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Early morning fire kills eight infants in Algeria hospital

Eight babies were killed when a fire ripped through a maternity hospital in eastern Algeria before dawn on Tuesday, emergency services said. "We managed to rescue 11 babies, 107 women and 28 staff" after the 3:50 am (0250 GMT) fire...

Study shows Caesarean sections kill 300,000 annually

A major new study has found that 300,000 women around the world - almost all of them in developing countries - are dying every year as a result of having caesarean sections. The...

Study says C-section 50 times more deadly for women in Africa

The death rate among women undergoing a C-section to deliver a baby is about 50 times higher in Africa than in most wealthy nations, researchers said Friday.One in 200 women perished during...

AP investigation shows how hospitals imprison patients in Kenya

The Kenyatta National Hospital is east Africa’s biggest medical institution, home to more than a dozen donor-funded projects with international partners — a “Centre of Excellence,” says the...

Patients twice more likely to die during surgery in Africa than else where

Death rates for patients undergoing surgery in Africa are double the global average even though they tend to be younger, scientists said on Wednesday, adding that many deaths were likely preventable. Contributory factors include few specialists, poor hospital infrastructure and...

African cherry provides novel cure for drug-resistant infections, malaria

New studies have shown that extracts of the leaves and stem bark of African cherry could be used effectively to treat drug-resistant infections; and may hold the key to new and effective alternative antimalarial medicine. A new study has established...

Cholera outbreak in Nairobi, Kenya, kills 4 with 79 confirmed cases since May

A cholera outbreak in the Kenyan capital has killed four people since May and the government has shut down a three-star hotel and a popular restaurant there to control its spread, the health minister said on Wednesday. At least 79...
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Six killed in rebel attack on eastern DR Congo

Rebels again attacked a city at the center of the Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo, killing at least six...
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Court jails Sudan’s Omar al Bashir for corruption

A court in Sudan convicted former President Omar al-Bashir of money laundering and corruption on Saturday, sentencing him to two years in a rehabilitation...

Twins who married same man for 9 years now divorced, waiting for one man to love them both

Meet Owami and Olwethu Siko, the twins from Gauteng, South Africa who were once married to the same man, TV director Mzukiseni Mzazi when...

Bosnia to release table tennis players to Nigeria

Bosnian authorities have told the BBC that two Nigerian students who were wrongfully deported to Bosnia from Croatia will soon be sent home, but...

UN expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

From buying an Irish navy boat re-registered as a "pleasure yacht" to enlisting a Canadian firm to recruit Sudanese fighters -- Libya's warring parties...