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South Sudan appeals for more funding in new robust plan to keep Ebola at bay

the new 12 million dollar six-month plan would seek to take urgent steps to make sure the country can respond if Ebola crosses into its borders

South Sudan’s Ministry of Health on Thursday launched an appeal for 12 million US dollars to help in its Ebola preparedness plan, following news of confirmed Ebola cases in neighbouring Uganda. “Ebola does not know borders,” said Minister of Health, Riek Gai Kok speaking to journalists in the presence of…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Statement by USAID Acting Spokesperson Tom Babington on Monitoring Ebola in Uganda

USAID is monitoring the situation and will continue to work alongside partners to support the response in Uganda

Three cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Uganda, resulting in one death.  This marks the first cases of the deadly disease outside of neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since the ongoing outbreak began in August 2018.  USAID is monitoring the situation and will continue to work alongside…

Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

Queen's birthday celebration 2019 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambassador's speech

Speech delivered by British Ambassador to DRC, Dr John Murton, at the Queen's birthday celebration on 7 June 2019 at his residence

By Dr John Murton, British Ambassador to DRC Welcome to the Queen’s Birthday Party here at the British Embassy in DRC. Today we celebrate the birthday of the world’s longest serving Head of State: our Queen for more than 67 years. To avoid this being misconstrued as an argument to…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF launches swift response as first Ebola cases and deaths confirmed in Uganda

UNICEF is intensifying its efforts to do so and minimize this outbreak’s potentially devastating impact on children and communities at-large in Uganda

UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days. Among the cases was a 5-year-old boy who, following a visit with his family to the neighboring Democratic Republic of…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African leaders share their vision for an integrated continent

The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings

Leaders from four African countries on Wednesday shared their vision for an integrated and borderless Africa that would foster economic growth and development. The leaders spoke during a high-level presidential dialogue on day two of the African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) 2019 Annual Meetings. The panelists – President Teodoro Obiang Nguema…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

“To integrate Africa, bring down the walls,” Adesina urges at 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Open in Malabo

Adesina urged African governments to work toward the elimination of non-tariff barriers

African leaders on Wednesday underscored the urgent need to fast-track the continent’s regional integration process in order to accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. The call was made at the opening ceremony of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings, in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, with the theme: “Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” “Apart…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Red Cross on alert as Uganda confirms first Ebola case

Red Cross has procured equipment for safe and dignified burials and has provided training and technical support to Ministry of Health

Red Cross teams are on high alert following the confirmation of the first Ebola case in Uganda. According to the Ministry of Health, a five-year-old boy from Uganda returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 10 June. The child presented with Ebola symptoms and was transferred to…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Local leaders help turn the tide on Ebola

So far there have been more than 2008 cases in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri

Joseph Kakule, the community leader of the Vighole area, has become one of the most committed social mobilizers in a region ravaged by the ongoing outbreak Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kakule, 47, is a native of Butembo. He is one of the local leaders who are…

Source: Rotary |

Rotary announces US$100 million to eradicate polio

Rotary has committed to raising $50 million a year to be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amounting to $150 million for polio eradication annually

Rotary (www.Rotary.org) is giving US$100 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children each year. The funding comes as Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) (http://PolioEradication.org) address the final—and most pressing—challenges to…

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Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success

Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa

DHL Africa eShop sees impressive growth in first seven weeks; Platform has been rolled out to nine more countries across Sub Saharan Africa; Growing demand for online retail service fuels further growth. Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop (www.Africa-eShop.DHL) app in 11 countries across Sub Saharan Africa, DHL…