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Global Fund raises $14.25 billion to fight Malaria, HIV and TB

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced it has raised $14.25 billion at a donor conference on Wednesday. The outbreak of Covid-19 had set back the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the past couple of years. The amount raised at Wednesday’s conference was the highest amount ever pledged for a multilateral health organisation. Despite… Read More
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French President hosts talks on Rwanda and DR Congo tensions

– – Amid increasing tensions, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a meeting between leaders of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Tensions have largely been related to the activities of an armed group called M23 in eastern DR Congo which shares borders with Rwanda. M23 had been dormant for years but resumed its attacks last November, making significant gains… Read More
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Public funeral for late British Queen Elizabeth II ends

– – Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was lowered into the royal vault in St George’s Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Monday. That brought to an end the committal service concluding the public funeral events for the late monarch. World dignitaries gathered together earlier in the day at the Westminster Abbey – the building in which the Queen was… Read More
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The British Monarch Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health earlier on Thursday. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change. With her death, her eldest son Charles, the former Prince of Wales, will… Read More
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Germany rejects renegotiating new reparation for Namibia genocide

The Herero and Nama ethnic groups in Namibia had rebelled against German rule in response to the expropriation of their land and cattle by Germany. The head of the military administration in the region, Lothar von Trotha, ordered the massacre in response to the uprising. The indigenous Herero and Nama people had to flee their lands. Those killed were people… Read More
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U.N. helicopter crashes in east Congo

– – A United Nations helicopter on Friday crashed while flying over east Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the crash saying the Humanitarian Air Service chopper it was managing went down near the city of Goma. The three crew members on board sustained injuries, according to Reuters reporting. There were no passengers… Read More
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Emirates to resume flights to Nigeria after release of funds

– – Emirates has said that it will resume some flights to Nigeria this month after the Central Bank of Nigeria released a portion of funds the Dubai airline had earned in the country. The airline had not been able to repatriate its funds from Nigeria and decided to suspend flights temporarily effective September 1. An airline spokesperson said flights… Read More
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Four German tourists killed in plane crash in Namibia

– – Four German tourists have died in a plane crash in Namibia, police said on Tuesday. The tourists, all from one family died together with and their South African pilot when the plane crashed. According to a police report the plane crashed a few minutes after taking off from an airstrip on Impalila Island along the Zambezi River. The… Read More
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Nigeria’s quest to protect millions of kids against deadly diarrhoeal disease

– – In partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), WHO, UNICEF and other partners, the Federal Government of Nigeria – through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) on Monday introduced the rotavirus vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Today’s launch is a critical first step in a push to reach children across the country with the… Read More
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Emirates suspend flights to Nigeria from September

The Dubai-based Emirates airline will suspend flights services to Nigeria from the start of September, 2022. The airline said it has been unable to repatriate its money from Nigerian since investing in flights to the West African nation. Nigeria has restricted access to foreign exchange, a move that has impacted the operations of businesses like Emirates. The country restricted access… Read More