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Depletion in water resources causing disease among populace.

The global statistic indicating depletion in Water Resources as prompted concern from WaterAid Nigeria .This concern was raised at a market sensitization program on handwashing as a continuation of commemorating this year Global handwashing day.They blamed the poor adoption...

Liberian health workers begin a nationwide strike over pay

More than 11,000 health workers in Liberia have begun a nationwide strike over pay and lack of equipment. Some people have not been paid for six months, the secretary-general of the Liberian health workers' association George Williams said. He added that...

Senegalese government to offer free breast cancer treatment

Senegal's government says that women suffering from breast or cervical cancer will be offered free chemotherapy in public hospitals from the beginning of October. “We are relieved because these are the most common types of cancers affecting women here,” Dr...

Film claims Africans purposely infected with HIV

A plot by white mercenaries to spread HIV through black South Africa via a phony vaccination program that documentary-maker Mads Brugger said actually happened. The Danish director set out to investigate the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed the head...

Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death

Three Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Cameroonian doctor Richard Mouzoko was killed in...

Inspiring story of Ebola patient defying odds, sits for college exams

Claude Mabowa Sasi had lost his mother, a brother and a sister to Ebola. Instead of fearing death when he, too, was diagnosed with the disease, the young man had a different worry: How would he complete his college...

Deep distrust hindering effort to fight Ebola in Congo

Until his last breath, Salomon Nduhi Kambale insisted he had been poisoned by someone and that was the reason he was vomiting blood. The 30-year-old man wouldn’t give community health teams his phone number, and when they found it,...

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries. Despite a highly effective vaccine and...

WHO holds emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

The head of the World Health Organization is convening a meeting of experts on Wednesday to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city this week. This is the fourth...

Report says African countries ‘paying 30x more for medicine’

Countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya could be paying up to 30 times more than the recommended price for medicines, a new report says.US-based Center for Global Development (CDG) says that lower...
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Russia calls for talks in Libya after Haftar calls on forces to advance

Russia’s foreign ministry on Friday called for dialogue between hostile groups to resolve the crisis in Libya, the Interfax...
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Cameroon MPs debate autonomy for the Anglophone region

Members of parliament in Cameroon are debating whether to grant more autonomy to the country's Anglophone regions where thousands of people have died in...

Omar al-Bashir’s wife summoned over finances

The wife of ousted Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, Widad Babiker, has been summoned for questioning over possession of land and bank accounts, Arabic-language website...

Ex-Algeria PM elected president as thousands prepare to protest

Former Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was elected Algeria’s new president after a vote the authorities hope will end months of turmoil, but demonstrators who...

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Conservatives secure majority in British election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election...