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  • Africa: Snakebites - the World's Biggest Hidden Health Crisis
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:58

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. […]

  • Africa: Wreck of Last U.S. Slave Ship From Africa Found
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:54

    [Deutsche Welle] Researchers say the wreckage of the Clotilda, the last known ship to have brought people enslaved in Africa to US shores, has been located. The voyage took place decades after transporting slaves to the US was outlawed. […]

  • Botswana: Botswana, Country With Most Elephants, Lifts Ban On Hunting
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:53

    [Daily Maverick] Botswana, which has the world's biggest population of elephants, lifted its suspension on hunting, a move that is likely to spark further debate on a politically charged issue in the southern African nation. […]

  • South Africa: Data Fails to Capture Complexity of Unemployment Crisis
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:44

    [The Conversation Africa] It's been 25 years since democracy dawned in South Africa. But apartheid's legacies still scar the country. Poverty remains high; inequality remains extreme - and both follow racial lines. The same is true for unemployment. By conservative official standards, it stands at a staggering 27,6%, and it disproportionately affects black South Africans. […]

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Radical Ideas Are Needed to Stop the Ebola Outbreak. Here Are Some
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:42

    [The Conversation Africa] The Ebola virus is again terrorising an African nation. The current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to spread after it first appeared 10 months ago. By mid-May, the number of cases was 1,847 (1759 confirmed and 88 probable). In total, there were 1,223 deaths (1135 confirmed and 88 probable) and 487 people survived. […]

  • Kenya: The Close Relationship Between Police and Private Security Companies
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:39

    [The Conversation Africa] As is the case in many cities around the world, security in Kenya's capital Nairobi is provided by a variety of groups. These include state actors like the police, as well as groups that aren't managed by the state: private security companies and community initiatives - like neighbourhood watches. […]

  • Malawi: Chakwera Takes Early Lead As 35% Official Results Emerge in Presidential Race
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:34

    [Nyasa Times] Former leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera has taken an early lead in the presidential race as official results rolled in on Wednesday, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said. […]

  • South Africa: Conspiracy Theories Aside, the Case Against Mr Zuma Is Very Strong - State
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:07

    [News24Wire] The reason for the decision to prosecute former president Jacob Zuma on charges of racketeering, money laundering, fraud and corruption does not matter, even if it was politically motivated. […]

  • Uganda: Uganda Airlines, Climate Change Affected Teacher Salaries - Govt
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:41

    [Observer] Three days into the nationwide teacher's strike, government has asked teachers to return to classes, saying there is no money. Today, Wednesday, the state minister for Public Service, David Karubanga, told a news conference at the Uganda Media Centre that although government acknowledges teacher's demands for salary enhancement but its constrained with funds. […]

  • Zimbabwe: MPs Itch to Grill Absentee Vice Presidents Over Economy
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:38

    [New Zimbabwe] MDC MPs Wednesday demanded the presence of the country's two Vice Presidents to respond to their questions during parliament's question time in a period the country's economy continues to take a nosedive. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe Interfered With Government Decisions - Report
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:37

    [New Zimbabwe] A recent study by a group of South African academics has confirmed the widely held view that Zimbabwe's former First Lady, Grace Mugabe used her proximity to the most powerful man in the land, at the time, to interfere with government decisions and was closely embedded in her husband's leadership fights within Zanu PF. […]

  • Zimbabwe: New Forex Rules in the Pipeline
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:30

    [The Herald] Zimbabwe has enough foreign currency for businesses to meet their foreign payments if the interbank starts operating efficiently, Secretary for Finance and Economic Development Mr George Guvamatanga has said. […]

  • Zimbabwe: Don't Panic Over Economic Reforms, Mnangagwa Tells Nation
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:27

    [The Herald] PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has assured the nation that people should not panic over economic reforms which have seen prices of fuel going up since the Government is working on addressing the challenges. […]

  • Uganda: WHO Approves Viral Load Test, Boosting Aids Fight
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:25

    [East African] The World Health Organisation has approved the use of a portable molecular point-of-care viral load diagnostic test that officials in Uganda say will make the objective to end HIV/Aids by 2030 easier to achieve. […]

  • Nigeria: 'Many People Don't Believe Buhari Cracks Jokes, Laughs'
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:49

    [Guardian] Abuja -The president smiled. He did not wear the hard mien with which he has been associated as a retired general. What drew the smile from President Muhammadu Buhari was a joke by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige. […]

  • Nigeria: Journalist Jones Abiri Charged With Terrorism
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:27

    [Premium Times] The Nigerian government on Wednesday arraigned journalist Jones Abiri for alleged economic sabotage and terrorism. […]

  • Nigeria: 47 Million People Still Practise Open Defecation - Unicef
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:16

    [Premium Times] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said not less than 47 million Nigerians still indulge in open defecation in the country. […]

  • Morocco: German Ex-President Horst Köhler Quits UN Western Sahara Role
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:14

    [Deutsche Welle] Horst Köhler, who was president of Germany for six years, has left his post as UN envoy for the territory of Western Sahara. His departure on health grounds leaves efforts to resolve a decades-long dispute in limbo. […]

  • Mauritius: UN Orders UK to End 'Colonial' Rule of Chagos Islands
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:13

    [Deutsche Welle] Britain separated the Indian Ocean islands from Mauritius in 1965. The UK and the US both have major military bases on the largest island. […]

  • Nigeria: Buhari Orders Ministers to Work Till May 28
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:13

    [Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has asked ministers to continue in office until Tuesday next week, a day to his inauguration for a second term as Nigeria's president. […]

  • Zimbabwe: When Will Fuel and Power Blues End?
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:09

    [Deutsche Welle] Skyrocketing fuel prices are adding to the misery of Zimbabweans, already reeling from indefinite rolling power cuts imposed last week. […]

  • Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do
    on 23/05/2019 at 04:38

    [allAfrica] In the run-up to the expected judgement challenging section 162 and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya that outlaws same-sex relationships, I am reminded of the Zulu South Africans who have a positive way of greeting. They say "Sawabona" meaning "I see you". The expected response is "Ngikhona", which means "I am here". […]

  • Algeria: Algeria and Argentina Certified Malaria-Free By WHO
    on 22/05/2019 at 16:34

    [WHO] Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognized by WHO as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. […]

  • Africa: This is How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free
    on 22/05/2019 at 16:33

    [allAfrica] Johannesburg -Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Morocco was declared malaria-free in 2010 which would have made the country the second African country to be certified malaria-free but it falls within WHO's "Eastern Mediterrean" region. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO Representative in E […]

  • East Africa: Marine-Based 'Blue Economies' Offer Massive Potential
    on 22/05/2019 at 15:41

    [allAfrica] Developing ocean-based resources in areas such as fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, transport and ports, mining and energy, could generate U.S. $20.8 billion a year for the 220 million people of the western Indian Ocean region, according to a recent report. But coastal and marine ecosystems will have to be preserved, and the adverse effects of climate change combatted if this potential is to be realised. […]

  • Mozambique: South Africa Decides to Send Chang to Mozambique
    on 22/05/2019 at 15:27

    [AIM] Maputo -The South African Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, has decided that former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang shall be extradited to Mozambique rather than the United States. […]

  • Africa: World Mourns Binyavanga Wainaina
    on 22/05/2019 at 11:27

    [This is Africa] We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke. […]

  • Africa: New Study Proves Penguins Are Key Indicators of Ocean Health
    on 22/05/2019 at 11:16

    [News24Wire] A new study has proven that African penguins benefit when there is a greater abundance of fish available and it can be used to inform fisheries management in future. […]

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia Begins Power Rations, Cuts Exports
    on 22/05/2019 at 10:35

    [Addis Fortune] The water elevation at Gilgel Gibe III Dam, which produces 46pc of the country's power, is at is 818 metres, 16 metres below this time last year. […]

  • South Africa: New Members of Parliament Take Their Oath
    on 22/05/2019 at 09:24

    [SAnews.gov.za] The 400 members from 14 political parties that received enough votes in the May General Election are taking their oath to serve in the Sixth Democratic Parliament today. […]

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