Detained ex-governor moved to private hospital for treatment

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has directed that the detained former governor of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state, Kuel Aguer Kuel be treated at a private hospital in the capital, Juba, after reports indicated his health was deteriorating.Kuel was arrested over his involvement with activitist who called for resignation of Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar.A presidential source, who preferred anonymity, told Sudan Tribune Monday that Kiir directed the…

Detained ex-governor moved to private hospital for treatment

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has directed that the detained former governor of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state, Kuel Aguer Kuel be treated at a private hospital in the capital, Juba, after reports indicated his health was deteriorating.Kuel was arrested over his involvement with activitist who called for resignation of Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar.A presidential source, who preferred anonymity, told Sudan Tribune Monday that Kiir directed the…

South Sudan, Uganda form joint COVID-19 committee

South Sudan and neighbouring Uganda agreed and set up a joint cross-border committee to help fight COVID-19 pandemic in both countries.This was the outcome of a joint meeting held in Nimule town council on Thursday last week.The meeting was funded by the European Union-Intergovernmental Authority on development (EU-IGAD) COVID-19 response to health and social impacts.Several leaders from both countries, EU and IGAD officials attended the meeting.The Director-General for Health in…

Egypt reports 503 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

The Health Ministry said that 503 new coronavirus cases were detected in Egypt over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 293,951.In a statement on Wednesday, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 10 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,895.As many as 325 patients were discharged from hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking…

S. Sudan receives its first consignment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

South Sudan on Tuesday received its first consignment of 152,950 doses of Johnson & Johnson ‘Janssen’ COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government.The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are the third batch of vaccine shipments to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.“Thanks to the United States Government, the vaccines will ramp up the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older”,…

S. Sudan receives its first consignment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines

South Sudan on Tuesday received its first consignment of 152,950 doses of Johnson & Johnson ‘Janssen’ COVID-19 vaccines donated by the United States government.The single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines are the third batch of vaccine shipments to South Sudan through the COVAX Facility.“Thanks to the United States Government, the vaccines will ramp up the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination programme to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older”,…

Egypt reports 503 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours

The Health Ministry said that 503 new coronavirus cases were detected in Egypt over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 293,951.In a statement on Wednesday, Spokesman for the Health Ministry Khaled Megahed said 10 patients have died from the virus over the past 24 hours, raising the death toll to 16,895.As many as 325 patients were discharged from hospitals after receiving necessary medical care, taking…

Sudanese doctors resign from autopsy panel to protest prosecution’s meddling

Sudanese doctors resigned from an autopsy committee to protest the burial of bodies of people killed during the protests without identification.In a resignation letter seen by the Sudan Tribune sent to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok and Mohamed al-Faki a member of the Sovereign Council representing the civilian component, the four forensic doctors denounced the meddling of the general prosecution in their activities."We fear of not being able to perform our…
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