Officials worry over Ebola spread in DR Congo

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been overshadowed by the COVID pandemic, the country’s security crisis in the east and other headlines, but the virus has now claimed four dozen lives and experts are worried of a spread into Kinshasa or across the border. “The most recently affected area, Bomongo, is the second affected health zone that borders the Republic of Congo, which heightens the chances of this outbreak to spread into another country,” says Fadéla Chaib, a spokeswoman for the World Health Organization. There are…

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Cameroon: As Crisis Continues, U.S. Officials Struggle to Exert Positive Influence

On September 8, U.S. Senators Jim Risch and Ben Cardin, joined by an impressive bipartisan group of cosponsors, introduced a resolution calling for an end to the violence in Cameroon and for inclusive dialogue to address the underlying political tensions that are at the root of the conflict between the state and anglophone separatists. They are the latest in a large and diverse group of senior U.S. officials who have worked to highlight the crisis in Cameroon. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy has engaged in direct and personal…

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Covid-19 : Le tout premier cas confirmé au Maniema (Gouverneur)

Le Gouverneur Auguy Musafiri a déclaré l’épidémie du Coronavirus dans la province du Maniema après la découverte du tout premier cas positif. L’exécutif provincial du Maniema l’a fait savoir lors d’une intervention sur les médias locaux. Selon luiil s’agit d’un sujet Congolais de sexe masculin et d’une cinquantaine d’années dont l’échantillon prélevé a été déclaré positif par l’Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale Voici l’intégralité de son message à la population : « Chers compatriotes, Mesdames et Messieurs, c’est seulement quelques jours après la levée de l’état d’urgence sanitaire par son Excellence…

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Top Ten News Items on Health, 11th September 2020

Nigeria overtakes India as world capital for under-five deaths — 2 years earlier than projected. Nigeria media and the fight against COVID-19 misinformation. COVID-19: Millions of children at risk of measles, polio, due to vaccination disruptions.  Buhari Approves N8.9bn COVID-19 Hazard Allowance for Health Workers. NACA unveils new HIV test kits, as Global Fund pledges $890M. Non-Communicable Diseases kill 600,000 Nigerians annually ― NCD Alliance. USAID donates N500m hospital equipment to Bauchi, Sokoto States.  Kebbi govt partners U.S. Pharmaceutical firm to boost fight against HIV, mental health.  COVID-19: NHIS committed…

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TEL-ONE Partners South African Company Car-Track, Launches Product to Monitor and Track Vehicles and Fleet Management

By Nevson Mpofu Chipo Mtasa TEL-ONE Managing Director Tel-One an International Communication Technology Company has launched in Harare at its Training Center an exciting first of its kind Vehicle Tracking and Fleet Management Solution called Tel-Track.  This Chipo Mtasa TEL-ONE Managing Director says is a facility meant to focus on value -added Services. ”As Tel-ONE, we have moved from just being providers of voice and data services. We now take an active role in transforming our community through technology solutions in line with our vision of creating a digitally enabled…

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“Black in Tech Berlin” campaigns for the employment of young black engineers

Black employees in Berlin’s tech sector have started a group to promote diversity. Called “Black in Tech Berlin”, the group networks and shares ideas to bring change in the industry, where black people are underrepresented. It counts six hundred members and was founded by Kave Bulambo, who is originally from the DRC but grew up in South Africa before moving to Berlin. She created it when she realised that she had only hired one Black engineer at her company, ‘My Career Path’. “It starts really from the top when you…

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Black-owned bulletproof brand sees 400% spike in sales amid police shootings in U.S.

Gun violence in America is a growing worry for many individuals, especially African Americans who are often victims. Many Black people feel unsafe in their neighborhoods because they do not know if they will be the next George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Jacob Blake. Mike Tyree hopes to put people’s minds at ease the best way he can with his fashionable bulletproof vests. The black-owned brand, Thyk Skynn, is in high demand with reports of 400 percent sales in the last few months. These vests are not your average Kevlar…

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Kenya: Kenya Unveils Its First Locally Manufactured and Certified Ventilator

Nairobi — The first ever locally manufactured ventilator developed by Kenya Association of Manufacturers’ (KAM) Automotive Sector, led by Mutsimoto Limited, has been certified by Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS). The ventilator, dubbed Pumuaishi 3.0, was unveiled in April this year and has been undergoing standards evaluation for certification at KEBS. Following certification, the ventilator shall be patented and produced for both local and export markets. Some of the companies that provided key experts in the development of the ventilator are Mutsimoto Motor Company, Mobius Motors, Kenyatta National Hospital and…

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Namibia: Zambezi Battles Locust Outbreak

The Zambezi region is experiencing another African migratory red locust outbreak which is extensively destroying grazing areas and crops. In August, another wave of African migratory red locust outbreak was reported in the region and the agriculture ministry deployed a team of extension officials to spray the area. However, the same pest has been spotted in the same area since last week. Zambezi regional governor Lawrence Sampofu said there are a lot of locusts in the flood-prone areas of Kabbe North and South as well as Katima Rural. The locust…

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George Floyd’s Medical Data Breached Multiple Times by ‘a Number’ of Employees, Says Family

Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis, reacts as he speaks at the Lincoln Memorial during the Commitment March on August 28, 2020, in Washington, DC.Photo: Natasha Moustache (Getty Images) It wasn’t enough for Minneapolis police officers to kneel on George Floyd’s neck. In the months since, Floyd’s character has been attacked by politicians, pundits and others invested in protecting police. While some of this behavior is (sadly) expected, the violations against Floyd and his family appear to go even further than…

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