Irobiko Chimezie

Ebola: New case of the virus confirmed in Congo (DRC)

A new case of Ebola virus disease was confirmed today in the city of Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “While not welcome news, this is an event we anticipated. We kept response teams in Beni and other high risk areas for precisely this reason,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. As … Continue reading Ebola: New case of the virus confirmed in Congo (DRC)

Patients flee after protesters attacked Ebola center in Congo DR

  Protesters angry with the postponement of Sunday's presidential election in parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo have attacked a clinic where possible Ebola cases are assessed. Image shows protesters shout outside the Ebola response headquarter in Beni during a demonstration against the postponement of elections in the Beni territory and the city of … Continue reading Patients flee after protesters attacked Ebola center in Congo DR

Africa is giving nothing to anyone except Ebola

Africa has tasted its fair share of natural disasters - floods, erosion, wildfires, famine, torrential rains, the AIDS scourge and most recently, the catastrophic mudslides in Sierra Leone which reportedly killed over 500, but there's still hope in the continent. The country was on a recovery path, having suffered a devastating Ebola pandemic barely three … Continue reading Africa is giving nothing to anyone except Ebola