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  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Lesotho: ‘Coup’ Threatens Lesotho's future as deputy premier takes charge

    Lesotho, a mountainous state of two million people encircled by South Africa, has undergone a number of military coups since independence from Britain in 1966, suffering an ill-fated invasion by South Africa in 1998 when the "kingdom in the sky" was in the midst of another political crisis, reducing the capital to rubble and living at least 58 locals and eight South African soldiers died.
  • Monday 1 September 2014

    Kenya: HIV Prevention Pill Harmful, Warn Experts

    Experts have deemed this plan to be an act of desperation on the part of health ministry and which may lead to putting healthy people’s life at risk even more, than they are now; accusing foreign pharmaceutical companies for making Africa a dumping site for their unwanted, untested and uncertified drugs, with many of them using the continents population as lab-rats for their experiments such as seen recently in the war against the spread of Ebola virus in West Africa, where Zmaap drug by a company in USA is being used.
  • Thursday 27 August 2014

    DRC: UN Releases $1.5m To Aid Combat Ebola

    According to WHO’s statistics, Guinea accounts for 607 cases, including 443 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 406 deaths; Liberia 1082 clinical cases, including 269 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 624 deaths; Sierra Leone, 910 suspect and confirmed cases, including 804 laboratory-confirmed cases, 392 deaths and Nigeria 16 suspect cases, including 12 laboratory-confirmed cases, and 5 deaths.
  • Thursday 28 August 2014

    Africa: Global Climate Changes Pose A Serious Health Risk, Say UN

    According to WHO statistics, at current rates of climate change, an additional 250,000 lives could be lost per year between 2030 and 2050, with poor nations such as African countries continuing to bear the brunt.
  • Thursday 28 August 2014

    Kenya: ICT Training Boosts Community Radios Effectiveness

    UNESCO under its SIDA funded project themed: “Empowering Community Radios with ICTs” organized a three days ICT and Youth Mobile Training Workshop for 6 community radio stations across the county.

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