• North Carolina Oct 8, 2019

    Company Making Costco Pajamas Flagged for Forced Labor

    The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves sold by industry leader Ansell whose customers include surgeons, mechanics and scientists around the U.S.,...

  • The Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Porous Border Could Hinder Efforts to Stem Spread of Ebola

    Several well-trodden paths crisscross this lush area where people walk between Congo and Uganda to visit nearby family and friends and go to the busy markets. The problem is that the pedestrians may unknowingly be carrying the deadly Ebola virus, and hindering efforts to control the current outbreak in eastern Congo, which has killed more than 1,400 people. The busy...

  • administrator Jun 15, 2019

    Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

    The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several hours couldn’t find a vehicle to take away the body. “We...

  • The Associated Press Jun 15, 2019

    Ugandan Medics Now Tackling Ebola Say They Lack Supplies

    The isolation ward for Ebola patients is a tent erected in the garden of the local hospital. Gloves are given out sparingly to health workers. And when the second person in this Uganda border town died after the virus outbreak spread from neighboring Congo , the hospital for several hours couldn’t find a vehicle to take away the body. “We...

  • Family Jun 13, 2019

    Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

    The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak’s spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Thursday. That underlines the problems in tracking the virus as a WHO expert panel on Friday discusses whether to declare a global health emergency. As a third...

  • World Health Organization Jun 13, 2019

    2nd Ebola Death in Uganda After Outbreak Exits Congo

    A second person infected with the Ebola virus has died in Uganda, the health ministry said Thursday, after a family exposed to the disease quietly crossed the border from Congo. The first cross-border cases in this Ebola outbreak — the second-deadliest in history — have prompted a World Health Organization expert committee to meet on Friday to discuss whether to...

  • spokesman Jun 13, 2019

    5-Year-Old Dies of Ebola as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

    A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo. The outbreak’s spread into Uganda prompted the World Health Organization to revisit whether the second-largest Ebola epidemic in history should be declared a global...

  • United Nations Mar 7, 2019

    Response to Ebola in Congo Hampered by Violence, Group Says

    Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing “a climate of deepening community mistrust” nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday. The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two treatment centers located in the epidemic’s epicenter after both were set ablaze by unknown attackers. There have been some “30 different incidents...

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2017

    15 UN Peacekeepers Killed, Over 50 Hurt in ‘Very Huge' Attack on Congo Base

    In the deadliest single attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in nearly 25 years, rebels in eastern Congo killed 15 peacekeepers and wounded over 50 others in an assault on their base that was launched at nightfall and went on for hours. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed “outrage and utter heartbreak” and called the attack a war crime, urging...

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