Experts Call for Review of Malaria Testing

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have expressed concern about tools used in diagnosing malaria after a recent study found a substantial amount of malaria parasites in children who did not show symptoms of the di…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have expressed concern about tools used in diagnosing malaria after a recent study found a substantial amount of malaria parasites in children who did not show symptoms of the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Editors Criticise Decision to Ban Mawio Newspaper

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports acted contrary to the law when he banned Mawio newspaper last week, the Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF) said yesterday.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports acted contrary to the law when he banned Mawio newspaper last week, the Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF) said yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How Vitamins Can Save Tanzania Over Sh650 Billion Annually

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Experts in nutrition say the government can save over Sh650 billion in revenue each year alone–equivalent to 2.65 per cent of GDP–if it invests heavily in the provision of vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, adolescent g…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Experts in nutrition say the government can save over Sh650 billion in revenue each year alone--equivalent to 2.65 per cent of GDP--if it invests heavily in the provision of vitamins and minerals to pregnant women, adolescent girls and newborn children.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Ya Toivo the Philanthropist

[Namibian] The principal of the Oshilungi Combined School at Onankali in the Oshikoto region has joined the chorus of people singing praises in recognition of the humanitarian work done by the late liberation icon, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

[Namibian] The principal of the Oshilungi Combined School at Onankali in the Oshikoto region has joined the chorus of people singing praises in recognition of the humanitarian work done by the late liberation icon, Andimba Toivo ya Toivo.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Museveni Aide Arrested for ‘Conning’ Traditional Healer Mama Fina

[Observer] The Police’s Flying Squad has arrested a senior presidential adviser on political affairs, Yekoyada Nuwagaba, on suspicion of conning traditional healer Sylvia Namutebi a.k.a Mama Fina of Shs 2 million.

[Observer] The Police's Flying Squad has arrested a senior presidential adviser on political affairs, Yekoyada Nuwagaba, on suspicion of conning traditional healer Sylvia Namutebi a.k.a Mama Fina of Shs 2 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Discipline Ministers Nantaba and Namuganza, MPs Demand

[Observer] Parliament has been sucked into the protracted public fight between two female ministers, with legislators pushing for in-house disciplinary action against the duo.

[Observer] Parliament has been sucked into the protracted public fight between two female ministers, with legislators pushing for in-house disciplinary action against the duo.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Maasai Land Loss Raises Tensions in Ahead of Elections

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kenya’s opposition leader has raised tensions weeks ahead of elections by criticising the Maasai community’s sale of ancestral land to other ethnic groups in an area hit by political violence in the 1990s, land rights exper…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kenya's opposition leader has raised tensions weeks ahead of elections by criticising the Maasai community's sale of ancestral land to other ethnic groups in an area hit by political violence in the 1990s, land rights experts said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How 50 Medical Experts Separated Conjoined Twins in 23-Hour Surgery

[The Conversation Africa] The successful separation of two year old conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital marked a medical milestone in Kenya. Other than South Africa, very few successful separations have been performed in sub-Saharan Africa. …

[The Conversation Africa] The successful separation of two year old conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital marked a medical milestone in Kenya. Other than South Africa, very few successful separations have been performed in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts operated on the twins for 23 uninterrupted hours. The Conversation Africa's health and medicine editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Dr Joseph Wanjeri about the surgery and post recovery of the twins who are home.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Good Governance Can Solve Political Conflicts – Belgian Envoy

[Observer] To end political conflicts in the African Great Lakes region, leaders should prioritise good governance and the rule of law, Belgium’s special envoy to the region that comprises Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania …

[Observer] To end political conflicts in the African Great Lakes region, leaders should prioritise good governance and the rule of law, Belgium's special envoy to the region that comprises Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

The Public Protector Cannot Be Trusted

[Daily Maverick] Why would we trust her when she has now inserted herself into a controversial debate about the role and function of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)? Given the delicate political moment South Africa is in and the many charlatans who have their hands on the levers of power, her intervention was naïve at best and deliberately destructive at worst.

[Daily Maverick] Why would we trust her when she has now inserted herself into a controversial debate about the role and function of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)? Given the delicate political moment South Africa is in and the many charlatans who have their hands on the levers of power, her intervention was naïve at best and deliberately destructive at worst.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa