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Ebola Outbreak Confirmed in DRC
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The World Health Organisation confirmed in a tweet this evening that the DR Congo health ministry had informed them of a lab-confirmed case of the disease. A statement issued by the ministry indicates that the outbreak was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in the northeast of the country on or after April 22.

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  • Family Rules Out Land Wrangles in Philly Lutaaya Reburial
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    On April 14, as Christians in Uganda and around the world celebrated Good Friday, Philly Bongoley Lutaayas remains and those of six other people were being reburied in Gomba, almost a week after being exhumed from Kasingiri Zone in Bunamwaya. It was on Friday April 14, 1989 that Lutaaya, then at the peak of his music career, shocked the world by announcing that he was suffering from AIDS. He would succumb to the virus eight months later on December 15, 1989, aged 38 years.

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  • Man Who Demarcated Rwenzori National Park Dies
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    Abraham Lincoln Kaliba is remembered for his hash decisions when he led a team that demarcated the boundary of Mount Rwenzori Forest between 1932 and 1939. As a lead surveyor, he instructed his workers to plant trees along the entire 996 square-kilometre-boundary across the current districts of Kasese, Kabarole, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo. This forest would be gazetted in 1991 to become Mount Rwenzori National Game Park.

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