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  • Ukraine calls for faster weapons deliveries

    Ukraine calls for faster weapons deliveries

    Britain’s defense ministry said Tuesday that Russian forces have increased the intensity of their operations in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine as they try to encircle multiple cities.Kuleba’s call for more military help came a day after U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said about 20 coun...

  • Malawi rolls out Cholera vaccine to contain outbreak

    Malawi rolls out Cholera vaccine to contain outbreak

    Authorities report more than 350 cases and 17 deaths from cholera across eight districts of southern Malawi.Malawi’s Ministry of Health declared the cholera outbreak in early March after the first case was confirmed in the Machinga district.The disease has so far spread to eight districts including...

  • Uganda 'overwhelmed' with new DRC refugee influx

    Uganda 'overwhelmed' with new DRC refugee influx

    On May 22, 2022, a joint operation by Congolese government soldiers and MONUSCO against M23 rebels prompted hundreds of people to flee into Uganda. Hillary Onek, Uganda's Minister for Refugees, said the fresh influx is taxing resources.The refugees flocked toward the Bunagana border crossing with li...

  • WHO Expects More Cases of Monkeypox to Emerge Globally

    WHO Expects More Cases of Monkeypox to Emerge Globally

    As of Saturday, 92 confirmed cases and 28 suspected cases of monkeypox have been reported from 12 member states that are not endemic for the virus, the U.N. agency said, adding it will provide further guidance and recommendations in the coming days for countries on how to mitigate the spread of monk...

  • Russia Halts Gas Supplies to Finland

    Russia Halts Gas Supplies to Finland

    Natural gas accounts for about 8% of Finland's energy consumption and most of it comes from Russia.Following Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, Moscow has asked clients from "unfriendly countries" -- including EU member states -- pay for gas in rubles, a way to sidestep Western financial sanction...

  • North Korea Reports More Fevers as Kim Claims Virus Progress

    North Korea Reports More Fevers as Kim Claims Virus Progress

    The outbreak has caused concern about serious tragedies in the poor, isolated country with one of the world's worst health care systems and a high tolerance for civilian suffering. Experts say North Korea is almost certainly downplaying the true scale of the viral spread, including a strangely small...

  • African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, U.S

    African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, U.S

    Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West Africa.In the past week, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, U.S., Sweden and Canada all reported infections, mostly in young men who hadn't previously traveled to Afric

  • Russia Claims Capture of Ukraine's Mariupol, Ramps Up Assault in East

    Russia Claims Capture of Ukraine's Mariupol, Ramps Up Assault in East

    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin that both the Azovstal steel plant and the city had been "fully liberated," according to a statement by Russia's Defense Ministry.There was no immediate confirmation from Ukraine that Mariupol was fully under Russian control.

  • Kenyan woman creates biodegradable pads from agricultural waste

    Kenyan woman creates biodegradable pads from agricultural waste

    From a distance, you might think that Mary Nyaruai is simply disposing of agricultural waste at her home in Thika.But what she is actually doing is making biodegradable sanitary pads.After facing difficulties finding safe-quality pads herself, Nyaruai thought of a solution using readily available ra...

  • Violence, lockdown, running battles paralyze Cameroon National Day

    Violence, lockdown, running battles paralyze Cameroon National Day

    The military says at least 28 separatists who vowed to disrupt celebrations in English-speaking regions of the majority francophone nation were killed in violent battles.Cameroon's military sings at a ceremony to commemorate May 20 in the capital, Yaounde, pledging loyalty to state institutions and...