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4 Burkina Troops, 3 Civilians Killed in Jihadist-hit North

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO — A roadside bomb killed four troops in northern Burkina Faso, an area wracked by jihadi insurgency, the army said on Saturday, while three civilians died in another strike in the same region. The troops were killed on Friday when an improvised explosive device went off as an army escort drove along […]

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M23 Rebels Fight On in Eastern DRC Despite Truce 

M23 rebels were still fighting and advancing on one front of their offensive in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday as a cease-fire came into force, civilian and military sources said. Clashes continued after the 1700 GMT deadline to cease fire near Bwiza, about 40 kilometers north of the provincial capital, Goma, local […]

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40 Million Children Face Growing Threat of Measles, WHO Warns

More than 40 million children missed getting vaccinated against measles last year, prompting a significant setback in global efforts to eradicate the highly contagious disease worldwide, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a joint report Wednesday. Vaccination campaigns were disrupted in several countries because of COVID-19 […]

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Witchcraft is powerless against Ebola, Ugandan Health minister warns

KAMPALA— Witchcraft and witch doctors are ineffective against Ebola, the minister of Health of Uganda, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, said.    She added that ignorance and carelessness are responsible for the spread of the disease in this East African country, where 55 people have died since the outbreak of the disease in September. Fifty other suspected […]

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Bacterial Infections ‘Second Leading Cause of Death Worldwide’

Bacterial infections are the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for one in eight of all deaths in 2019, the first global study of their lethality revealed on Tuesday. The massive new study, published in The Lancet journal, looked at deaths from 33 common bacterial pathogens and 11 types of infection across 204 countries and territories. […]

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Deadly floods, landslides in eastern DR Congo

GOMA (DR Congo)— Two days of flooding and landslides in eastern DR Congo have claimed more than 20 lives, officials and police said. At least 13 people were killed Friday at an illegal gold mine at Rubaya, in the North Kivu province territory of Masisi. “The victims were ‘diggers’ who were in wells and people […]