‘Bloodsuckers’ Mania Spreads

[Nyasa Times] The United States of America embassy in Lilongwe has warned its citizens in Malawi of a ” large civil disturbance ” in the southern region, advising them to take special care when visiting places as the ‘bloodsuckers’ saga is getting out …

[Nyasa Times] The United States of America embassy in Lilongwe has warned its citizens in Malawi of a " large civil disturbance " in the southern region, advising them to take special care when visiting places as the 'bloodsuckers' saga is getting out of hand with its recent spread to commercial capital Blantyre .

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Workers Union, Govt Clash Over Interference

[Zimbabwe Independent] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has confronted government over its failure to streamline ministerial powers that interfere with trade union activities in the draft of the amended Labour Act, businessdigest has learnt.

[Zimbabwe Independent] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has confronted government over its failure to streamline ministerial powers that interfere with trade union activities in the draft of the amended Labour Act, businessdigest has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Social Media Surveillance May Not Just Be Urban Legend

[Daily Maverick] ANC top brass and the State Security Agency have been reciting identical and alarming anti-protest rhetoric. They’re uncomfortable with marches, such as those carried out this week by the Fees Must Fall movement; they suspect foreign i…

[Daily Maverick] ANC top brass and the State Security Agency have been reciting identical and alarming anti-protest rhetoric. They're uncomfortable with marches, such as those carried out this week by the Fees Must Fall movement; they suspect foreign influences of using NGOs and citizens to destabilise the ANC government. What should be making South Africans uncomfortable, is the SSA's interception of telecommunications to keep an eye on protesters, and increased calls for the use of social media surveillance. By HEIDI SWA

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Reps Advocate Free Drugs, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy for Cancer Patients

[Leadership] The House of Representatives yesterday, urged the federal government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers and also radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.

[Leadership] The House of Representatives yesterday, urged the federal government to provide subsidies for palliative care drugs and chemotherapy for cancer sufferers and also radiotherapy machines for government hospitals.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Inclusive Family Planning and Good Governance

[Guardian] It is heart-warming to note that Nigerian women are beginning to embrace family planning, a key component of maternal and reproductive health that Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) programme has to be serious about this time. The MDGs prog…

[Guardian] It is heart-warming to note that Nigerian women are beginning to embrace family planning, a key component of maternal and reproductive health that Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) programme has to be serious about this time. The MDGs programme failed the nation on this score despite a significant funding model the Paris Club debt relief negotiators obtained for the UN development goals including maternal health improvement.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Report Warns of Rising Newborn Mortality in Near Future

[New Times] Washington, DC -A latest report by UN agencies warned on Thursday that at current trends of child mortality, nearly 60 million children could die before their fifth birthday between 2017 and 2030, half being newborns.

[New Times] Washington, DC -A latest report by UN agencies warned on Thursday that at current trends of child mortality, nearly 60 million children could die before their fifth birthday between 2017 and 2030, half being newborns.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govts Commit to Reduce Deaths From Non-Communicable Diseases

[The Herald] Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the worl…

[The Herald] Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), primarily heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes, the world's leading killers. Governments endorsed the Montevideo Roadmap 2018-2030 on NCDs as a Sustainable Development Priority at the opening of the three-day Global Conference on Non-communicable Diseases in Montevideo, hosted by WHO and the Presidency of Uruguay.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

In Delta – Whereabouts of 4 Kidnapped Missionaries Remain Unknown

[Vanguard] Asaba -The whereabouts of four kidnapped foreign missionaries from the United Kingdom has remained unknown, six days after they were abducted by unknown gunmen at Enekorogha creek community, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.

[Vanguard] Asaba -The whereabouts of four kidnapped foreign missionaries from the United Kingdom has remained unknown, six days after they were abducted by unknown gunmen at Enekorogha creek community, Burutu Local Government Area, Delta State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria