Category Archives: Medical

Two Soldiers Killed by Bomb in Burkina Faso’s Southeast

Two soldiers were killed when their motorcycles ran over a homemade bomb in southeast Burkina Faso on Monday, the latest attack in a region previously spared the jihadist violence of the north.The West African country has faced increasingly frequent an…

Lack of Funds Will Force Aid Cuts to DRC, UN Official Says

GENEVA — A U.N. official says a funding shortage means humanitarian aid will have to be cut for many of the nearly 10 million people in Democratic Republic of Congo facing multiple crises because of lack of money.Conflict in the eastern DRC has forced …

New Ebola Case Confirmed in Eastern DR Congo

A case of Ebola has been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, the health minister said Friday, five months after the end of the most recent outbreak there.It was not immediately known if the case was related to the 2018-20 outbreak th…

Rwandan Genocide Suspect Faces 30 Years in Prison

An alleged participant in the 1994 Rwandan genocide faces a possible 30 years in prison after U.S. officials deported him to Kigali, where he was taken into custody after his arrival Thursday.Oswald Rurangwa, 59, escorted by U.S. security officials, wa…

WHO Backs Malaria Vaccinations for African Children

The World Health Organization recommended Wednesday that children in sub-Saharan Africa and other regions on the continent with moderate-to-high malaria transmission receive a malaria vaccine.The vaccine, known as Mosquirix, proved effective in a pilot…

Suspected Jihadis Kill 14 Soldiers in Burkina Faso

Suspected jihadis killed 14 soldiers Monday in an attack in northern Burkina Faso, the defense ministry said, in the latest bloodshed to hit the region plagued by Islamist violence.”The military detachment of Yirgou” in the Centre-Nord region’s Barsalo…