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DR Congo announces ban on harbouring Ebola patients

Congolese authorities announced a ban on Wednesday on harbouring suspected Ebola patients and promised police protection for health workers at burials, in a bid...

Zimbabwe govt uses cholera concerns to ban protests against new tax

Zimbabwe police will stop planned protests by the labour movement against a new tax on money transfers on Thursday because of a standing order...

HIV-positive mother donates liver to critically ill child

Doctors in South Africa say they transplanted part of a liver from a mother with HIV to her critically ill but HIV-negative child, concluding...

Zimbabwe launches huge cholera vaccination drive

Zimbabwe has embarked on a massive vaccination drive as it battles a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 49 people. Health Minister Obadiah Moyo...

W.H.O. concerned about ‘perfect storm’ regarding Ebola in DR Congo

The World Health Organization says an Ebola outbreak in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo could worsen rapidly because of attacks by armed groups, community...

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...

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WHO emergency committee to meet on DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will on Wednesday convene an emergency committee to decide whether the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak constitutes a...

Tunisia will not impose new taxes in 2019 – draft budget

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Tunisia will not impose new taxes on its citizens in 2019, and will cut the tax burden for some sectors to boost growth, that’s...

European Commission to give Somalia €100m over next 2.5 years

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The European Commission has pledged a €100M grant to the Somali government over the next two and a half years, to support reforms in...

Fire incident at Kenya’s main airport, no injuries reported

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A fire broke out in Kenya’s main airport on Monday afternoon, though no flight interruptions were reported. A thick cloud of black smoke was seen...

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