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  1. The patient is in an isolation ward
  2. Catholic church condemns Eritrea over sanatorium seizures
  3. DR Congo ethnic clashes ‘scramble away bigger than 160 silly’
  4. ‘Gallows’ promised for Sudan troops infected by violence
  5. 1000’s portion video of South African president dancing

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By Esther Namuhisa and Damian Zane

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  1. DR Congo ethnic clashes ‘scramble away bigger than 160 silly’

    As a minimal 161 folks have been killed in ethnic clashes in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo for the length of several days of battling final week, a safety devoted has told BBC Swahili.

    Closing week, the Congolese army identified the perpetrators of the assaults on villages in Ituri province as a pretty original and small-known native militia led by a man named Ngudjolo.

    Many victims are believed to be from the Hema ethnic neighborhood.

    Unrest between Hema cattle herders and Lendu farmers in the Ituri plan has resulted in many deaths all the procedure thru the final two a protracted time.

  2. Eritrean Catholic church condemns authorities over sanatorium seizures

    Teklemariam Bekit

    BBC Tigrinya

    Catholic cathedral in Asmara

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    Recount caption: The church leaders acknowledged operating health clinics could no longer be viewed as an act of opposition

    Eritrea’s Roman Catholic Church has condemned the authorities for seizing and shutting all its health centres in the country.

    In a letter to the ministry of health, the church acknowledged sufferers have been ordered to head home by safety forces, health workers have been intimidated and squaddies have been positioned on the centres.

    The seizure of buildings could no longer happen in a country the place there changed into the rule of thumb of laws, the letter added.

    The authorities has no longer confirmed the seizure of the health facilities, and has no longer commented on the letter.

    The church ran 22 health centres in Eritrea.

    Their closure could scramble away thousands of folks, mostly mothers and their children in rural areas, without health care.

    The authorities also provides health products and services, but critics deliver they’re much less accessible and of a lower favorite.

    Within the letter, the church acknowledged the authorities’s scramble changed into paying homage to the frail Marxist regime which feeble brute power in 1982 to confiscate convents, faculties and health facilities. Eritrea changed into part of Ethiopia on the time.

    It grew to was an self sustaining utter in 1993, and Isaias Afwerki’s has been president since then.

    The letter acknowledged that the social products and services the church supplied in Eritrea could no longer be construed as an act of “opposing the authorities and utter.

    “The authorities can deliver it doesn’t need the products and services of the church but soliciting for the property will not be any longer fair correct.”

    Many analysts assume the authorities seized the health centres in retaliation to the church’s letter in April which referred to as for reforms to stem the tide of migration to Europe.

  3. A Ugandan farmer’s efforts to save the pangolin

    The scaly pangolin, display in Africa and Asia, is basically the most poached and illegally trafficked animal in the realm.

    However Ugandan farmer Moses Arineitwe is on a mission to save them.

    He told BBC Newsday: “I would remark my fellow Ugandans there are hundreds of systems we can back from them as an alternative of eating them or selling their scales. For instance we’ve tourism, many folks spherical the globe have by no procedure viewed a pangolin.”

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    Video caption: One man’s battle to save the pangolin from extinction

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  4. Patient with ‘Ebola-like symptoms’ in Kenya

    A woman with symptoms “an identical to those exhibited by Ebola sufferers” is being treated in an isolation ward in a clinic in the west of Kenya, a sing from Kericho county authorities says.

    The staff took all wanted precautions and made obvious that “there changed into minimal contact between the patient and other folks” at Kericho County Referral Sanatorium, the sing provides.

    Blood samples have been taken and results are question interior the next 24 hours.

    The authorities have been swift in reassuring the public that all steps are being taken to make certain their safety and they emphasise that Ebola-like symptoms will also be a feature of several other prerequisites.

    Ebola symptoms chart

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    Recount caption: The Ugandan authorities are making an strive to stop a probably outbreak there

    An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed bigger than 1,400 folks. Two folks died of the disease in Uganda final week, which neighbours each DR Congo and Kenya.

    Neatly being officers in Kericho county deliver the patient had travelled from Malaba, which is on the border with Uganda, experiences the BBC’s Anne Soy.

    There don’t have any longer been any reported circumstances shut to Malaba, shut to jap Uganda. The outbreak in Uganda has been in the west of the country.

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  5. ‘Pilots have been no longer answerable for 737 smash’

    Theo Leggett

    BBC World Enterprise Correspondent

    Folks weeping over coffins

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    Recount caption: All 157 passengers and crew have been killed when flight ET302 went down quickly after take-off

    The pilots of the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed in March with the loss of 157 lives have been no longer at fault, the airline’s chief executive has acknowledged.

    Criticisms of the crew’s actions have been “severely misinformed” Tewolde GebreMariam told the BBC.

    He changed into responding to claims from a US congressman that mistakes by the pilots have been an component in the plane’s failure.

    The Boeing 737 Max went down fair correct six minutes after take-off in Addis Ababa.

    The loss of Ethiopian flight ET302 changed into the second fatal accident inspiring a 737 Max in the condominium of 5 months. A shut to an analogous plane, owned by the Indonesian provider Lion Air, went down in the ocean off Jakarta in October 2018.

    Preliminary experiences into each accidents have suggested that they have been precipitated by a flight retain an eye on map deploying on the execrable time, ensuing from a depraved sensor.

    Congressman Sam Graves at a listening to in Washington final month argued that “info in the preliminary document point out pilot error as an component”.

    He went on to counsel that “pilots educated in the US would have efficiently been ready to control this field”.

    Mr Tewolde told the BBC that Congressman Graves did no longer “have the info in his hands”.

    The preliminary document, he acknowledged, “made it abundantly obvious the pilots adopted the procedures neatly”.

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  6. ‘Gallows’ promised for Sudan troops infected by violence

    Tomi Oladipo

    BBC Africa safety correspondent

    A high Sudanese favorite has promised that those accountable
    for this month’s violent crackdown on protesters will be sent to the “gallows”.

    Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of the Transitional Protection power Council, referred to as
    on the public to await the of an ongoing investigation into the

    The violence has sparked international condemnation, as opposition
    groups demand Sudan’s defense power to give up energy to a civilian authorities.

    The man they call Hemeti spoke to the crowd of community
    leaders in the trend of a hero.

    Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo

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    He denied any wrongdoing by his paramilitary forces for the length of the breakup of this month’s take a seat-in jabber.

    However hundreds of eyewitnesses blame his men for the violence. The jabber groups are also calling for an self sustaining investigation, rather than one performed by the accused.

    At Khartoum’s Freedom Hall, Sudan’s second-in-remark paused essentially for the length of his speech, because the audience of loyalists cheered – raising their canes in the air – consumed by his rhetoric.

    Exterior, existence in Khartoum appears to be like to have picked up all over again, even supposing the bricks that served as barricades for the length of the protests silent litter the roadsides.

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  7. SA president impresses on the dance floor

    It be a damage day in South Africa to tag Formative years Day, which this 365 days fell on Sunday.

    Many folks are sharing a film on Twitter the place President Cyril Ramaphosa is exhibiting off his dance moves at a Formative years Day match to the evident delight of the audience.

    It be been watched bigger than 100,000 times and hundreds of of the feedback in response use the laughing face emoji.

    The sixteenth of June is the anniversary of the 1976 Soweto insurrection when thousands of college students took to the streets to jabber against white-minority rule and training policies.

    1000’s have been killed in the police response, which profoundly modified the country’s social and political landscape.

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  8. Intellectual phrases

    Monday African proverb:

    Quote Message: Beating drums and scratching your support perform no longer scramble collectively.” from A Mandinka proverb sent by Sheriff Drammeh, Raleigh, The Gambia, and Sidat Njie, Helsinki, Finland.

    Beating drums and scratching your support perform no longer scramble collectively.”

    Drawing illustrating proverb

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