Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations begin in DR Congo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have begun an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The experimental vaccine proved effective […]

Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in chocolate prices?

Experts are warning that cocoa shortages in Ghana could lead to an increase in chocolate prices. The West African nation is the world’s second biggest producer of cocoa, but some plantations are being turned into illegal gold mines. Video producers: Joe Inwood and Thomas Naadi Could illegal mines in Ghana lead to an increase in […]

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Media captionUS vows ‘unprecedented pressure on Iran’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, America’s top diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect. He said he would work closely with […]

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Iran mushroom poisoning: More than 800 sick from deadly fungi

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not yet clear what kind of mushroom the victims ate, but the poisonous Amanita phalloides, or death cap, is found in Iran More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran. At least 11 people […]

German police stop ‘truant’ families at airport

German police stop ‘truant’ families at airport

Image copyright AFP Image caption German police are on the lookout for parents defying school rules Police carrying out checks at an airport in southern Germany discovered several school-aged children travelling ahead of the holidays. Reports concerning 10 families have now been sent to education officials in Bavaria, German media report. It is believed the […]

Hawaii volcano: Warning of toxic gas plumes from Kilauea

Hawaii volcano: Warning of toxic gas plumes from Kilauea

Media captionLava flow hits the sea creating toxic laze, or vog, on Kilauea People in Hawaii are facing fresh warnings over toxic fumes produced when molten rock flows into the ocean, as the state continues to battle eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. Officials say two lava flows have reached the Pacific, creating thick hazardous clouds […]

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak: Experimental vaccinations to begin in DR Congo

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The vaccines were first used in a limited trial during the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The experimental vaccine proved effective when used […]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency’

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘not global emergency’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Suspected cases are being treated at isolation hospitals in the Democratic Republic of Congo An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not yet an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization has said. It said there was a “strong reason to believe that the outbreak can […]

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on fighting corruption

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The innocent kids growing up behind bars

When Faith Kalungia visited the Lusaka Central Prison in Zambia to give donations to the female inmates she was shocked to find children roaming around. Some, she learned, had been born there and had never even seen life outside the prison grounds. Faith quit her job and created the Mother of Millions foundation, which gives […]