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    Nigeria may suffer another Ebola crisis, reps warn

Nigeria may suffer another Ebola crisis, reps warn

The house of representatives has warned that Nigeria may experience another Ebola virus crisis if necessary measures are not put in place.At Tuesday’s plenary session, the lawmakers said the federal government is not doing enough to prevent another outbreak despite Nigeria’s proximity to DR Congo where the virus is still prevalent.It also asked the government to confer a posthumous national [...]

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    Research shows two new drugs are highly effective in treating Ebola

Research shows two new drugs are highly effective in treating Ebola

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    Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda shuts border with DR Congo over Ebola outbreak

Rwanda has closed its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where a deadly Ebola outbreak that started a year ago has killed more than 1,803 people.DR Congo’s presidency on Thursday said that Rwandan authorities had closed the border between Goma and its nearest town of Gisenyi for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda.Goma had its second [...]

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    Burundi, Guinea… Nigeria in ‘easy’ group for 2019 AFCON

Burundi, Guinea… Nigeria in ‘easy’ group for 2019 AFCON

Super Eagles of Nigeria have been handed 'easy opponents' in group B for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.The Super Eagles of Nigeria will face Guinea, Madagascar, and Burundi in group B to advance to the knock out round in the summer African tournament at the Alexandria stadium.The host nation, Egypt is drawn against DR Congo, Uganda, and [...]

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    Opposition candidate wins DR Congo election — first time since independence

Opposition candidate wins DR Congo election — first time since independence

Felix Tshisekedi, leader of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDSP), has been announced winner of the presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo.In the provisional results released by the country’s electoral commission, Tshisekedi defeated Martin Fayulu, his rival who had since rejected the outcome— describing it as having “nothing to do with the truth of the ballot box".If [...]

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    Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Our goal was not to defeat Nigeria, says DR Congo coach

Florent Ibenge, head coach of DR Congo, says his team "did not come to win" the Super Eagles in the international friendly played on Monday.According to Ibenge, the friendly which ended 1-1 was to help the Nigerian team prepare for the World Cup.Ibenge disclosed this to NAN on Monday at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers."We did not [...]

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    Super Eagles draw with DR Congo

Super Eagles draw with DR Congo

The Super Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly against DR Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Monday.Simy Nwankwo, who struck the woodwork in the third minute, and Junior Lokosa were handed their international debut for Nigeria.Gernot Rohr's wards took the lead through William Troost Ekong after Ogenyi Onazi's free-kick caused a [...]

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    PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

PHOTOS: Super Eagles stars training ahead of Congo game

With weeks to the start of the World Cup, the Super Eagles have commenced training for their friendly games.The Super Eagles players and coaching crew were seen in full fitness training at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday.The Eagles will square up against DR Congo on May 28, take on the Three Lions of England on June 2 [...]

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    Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has commenced in Congo, says WHO

Vaccination against Ebola has begun in DR Congo where recent cases of the deadly virus resurfaced after a major outbreak in 2014.Tedros Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said this during his opening speech at the commencement of 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.The WHA is the world's highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from member states."I’m pleased to [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

Ebola: Nigeria vs DR Congo friendly least of our problems, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says there is no cause for alarm over the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ahead of the upcoming friendly between Nigeria and the country.The match is scheduled to hold on May 28, and more than 40 cases — including 25 deaths — in the outbreak are under investigation.Addressing a press conference in Abuja [...]

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    Surveillance across Nigerian airports over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Surveillance across Nigerian airports over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

The management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured Nigerians of adequate surveillance at the nation’s airports following the outbreak of Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The World Health Organisation had declared an Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo on Friday.It said at least one person had been confirmed dead due to the virus in [...]

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    Ayew brothers send Ghana into AFCON semi final

Ayew brothers send Ghana into AFCON semi final

Jordan and Andrew Ayew on Sunday booked a semi final place for Ghana in the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon.Second half goals from the siblings ensured Ghana defeated DR Congo 2-1 to inch closer to the final.At the end of the first forty-five minutes, the match remained a barren draw.In the second half, Jordan Ayew got [...]

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    AFCON 2017: Can DR Congo stop Ghana’s 22-year AFCON trophy drought?

AFCON 2017: Can DR Congo stop Ghana’s 22-year AFCON trophy drought?

Going by DR Congo's performance in the group stages, no one can underrate them ahead of the quarter-final clash against one of the tournament favourites, Ghana.The Leopards were one of the best teams in the group stages and they have the potential to stun any team.They did it to Ivory Coast and completely dominated the game against Togo.Surprisingly, DR Congo [...]

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    Lagos population ‘rises by 85 people per hour’

Lagos population ‘rises by 85 people per hour’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) says Lagos is the fastest-growing city in the world, with a growth of 85 people per hour.The population growth of Lagos is faster than that of London and New York put together, with the two cities growing at a rate of 9 and 10 people per hour.Earlier in 2015, London reached a record 8.6 million [...]

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    CHAN 2016: Eagles B to play Tunisia, Guinea, Niger

CHAN 2016: Eagles B to play Tunisia, Guinea, Niger

The home-based Super Eagles have drawn Tunisia, Guinea and Niger in the 2016 Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) to be played in Rwanda.In the ceremony staged at the Serena Hotel in Kigali Sunday evening, the Eagles B team will face 2011 champions, Tunisia, Niger, and debutants Guinea in Group C at the Nyamirambo Stadium, also in Kigali.Host Rwanda have been [...]

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    TP Mazembe win African Champions League

TP Mazembe win African Champions League

TP Mazembe of the Congo DR were crowned club champions of Africa after a 2-0 victory over Algeria's USM Alger in the second leg of the Champions League final on Sunday.Goals from Mbwana Samatta and Roger Assale in front of their home fans in Lubumbashi were enough to earn Mazembe a fifth title.The victory gave Mazembe a 4-1 triumph on [...]

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