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Day: May 21, 2020

Hundreds Slaughtered As Inter-communal Clashes Break Out In South Sudan

Hundreds Slaughtered As Inter-communal Clashes Break Out In South Sudan

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By Elite Reporter At least 287 people, including a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) staff member and two other aid workers, have been killed in the most recent spate of inter-communal violence in the eastern state of Jonglei in South Sudan, government authorities  reveal. At least 300 people were wounded in the violence, which broke out between the Murle and Lou Nuer ethnic communities on Saturday, according to the government. Many suffered gunshot wounds and other trauma, according to health workers. Meanwhile, a patrol from the UN Mission to South Sudan has been sent to the town of Pieri to interview survivors, the organisation said in a statement on Wednesday. "The team is investigating reports that many people were killed, injured and lost their homes," the statement sa...
Johnson & Johnson Stops Selling Baby Powder  Over Endless Cancer Suits

Johnson & Johnson Stops Selling Baby Powder Over Endless Cancer Suits

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By Elite Uganda Baby powder makers Johnson & Johnson have closed down their companies as a result of piling law suits from clients who  accuse the company’s products of causing cancer in their babies. Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson says North American sales had shrunk partly because of a "constant barrage" of advertising by lawyers seeking clients to claim against the company. J&J has been at the centre of claims for years that its talcum powder causes cancer. But it has always strenuously defended the product's safety. Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay out billions of dollars in compensation, but has so far always successfully appealed against these verdicts. Almost 20,000 people in the US have so far lodged claims against the company. Talc i
Coronavirus Updates: World Sees Highest 1-Day Increase Since Outbreak Began As Uganda’s Cases Rise To 145

Coronavirus Updates: World Sees Highest 1-Day Increase Since Outbreak Began As Uganda’s Cases Rise To 145

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By Elite Reporter A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 324,000 people worldwide. Over 4.9 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks. Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 1.5 million diagnosed cases and at least 92,149 deaths. However, although the cases in Uganda are currently 145 according to informa...