Ebola outbreak in Congo
Seventeen people have been reported dead in a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It occurred in the northwestern part of the country. The health ministry, supported by the World Health Organisation and Doctors Without Borders, has despatched emergency teams to contain the situation. The Congo has experience in keeping Ebola under control: the last outbreak, in 2017, killed eight people before it was contained.
To infinity and beyond
Kenya is heading to space this week, planning to make history by deploying its first locally made satellite. The nano-satellite was developed by students and researchers of the University of Nairobi, in partnership with the Japanese Space Agency. A Kenyan delegation, led by Kenya’s education Cabinet secretary Amina Mohamed, will witness the event from Japan.
A caged bird sings
Somali poet Naima Qorane, who was arrested in January for allegedly advocating Somali unity, has been released after being pardoned by Somaliland’s President Muse
Bihi Abdi. In April, a court in the self-declared republic sentenced Qorane to three years in jail for “anti-national” activities. She was released without conditions after her family appealed to the president for a pardon.
Learning to dress