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Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

Angola Joins Solidarity Campaign For Gender Equality

The National Assembly Wednesday joined the worldwide solidarity campaign for gender equality, “He for she” The Angolan parliament’s accession comes as a result of the recommendation of the 39th plenary assembly of the parliamentary forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), held last year in the Kingdom of Swaziland to join the “He for […]

Cut On Trump’s Fund Puts Millions of Lives At Risk

Cut On Trump’s Fund Puts Millions of Lives At Risk

Millions of Kenyan women and children dependent on health care funded by a UN agency face a bleak future. The United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) receives funding from the United States, but Donald Trump’s administration on Monday announced that it will stop such donations. The fund provides care on reproductive health, family planning, newborn health, […]

Zimbabwe Floods Leave Villagers Stranded

Zimbabwe Floods Leave Villagers Stranded

Musa Ndlovu, 97, Sehelo Msebele, 35, and Siphiwenkosi Ndlovu, 20, are standing at the bank of a fast-flowing river. The three women are preparing to return home after a day spent grinding maize. But since heavy rainfall triggered by Tropical Storm Dineo, which left a trail of destruction across parts of southern Africa, damaged the […]

Why Are Millions Starving In East Africa?

Why Are Millions Starving In East Africa?

┬áMore than 16 million people do not know where their next meal will come from and children risk dying from starvation. British Olympic champion Mo Farah is supporting a charity appeal, launched on Wednesday, for more than 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Somalia where he was born. The Disasters Emergency Committee […]

Lake Chad Basin – World’s Most Neglected Crisis Rages On

Lake Chad Basin – World’s Most Neglected Crisis Rages On

On Friday, February 24, the countries of the Lake Chad region – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, donor governments such as Norway and Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, and international organisations are gathering for the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. It is imperative that they all come […]

3 Million Kenyans Need Relief Aid

3 Million Kenyans Need Relief Aid

Close to 3 million Kenyans are in need of relief assistance, official said. The Secretary of Communication and State House Spokesperson, Mr Manoah Esipisu, in his weekly address to the media in Nairobi on Sunday, said the number had doubled from 1.3 million in August 2016. Mr Esipisu attributed the situation to the drought that […]

No To Medicalisation Of Female Genital Mutilation

No To Medicalisation Of Female Genital Mutilation

A growing trend for midwives and nurses to carry out female genital mutilation (FGM) is undermining global efforts to eradicate the internationally condemned practice, experts have warned. Morissanda Kouyate head of the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices called for courts to get tough on health workers convicted of carrying out FGM. He also urged professional […]

Govt Extends Period For Handling Doctors Strike From 60 to 90 Days

Govt Extends Period For Handling Doctors Strike From 60 to 90 Days

The government has extended the time for resolving the doctors’ labour dispute from 60 to 90 days in a move seeking to compel the medics to end the ongoing strike. According to an advert in the local dailies, should the doctors accept the Ministry of Health’s return to work formula, it should be concluded by […]

African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support

African Voices Must Speak Up for Infrastructure Financing, Support

Lesotho is facing challenges in financing its Queen Mamohato Hospital, which costs U.S. $67 million a year to run, representing half of the country’s meagre health budget. The project, which the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation helped design, is a result of a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement between the Lesotho government and a South African […]

Sudanese Women Protest Against Austerity Measures

Sudanese Women Protest Against Austerity Measures

Groups of young Sudanese, mostly women, protested against the soaring prices of basic commodities in Omdurman, Wad Madani, Port Sudan, and Kassala today. In El Arda street in Omdurman, the demonstrators held banners demanding the cancellation of the recent austerity measures, the liberalisation of the US Dollar rate, and the return of subsidies on medicines. […]

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