December 6, 2019

DRC Police: 36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river

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By Anence France-Presse From VOA News KINSHASA – Thirty-six people are missing after a boat sank in the Congo river on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DR Congo police said on Sunday. The vessel, which was traveling to the capital, went down overnight in Maluku commune, about 100 kilometers from the center of the city. Seventy-six […]

Conflict and insecurity driving spread of diseases like Ebola, WHO chief warns

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By Peter Beaumont From The Guardian UK Deadly outbreak is ‘global wake-up call’, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells Guardian The head of the World Health Organization has called the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak a “global wake-up call” to the escalating risk of disease outbreaks spreading from conflict areas neglected by the international community. Only when there […]

Ebola treatment center attacked again in eastern Congo

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From The Lufkin Daily News BENI, Congo (AP) — Authorities say an Ebola treatment has come under attack again in eastern Congo. Butembo Mayor Sylvain Kanyamanda said Monday that one of the attackers was killed in the overnight assault in Katwa. Two patients also died after all the nursing staff fled the health facility. The […]

WHO chief warns Ebola outbreak in DRC has not yet stabilized, at least 75 dead

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From WN The World Health Organization’s chief called for caution on Wednesday since the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilizing due to the dangers health officials face in identifying new cases new rebel-controlled areas, according to Reuters. WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus echoed similar warnings previously stated by the International […]

‘Stop Museveni’ protest in New York on African Liberation Day

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IBW Calls on Washington to Stop Supporting African Dictator NEW YORK — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) held a demonstration outside Uganda’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations on May 25 to protest US-backed dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s militarism which has led to the deaths of millions of people all over East and Central […]

Ebola: DR Congo confirms new outbreak in country’s north-west

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From BBC An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s north-western territory of Bikoro. There are two confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the affected area and 17 deaths where it is suspected, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The incident comes more than a year after an outbreak in […]

Are you paying too much in taxes? See the lists of corporate and personal income tax by country

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By Sorin Melenciuc From Business-Review “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” according to Benjamin Franklin. But it is certain that some in the world are paying more taxes than others. And to the surprise of many, Romanians are at the bottom of the list of taxes paid around […]

New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

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22 May 2017 – An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The Hub and Spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union, ACP Group Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Through the […]

Cayman Islands Marlin

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After the Silverback Gorilla, Scottsdales latest silver bullion coin is the Cayman Islands Marlin By Agaunews The Scottsdale Mint have been increasing their presence in the limited run bullion coin market over the last couple of years, primarily with a series of Silverback Gorilla one-ounce silver coins. Two of these coins have been released to […]

How to watch this week’s breathtaking ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse – SEPT 1

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By Ali Sundermier From Business Insider On September 1, as a dark shadow falls across the morning sky, a burning ring of fire will rise over Africa. No, it’s not the same ring of fire that Johnny Cash clumsily fell into. And it isn’t heralding an apocalypse or any other brand of worldwide catastrophe (as […]