Eliminating Diseases Through Vaccination

[Daily Observer] Vaccines have significantly reduced the threat of diseases that were once widespread and sometimes fatal. Today, more people benefit from safe and efficacious vaccines than ever before – and the list of diseases that vaccines can help …

[Daily Observer] Vaccines have significantly reduced the threat of diseases that were once widespread and sometimes fatal. Today, more people benefit from safe and efficacious vaccines than ever before - and the list of diseases that vaccines can help prevent continues to grow.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Award-Winning Wildlife Ranger Fears for His Life

[News24Wire] An award-winning wildlife ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that he fears for his life after running a campaign to stop oil exploration in the Virunga National Park and protect the habitats of the rare mountain gorillas that …

[News24Wire] An award-winning wildlife ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo says that he fears for his life after running a campaign to stop oil exploration in the Virunga National Park and protect the habitats of the rare mountain gorillas that live there, said a report on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Accused Person Smears Himself With Faeces to Avoid Trial

[Ghana Star] Proceedings at the Ashaiman circuit court was Monday halted for two hours after a-19-year old accused person who was to appear before it eased and smeared himself with the faeces in the holding cell.

[Ghana Star] Proceedings at the Ashaiman circuit court was Monday halted for two hours after a-19-year old accused person who was to appear before it eased and smeared himself with the faeces in the holding cell.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Aged Mugabe and Wife ‘Need Kasukuwere’

[New Zimbabwe] EMBATTLED Zanu-PF national commissar and local government minister, Savior Kasukuwere has been a “good dog for the First Family” and President Mugabe cannot fire him, controversial Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa said Tuesday.

[New Zimbabwe] EMBATTLED Zanu-PF national commissar and local government minister, Savior Kasukuwere has been a "good dog for the First Family" and President Mugabe cannot fire him, controversial Norton legislator, Temba Mliswa said Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Probe Minister Kasukuwere, Chiyangwa Deals – Opposition

[New Zimbabwe] THE responsible authorities must investigate allegations of potentially illegal land deals involving high ranking government officials when millions of home seekers on councils’ lists are failing to access stands for years, the MDC-T has…

[New Zimbabwe] THE responsible authorities must investigate allegations of potentially illegal land deals involving high ranking government officials when millions of home seekers on councils' lists are failing to access stands for years, the MDC-T has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Needs More Than a Sugar Tax to Get to the Bottom of Obesity

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has been wrapped up in public and parliamentary debates on the value of South Africa’s proposed sugar tax. These highlight that the growing obesity epidemic has been fuelled by people consuming high levels of sugar.

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has been wrapped up in public and parliamentary debates on the value of South Africa's proposed sugar tax. These highlight that the growing obesity epidemic has been fuelled by people consuming high levels of sugar.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zambian Journalist Released From Prison

[CPJ] Johannesburg -The unconditional release of Zambian journalist Chanda Chimba is a welcome end to the injustice he has suffered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chimba, who has advanced prostate cancer, was released on April 21 fol…

[CPJ] Johannesburg -The unconditional release of Zambian journalist Chanda Chimba is a welcome end to the injustice he has suffered, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chimba, who has advanced prostate cancer, was released on April 21 following a pardon on humanitarian grounds from Zambian President Edgar Lungu, Zambian media reported and Chimba's lawyer, Charles Lisita, told CPJ today.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Police Attack Protesters in Wheelchairs

[HRW] Video footage from Saturday captured a uniformed police officer in Angola’s capital, Luanda, until he falls to the ground. More officers wrench banners and leaflets from other protesters with physical disabilities. The police then leave the scene…

[HRW] Video footage from Saturday captured a uniformed police officer in Angola's capital, Luanda, until he falls to the ground. More officers wrench banners and leaflets from other protesters with physical disabilities. The police then leave the scene, as people struggle to help the beaten man.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Chinese Illegal Miners Abused Ghana’s Immigration Laws – State Attorney

[Ghana Star] The five Chinese and their Ghanaian counterparts arrested in March 2017 for mining illegally on River Ankobra at Dawule in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, abused Ghana’s immigration laws, a Senior State Attorney George S…

[Ghana Star] The five Chinese and their Ghanaian counterparts arrested in March 2017 for mining illegally on River Ankobra at Dawule in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region, abused Ghana's immigration laws, a Senior State Attorney George Sackey has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana