Swaziland: Weather experts predict weaker El Nino

Swaziland: Weather experts predict weaker El Nino

The Swaziland Meteorology Services (SMS) says drought El Nino is in its weakening phase even though it does not mean the country will be receiving good rains, APA reports on ...

Senegal: Le Dantec hospital lab wins distinguished global accreditation

Senegal: Le Dantec hospital lab wins distinguished global accreditation

The bacteriology virology laboratory of the University Hospital Centre (UHC) Aristide Le Dantec in Dakar has been accredited to ISO 15189 Plus Tm, becoming the first public health ...

Egypt: Biology teacher interrogated over autopsy of live rabbit in class

Egypt: Biology teacher interrogated over autopsy of live rabbit in class

Egypt's Administrative Prosecution has ordered the questioning of a secondary school biology teacher after social network sites circulated a video showing him performing a gruesome ...

Egypt to launch its first home-made pilot satellite in 2017 – Official

Egypt to launch its first home-made pilot satellite in 2017 – Official

The first home-made Egyptian pilot satellite will be launched in the beginning of 2017 within the framework of experimental satellites' program meant to serve scientific research, ...

Swaziland: HIV infection higher among circumcised men – Survey

Swaziland: HIV infection higher among circumcised men – Survey

A study has shown that circumcised men have a higher HIV infection rate than uncircumcised men since 2007 when the Government of Swaziland introduced a policy on male circumcision, ...

First complete ancient African Genome found in Ethiopia – Report

First complete ancient African Genome found in Ethiopia – Report

The first complete ancient African Genome has been discovered from excavations in the Gamo Highlands of Ethiopia, a Kathryn Arthur archeology team in Ethiopia announced on Friday. ...

Egypt soon to set up nuclear power plant – Official

Egypt soon to set up nuclear power plant – Official

Egypt has concluded planst o establish its first nuclear power plant in Dabaa, said Ambassador Mohamed Shaker, head of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs (ECFA). Shaker added ...

Botswana recognised for malaria fight

Botswana was presented with the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) award for achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for Malaria at the recent Assembly of the African Union, Foreign Affairs Minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi said Friday.Addressing a press conference in the capital Gaborone, Venson-Moitoi said ALMA held its annual meeting on the margin of the AU summit to celebrate ...

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Namibia battling malaria outbreak

Health authorities in Namibia's Ohangwena region were left scratching their heads following a malaria outbreak in the norther area, just weeks after the country was awarded by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) for having eliminated the disease.Namibia was jointly accorded the 2016 ALMA Award for Excellence together with Botswana, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa and ...

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Swaziland: Weather experts predict weaker El Nino

The Swaziland Meteorology Services (SMS) says drought El Nino is in its weakening phase even though it does not mean the country will be receiving good rains, APA reports on Wednesday.SMS Director Duduzile Nhlengetfwa-Masina says the country can only expect good rains in October this year. The prediction reveals that El Nino will completely phase away within the next three months, when the country will be ...

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SADC registers 10 cases of typhoid fever

Botswana's Ministry of Health said Wednesday that South Africa and Zimbabwe have recovered about 10 cases of typhoid fever in a development that calls for greater vigilance in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.The ministry said in a statement that the free movement within the SADC region makes it easy for the typhoid fever to circulate. It therefore reminded the public to be extra ...

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No detected Zika cases in Mozambique – Official

Mozambique's deputy national director of public health Benigna Matsinhe has said so far no cases of the Zika virus have been diagnosed in country.“We have no record of anybody with Zika or of any circulation of the virus. We are not sure whether the environmental conditions in Mozambique would favour the development and spread of the virus," the official was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The virus owes its ...

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Mozambican provinces hit by leprosy

Mozambican health authorities have expressed concern over continued cases of leprosy in at least four provinces despite the fact that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the country free of the disease eight years ago, APA learns here on Wednesday.The affected provinces, according to the country's Deputy Health Minister Mouzinho Saide, are Gaza (in the south), Manica, Sofala and Zambezia (in the ...

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S/Africa’s older men passing HIV to young girls – Study

South African schoolgirls are contracting HIV from older men‚ according to a study which urged the country's males to undergo circumcision to cut their chances of contracting the virus by 60 percent.The study, made available to APA on Tuesday, noted that with 400‚000 new infections every year South Africa was still the country with the highest incidence of HIV in the world‚ and the statistics for youth ...

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Namibia recognised for eliminating malaria

Namibia has been awarded the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award for Excellence in recognition of its ability to meet the Millennium Development Goals target for malaria.The southern African country was jointly awarded with Botswana, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa and Swaziland for eliminating the disease. President Hage Geingob collected the accolade on ...

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S/Africa receives African award for curbing malaria deaths

South African President Jacob Zuma has been awarded the 2016 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) award for his country's achieving the malaria Millennium Development Goal target of reducing malaria cases and deaths in his country, the Presidency has announced.Announcing the award on Sunday, the Presidency said the award was presented to Zuma, on behalf of South Africa, at the just-ended Heads of State ...

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Zuma commends S/African scientist for winning AU award

South African President Jacob Zuma has congratulated renowned South African scientist, Tebello Nyokong, for winning the African Union (AU)'s Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award, the Presidency said Sunday.Nyokong received the award at the just-ended AU Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the high office said, adding that the annual awards are given to African scientists who have ...

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