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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...

New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone

A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000...

UNICEF warns of HIV crisis in teen girls, with 20 cases...

Teenagers, particularly girls, are bearing the brunt of the global AIDS pandemic, with around 30 adolescents becoming infected every hour, a report by the...

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,...

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Children at risk in DR Congo Ebola outbreak – UNICEF

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The United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) has lamented the effect that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has had on the...

Refugees should decide themselves whether they want to return home – UNHCR

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Refugees should be given an opportunity to make their own choices regarding whether they should return to their home countries, a senior United Nations...

South Africa bans honey from Zambia

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South Africa has banned the importation of honey from Zambia after authorities detected American Foulbrood disease from samples of the product. The South African agriculture...

Niger president: Keeping Libya stable will end African migration to Europe

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If Europe wants to halt migrant boat arrivals on its shores from Africa it must end the state of chaos in Libya, Niger’s President Mahamadou...

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