Category Archives: Medical

Guinea Receives Ebola Vaccine, Neighbors Prepare

West African countries are taking steps to prevent a regional outbreak of Ebola after the deadly virus killed at least five people in Guinea. As Guinea launched an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday, after an outbreak in the West African nation’s souther…

Amnesty Report Describes Axum Massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Soldiers from Eritrea systematically killed “many hundreds” of people, mostly men, in a late November massacre in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Amnesty International says in a new report, echoing the findings of an Associated Press story last week and ci…

Gunmen Kill 36 in Attacks on Two Northern Nigerian States

Gunmen killed 36 people in two attacks in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, a day after insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades amid worsening security facing Africa’s most populous nation, officials and residents said. The series of attacks by armed b…

10 Killed in Suspected Boko Haram Attack in Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria’s Borno state say 10 people have died from explosions around the northeast city of Maiduguri. Residents in affected areas have fled their homes. Local officials suspect Islamist militant group Boko Haram was behind the blasts. The…

Ebola Expert Calls for Vigilance Amid Outbreaks

With the Ebola virus flaring in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a new outbreak in Guinea, Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum is worried.“This is a great concern for us, especially since the COVID and Ebola crises are occurring” simultaneously, said M…

Israel Unveils Real-world Pfizer Data, ‘Green Badge’

Israelis who have received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine saw their risk of illness from the coronavirus drop 98.5% and their risk of hospitalization drop 98.9%, the country’s Health Ministry said Saturday.The ministry’s findings came from d…