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    16-Aug-2018 to 19:20

    Sierra Leone: Windfall for global anti-polio effort

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone is among 12 African countries thought to be vulnerable to the polio virus epidemic which have been earmarked to benefit from a whooping $96.5 million from the global charity, Rotary International.

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    16-Aug-2018 to 18:55

    eSwatini runs out of HIV testing kits

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini’s ambitious goal to head off HIV/AIDS seems to have taken a heavy knock as the kingdom runs out of HIV testing kits, a senior health official warned on Thursday.

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    09-Aug-2018 to 17:15

    Ebola: Rwanda in awareness campaign near DRC border

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda Thursday officially launched a public awareness campaign against Ebola to enhance preparedness in the country following an outbreak of the disease in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),

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    09-Aug-2018 to 10:16

    Ebola outbreak: Botswana denies banning travel to DRC

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana’s Ministry of Health and Wellness on Thursday denied reports that it has banned travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over an outbreak of Ebola in that country.

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    08-Aug-2018 to 15:58

    Senegal: Official urges implementation of food safety plan

    APA – Dakar (Senegal) — The permanent secretary of the Senegalese minister of Health and Social Action, Aloise Waly Diouf, pleaded Wednesday in Dakar for the “implementation” by Senegal as a pilot country of the “emergency response plan in the field of food safety.”

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    08-Aug-2018 to 14:52

    Angola to host peace and security summit on August 14

    APA-Brazzaville (Congo) — Seven heads of state from Central and Southern Africa, including Congolese Denis Sassou N’Guesso, will take part in a summit meeting on peace and security in these two sub-regions of the continent on August 14 in Luanda (Angola), the Congolese presidency announced on Wednesday.

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    07-Aug-2018 to 20:32

    Ebola: Red Cross responds to latest outbreak in DRC

    APA-Kigali (Rwanda) — A team of Red Cross experts has arrived in the town of Beni, close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in North Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) for humanitarian mission, an authoritative source confirmed Tuesday in Kigali.

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