President Ali Bongo returned to Gabon on Monday after a three-month medical leave during which a coup attempt was thwarted, two government sources told Reuters. His return comes a week after a small military group took over the state radio station. The move to grab power was quickly halted but exposed growing frustration in the […]

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In northeastern Congo, more than 600 people have fallen ill with the Ebola virus, and at least 368 people have died from the disease. It’s been difficult to contain the virus because of conflict in the region, despite medical advances, including a vaccine. The Democratic Republic of Congo is where Ebola was first discovered in 1976, when the […]

Striking doctors have today called off their industrial action after 40 straight days of downing tools, amid calls for continuous engagement between doctors and the parent ministry health to avoid unnecessary interruption of service delivery. Doctors embarked on an industrial action on the 1st of December last year pushing for among other things salaries in […]

Addis Ababa — Ethiopia has slashed maternal death by more than 70 Percent, according to Ministry of Health. The ministry stated that mortality rate of mothers was 1,250 out of 100,000, according to the 1990 World Health Organization Report, but has now dropped to 353 out of 100,000. Despite the decline, 50 percent of the […]

John Dramani Mahama, former President and NDC flagbearer hopeful ahead of 2020 elections has debunked reports making rounds that he has promised SHS students monthly allowances and gari if he returns to power. Describing the report as “fake and a figment of the writer’s imagination,” John Mahama also denied ever being in the Volta region recently. According […]

Authorities in Nigeria last year estimated that 30 percent of its population are believed to be suffering from mental disorders. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, stated this at the mental health action committee and stakeholders workshop in the capital, Abuja. A 25-year-old Hauwa Ojeifo runs an organization that is using a […]

Calls for the resignation of South Africa’s finance minister, Malusi Gigaba have intensified following the recommendation by the country’s public protector that he is disciplined for lying under oath. South Africa’s public standards watchdog said on Wednesday, Gigaba violated the constitution when he lied about the wealthy Oppenheimer family’s attempt to open a private airport […]

The United Nations special adviser on prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng has called for an independent investigations into what he described as ‘concerning atrocities’ in Cameroon. Speaking to the BBC on the eve of the symbolic declaration by separatists in the English speaking regions of the so called Ambazonia Republic. Over the past year, clashes between government […]

The first Africa Environment Partnership Platform opened on Thursday in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. The environment summit is the brainchild of African Union’s development agency, NEPAD, which is aiming to drive Africa’s environmental sustainability agenda and strengthen the continental architectures for sustainable environment management. Environment experts, representatives of African civil society, partners and media attended this opening […]

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