17-Oct-2020 to 13:06

Former Zambian leader diagnosed with colon cancer

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda has been diagnosed with colon cancer, his office announced on Saturday.

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15-Oct-2020 to 10:58

Gambia relaxes Covid-19 measures

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia government has relaxed health safety regulations against the spread of the coronavirus, declaring the opening of public places including hotels, bars, restaurants, museums, and gymnasia throughout country on Thursday.

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13-Oct-2020 to 10:41

Dealing with malnutrition in a pandemic

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Six months ago, the terms COVID-19, pandemic, social distancing, isolation and quarantine made their way into the popular lexicon. Another word that has also gained prominence during this period is malnutrition.

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05-Oct-2020 to 19:49

African Digital Health Passport: The Challenge of Personal Data Protection

APA-Dakar (Senegal) — With a view to resuming air transport and post-Covid tourism activities, the African Performance Institute (API) took a look at a webinar, on the issue of the protection of personal data in the context of the possible institution of a digital health passport.

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05-Oct-2020 to 16:24

Ethiopian football: Five national team players test positive for COVID-19

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Five key players of the Ethiopian national football team have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger, a sport official disclosed on Monday.

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03-Oct-2020 to 17:29

Ethiopia to vaccinate seven million children against polio

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia is set to launch an anti-polio campaign as of next Wednesday in the country’s 47 zones of Oromia, Somali, SNNP and Harrai regional states and two major cities.

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03-Oct-2020 to 09:07

IMF unveils $100m loan to help Malawi ride COVID-19 tide

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has unveiled an emergency loan of over $100 million to Malawi to enable the southern African country to strengthen its health care system and revive its economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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