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DAKAR, Senegal | Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

DAKAR, Senegal— The international community is sounding new alarm after three Red Cross workers were attacked while trying to contain the latest deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo. The U.N. Security Council seeks an immediate end to hostilities as it leaves for a Congo visit Thursday. Human Rights Watch urges an investigation into massacres that have … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Alarm as Red Cross workers attacked in Congo Ebola efforts

DAKAR, Senegal | Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak

DAKAR, Senegal — Ebola vaccinations began Wednesday in Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus that has already claimed at least nine lives. Health officials have warned that containing the outbreak in North Kivu province is complicated by the presence of multiple armed groups vying for mineral-rich land in the northeastern region that borders Uganda … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo’s latest deadly outbreak

DAKAR,Senegal | WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine

DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization said Friday it hopes to know as early as Tuesday whether the strain of Ebola in Congo’s latest outbreak of the deadly virus is the one for which an experimental vaccine can be used. The global agency’s emergencies director said 3,000 vaccine doses are still in Congo’s capital … Continue reading DAKAR,Senegal | WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine

DAKAR, Senegal | Response to Congo’s new Ebola outbreak ‘highly complex’

DAKAR, Senegal  — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says the response to the new Ebola virus outbreak in Congo’s North Kivu province will be “highly complex” given the armed unrest in the region. Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, regional director for Africa, says the proximity to a city of more than 230,000 … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Response to Congo’s new Ebola outbreak ‘highly complex’

DAKAR, Senegal | US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

DAKAR, Senegal — The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S. Africa Command says. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser told reporters on … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops

DAKAR, Senegal | US confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilities

DAKAR, Senegal  — The United States Africa Command says the U.S. started arming drones in the Central African nation of Niger earlier this year. Samantha Reho, U.S. Africa Command spokeswoman, told The Associated Press the decision was made in coordination with Niger’s government to “improve our combined ability to respond to threats and other security … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | US confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilities

DAKAR, Senegal | Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

DAKAR, Senegal — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Africa on Saturday on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world’s second most populous continent. This is Xi’s first trip abroad since he was appointed to a … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Chinese leader arrives for Africa visit as US interest wanes

DAKAR, Senegal | Mali’s al-Qaida affiliate claims attack on French soldiers

DAKAR, Senegal  — SITE Intelligence Group says the Mali branch of al-Qaida has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on French forces which officials said killed four civilians in the northern city of Gao. The U.S.-based monitoring group said Monday the al-Qaida-linked militants, known by the acronym JNIM, said the suicide attack, along with another … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Mali’s al-Qaida affiliate claims attack on French soldiers