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W.H.O. To Give Ebola Vaccines To South Sudan Health Workers

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W.H.O. To Give Ebola Vaccines To South Sudan Health Workers

The World Health Organization says at least 2,000 healthcare and front-line workers in South Sudan will be offered Ebola vaccines, to try to stop any importation of the viral disease, from an epidemic in the North Kivu and Ituri provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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W.H.O. and the Congo health officials say, the outbreak is now the second biggest in history and has so far infected at least 450 persons and killed at least 270.

South Sudan is one of the three countries – with Uganda and Rwanda – that the who said are “at very high risk” of having Ebola imported from DR Congo.

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W.H.O. Said in a statement, teams of vaccinators have been trained by global health agencies and are now ready to conduct the Ebola vaccination plan in South Sudan`s capital, Juba, starting next week.

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It says, more than twenty-one hundred doses of RVSV-Zebov have been allocated to South Sudan and those vaccinated will be followed up and monitored for at least 21 days.

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Omar Daf Extends Contract With Sochaux

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Sochaux Coach, Daf Extends Contract With Club

Forty one year-old former Senegal international defender Omar Daf has extended his contact as coach of French club Sochaux until June 2021.

Daf was appointed coach of the second division side last November.

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The former French champions are currently just two points above the relegation zone in Ligue 2 with 17 games left this season.

Earlier this week Sochaux signed former Liverpool and Mali midfielder, Momo Sissoko.

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Daf played 14 seasons for Sochaux across two spells, previously coached the club in an interim capacity in 2013 and 2015.

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

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France Extradites CAR Football Official Wanted By ICC

France has extradited to the Hague, a senior Central African Republic football official wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes committed in the C.A.R.

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A committee member of the Confederation of African Football  Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, was arrested in Paris last month for coordinating attacks on Muslims in his country. He has denied the allegations.

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Patrice had declared himself political co-ordinator of the Christian anti-Balaka militia. The group has been blamed for hundreds of killings.  The ICC says Patrice was responsible for murder, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister Over Corruption Allegations

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Ethiopia Arrests Former Minister For Corruption Allegations

Ethiopian Former Minister, Bereket Simon has been arrested at his residence on suspicion of mismanagement of public funds.

Simon was a former Communication Minister, and was also a former head of a regional public investment fund. Simon was a member of Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).

Zigale Gebeyehu, head of the regional anti-corruption bureau told local journalists that Bereket was detained on suspicion of corruption and now held in police custody in Bahir Dar city, the capital of the region.

Also arrested was a former civil servant, Tadesse Kassa, who was also a former board member of TIRET.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been pursuing a nationwide crackdown on graft in the public sector since taking office last year

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