Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambia fights breast and cervical cancers as mortality rate surges

– – Thandiwe Banda, the youngest first lady Zambia has ever had, was only in her 30s when her husband, Rupiah Bwezani Banda became the country’s fourth president in 2008 and ruled until 2011. Despite having had a relatively short stint in office, the couple and family might have still enjoyed the perks of being at the helm of the… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s campaign to get men to check for breast cancer

The month of October is widely referred to as the Pink month, dedicated to creating awareness about breast cancer. Across countries screening and treatment of the disease do take place but in Ghana this year, focus is being placed on men getting out and testing for the cancer of the breast. In the capital, Accra, dozens of women gather at… Read More
Africa World 

Diagnosed with cancer? Some tips for eating right

Cancer is one of the harsh realities of the world. Being diagnosed with a disease with so many possibilities can be a rollercoaster ride. The problem is that cancer usually affects the entire body in one way or the other. To fight it off you need strength, strength that you get by eating. However, one of the major problems with… Read More
Africa Featured Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe’s ex-President Mugabe died of cancer

The cause of death of Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has been revealed by the current President, Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mugabe is reported to have died from cancer after his chemotherapy treatment was stopped. Local state-run Herald newspaper quoted his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying that “In fact, when we discussed about the issue, it turned out that treatment had stopped.… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigerian scientist develops cancer drug from African plants

A molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University, Kano, Mansurah Abdulazeez has developed a drug that can be used for the treatment of cancer. The drug, the work of years of research by the Nigerian woman is however yet to be fully tested and used for the fight against tumours But this significant breakthrough by Abdulazeez adds… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenyan governors want cancer declared national disaster

Governors in Kenya have joined the call for the government to declare cancer a national disaster. They have urged the country’s President Uhuru Kenyatta to make the declaration to help mobilize resources to deal with the disease. The council of governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya made the call on Saturday days after ordinary citizens staged a protest to make a similar… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenya’s cancer crisis: Citizens demand urgent action

Kenya is getting overwhelmed by a surge in cancer related deaths and citizens are demanding urgent action. On Thursday hundreds of patients and service providers staged a protest in the capital Nairobi. They want the government to declare the disease a national disaster and allocate needed resources to fight it. At least 33,000 people die from cancer annually in Kenya.… Read More

President John Atta Mills of Ghana has died at age 68

Ghana’s President John Atta Mills, who was most recently treated in the U.S. for an unspecified condition, has reportedly passed away. His replacement will be sworn in Tonight., Questions about the President’s health had been swirling for almost a year. Regarding his frequent visits to U.S. hospitals – 3 this year alone – President Mills replied: ‘’I am going for… Read More

Wangari Maathai dies at 71; Kenyan environmentalist

Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa— Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa’s first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died. She was 71. One of Kenya’s most beloved figures, Maathai died Sunday after a yearlong battle with cancer. Her illness was not widely known until after her… Read More