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WHO set to declare Kenya free of Guinea worm disease.

The Guinea worm is not easy to detect until it pierces the skin and rears its threadlike body.

- Daily Nation - KE

Red Cross: Safe Burial Practices Helped Prevent Spread of Ebola in West Africa.

A new study by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says that safe burial practices may have helped prevent the transmission of thousands of cases of Ebola during the epidemic in West Africa between 2013 and 2016. More than 11,300 people died from Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea ...

- Voice of America - US

Maritime Governance in the Gulf of Guinea: Tackling Insecurity Through Coordination.

Research Event 3 Jul 2017 - 14:00 to 15:00Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Dr Ali Kamal-Deen, Executive Director, Centre for Maritime Law and Security Africa; Director of Research, Ghana Armed Forces Command Chatham House, London Africa Programme, African Maritime Security Register Interest Although global ...

- Chatham House - UK

Royal Ascot 2017: Le Brivido looks a dream bet in the Jersey.

FRANKEL has made a brilliant start to his stallion career and one of his offspring, Dream Castle, is well-fancied for this afternoon’s opening Jersey Stakes . Godolphin took this prize 12 months ago with Ribchester and Sheikh Mohammed will be hoping to repeat the trick with this Saeed bin Suroor colt. Dream Castle is ...

- City AM - UK

In Tokyo, Guinean President Alpha Conde calls for investment by Japanese firms.

Guinean President Alpha Conde called on Japanese companies Tuesday to boost investment in his country, emphasizing the “potential” of the growing African nation with a ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Royal Ascot 2017: Bomber can chase top two home in St James’s Palace.

AIDAN O’Brien, with seven wins, is the most successful trainer in the history of the Group One St James’s Palace Stakes and he will be expecting to make it eight this afternoon. Churchill has always been the apple of his eye. After suffering a defeat on debut in a Curragh maiden in May 2016, the son of Galileo ...

- City AM - UK

Equatorial Guinea Leader's Son on Trial in France in Absentia.

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president went on trial on Monday in his absence in Paris on charges of using money plundered from his country to buy Parisian luxury properties and exotic cars. Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice president himself, denies charges of laundering embezzled public ...

- Voice of America - US

'Playboy' son of Equatorial Guinea leader faces corruption charges in Paris.

The high-living son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, with a taste for supercars, luxury homes and bespoke suits, goes back on trial in Paris Monday on corruption charges after a six-month delay.

- France24 - FR

Oil tanker believed to have exploded, six missing.

The ship was laden with crude oil and registered at the Port of Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, says MMEA.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Equatorial Guinea: Oil Wealth Squandered and Stolen.

– Equatorial Guinea's mismanagement of its oil wealth has contributed to chronic underfunding of its public health and education systems in violation of its human rights obligations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Declining oil reserves mean that there is very little time left for the government to ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought - FAO.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Equatorial Guinea names bid-round winners

Equatorial Guinea's Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons expects offshore production-sharing contracts to be signed by Sept. 15 by six bid-round winners announced at the Africa Oil & Power conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru, Poland elected to UN Security Council

In a single round of voting today, the United Nations General Assembly elected Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Kuwait, Peru and Poland as non-permanent members of the Security Council for the next two years.

- UN - INT

How to use oil revenues efficiently: Universal basic income

The oil-rich countries of Africa and the Middle East all seem to suffer from a common malady: the inefficient use of their oil revenues.  The Central-African countries of Gabon and Equatorial Guinea have per-capita incomes of $10,000 - $20,000, but high child mortality rates of about 6-10 percent and some of the ...

- Brookings - US