’s Mbororos Abandoning Cattle Ranches

BAMENDA, CAMEROON – More than a thousand Mbororos, indigenous people in Cameroon, have fled their cattle ranches following repeated attacks and seizure of their herds by separatist forces in the central African nation. The Mbororos say they are being targeted …

Rwanda, Congo Restrict Unnecessary Border Travel Amid Ebola

KIGALI, RWANDA – Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border, as officials try to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus.

Travel restrictions are part of measures taken by Rwandan and Congolese health officials who met …