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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...

Uganda send family sent back to DR Congo after 2 Ebola deaths

Authorities repatriated the relatives of two people who died of Ebola in Uganda back to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, including a 3-year-old boy confirmed to be suffering from the disease, the Ugandan health...

Mob attack Ebola clinic in East Congo, loot, kill health worker

A mob in eastern Congo killed an Ebola health worker and looted a clinic, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, underscoring a breakdown in public trust that is hampering efforts to contain the deadly virus.

Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

A large-scale trial of what has been called the world's first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi.The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to...

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...

Mozambique to vaccinate citizens against cholera

Mozambique will start a cholera vaccination campaign next week in areas ravaged by Cyclone Idai, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, after five confirmed cases were detected.Thousands of people...

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...

Kenyan father who tried to smuggle baby out of hospital gets suspended sentence

A man arrested for trying to smuggle his baby out of a hospital in Kenya because he could not afford to pay the $500 (£387) bill has escaped a jail sentence. Boniface Murage,...

Improve your sexual skills or lose your wife

By Anayo M. NwosuNobody wants to acknowledge the reality that many young marriages are crashing due to sexual disappointment expecially when the bride, full of hope of a great sexual life realizes that...
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France urges US to stay in fight against Islamists in Africa

France hopes “good sense” will prevail and the United States will not slash support for French military operations in West Africa, where groups linked...

Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo dedicates her Grammy to Burna Boy

The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award to the Nigerian singer Burna Boy who was up against her to win the...

Gambia cracks down on protest movement, 3 dead, 137 arrested

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which...