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  • Tuesday 16 September 2014

    Kenya: Nairobi Meeting to Discuss Food Security Challenges

    The meeting preceding World Day on October 16, will debate why Kenya, like many African countries, are dependent on food imports, unable to feed its people on domestic production alone. This is despite Africa’s abundant land and resources.
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    CAR Congo: Prime Minister Calls For Reconciliation Dialogue By End Of Year

    Civil war in CAR broke out on Dec 10, 2012 between Seleka a Muslim rebel group and government forces, ousting the then President Bozize in March 2013, with the rebel's leader Djotodia declaring himself president, leading to a bloody authoritarian rule over citizens of Christian inclination for ten months before anti-Balaka a Christian outfit was formed to counter the brutality of Seleka forcing them out of power and Muslims to flee into the neighbouring Chad.
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    Nigeria: Boko Haram Now Targeting Men

    When it first launched attacks in 2009, Boko Haram mainly targeted Christians under the pretext of wanting to establish an Islamic state, but since mid-2013, the group has focused its attacks on government security agents as well as on civilians of both Christian and Muslim faiths in their homes, markets, hospitals and schools, killing more than 3 000 people in the north of the country this year alone.
  • Friday 5 September 2014

    Ethiopia: 40,000 Refugees from South Sudan Attempt to Survive in Flooded Camps

    The camp is located on flat, bare ground, with “black cotton soil” on which the floodwater pools and stagnates.
  • Thursday 4 September 2014

    South Sudan: Health Services Struggle to Meet Needs

    Since last December, health services in the country have been overstretched. “The lack of security has caused many health workers to flee.
  • 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.
  • Kenya: ICT Training Boosts Community Radios Effectiveness
    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.
  • Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Africa: Ebola Easier To Prevent Compared To Malaria, Say USaid

    Malaria is the leading killer disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, but due to increased campaigns to create awareness and educate the public on how to prevent it has seen the drop in number of deaths to reach controlled level as compared to 10 years ago, as same can be said about HIV virus which is the second killer disease in Africa.
  • Wednesday 27 August 2014

    Zambia: Succession Battle Heats Up As Doubts Grow Over President Sata’s Health

    Zambian authorities have in the past cracked down on political opponents and journalists who have reported on the president's long-suspected illness and frequent "working trips" abroad, apparently for medical treatment.
  • Tuesday 26 August 2014

    Africa: Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Multiply in Summer Sailing Season

    Witnesses described to IOM seeing the corpses of 18 African men in one craft that had to be abandoned Sunday 120 nautical miles from the Italian coastline, the same day after another 6 passengers drowned after a fishing boat capsized with some 370 migrants on board.
  • Monday 25 August 2014

    Africa: Two Term Limits not Enough for African Leaders- Chissano

    Presidential term limits, most often two terms, are a common feature of democratic constitutions adopted in Africa in the 1990s, but not all politicians adhere to a two-term presidency.
  • Monday 25 August 2014

    DR Congo: Ebola Outbreak Confirmed As Two Deaths Reported

    The outbreak of haemorrhagic gastroenteritis in Boende region has already killed 70 people in recent weeks before the two cases were confirmed as Ebola, say WHO.
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