Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

At Least 7 Killed in al-Shabab Attack on Somali Base

At least six Somali government soldiers and a cameraman were killed and 13 others were injured Wednesday when al-Shabab militants attacked a military base near the capital, officials say.The officials say back-to-back vehicle-borne improvised explosive...

Army Officer: Female Suicide Bomber Kills 6 in Chad

A female suicide bomber killed six people after blowing herself up in western Chad early Wednesday, a senior army officer said, in an attack attributed to Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadists."Six people died, including a soldier," in the attack in Kaiga-Kin...

2 Ebola Patients in Congo ‘Cured’ with Drugs, Say Doctors

Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared cured and returned to their home.Top doctors fighting Ebola quickly used the case on Tuesday to press the message that

French Charities Rescue 81 More Migrants Off Libya

Two French charities pulled another 81 migrants from the waters off Libya Sunday, bringing the number of those it rescued at sea since Friday to 211.Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranean jointly operate the Norwegian-flagged rescue ship Ocean V...

Tanzania Mourns 69 Killed in Fuel Tanker Blast

Tanzania was in mourning Sunday, preparing to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.President John Magufuli declared a period of mourning through Monday following the deadly blast ...

Dozens Dead In New Bout of Intercommunal Fighting In Chad

At least 37 people have been killed in fresh fighting this week between rival ethnic groups in Chad, President Idriss Deby said on Friday.The violence broke out over three days in the eastern province of Ouaddie, a strategic area on