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WHO Expects More Cases of Monkeypox to Emerge Globally

LONDON — The World Health Organization said it expects to identify more cases of monkeypox as it expands surveillance in countries where the disease is not typically found.As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been…

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WHO Concerned Over Polio Outbreak in Southeastern Africa

The World Health Organization says authorities in Mozambique have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after confirming that a child in the country’s northeastern Tete province has contracted the disease. It becomes the second case of wild po…

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US: Africa Needs Tailored Strategies to Fight ISIS Groups

African countries are being encouraged to use both soft and hard power to counter the growing threat posed by Islamic State on the continent. The U.S. government is giving more than $100 million to African states to overcome terrorism. Top U.S. securit…

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Malawi Moves to Administer Cholera Vaccines as Cases Rise

Plans are underway in Malawi to start administering the cholera vaccine in some southern districts, as the number of cholera cases has been rising since an outbreak began in January.According to a daily update released Thursday by the Ministry of Healt…

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WHO Report Says COVID Cases Decline, Except in Americas, Africa

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of newly reported coronavirus cases and deaths globally continued to fall in the last week, continuing a decline that began in March.In its weekly report on the pandemic, the U.N. health agen…

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At Least 20 Dead in Ugandan Bus Crash

At least 20 people have been killed in a bus crash in western Uganda, Ugandan police said. Among the dead are at least seven children.The crash happened Wednesday when the bus, which was traveling from Fort Portal to the Ugandan capital, Kampala, veere…

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As Tigray Aid Blockade Continues, Nearby Areas Also in Desperate Need of Food, Medicine

Despite Ethiopia’s declared humanitarian cease-fire with Tigrayan rebels, aid groups said they are struggling to get food and medicine to those in need. Even outside the worst affected areas in Tigray, which are off limits to reporters, providing aid i…

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Eight Children Killed In Tricycle Accident In Egypt’s Nile Delta

CAIRO– At least eight children were killed yesterday, as a passenger tricycle overturned and sank in an irrigation canal, in Egypt’s Nile Delta province of Beheira, said the country’s public prosecution in a statement.The eight were among 12 passengers…

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