• January 26, 2023

New claims of ethnic clashes in central Ethiopia

Witnesses allege that several dozen civilians and fighters have been killed in the new clashes between Ethiopians from Oromo and Amhara groups in the centre of the country. The fighting would …

France recalls envoy to Burkina Faso after expulsion of its forces

France said on Thursday that it was recalling its ambassador from Burkina Faso, a day after agreeing to demands from the ruling junta to pull out troops from the former French …

Libya to sign gas deals with Italy’s Eni – National Oil corporation chief

Libya’s National Oil Corporation said Wednesday (Jan. 25) it had reached an $8-billion deal with Italian energy giant ENI to develop offshore hydrocarbon sites. “We have reached a deal with ENI …

Antibody treatment tested as new tool against malaria

Research in Africa found a one-time dose of an experimental drug protected adults against malaria for at least six months, the latest approach in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease. Malaria …

Uganda registers six new cases of Ebola in latest outbreak

Uganda on Thursday said it had detected 6 new cases of Ebola, raising the total number of confirmed cases to seven. A local daily reported on Wednesay that the death toll …

Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria raised $14.25 billion Wednesday at a donor conference attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, as decades of progress against the diseases are …

Uganda confirms Ebola outbreak after man dies of virus

Uganda confirmed an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Mubende District (centre of the country) following the death of one patient. The confirmed case, a 24-year-old man, passed away on …

WHO urges Africa to ramp up implementation of roadmap to curb meningitis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged African countries to ramp up the implementation of a new roadmap, which was launched on Thursday, to curb outbreaks of bacterial meningitis on the …

Health:Botswana becomes second nation in the world to reach UN goal against HIV

Botswana has become the second nation in the world, after Eswatini, to reach a landmark UN goal towards eradicating AIDS, researchers said Wednesday, in what health experts hailed as “stellar results“. …

Grandma gave me urine to drink, minor infected with HIV reveals

A 10-year-old girl infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV (name withheld), who was recently rescued alongside her 14-year-old brother by their neighbor and taken to Igando General Hospital, Lagos,Nigeria has revealed …

World’s largest civilian hospital ship “Global Mercy” in Senegal

The Global Mercy, the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, made its debut in Africa in the port of Dakar where it will stay for four weeks to train health professionals, an …

Health:WHO warns of major measles, polio outbreaks

Reported cases of measles have exploded by nearly 80% worldwide in the first two months of the year, the World Health Organization and UNICEF announced Wednesday. The WHO has been sounding …

Malawi to launch polio vaccination campaign

Malawi will launch on Sunday a nationwide campaign to vaccinate kids against Polio after a case was recorded in February. Africa was declared free of wild poliovirus in 2020. If over …