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    • Ramaphosa visits Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder

      APA-Mthatha (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a courtesy visit to the home of the founder of the multi-Grammy Award-winning acapella music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Saturday.

    • Double joy for S/Africa at Two Oceans Marathon

      APA-Cape Town (South Africa) — There was double joy for South Africa in Saturday’s Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town, with triple Comrades Marathon champion Bongumusa Mthembu winning the ultra-leg of the men’s se...

    • S/Africa’s iconic photographer Bongani Mnguni laid to rest

      APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — One of South Africa's most renowned photographers, Bongani Mnguni, who gained global recognition for his documentation of black people's struggles against apartheid, was laid to re...


    06-Mar-2019 to 23:05

    Niger: Six million children to be vaccinated against meningitis

    APA-Niamey (Niger) By Assane Seydou — Niger’s Minister of Public Health, Idi Illiassou Mainassara, has launched a meningitis vaccination campaign that is expected to reach six million children aged 1 to 7, APA learned on Wednesday.

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    06-Mar-2019 to 17:05

    WHO delivers medicines to trauma-hit Libyan city

    APA-Tripoli (Libya) — In response to increasing violence in the city of Sabha, southern Libya, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the delivery of trauma medicines sufficient for more than 400 patients requiring trauma care.

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    06-Mar-2019 to 16:23

    Uganda to host regional Ebola co-ordination center

    APA-Kampala (Uganda) — The Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, Wednesday released $500,000 from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support the creation of a regional common logistics services staging area in Entebbe, Uganda, to strengthen Ebola readiness and response in the region.

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    06-Mar-2019 to 14:13

    eSwatini injects seed money into Africa malaria fund

    APA-Mbabane (eSwatini) — eSwatini has become the first country to make a financial move into the establishment of an Africa malaria fund after it pumped in $357,142 this week towards initial costs of the fund, APA learnt here on Wednesday.

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    02-Mar-2019 to 18:32

    Malawi contains Fall armyworm outbreak

    APA -Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi through the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development said Friday that it has managed to contain the Fall Army worm outbreak in the 2018/2019 Farming season.

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    02-Mar-2019 to 09:57

    Sierra Leone: Government reacts to Ecowas court ruling on Ebola survivors

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The Sierra Leone government says it has begun engaging survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus epidemic with the goal of addressing their concerns.

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    28-Feb-2019 to 10:43

    Ethiopia launches revamped food, drug administration

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ministry of Health in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Ethiopia and the AIDSFree project held an event to officially launch a revamped Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration (EFDA).

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