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Zambia workers barred from discussing gov’t issues on social media

The Zambian government on Wednesday barred public workers from using social media to discuss issues affecting them. Dickson Chasaya, the chairperson of the Civil Service...

Ethiopia prominent opposition leader Merera Gudina freed

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider...

FIFA says banned Ghanaian ref helped betting syndicate

FIFA says it banned Joseph Lamptey for life after the Ghanaian referee took decisions during a 2018 World Cup tie ‘to make certain bets...

Bitcoin, cryptocoins crash on regulation fears

Bitcoin, the best known of hundreds of 'virtual' coins, slumped Tuesday to a six-week low below $12,000 as analysts blamed a rush by various...
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‘Eye-bleeding fever’ outbreak confirmed in Uganda

HEALTH bosses have confirmed they are facing an outbreak of the “eye-bleeding fever” after four people died of the suspected disease in weeks. Uganda’s...

WHO warns of high cholera risk in Kinshasa

The World Health Organisation on Monday said there was a high risk of a cholera epidemic after flooding in Kinshasa, the teeming and ramshackle...

Kenya launches drugs manufacturing plant to ease imports

Kenya on Monday launched a 75 million U.S. dollar plant to manufacture essential medicine amid a drive to tame a rising import bill estimated...

Pregnant pupils arrested in Tanzania, police hunt for men responsible

Five school girls, who were impregnated, together with their parents have been arrested in Tandahimba, Tanzania, in a crack down which followed an order...