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As of Sunday, 1,506 people had died in the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, AFP news agency quotes the health ministry as saying.There have been 2,239 recorded cases, it said.This is the second biggest ever outbreak, after the epidemic that started in 2014 in West Africa and killed 11,300 people.
Zimbabwe has banned the use of international currencies such as the US dollar, South African rand and British pound.Zimbabwe has not had its own fully fledged currency since 2009 when authorities abolished the Zimbabwe dollar due to hyperinflation.The ban comes in immediately and has caught locals by surprise. Authorities are believed to have introduced this new measure to curb rampant black market currency trading.
Sudan restores internet ‘for only one person.A lawyer in Sudan has said that the internet has been restored after a three-week shutdown but only for him.Sudan’s military rulers ordered an internet blackout after they violently dispersed protesters camping in central Khartoum who were demanding they leave power.
A popular Ghanaian gospel musician, known as Brother Sammy, has been arrested for allegedly advertising products claiming to cure HIV.In a series of videos posted on social media, he said his product, known as Spiritual Divine Holy Water, can cure HIV and that he has cured more than 50 people.
Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis.In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet in the city of Grenoble on Sunday.
The lawyer, Abdel-Adheem Hassan, won a lawsuit over the blackout against telecoms operator Zain Sudan on Sunday.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has unveiled a plan to forgive all US student loans, freeing around 45 million Americans from a debt pile that can take decades to pay off.
The former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic Congo, Jean-Pierre Bemba, is back in his country for the first time since December’s disputed elections.
France is braced for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to exceed 40C this week potentially breaking the record for June.Temperatures were expected to reach 35 degrees or more on Monday, and climb even further until the peak on Thursday and Friday.
The Netherlands has been hit by its largest telecommunications outage in recent history, with emergency service numbers knocked out across the country.