APRNEWS - The World Health Organization says expert staff and equipment have been sent to northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo to quick-start the process of combating a new outbreak of Ebola.The last outbreak of this fatal virus in Congo was declared over just a week ago.
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APRNEWS - Nigerian traders at the Suame Magazine in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have allegedly been attacked by Ghanaians, who vowed to evict foreigners from the market.
Leaders of the Nigerian retailers at the Suame Magazine say their members are living in fear following what they call incessant attacks on them, reports Citinewsroom.
APRNEWS - Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election in a poll marred by violence and charges of fraud.
The election commission gave Mnangagwa 50.8 percent of the vote, barely ahead of opposition leader Nelson Chamisa.
He posted on Twitter:
APRNEWS - An educationist and proprietor of Christ College, Lagos, Samuel Olatunji has described qualitative education as a lasting and enduring legacy for a modern child as well as the society.
REUTERS - The Roman Catholic Church formally changed its teaching on Thursday to declare the death penalty inadmissible whatever the circumstance, a move likely to be criticized in countries where capital punishment is legal.
APRNEWS - Firefighters aided by calmer winds were gaining control on Thursday of a wildfire near Spain’s famous Estrecho natural park in the southwest of the country, an official said.
“If winds continue to let up, I believe it will be brought under control this morning,” a spokesman for the firefighting service in Andalusia told AFP.
REUTERS - An international delegation has arrived in the town of Beni in Democratic Republic of Congo, 30 km (18 miles) from where an Ebola outbreak was declared, the World Health Organization and Congolese officials said on Thursday.
REUTERS - U.S. sanctions imposed on Turkey over the trial of an American pastor accused of backing terrorism are unacceptable and will have limited impact on the Turkish economy, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Thursday.
APRNEWS - Dozens of screaming fans welcomed Brazil star Neymar on Thursday as he flew in to China to rejoin Paris Saint-Germain after his disappointing World Cup.
The world’s most expensive player, wearing a canary-yellow hoodie, posed for pictures with airport staff before his noisy welcome in the arrivals hall.
APRNEWS - A woman in northern India chopped off her husband’s genitals for allegedly neglecting her and staying with his second wife, police said on Thursday.
Yunus Ahmed, 45, has been admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh state’s Muzaffarnagar district and the woman has been arrested, Area Police Chief, Anil Kaparwan said.