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Unlicensed Ebola vaccination campaign begins in DR Congo.

Ebola vaccines are set to be administered to people in the Democratic Republic of Congo starting today. The World Health Organization (WHO) imported thousands of doses into the country last week. Even though the vaccine has yet to be licensed, the DRC government gave WHO the go-ahead to administer it in a bid to …

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Ethiopian born billionaire Al Amoudi to be released from Saudi prison.

Saudi Arabia will soon release Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, an Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire arrested in November 2017 during a crackdown on corruption, Ethiopia’s prime minister said. Abiy Ahmed made the remarks late on Saturday after arriving from the Gulf kingdom, where he met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a …

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Tropical cyclone hits Somalia, leaves 15 dead.

At least 15 people have died in Somaliland after heavy rains caused by tropical cyclone Sagar which landed in the Horn of Africa over the weekend. Situated at the northern tip of east Africa on the Gulf of Aden, Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991. “In the last 24 …

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Comoros Interior minister pronounced ex-president under house arrest.

Former president of Comoros and a critic of president Azali Assoumani has been placed under house arrest in order to “preserve” public order, according to the Interior Ministry. A statement from the Interior ministry said, the decision was taken due to the action of Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, in recent days …

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Army attack on market leaves 12 dead in Mali.

At least 12 civilians were killed in northern Mali in an attack on a market that also involved the shooting of a Malian soldier, military sources said on Sunday. The attack took place Saturday in the town of Boulekessi near the border with Burkina Faso. A military source from the …

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Today in History: Karol Jozef Wojtyla, Pope John Paul II is born.

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Just for the purpose of refreshing your memory, Here are the top five events that happened this day many years, decades and millenniums back. 1802 – Britain declares war on France. 1860 – Abraham Lincoln is nominated for president. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK 1931 – Japanese pilot Seiji Yoshihara crashes his plane in the …

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