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South Africa issues Cholera warning as death toll from outbreak hits 50

South Africa has issued a warning over Cholera outbreak after a winter outbreak left 50 people dead. Local media reported that most of the deaths over the last six weeks in the Hammanskraal community in Gauteng Province. Residents there have battled for weeks to access to clean water, but there have been several cases across the country. In many communities,… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

Nigeria confirms 80 deaths from diphtheria outbreak

Health authorities in Nigeria have confirmed an outbreak of diphtheria following the death of a four-year-old in the capital, Abuja. Nigeria has recorded almost 800 confirmed cases of diphtheria since last year, officials have said with at least 80 deaths. The highly contagious infection can cause breathing difficulties and heart problems and particularly fatal. Diphtheria, a highly contagious vaccine-preventable disease spreads… Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenya’s decision to lift six -year ban on logging criticised

Environmental activists have described Kenya’s decision to lift a six-year ban on logging as a bad move by the government. The ban has been in place since 2018 and was meant to protect the country’s forest reserve. Kenya’s President William Ruto announced the lifting of the ban on Sunday in a speech at a church event in Molo, a town… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana bans meat consumption in the north over anthrax outbreak

Ghana has banned the slaughter, sale and consumption of meat in its northern region over a deadly anthrax outbreak. The one-month ban also affects the movement of animals, such as cows, sheep, goats, pigs and donkeys. Officials have also imposed a similar ban in the Upper East Region to avoid the spread of the disease. One person has so far… Read More
Africa Namibia Southern Africa World 

Namibia: 13 dead after eating toxic porridge

At least thirteen people have died in a span of three days after eating toxic porridge in Namibia. Four others have been admitted to hospital in critical condition after eating suspected toxic food in Namibia. Report say all the victims are from a household of 22 people in Kayova village, in north-eastern Kavango region. Most of those who died were… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Climate activist swims Ghana’s Volta Lake to raise awareness about water pollution

A Ghanaian climate activist, Yvette Tetteh has completed her mission of swimming across Ghana’s Volta Lake. She spent 40 days swimming over 450 kilometers stretch of the Lake to raise awareness about the pollution of Ghana’s water bodies which is fast threatening their sustainability. Tetteh, an agribusiness entrepreneur started her swimming expedition from Buipe in the northern sector of the country… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenya: Mysterious disease kills 9 and hospitalises 80 others

At least nine people have died from an outbreak of a mysterious condition in Kenya. 80 others have been hospitalised from the mysterious disease in northern Kenya’s Marsabit county. Reports say out of the nine people who have died, six were adults and three were children between one and three years. The local media reported that most of the affected… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana gives approval to Oxford’s malaria vaccine

Ghana has become the first country to give approval to a malaria vaccine developed by the Oxford University. The African country at the moment is expanding its malaria vaccination drive and the latest approval would help shore that up. Ghana is already using the first malaria vaccine, Mosquirix from British drugmaker GSK which was last year endorsed by the World… Read More
Africa Nigeria News and Headlines West Africa World 

UK suspends recruitment of health workers from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has suspended the recruitment of health workers from Nigeria in an attempt to prevent a major healthcare crisis in the West African nation. The World Health Organization has placed Nigeria among 55 countries with significant health workforce challenges. The UK government has now placed Nigeria on the red list of nations not to be targeted for recruitment.… Read More
Africa Ghana Malawi World 

Most countries at risk of climate disasters are in debt distress, research shows

New research by humanitarian organisation, ActionAid International, has revealed a shocking 93% of countries at the forefront of climate disasters are drowning in debt. The organisation is calling for the most climate vulnerable countries to have their debts cancelled, along with a radical reform of the way global debt is managed, to stop this crisis. With countries forced to pay… Read More