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Kenya marks five years since single use plastic bag ban

by Wanja Mungai A ban on single-use plastic carrier bags has been in place in Kenya for slightly over five years now. It has led...

African Champs Senegal kicks off World Cup campaign against Netherlands

Senegal, the highest-ranked African football team will battle it out against The Netherlands on Day 2 of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Senegal who...

Tanzania sees 32 percent reduction in TB infections

Tuberculosis (TB) infections in Tanzania have gone down from 306 patients out of 100,000 people in 2015 to 208 patients out of 100,000 people...

Zambia urged to expedite legal integration of former refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Friday urged the Zambian authorities to expedite the process of legal integration of former refugees...

For 2nd consecutive year, CMG Launches Media Forum with African Partners

China Media Group Africa launched its annual media event focusing on cooperation with its African partners on Wednesday in Nairobi, Kenya. A selection of...

South Sudan confirms measles outbreak in flood-hit area

At least 51 cases of measles, have been confirmed in Rubkona County area of South Sudan. "We have confirmed 51 cases of the measles outbreak,...

2 killed in second Kenya building collapse this week

A multi-story building under construction collapsed on a neighbouring home in a Nairobi, Kenya suburb, killing two people on Thursday, authorities said. Three other people...

Uganda heightens health surveillance as Ebola fight continues

Uganda has imposed a mandatory health declaration requirement for all passengers leaving or arriving at Entebbe Airport. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority in a notice...

Zimbabwe to ramp up vaccination amid slight increase in COVID-19 cases

Zimbabwe will include the COVID-19 vaccination in the second round of its polio vaccination campaign set for early next month, a cabinet minister said...

UK, Germany to provide $20 million to boost risk financing for...

The United Kingdom and Germany on Wednesday agreed to provide the World Food Programme (WFP) with 20 million U.S. dollars to support the expansion of...