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    17-Jan-2018 to 20:08

    Botswana wary of Zambia cholera deaths

    APA-Gaborone (Botswana) — Botswana has warned its citizens against travelling to Zambia after an outbreak of cholera in which over ten people had died since October.

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    17-Jan-2018 to 09:36

    Air pollution sickens over 800,000 in Addis Ababa

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — More than 800,000 people were affected by respiratory illness in Addis Ababa last year due to air pollution, said Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

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    12-Jan-2018 to 10:02

    Riots break out in Zambian capital over vending ban

    APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Violence broke out in the Zambian capital’s densely populated Kanyama neighbourhood on Friday as vendors protested a curfew and ban on street vending that were imposed by the government.

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    09-Jan-2018 to 14:17

    S/Africa on high alert for listeriosis as deaths, cases rise

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s health authorities have placed the listeriosis outbreak in the country on the high surveillance level, following the death of 61 people from 119 cases detected since early December 2017, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi confirmed on Tuesday.

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    04-Jan-2018 to 15:00

    Cholera claims four lives in Malawi, 158 reported cases

    APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — A cholera outbreak in Malawi has claimed four lives and registered 158 cases since November 2017, Health Minister Atupele Muluzi announced on Thursday.

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    28-Dec-2017 to 13:31

    Kenya bans smoking of Shisha

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Kenya has become the third African country to ban the sale, importation, distribution and promotion of Shisha.

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    28-Dec-2017 to 11:32

    Over 2000 Ivorian villages end open defecation - Minister

    APA-Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) — More than 2,000 Ivorian villages have ended open defecation, the Ivorian Minister of Construction, Housing, Sanitation and Urban Planning, Claude Isaac Dé, announced Wednesday.

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