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Our 10 most popular stories of 2018

Our 10 most popular stories of 2018

Investigations, exclusives, and special reports dominate our most-read stories this year, but there‚Äôs room for some timely analysis and the odd news feature. Find out which IRIN articles created the most buzz in 2018 (by …

Chaos, Anger, Confusion Mar DR Congo’s Long Awaited National Poll

Chaos, Anger, Confusion Mar DR Congo’s Long Awaited National Poll

JOHANNESBURG Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo counted millions of votes Monday, the day after an election marred by massive irregularities, including alleged errors in the voter roll, technical problems and delayed or missing …

Chaos, Anger, Confusion Mar DR Congo’s Long Awaited National Poll

Chaos, Anger, Confusion Mar DR Congo’s Long Awaited National Poll

JOHANNESBURG Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo counted millions of votes Monday, the day after an election marred by massive irregularities, including alleged errors in the voter roll, technical problems and delayed or missing …

TUNISIA COASTGUARD RESCUES 45 MIGRANTS

TUNISIA COASTGUARD RESCUES 45 MIGRANTS

TUNIS, The Tunisian coastguard on Sunday rescued 45 migrants near the Kerkennah Islands off the country's eastern coast, the National Guard said.

The migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa, were found "in good health" after their …

ZIMBABWE: ECONOMY BACK ON THE RAILS IN FEW MONTHS – ACTING PRESIDENT

ZIMBABWE: ECONOMY BACK ON THE RAILS IN FEW MONTHS – ACTING PRESIDENT

HARARE, ACTING President, Constantino Chiwenga has assured Zimbabweans the country's economy was on the mend adding that the current hardships faced by the majority will soon be a thing of the past.

Speaking at the …

WHO WARNSS DR CONGO UNREST THREATENING GAINS IN EBOLA FIGHT

WHO WARNSS DR CONGO UNREST THREATENING GAINS IN EBOLA FIGHT

GENEVA, The World Health Organization warned that growing unrest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was disrupting efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak, threatening gains made in fighting the deadly virus.

The security situation …

WHO WARNSS DR CONGO UNREST THREATENING GAINS IN EBOLA FIGHT

WHO WARNSS DR CONGO UNREST THREATENING GAINS IN EBOLA FIGHT

GENEVA, The World Health Organization warned that growing unrest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was disrupting efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak, threatening gains made in fighting the deadly virus.

The security situation …

Nigeria Targets 26M People in Yellow Fever Campaign

Nigeria Targets 26M People in Yellow Fever Campaign

ABUJA A vaccination center in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, is swarming with people, a sign that Nigeria's campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway.

As part of the effort, Nigeria's …

Nigeria Targets 26M People in Yellow Fever Campaign

Nigeria Targets 26M People in Yellow Fever Campaign

ABUJA A vaccination center in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, is swarming with people, a sign that Nigeria's campaign to vaccinate more people against yellow fever appears to be making headway.

As part of the effort, Nigeria's …

Former Botswana President Feuds with Government over Trump

Former Botswana President Feuds with Government over Trump

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader's harsh criticism of the American president.

The spat pits Ian Khama, who stepped down as …

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 52: 22 – 28 December 2018 Data as reported by 17:00; 28 December 2018

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 52: 22 – 28 December 2018 Data as reported by 17:00; 28 December 2018

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week's edition covers …

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 52: 22 – 28 December 2018 Data as reported by 17:00; 28 December 2018

WHO AFRO Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, Week 52: 22 – 28 December 2018 Data as reported by 17:00; 28 December 2018

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is currently monitoring 59 events in the region. This week's edition covers …

REMOVAL OF BLACK BEACH-GOERS SPARKS PUBLIC OUTRAGE IN S. AFRICA

REMOVAL OF BLACK BEACH-GOERS SPARKS PUBLIC OUTRAGE IN S. AFRICA

CAPE TOWN, S. Africa, South African Environmental Affairs Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, joined the chorus of condemnation, against the removal of blacks from a public beach in Cape Town.

The removal of black beach-goers is "discriminatory," …