Ebola Virus infections growing faster

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The rate at which new people are infected with the Ebola Virus Disease has increased the past week. This is based on the latest Ebola Virus Disease numbers  just released by the World Health Organisation. The total number of new Ebola cases  was an average…

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POACHED EARTH

At the Mining Indaba held in Cape Town in February this year, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) waved the green flag for business, re-iterating its commitment to enabling global investment in the Congo's lucrative mining sector. This occurred against the backdrop of rising volatility…

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Gift of the Givers en route to Gaza

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Pretoria - The South African humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers, is en route to Gaza with 16 tons of emergency medical supplies valued at R15 million. The organisation was last week granted entry into Gaza with medical teams, equipment and ambulances. According to Gift…

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Islamic State beheading children and selling women in cages

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An Australian, Joseph Haweil, from the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation, say simply providing aid was not enough and is calling on the Aus­tralian government and the UN to act against the Islamic State. "They’re beheading children and selling women in cages in…

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Ebola Virus Disease DRC

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of Congo On 26 August 2014, the Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Equateur Province. The index case was a pregnant woman…

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Government ready to monitor safe shale gas exploration

Cape Town – Government says it is ready to regulate and monitor companies that have expressed an interest in exploring shale gas in the country. Thibedi Ramontja, the Director-General of the Mineral Resources Department, said the draft regulations will, once finalised, be effective to deal…

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Cape Cobras preparing for the Season ahead

Shrugging off off-season rustiness, fine-tuning combinations and matching the frenetic pace and intensity of Twenty/20-games will be the goal of the Cape Cobras when they embark on their pre-season tour to Potchefstroom and Johannesburg from 28th to 2nd September. Justin Ontong, the Cape Cobras captain,…

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Stop attacks on Public Protector

The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) is extremely concerned with the venomous attacks presently being launched against the Public Protector. “These attacks by the ANC do not only reflect bad judgement but they may well be illegal, as the Public Protector enjoys similar protection as that…

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WHO Withdraws from Kailahun in Sierra Leone

The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily pulled back its health workers from the Kailahun post in Sierra Leone to the capital after the announcement over the weekend that one of their health workers was infected. “This was the responsible thing to do. The field…

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UN says Ebola disease outbreak is a world war

Free Town, Sierra Leone: In the latest press briefing by the World Health Organisation, Dr Nabarro of the UN said "This Ebola disease outbreak is the largest and most complex we have ever known. Also a disease outbreak that has impact not just on people,…

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