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World Jun 15Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies
While Ugandan authorities praise health workers as “heroes” and say they are prepared to contain the spread of Ebola, some workers disagree, wondering where the millions of dollars spent on preparing for the virus have gone if a hospital on…
World Jun 125-year-old Ugandan boy dies of Ebola as outbreak spreads beyond Congo
There have been three confirmed cases in Uganda for the highly contagious disease that has killed nearly 1,400 in Congo.
World Feb 23Nigerians cast ballots in delayed election after explosions, gunfire
Nigerian officials began counting votes in its delayed election on Saturday, after gunfire and explosions started voting day, as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation.
World Feb 16Nigeria’s candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay
Nigeria’s top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa’s largest democracy for calm.
World Feb 13Ahead of elections, Nigerian government warns ‘fake news kills people’
The stakes are high in Nigeria ahead of Saturday's presidential vote marked by widespread discontent over unemployment, poverty and insecurity in some parts of the country.
World Jan 02Congolese flee to Uganda after contentious election, raising Ebola fears
Some Congolese trying to cross the border were forced back after resisting the efforts of Ugandan health officials screening people for Ebola, a spokeswoman for the Red Cross in Uganda said.
World Sep 21127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria
At least 37 people had been rescued from the sunken ferry as of Thursday evening, when rescue teams called off their work overnight.