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Sporadic yellow fever outbreaks cause for concern

Business Ghana 01 Dec 2021
In fact, Africa experienced more calamitous effects of the disease in the 1980s ... However, the use of insecticide-treated bed nets is limited by the fact that the Aedes mosquitoes bite during the daytime ... Currently, for example, the WHO is carrying out emergency vaccination campaigns in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Global rivalries are miring the clean energy revolution

Indian Express 21 Nov 2021
This stretch of southeast Congo, called Kisanfu, holds one of the largest and purest untapped reserves of cobalt in the world ... In fact, the five biggest Chinese mining companies in Congo had lines of credit from state-backed banks that totaled $124 billion, according to the documents reviewed by the Times ... The company risks being expelled from Congo.

John Clay: Kentucky's lovable Oscar Tshiebwe is not a machine, he is Oscar

Hastings Tribune 18 Nov 2021
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Are you in love with Oscar yet?. If not, you will be ... He has large hands ... Three “real” games into this Kentucky basketball season, the 6-foot-9 center from the Democratic Republic of the Congo believes every basketball belongs to him. In fact, Oscar has grabbed 56 rebounds, for a ridiculous average of 18.7 per game ... No problem ... His motor.

Relative of the giraffe (Around The Web)

Castanet 11 Nov 2021
In fact, it’s the closest living relative to a giraffe. The okapi is endemic to the Congo and lives a ...

South Africa and other countries ignore waste reduction in climate plan

Mail Guardian South Africa 04 Nov 2021
Of those that do, only the Republic of the Congo proposes a zero emissions goal for the waste sector. Despite the fact that landfills, open dumps, and incinerators tend to be concentrated in marginalised people, only Myanmar’s NDC acknowledges their disproportionate exposure to waste-related pollution.

Orlando Pirates need to suit up and deliver against Diables Noirs

Independent online (SA) 22 Oct 2021
Orlando Pirates held to stalemate by Diable Noirs in Congo Brazaville. Concerning for the Sea Robbers is the fact that it does not look like they have resolved their attacking woes from last season ... More concerning for the Soweto giants is the fact that they appear to have so far ...

Benni McCarthy wants achieve ’something magical’ as AmaZulu look to qualify for Champions League group stage

Independent online (SA) 21 Oct 2021
ALSO READ ... McCarthy knows that their trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo will be taxing, given the fact that they’ve been juggling between continental and local football ... ALSO READ ... McCarthy nevertheless believes that they were very fortunate to walk away with the spoils given the fact that they were by far the second-best team ... ALSO READ.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Inside the country with the lowest Covid vaccination rate in the world

ITV 20 Oct 2021
The resulting video was circulated via Whatsapp in Feburary - a month before the Congo had even received its first vaccines ... Rodriguez Katsuva, who runs Congo Check, the country's first fact-checking service, said that 30% of untrue articles and social media messages encountered by his team last month were Covid-related ... Congo volcano.

Congo protests turn violent as lawmakers select electoral commission chief

Reuters 17 Oct 2021
KINSHASA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Police in Democratic Republic of Congo used tear gas to break up clashes between supporters of the president and an opposition leader on Saturday, as lawmakers selected a new head of the electoral commission ... "However, the fact that his candidacy ...

Congo Basin: Earth’s African ‘lung’ is it most resilient

Mail Guardian South Africa 16 Oct 2021
The Congo Basin rainforest in Central Africa is Earth’s African lung ... Yet researchers are still just discovering amazing facts about it. A recent multicountry study, the first of its kind, has discovered that the Congo Basin is the world’s most resilient rainforest to extreme heat and droughts, extreme weather events caused by El Niño in 2015-2016.

Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Human Rights Council: Transitional Justice is Key to Unblocking the Vicious Circle of Violence that Persists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Reliefweb 14 Oct 2021
Transitional justice is key to unblocking the vicious circle of violence that persists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the Human Rights Council this afternoon ... The Democratic Republic of the Congo remained committed to respecting human rights.

In Venezuela, a village on stilts slowly succumbs to mud

Urdu Point 03 Oct 2021
Congo Mirador, Venezuela, Oct 3 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 3rd Oct, 2021 ) .Congo Mirador was once an idyllic spot ... An aerial view of the village captured by a camera drone leaves the false impression that Congo Mirador exists in the middle of a lush green field -- in fact, it's a swamp and life is increasingly difficult.

In Venezuela, a village on stilts slowly succumbs to mudOnly about 10 families, out of ...

Deccan Herald 03 Oct 2021
Congo Mirador was once an idyllic spot ... Most of its residents have left, and Congo Mirador is slowly fading away ... An aerial view of the village captured by a camera drone leaves the false impression that Congo Mirador exists in the middle of a lush green field -- in fact, it's a swamp and life is increasingly difficult.

Vaccine inequity comes into stark focus during UN gathering

New York Post 23 Sep 2021
During an anti-racism event on Wednesday commemorating a landmark but contentious conference 20 years ago, President Felix Tshisekedi of Congo pointed to the fact that only about 1 in 1,000 people in his country have gotten at least one shot.