Second Fatality on Goma’s Ebola Recorded

(Goma, Congo) – A Congolese official says the man who became the second confirmed Ebola case in the city of Goma has died. Ebola response coordinator Jean-Jacques Muyembe confirmed the death on Wednesday morning, a day after the case was announced. Muyembe has said there appears to be no link between the case and the previous one in Goma that was announced two and a half weeks ago. It is not immediately clear how the man arrived in Goma on July 13 from a mining area in northeastern Ituri province…

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United States to discuss more on trade with China

(SHANGHAI) – American and Chinese negotiators agreed to meet again in the United States in September after holding “frank” and “constructive” talks in Shanghai on Wednesday, state media said following meetings overshadowed by a Twitter tirade from President Donald Trump. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer met with Vice Premier Liu He in the Chinese financial hub for the first face-to-face negotiations since a trade war truce was declared last month. “The two sides conducted frank, highly efficient and constructive in-depth exchanges on major issues of…

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United Nations General Assembly Meets With President Buhari Over Insecurity

Ms Maria Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly arrived Abuja on Monday on a working visit to Nigeria, stating that addressing the challenges in Africa was a priority of the UN. Espinosa said that Africa was at the forefront of global development and her visit to the region for the second time as 73rd President of the UNGA indicates the interest of the UN in Africa. She said that in the course of her visit, she would be meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and…

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Empower youth to grow the African continent

Young people should be provided with information that will arm them for their future, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe. “Realising the full potential of the youth is when critical information is availed to arm the youth for future battles and opportunities,” said Magwanishe. The Deputy Minister was speaking at a Youth Opportunities and Career Expo that was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), in partnership with the Department of Communications and the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality in Germiston on Friday. “We are gathered here during…

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Heavy rain kills 17 children in Uganda

Heavy rains have hit eastern Uganda destroying homes and crops, and leaving 17 children and one adult dead, the Red Cross says. “Now 18 people confirmed dead,” all but one of them children, in the village of Bulembo in the eastern district of Buyende, said Irene Nakasiita, the Red Cross spokeswoman. “Many buildings are blown away, others de-roofed, crops destroyed,” she said. “Teams on the ground couldn’t complete the assessment due to another heavy downpour in the same communities.” Others gave different death tolls from the fierce weather. Ugandan police…

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Zimbabwe to pay compensation to white farmers

Zimbabwe is to start paying compensation this year to thousands of white farmers who lost land under former president Robert Mugabe’s land reform nearly two decades ago, the government said, as it seeks to bring closure to a highly divisive issue. Two decades ago Mugabe’s government carried out at times violent evictions of 4,500 white farmers and redistributed the land to around 300,000 black families, arguing it was redressing imbalances from the colonial era. But land reform still divides public opinion as opponents see it as a partisan process that…

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