Ghana: Medeama football club win FA Super Cup

Ghana: Medeama football club win FA Super Cup

Ghana's Medeama Sporting Club were on Sunday evening crowned winners of the 2015 season Super Cup following a 1-0 victory over Ashanti Gold FC. The FA Cup winners put up a sterling ...

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. ...

S/Africa committed to target of zero malaria by 2018 – Officials

Observing World Malaria Day on Monday, South Africa's Department of Health said the government has plans to eliminate malaria by achieving zero cases of locally transmitted malaria in the country by 2018.This year's World Malaria Day, themed “End Malaria for Good,” is being commemorated to highlight successes for controlling malaria and the plight of the disease around the world. The Department of Health ...

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Namibia wary of Angolan yellow fever outbreak, donates medical supplies

Health Minister Bernard Hausiku said Namibia is taking precautionary measures flowing the yellow fever outbreak in neighbouring Angola.He said the outbreak, which was initially confined to capital Luanda, has now spread to areas closer to Namibian borders. Part of the preventive measures is that all Namibians visit Angola would be given a yellow fever vaccination at all exit and entry points. Angola's other ...

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First Nigerian astronaut will be in space by 2030 – Minister

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Thursday in Abuja, said a Nigerian astronaut would land in space on or before 2030. Onu made the vow when the management team of the Defence Space Agency, led by the Director-General, Air Vice Marshal Victor Udoh, visited him. The minister said the Federal Government was putting all the structures on ground to ensure that Nigerian astronauts ...

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Malawi records over 1,000 cholera cases, 19 deaths since December

Malawi has so far registered over 1,000 cases of cholera and 19 deaths since the onset of rains in December 2015, a health official said Tuesday.Director for Preventive Health Service in the Ministry of Health, Stone Kabuluzi said the figures might look alarming but there has been actually a drastic reduction in the daily registered cases. “The reduction has been done due to additional vaccine donated by ...

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US, Finnish doctors in Swaziland for dental mission

About 12 doctors from the United States and Finland are in Swaziland for the 2016 Dental Project set to benefit 2,000 pupils from local schools, APA reports on Tuesday.The dental experts, led by Dorothy Steinert who is president of the Medicine Arm-In-Arm in the US, are in Swaziland through an initiative of the Mbabane Rotary Club and will be joined by South African doctors from Dundee town. “This is our ...

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S/Africa launches sex worker HIV plan

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that the newly-launched National Sex Worker HIV Plan -- which will provide anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs to sex workers -- is about citizens' rights and affirming the equal worth of all citizens – including ladies of the night, APA learnt on Monday.The Deputy President launched the plan in his capacity as the chairperson of the South African National Aids ...

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‘Next Einstein Forum’ building new generation of scientists in Africa – Minister

The Global Science Forum for Africa dubbed ‘Next Einstein Forum', whose first edition (March 8 to 10, 2016) ended in Dakar on Thursday, contributes to the advent of a new generation of African scientists, according to Senegal's Higher Education and Research Minister, Professor Mary Teuw Niane.“With the New Einstein Forum (NEF), a spark has flared up, and a flame has begun to rise, and Africa is on the ...

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Swaziland spent $6.3m on medical referrals in 2015 – Report

Lack of specialised health care services has seen Swaziland spending US$6.3million to fund patient referrals outside the country in 2015 alone, a government report revealed on Thursday.According to the Ministry of Health's 2015/16 Performance Report, the money was spent through Phalala Fund, which was initiated to cover expenses for people in need of urgent medical attention but cannot afford treatment. ...

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Science opens road to wisdom – President Macky Sall

Senegalese President, Macky Sall has told an international gathering of science activists in Dakar on Tuesday that the discipline necessarily opens the door to the acquisition of wisdom instead of it leading to devastating results.President Sall was presiding over the opening of the first World Forum for Science in Africa called the Next African Einstein being attended by his Rwandan counterpart, Paul ...

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Senegal and S/Africa in joint bid to boost scientific research

The Higher Education ministers of Senegal and South Africa on Monday signed a draft deal aimed at boosting scientific and technical research in their respective countries, APA can report. “Under this agreement, each country agrees to contribute CFA 125 million for the establishment of the Fund for Scientific and Technological Research (FIRST) in Senegal� Professor Mary Teuw Niane Senegal's Higher ...

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