G/Bissau: Health minister issues Ebola warning

G/Bissau: Health minister issues Ebola warning

Guinea Bissau's Minister of Public Health, Valentina Mendes has warned his compatriots to remain vigilant and follow hygiene measures against the Ebola epidemic. She was speaking at ...

S/Leone: Former minister in court on rape charges

S/Leone: Former minister in court on rape charges

A former Deputy Minister of Education in Sierra Leone has denied charges of rape leveled against him by a woman who accused him performing sex on her without her consent.Mahmoud ...

US to finance conservation of biodiversity in Uganda – official

US to finance conservation of biodiversity in Uganda – official

The United States Mission in Uganda, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to launch the ...

Kenya: Translocation of black rhino suspended following deaths

Kenya: Translocation of black rhino suspended following deaths

An ongoing translocation exercise for the critically endangered black rhino to a new sanctuary at Sera Community Conservancy, Samburu County in northern Kenya, has been suspended ...

WFP warns that South Sudan faces worst food insecurity

WFP warns that South Sudan faces worst food insecurity

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the young country's history because of a combination of ...

Developing countries register marginal drop in under-nourishment -report

Developing countries register marginal drop in under-nourishment -report

The prevalence of under-nourishment in developing countries which measures the proportion of people who are unable to consume enough food for an active and healthy life – has ...

African ecological factors can be altered by current economic decisions-report

African ecological factors can be altered by current economic decisions-report

A new report released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and African Development Bank (AfDB) has warned that African ecological factors can be fundamentally altered by economic and ...

Nigeria lauds ECOWAS achievements at 40

The abolition of Visas among ECOWAS member-states, right of residence and establishment, construction of regional roads, as well as the maintenance of peace and regional security have been highlighted as some of the significant achievements of the regional body. A statement by the ECOWAS Commission on Wednesday in Abuja said that the President of the ECOWAS Commission Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, who made the ...

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G/Bissau: Health minister issues Ebola warning

Guinea Bissau's Minister of Public Health, Valentina Mendes has warned his compatriots to remain vigilant and follow hygiene measures against the Ebola epidemic. She was speaking at a reception of some batch of drugs offered by Brazil on Wednesday, as part of the fight against Ebola. “We want to warn people that Ebola is still close to us� she said, referring to the re-emergence of the virus in some ...

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Lesotho allays fears over military operations

Lesotho's Minister of Defence and National Security Tšeliso Mokhosi has assured citizens that the ongoing military operations which are being misinterpreted as abductions of soldiers are the legal activities within the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) mandate.The minister told parliament on Wednesday that the LDF command had discovered that there was a group of soldiers which was willing to defy orders of the ...

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Mozambique: Livestock movement ban after FMD outbreak

The government in Mozambique has slapped a blanket ban on the movement of livestock in the districts of Magude and Massingir, in southern province of Gaza following an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, APA learnt on Wednesday.Cabinet spokesman and also Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide, announced the ban after the weekly meeting of the Council of Ministers late on Tuesday saying that wild species are a ...

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CAR: HIV infection rate soars among youth

The Central Africa Republic has witnessed a rise in HIV/AIDS infections particularly among young people aged between 20 and 30, with 8000 new cases recorded each year, APA learnt from the latest statistics made available in Bangui on Tuesday.This was revealed at the launch of an anti-HIV campaign for the free distribution of condoms initiated by the Central Association for Social Marketing (ACAMS). The ...

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Seized rhino horns vanish from Mozambique police warehouse

Sixty-five rhinoceros horns seized by the Mozambican police early this month during a raid on a house in the southern city of Matola have mysteriously vanished from a police warehouse in Maputo, the local media reported on Wednesday.State-broadcaster Televisao de Mocambique reported that the horns were stolen on Friday morning. Police declined to give details since it was supposed to be impossible to break ...

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S/Leone: Former minister in court on rape charges

A former Deputy Minister of Education in Sierra Leone has denied charges of rape leveled against him by a woman who accused him performing sex on her without her consent.Mahmoud Tarawallie on Tuesday made his first appearance in the high profile case that occurred in 2013 when the victim, Kadiatu Bah, alleged that he raped her after luring her into a house in western Freetown. She claimed he promised her a ...

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Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya to discuss human trafficking

The governments of Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan are to hold a meeting to discuss the possibility of a regional co-ordination committee to fight human trafficking. The coordinator of Prevention of Human Trafficking in Uganda's Ministry of Internal Affairs, Moses Binoga told journalists in Kampala Wednesday morning that the trend has changed in trafficking people. While he said Ugandans were being trafficked ...

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Lesotho: NGO urges mobilization for male circumcision

Jhpiego, a non-governmental organisation working with the Lesotho Ministry of Health has on Wednesday in Maseru called for continuous Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC). The master trainer of Jhpiego, Dr. Rajah Kakaire announced that since they started their operations in Lesotho in February 2012, they have made significant strides since they had circumcised ...

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US to finance conservation of biodiversity in Uganda – official

The United States Mission in Uganda, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to launch the Biodiversity Conservation Trust for Uganda (BCTU), APA learns here Wednesday. The initiative is aimed at establishing a national-level trust fund to support biodiversity conservation in Uganda. A statement issued here Wednesday said ...

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