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STOCKHOLM | Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

STOCKHOLM — The Congolese doctor who shares this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on Monday called for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims. Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of a hospital in eastern Congo that has treated … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence

DAKAR, Senegal | Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

DAKAR, Senegal — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases of … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | Ebola spreads to major Congo city as vaccines a concern

GENEVA | WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in Congo

GENEVA— The head of the World Health Organization says it doesn’t need experts from the Centers forWorld Health and Prevention or any other U.S. government agency to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo, insisting: “We can cover it.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the U.N. health agency mostly needs the United States to … Continue reading GENEVA | WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in Congo