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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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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...