WHO DECLARES EBOLA OUTBREAK AN INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY

18th July 2019 . by incontext_adm

18 JULY 2019 (SOURCE: REUTERS) – The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Despite a highly effective vaccine and a swift international response after it was declared 11 months ago,…

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23rd May 2019 . by incontext_adm

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ANC WINS SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTION BUT WITH SMALLER MAJORITY

16th May 2019 . by incontext_adm

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) won South Africa’s parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said, announcing the official results. The win assured a sixth straight term in power for the ANC. But the result was the worst-ever electoral showing for the party, which has ruled South Africa since the end of…

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EGYPT’S SISI TO CHAIR AFRICAN UNION

20th February 2019 . by incontext_adm

By Hannes Bosman and Donnelly McCleland Rwandan President Paul Kagame Sunday [on 10 February] handed over the African Union chairmanship to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The ceremony was the climax of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) heads of state and government summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia….

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4th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

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ISSUE 198 | 5 JULY 2018

5th July 2018 . by incontext_adm

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ISSUE 196 | 7 JUNE 2018

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ISSUE 189 |1 MARCH 2018

28th February 2018 . by incontext_adm

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EU GOVERNMENTS COMPLICIT IN MIGRANT TORTURE IN LIBYA, SAYS AMNESTY

12th December 2017 . by incontext_adm

12 DECEMBER 2017 – European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of refugees and migrants in Libya, Amnesty International has alleged. In an effort to stem migration, the EU is actively supporting a “system of abuse and exploitation” on Libyan shores, the group said in a report. EU funds are going to authorities…

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LIBERIANS HEAD TO POLLS IN KEY ELECTIONS

10th October 2017 . by incontext_adm

Liberians are set to go to the polls to choose a successor to Africa’s first elected female president and Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ex-football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are the main contenders in the race to succeed her. Liberia, founded by freed US slaves in the 19th Century, has not…

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