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Second Ebola vaccine introduced in the DRC
Second Ebola vaccine introduced in the DRC
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country,...
Congolese 'Terminator' warlord gets harshest ever ICC sentence
Congolese 'Terminator' warlord gets harshest ever ICC sentence
International Criminal Court judges handed Congolese rebel chief Bosco "Terminator" Ntaganda a 30-year jail term for war crimes on Thursday, the...
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy
The outgoing mayor’s tweet about the arrest statistics of migrants in Johannesburg over four years displays both his bigotry and a...
Prevent the next flu pandemic
Prevent the next flu pandemic
Imagine the following scenario. In a matter of days, a lethal influenza pandemic spreads around the world, halting trade and travel, triggering...
Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month
Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month
Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus,...
An arms dealer’s guide to philanthropy
An arms dealer’s guide to philanthropy
Ivor Ichikowitz is the founder and executive chairman of the Paramount Group, the largest private arms manufacturer in Africa. It makes armoured...
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Bastin Kashita is a car guard in Johannesburg. He wants to move back to his home country — the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — but...
JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom
JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom
JP Mika is holding his first solo exhibition outside the Democratic Republic of Congo. The show, called Bisengo, is on display at Magnin-A...
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
New walls in cyberspace: Internet shutdowns and authoritarianism in Africa
Although the Berlin Wall was toppled 30 years ago, new walls have continued to crop up around the world — virtual ones that block or limit...
Ebola in the Congo: How a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health
Ebola in the Congo: How a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s ebola epidemic as a “public health emergency of international concern”....
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts
Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts
“I have died many times — that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.” Robert Mugabe, on his 88th...
SANDF’s R1bn Cuban spend queried
SANDF’s R1bn Cuban spend queried
The government has spent close to R1-billion over the past five years paying for Cuban mechanics and technicians to repair and maintain part of the...

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