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South Africa to fund free university education

South Africa is pushing ahead with a plan to offer free university education to students from poor households and will announce funding details in...

Uganda condemns rebel attack in DR Congo, say won’t be deterred

The Ugandan military on Tuesday condemned the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels attack on the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

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...