Congo Current Affairs, GK & News

Ebola Outbreak in Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak as an international health emergency. This comes on the heels of a report where it was reported that the virus has spread to an urban agglomeration of two million people. What is Ebola? Ebola is a disease caused by a Virus. It is a rare ..

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Mouamba Clement appointed as Prime Minister of Congo

Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso has appointed Mouamba Clement as the new Prime Minister of the central African country. With this appointment, Clement will be responsible for forming a new government in accordance with the 2015 constitution in consultation with the President. His appointment comes a month after Sassou Nguesso was elected as President for ..

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How Ebola spread and became deadliest disease

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has emerged as a new medical challenge and poses a serious threat to the rest of the African region and the world at large. Researchers are still trying to ascertain the causes, key factors involved, and are also trying to forecast the future eruption and movement of the ..

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5.5 million 'invisible' babies are born and die each year

About 5.5 million babies (around 3 million neonates + 2.6 million stil-births) die every year globally. Every day, about 8,000 neonates die and about 7, 000 are stillbirths. Stillbirths occur at about 28 weeks of gestation and also during labor. Nearly half of all stillbirths are those who die during labour- just 5 minutes before ..

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India tops new Global Slavery Index

“Global Slavery Index” published by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation, ranked India first in terms of number of modern day slaves in the world. The index has ranked 162 countries based on 3 factors:- Estimated prevalence of modern slavery (including practices such as debt bondage, etc.) A measure of child marriage (including forced marriage) A measure of human trafficking in ..

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