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Uganda to deploy Ebola vaccine if virus spreads from Congo

Uganda will vaccinate against Ebola should it spread from Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been hit twice this year, the World Health Organization...

Zimbabwe pledges $64 million to fight cholera, typhoid outbreaks

Zimbabwe plans to spend $64 million to fight against a cholera outbreak that has so far killed at least 30 people in the capital...

South African court rules personal use of marijuana is not a...

The constitutional court in South Africa on Tuesday delivered a judgment that private use of marijuana, locally referred to as dagga, is not a criminal...

Botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital in Burkina Faso

Around 50 girls are being treated in hospital in Burkina Faso after botched circumcisions, or female genital mutilation (FGM), a minister says. Not all girls...

Horn of Africa nations unite in fight against polio

Efforts to eradicate polio in the Horn of Africa have received a boost following a meeting on Sunday between four countries from the region...

Libya declares alert against possible cholera infections from Algeria

The Health Ministry of the Libyan UN-backed government on Sunday declared alert to face possible cholera infections from neighboring Algeria. The Monitoring and Investigation Department...

DR Congo approves four new experimental treatments for Ebola

Congo has approved the use of four more experimental treatments in the Ebola virus outbreak in its northeast, as health officials try to contain...

W.H.O. expecting more cases of Ebola in eastern DR Congo

The World Health Organization (WHO) says it can not be certain that it had identified all people exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in...

Deadly pit toilets to be removed from South Africa schools

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched a programme to remove all pit latrines from the country’s public schools, following the deaths of two...

Zimbabwe Health Minister sued over unwanted circumcision

A Bulawayo couple has sued the Population Service International Zimbabwe (PSI) and Health minister David Parirenyatwa for allegedly circumcising their 10-year-old son without their...

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One dead as two car bombs explode in Somali capital

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One person died and another was injured in two car bombs that exploded in the heart of the Somali capital on Saturday and the...

Eritrea – Ethiopia hailed by Nobel laureate on 2018 World Peace day

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Leymah Gbowee, a Nobel Peace laureate said on Friday that the 2018 edition of World Peace Day had to be dedicated to Ethiopia and...

Cholera outbreak persists in Nigeria Yobe state

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A cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria's Yobe State has claimed at least 61 lives, according to a governmnet official The local Commissioner for Health, Dr...

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

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Tanzania's State broadcaster says burials have started of those who died when a ferry capsized on Lake Victoria as the death toll rose to...

Opinion

Deji Badmus

NIGERIA: BUHARI’S ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR

There is something about corruption in Nigeria that is, for me, a huge contradiction. Everyone in the country knows it is about the biggest...

How did Zimbabwe get here?

In 2013 a resounding electoral victory handed back full control of Zimbabwe’s Government to ZANU- PF, ending an uncomfortable coalition with the opposition. The four-year...
Robert Kagiri

What China’s ‘New Era’ means for Africa

The curtain finally came down on the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) 19th Congress held between October 18-24, 2017 at the Great Hall of...
CGTN Africa