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Africa Diary - Ebola in DR Congo, WHO declares epidemic of "global health emergency"

2019-07-17T22:05:13.135Z

On the menu of the Africa Journal, WHO declares Ebola a "global health emergency". In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the epidemic has killed nearly 1,700 people since last summer. The World Health Organization made this decision after the discovery of a fatal case in Goma. Second largest city of the country, located on the border with Rwanda. In June, two cases were detected in neighboring Uganda.



In Sudan, an agreement was signed between the military and the leaders of the protest movement. This political declaration must determine the division of power at the top of the state for three years; transition period. On Friday, negotiations on the constitutional aspect are scheduled.

The International Criminal Court motivates the acquittal of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and his co-defendant Charles Blé Goudé. The ICC underlines "the exceptional weakness of the evidence presented by the prosecutor". Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé were prosecuted for crimes against humanity committed in 2010 following the presidential election in Côte d'Ivoire.

Source: france24

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