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Watchdog group says South Africans pay too much for private healthcare

South Africans are paying too much for private healthcare, the country’s antitrust watchdog said on Thursday, adding patients are sometimes prescribed treatments they don’t...

Uganda launches new vaccine to protect children from diarrhea

The United Nations and other agencies in Uganda have hailed the country for including rotavirus vaccine in efforts in a bid to protect children...

Court rules Cuban doctors can work in Kenya

A group of close to 50 doctors from Cuba now have the go-ahead to set up practice in Kenya. The Kenyan Doctors union sued to...

Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy...

‘Insect milk’ now on sale in South Africa

A South African company has begun selling what it calls “Entomilk,” a special milk made from farmed insects. “Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly,...

Experts call on more focus on youth to prevent HIV/AIDS infections...

Health Experts on Tuesday said that efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS infections in Africa must focus more on young people because they are at high...

W.H.O. ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Ebola outbreak after vaccinations

The World Health Organization is cautiously optimistic about the progress of the Ebola response in Democratic Republic of Congo after 90 percent of people...

Infection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting

Two dying Ebola patients were spirited out of a Congo hospital by their relatives on motor-bikes, then taken to a prayer meeting with 50...

Three Ebola patients escape Congo quarantine, medics race to control outbreak

Three patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus escaped from a hospital holding them in quarantine in the Congo city of Mbandaka, an aid...

Nigeria seeks jail time or $5,500 fine for codeine sellers

Nigerian lawmakers have unanimously backed a bill which would see organisations who continue to sell products with codeine or tramadol fined up to 2m...

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Ex-UN chief Kofi Annan begins three day stakeholder meeting in Zimbabwe

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United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan along with a team from ‘The Elders’ Thursday begin a three-day trip to Zimbabwe to engage political stakeholders ahead...

Ethiopia moves to privatize certain state-owned firms

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Ethiopia is open to selling off a host of state-owned firms, either partially or entirely, as part of a major economic reform drive designed...

Solai dam owner: ‘We were victims too’

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The owner of the ill-fated Solai dam, which collapsed on May 9, killing 47 people and injuring hundreds of others, yesterday sought to absolve...

Second edition of BRICS Games kicks off in Johannesburg

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On the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in the South African city of Johannesburg, the 2018 BRICS Games are also taking place. Teams from the...

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