Malawi MPs to table Ebola preparedness

Malawi MPs to table Ebola preparedness

Members of the Malawi Parliament are expected to discuss and look at the country's preparedness for containing the Ebola disease which is rampaging across West Africa.Parliament's ...

187 elephant tusks impounded in Yaounde

187 elephant tusks impounded in Yaounde

A truck laden with 187 elephant tusks was seized Monday morning at Yaoundé Airport's forest and wildlife station, reports say.The cargo apparently set for export was hidden in the ...

Liberia: ZMAPP drug cures Ebola-hit doctors

Liberia: ZMAPP drug cures Ebola-hit doctors

Two of three medical practitioners for whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had requested the ZMAPP experimental drug have fully recovered from the deadly Ebola disease, health ...

23 new Ebola cases in Liberia – Official

23 new Ebola cases in Liberia – Official

Liberia's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has released the latest update on the Ebola epidemic from March 21 to August 29, saying there have been 23 new cases of the virus in ...

Mozambique closes radio station

Mozambique closes radio station

Mozambique's National Communications Institute INCM) has ordered the closure of a community radio station, Radio Progresso, in the southern town of Maxixe, saying its frequency was ...

Morocco probes migrant violence in Tangier

Morocco probes migrant violence in Tangier

Morocco's chief prosecutor has instructed an in-depth inquiry into violent clashes in the northern Tangier district of Irfan late on Friday in which one sub-Saharan African was ...

Liberia Ebola latest: Civil servants’ break extended

Liberia Ebola latest: Civil servants’ break extended

Non-essential civil servants in Liberia have been asked to remain at home for another month as the government and its partners deal with the rampaging Ebola epidemic which has ...

Malawi MPs to table Ebola preparedness

Members of the Malawi Parliament are expected to discuss and look at the country's preparedness for containing the Ebola disease which is rampaging across West Africa.Parliament's Health Committee Chairperson Juliana Lunguzi said on Monday in Lilongwe that the parliamentarians need to look at measures which government through the Ministry of Health have put in place to prepare for any eventuality. "We need ...

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187 elephant tusks impounded in Yaounde

A truck laden with 187 elephant tusks was seized Monday morning at Yaoundé Airport's forest and wildlife station, reports say.The cargo apparently set for export was hidden in the back of a truck whose occupants have been on the run since the discovery. According to official estimates from the forest and wildlife station at Nsimalen Airport, the seizure is worth one hundred million CFA francs on the local ...

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Liberia: ZMAPP drug cures Ebola-hit doctors

Two of three medical practitioners for whom President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had requested the ZMAPP experimental drug have fully recovered from the deadly Ebola disease, health ministry spokesman John Sumo told reporters in Monrovia Monday.Dr. Sengo Omeoga and Physician Assistant, Kandy Kobah were discharged from the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Ebola Treatment Unit at the weekend amidst joyous scenes ...

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23 new Ebola cases in Liberia – Official

Liberia's Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has released the latest update on the Ebola epidemic from March 21 to August 29, saying there have been 23 new cases of the virus in the country.According to the Communication Director of the ministry, Rev. John Sumo on Monday, there are 13 new suspected cases, 33 probable cases and 23 confirmed cases since last week. Sumo said from March 22 to Saturday, August ...

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Mozambique closes radio station

Mozambique's National Communications Institute INCM) has ordered the closure of a community radio station, Radio Progresso, in the southern town of Maxixe, saying its frequency was interfering with air traffic control.It said the move was necessitated by jams to the communications of the nearby Inhambane airport, private newspaper “Mediafax� reported on Monday. According to the publication, the order had ...

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Morocco probes migrant violence in Tangier

Morocco's chief prosecutor has instructed an in-depth inquiry into violent clashes in the northern Tangier district of Irfan late on Friday in which one sub-Saharan African was killed and several others injured.According to a statement issued by the Chief Prosecutor several people suspected to have been involved in the violence have been rounded up and are set to appear before state prosecutors. The clashes ...

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Liberia Ebola latest: Civil servants’ break extended

Non-essential civil servants in Liberia have been asked to remain at home for another month as the government and its partners deal with the rampaging Ebola epidemic which has killed over 400 people in the country since March.A statement from the president's office in Monrovia on Monday ordered that junior civil servants should stay away from work for another month to avoid interactions that could aggravate ...

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Ghana road crash leaves 21 dead

At least 21 people have been killed in an accident involving three buses in Ghana's Central Region late on Sunday, reports say quoting witnesses at the scene.According to radio reports on Monday, the accident occurred on the highway connecting Accra and the second-largest city Kumasi as a bus driver was attempting to overtake a vehicle and crashed into an approaching bus, leaving 15 passengers dead on the ...

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Senegal: People encountered by Ebola-hit Guinean identified – Official

The people who have been in contact with the 21-year-old Ebola-suffering Guinean national currently quarantined in Fann Hospital in Dakar have been identified and isolated according to Senegal's Health ministry quoted by the Senegalese news agency Those who had interacted with the Guinean student are currently undergoing daily medical tests, according to the ministry which added that the patient is being ...

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City council shuts down recalcitrant night clubs in Zambian capital

The Lusaka City Council (LCC) has shut down 72 bars and night clubs around the Zambian capital that have failed to comply with minimum standards of hygiene and sanitation. A council spokesman said on Monday that the council had carried out inspections of various bars and night clubs around the city and found 72 of them wanting and shut down their premises until satisfactory measures can be put in place. He ...

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