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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

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Senegal gets first World Cup win since 2006

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the Women’s Basketball World Cup Day 2 (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Mame Marie Sy-Diop scored with 12 seconds left to lift Senegal to a 70-69 win over Latvia on Sunday, giving the country its first World Cup victory in 12 years. Senegal now has a … Continue reading SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Senegal gets first World Cup win since 2006

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 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 | 2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment center in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that “forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic.” As the number of suspected Ebola cases continued to rise, experts emphasized that more … Continue reading DAKAR, Senegal | 2 patients who fled Ebola ward among the dead in Congo

SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue

SAO PAULO (AP) — Authorities say about two dozen African migrants have come ashore in northeastern Brazil after being rescued at sea by fishermen. The government of Maranhao state said Sunday that the group of 25 people from Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cape Verde landed late Saturday. Two Brazilians were aboard. The government … Continue reading SAO PAULO | 25 African migrants come ashore in Brazil after sea rescue