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140,000 jabs for 100 million people in the least vaccinated nation on earth

140,000 jabs for 100 million people in the least vaccinated nation on earth

Already battling Ebola, the Democratic Republic of Congo now confronts widespread vaccine hesitancy as its COVID toll mounts, sparking fears of new mutations.

  • by Michael J. Kavanagh and Antony Sguazzin

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Congo’s selfie-famous mountain gorilla Ndakasi dies at 14

Congo’s selfie-famous mountain gorilla Ndakasi dies at 14

Her sweet nature and intelligence helped rangers understand the connection between humans and great apes.

  • by Jean-Yeves Kamale and Carley Petesch
UN experts approve first malaria vaccine in major breakthrough

UN experts approve first malaria vaccine in major breakthrough

The WHO recommended that the world’s first malaria vaccine be given to children across Africa, in a move officials hope will spur stalled efforts to curb the spread of the parasitic disease.

  • by Maria Cheng
WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuse during Ebola crisis, report finds

WHO employees took part in Congo sex abuse during Ebola crisis, report finds

The World Health Organisation’s director-general said the report made “harrowing reading” and apologised to the victims.

  • by Emma Farge and Hereward Holland
‘Vaccine apartheid’: African leaders tell UN they need vaccines now

‘Vaccine apartheid’: African leaders tell UN they need vaccines now

“No one is safe unless we are all safe,” was the common refrain.

  • by Pia Sarkar
‘Eating only leaves’: Dying of hunger in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray
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‘Eating only leaves’: Dying of hunger in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray

Forced starvation is the latest chapter in a conflict where ethnic Tigrayans have been massacred, gang-raped and expelled.

  • by Cara Anna
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Come enjoy volcano ‘show’, minister urges tourists as lava destroys homes

Come enjoy volcano ‘show’, minister urges tourists as lava destroys homes

“Many users are calling to see if they can travel to La Palma or go for a weekend to see the volcano as close up as possible,” the ferry operator said.

  • by James Badcock
Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film found guilty of terrorism-related charges

Man who inspired ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film found guilty of terrorism-related charges

The outcome of the months-long trial of Paul Rusesabagina will be a surprise to few.

  • by Rachel Chason
‘Assume the worst’: coronavirus variants in Africa worry scientists

‘Assume the worst’: coronavirus variants in Africa worry scientists

An international genome-tracking study published in Science warns that Africa’s slow vaccine rollout could produce a vaccine-evading mutation.

  • by Antony Sguazzin
‘Even today, we are looking for the lost ones’

‘Even today, we are looking for the lost ones’

The survivors of a massacre say they’re still searching for more than 100 people days after one of the deadliest battles of the Ethiopian conflict.

Military coup in Guinea as President detained following hours of gunfire

Military coup in Guinea as President detained following hours of gunfire

The West African nation vies with Australia as China’s largest supplier of bauxite, which is used to make alumina and eventually aluminum.

  • by Danielle Paquette and Youssouf Bah