The World Health Organisation is suspending parts of its effort to fight Ebola in Congo after a string of attacks by militants, the UN agency said on Tuesday.
WHO’s Emergency Response Chief and Australian epidemiologist, Peter Salama, told a news conference in Geneva that Ebola had claimed 100 lives since the deadly virus outbreak nearly two months ago in North Kivu.
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After 21 people died in an attack by the Allied Democratic Forces rebels in the city of Beni on Saturday, community groups called for days of mourning and protests that are expected to last at least until Friday.
According to him, WHO staff are confined to hotels and their operating centre in Beni for security reasons and their ability to track potential new infections has fallen sharply.
As a result, the outbreak has spread over a wider region including an area bordering Uganda.
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Tunisian President Beji Essebsi hospitalised.
Nigeria: Residents Cry For Help After Ilorin Flood
Residents of Olunlade Area in Ilorin, Kwara state, complained bitterly about the havoc wrecked by flood on their property as buildings, cars and shops were troubled by heavy downpour.
According to reports, the area experienced a heavy downpour around 4pm on Wednesday which lasted for about three hours.
One of the victims, Mr Femi Olaoye, whose house was taken over by flood, said he was helpless as the water entered his siting room and kitchen.
“I was bitter and sad as there is nothing I could do to stop the flood from entering my house. It was only me and my two children at home. I wept bitterly to witness such terrible occurrence.
“All my electronics were damaged beyond repair. Even the bedroom has turned to swimming pool. I am confused,”
Another resident, Mr Yusuf Taiwo said the flood came as a nightmare to him as his furniture, bookshelf and electronics were destroyed by the flood.
“Even some vital documents that I placed on the floor in my room have been destroyed by the flood.
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