The U.N. World Health Organization convened an Emergency Committee meeting on Friday to consider the international risks of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said on Thursday.
The expert committee decided on whether to declare a "public health emergency of international concern", which would trigger more international involvement, mobilizing research and resources, Lindmeier said.
The government of Sierra Leone has been dragged to a regional court over a 2015 ban on pregnant school girls returning to the classroom after delivery.
United States-based Equality Now (EN), Gambia based Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA) and others filed the case before the Economic Community for West Africa States (ECOWAS) court in the Nigerian capital Abuja.
The newly appointed Resident Minister Northwest, Haja Isata Abdulai Kamara, has said that together, the people of Northwest Province can utilise the fertile land the region is blessed with to contribute meaningfully to the national bread basket and as the first Resident Minister of the Province, she would not want be remembered as a mere political player but a champion of development and long lasting change.