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BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

BENI, Congo— Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where multiple rebel … Continue reading BENI, Congo | Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s main opposition party on Friday was filing a legal challenge to the results of the country’s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot. Lawyers for the Movement for Democratic Change party arrived at court less than an hour before the deadline to submit papers alleging the July 30 vote was … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe’s opposition challenges election results in court

ROME | Aid groups blame Italy after migrants are sent to Libya

ROME — Italian officials deflected responsibility Tuesday after 108 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean were returned to Libya, a move that humanitarian groups said could violate international law. Both Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli insisted that the rescue carried out by the Italian-flagged Asso Ventotto supply ship was coordinated by … Continue reading ROME | Aid groups blame Italy after migrants are sent to Libya