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Why polygamy and multiple sex partners should be regulated

By Anayo M. NwosuNearly about three decades ago, I was in a Medical Microbiology class waiting for the most charismatic of Microbiology Dept.’s lecturers then in the University of Nigeria Nsukka to come...

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...

Deadly armed attack stalls containment of Ebola outbreak

Congolese rebels killed 15 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the epicenter of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Congo’s military said Sunday, as the violence again forced crucial virus-containment efforts to be...

Congo deploys experimental ebola treatment as cases rise

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.

Ebola vaccinations set to in Congo to fight outbreak

The deadly Ebola virus has killed at least nine people in Congo’s latest outbreak in North Kivu province, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, while the World Health Organization said vaccinations could begin as early as Wednesday.

Zambia names tobacco as greatest threat to public health

The Zambian government said on Monday that tobacco has remained one of the greatest public health threats the world is currently facing and that countries must find lasting solutions to the problem. Kennedy Malama, permanent secretary in the Ministry of...

Ex-staff says MSF workers in Africa used ‘very young’ prostitutes

Some senior staff working for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Africa have allegedly used "very young" local prostitutes, the BBC reported on Thursday, citing former staff members of the renowned charity. The not-for-profit group said it took the allegations seriously...

Cost of DNA test in Rwanda to reduce by 50%

Rwandans will be paying less for DNA tests to establish parentage for children or get proof for rape and other gender-based crimes among other forms of evidence, thanks to a new forensic laboratory launched in Kigali. The Kacyiru-based National Forensic...

DR Congo launch vaccination campaign to stop curtail Ebola outbreak

Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to begin an immunisation campaign in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The experimental vaccine proved effective when used in limited trials during the outbreak in...

WHO sends first 4000 doses of experimental ebola vaccine to DR Congo

The World Health Organization sent the first 4,000 doses of an Ebola vaccine to Congo on Wednesday, the first time the experimental vaccine has been deployed since it was developed during the last big outbreak two years ago. The vaccine,...
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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...