Nine students died after fire engulfed a dormitory at a secondary school in southern Uganda early Monday, police said, one of the deadliest in a string of conflagrations at schools across the country in recent years.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s ruling party on Monday acknowledged the opposition's choice of a little-known lawmaker to run for next month's key presidential elections but wondered if he would have enough time to prepare.
Antibiotics are used far more in some countries than in others, a survey by the World Health Organisation (WHO) showed on Monday, suggesting that urgent action was needed to slash unnecessary consumption of the medicines.
The Israel-Gaza border fell quiet on Monday after a botched Israeli undercover operation in the Gaza Strip led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander, six other Palestinian militants and an Israeli colonel.
The Swiss diplomat who helped negotiate a United Nations (UN) migration pact has defended the accord against mounting criticism, saying it helps small countries like Switzerland defend their interests.