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As China’s Belt and Road Initiative steams ahead in Africa, West plays catch up
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As China’s Belt and Road Initiative steams ahead in Africa, West plays catch up

There is not much detail on the Build Back Better World initiative as it applies to Africa, but there certainly is a newfound Western interest in the continent because of heightened Chinese activities in the region

'Crime'demic in Congo: How WHO workers unleashed a sex for service norm during Ebola mission
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'Crime'demic in Congo: How WHO workers unleashed a sex for service norm during Ebola mission

An inquiry commission found that women had been promised jobs in exchange for relationships or had been sexually exploited in order to keep jobs

At least 15 dead, 5,000 flee Congo’s Goma as Mount Nyiragongo volcano erupts
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At least 15 dead, 5,000 flee Congo’s Goma as Mount Nyiragongo volcano erupts

Residents said there was little warning before the sky turned a fiery red, after which torrents of lava poured into villages and destroyed over 500 homes

Global internal displacement touches record high at 55 mn in 2020; Cyclone Amphan led to huge evacuations in India, says report
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Global internal displacement touches record high at 55 mn in 2020; Cyclone Amphan led to huge evacuations in India, says report

The study claimed that 48 million people have fled conflict and violence, and 7 million disasters, but given the incomplete data the latter is likely to be a significant underestimate

Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers
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Ebola survivor infected years ago may have started new outbreak in Guinea, claim researchers

The survivor harboured the virus for at least five years and then transmitted it via semen to a sex partner, researchers reported in articles published in Science and Stat. Until now, the longest the ebola virus had been known to persist in a survivor was 500 days

Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives
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Ebola outbreak: Guinea to begin vaccination drive after storm-delayed plane arrives

Authorities said some of the doses would head straight to Nzerekore, the capital of Guinea's southeastern forest region where five people have recently died of Ebola.

Another Ebola outbreak looms in Congo after a woman dies due to the virus
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Another Ebola outbreak looms in Congo after a woman dies due to the virus

While the source of contamination is still unknown, the woman who died was the wife of an Ebola survivor, according to the government.

Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end
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Six months after first Ebola case recorded, outbreak in Congo comes to an end

The WHO along with its partners have treated and vaccinated more than 40,000 people at high risk, across dense rainforests and crowded urban areas.

In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire
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In France, trial over 'theft' of colonial art raises question on restitution of items plundered by former empire

Congolese artist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and four others are under trial for attempting to steal a 19th-century African funeral pole from a museum, a charge they have denied saying that they were simply trying to draw attention to the artwork's origin

WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo
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WHO declares the end of the second deadliest outbreak of Ebola in Congo

An 11th Ebola outbreak has been declared on 1 June 2020 as new cases are already cropping up in the northwestern city of Mbandaka.

Mumbai's language professionals teach English to refugees in faraway Cyprus, who struggle with rules, talking to locals
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Mumbai's language professionals teach English to refugees in faraway Cyprus, who struggle with rules, talking to locals

Most of the students attending these English lessons, which are conducted four days a week, have lived in Cyprus only for a couple of months. Many don't have their own support systems and have had to pay fines, because they cannot comprehend the government's rules and instructions, delivered in Greek and English

26 dead after plane crashes into homes in Congo's Goma; UN mission sends rescue team, fire engines
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26 dead after plane crashes into homes in Congo's Goma; UN mission sends rescue team, fire engines

The Dornier 228-200 was owned by private carrier Busy Bee and was headed to Beni, about 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Goma in the same province of Congo

NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires
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NASA calls Africa fire continent, is home to 70 percent of all the world's fires

There are around 6,000 fires in Angola, more than 3,000 in Congo and just over 2,000 fires in Brazil.

Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope
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Amazon fires: Solutions lie beyond nationalist politics, a new green vision must be global in scope

The world’s greatest forest is on fire. The Amazon rainforest is burning away at record rates, in thousands of forest fires spread over an area bigger than India.

After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasons
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After Amazon's fires, Africa's rainforests are burning too, but for different reasons

The Congo Basin forest is commonly referred to as the "second green lung" of the planet after the Amazon.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma
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WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo 'global health emergency'; virus infects two million-strong city of Goma

In June, the Ebola outbreak spilled across the border for the first time when a family brought the virus into Uganda after attending the burial in Congo of an infected relative. Even then, the expert committee advised against a declaration.

Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president; first peaceful transfer of power in Central African country's history
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Felix Tshisekedi sworn in as Congo president; first peaceful transfer of power in Central African country's history

Congo will not be a nation of "division, hate or tribalism," the new president Felix Tshisekedi declared.

Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to disease
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Ebola outbreak in Congo now second largest in history, says WHO; officials confirm 198 deaths due to disease

More than 37,000 people have received Ebola vaccinations, and Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs.

Congo: Seven UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in military operation against rebels; Antonio Guterres condemns killing
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Congo: Seven UN peacekeepers killed, 10 wounded in military operation against rebels; Antonio Guterres condemns killing

The UN spokesman declined to give details of the joint operation against ADF rebels in Congo, but said it was linked to efforts to combat the outbreak of Ebola.

WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far
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WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so far

Aid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled this month