Last Foreign Reporter Booted from South Sudan

This is part of a growing number of foreign eyes and ears who are being expelled from the country. The last foreign reporter living in South Sudan said on Wednesday he had been deported from the war-torn country after a series of articles critical of the government. In a statement posted on his Twitter account, Justin Lynch, 25, said he was “arrested and deported”, without explanation, by the South Sudan National Security Service on Tuesday. ‘The officers did not officially present me with a reason for my arrest and deportation, but repeatedly said my reporting was too critical of the government,’ Lynch said. In recent months he has reported on massacres, sexual slavery and the looming threat of genocide.Last month, he was the first journalist to report on a new wave of ethnic killings mostly by government troops in the town of Yei.” (Reuters

Yellow Fever, Beaten…. Four months have passed without a single case of yellow fever related to the outbreak in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, thanks to the joint response activities of national health authorities, local health workers, WHO and partners…The outbreak, which was first detected in Angola in December 2015, had caused 962 confirmed cases of yellow fever across the two countries (884 in Angola 78 in DRC) by 16 November 2016, with more than 7300 suspected cases. The last confirmed case reported in Angola was on 23 June and DRC’s last case was on 12 July. (WHO

Pope weighs in on fake news…Francis told the Belgian Catholic weekly “Tertio” that spreading disinformation was “probably the greatest damage that the media can do” and using communications for this rather than to educate the public amounted to a sin. (Reuters