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New study shows how a billion people suffer from high blood pressure

The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said on Wednesday, with...

21 die, 22 hospitalised in Cameroon after drinking local gin

Twenty-one people have died in Cameroon after consuming a locally produced alcoholic drink that can often be toxic, state radio said. A further 22 people...

Thousands of children risk dying of hunger in Nigeria

The UN says that overall 400,000 children in Nigeria's north-east urgently need humanitarian aid. Photo Credit: AP   The United Nation has announced that thousands of...

2016 ‘very likely’ to be world’s warmest year

High temperatures can lead to devastating droughts. Photo Credit: Getty Images 2016 looks poised to be the warmest year on record globally, according to preliminary...

Why Ghanaian frogs need a hero

Gilbert Adum leads Ghana's "Save the Frog" organization   Ghana is home to over 80 frog species, but environmentalists say the amphibians are disappearing. Now one...

[Photos] Update: Tanzania’s first lady discharged from hospital

Photo Credit: Tanzania, State House Tanzania's First Lady Janet Magufuli has been discharged from hospital. A statement from the government said doctors at the state hospital,...

Manhunt for suspect who gave children poisoned sweets in South Africa

Some of the sweets given to school children. Photo Credit: Yusuf Abramjee   South African police are hunting for a man who is suspected of giving poisoned...

Ghana battles another cholera outbreak

Officials in Ghana have raised alert over the outbreak of Cholera in parts of the country. Local media Starrfmonline.com is reporting that the Ministry of...

Better Imaging Brings Better Cardio Treatments in Algeria

Adults in Algeria face a greater than one-in-five chance of dying from one of four main non-communicable diseases. Top among these is cardiovascular disease. Government education...

Alarm in Ghana over rise in unsafe abortions

Unsafe abortions put women's lives unnecessarily at risk. In Ghana, the high fatality rate is prompting calls for the easing of the abortion law...

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Zambian athletes fight stigma against albinos, disabled persons

Lassam Katongo, a Zambian athlete based in the capital, Lusaka, shows off his trophies and medals earned from some of the international athletic games...

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn deal with global oil firms

The governments of Tanzania and Uganda on Sunday signed a long awaited oil deal with international oil firms—French Total E&P, and China’s Cnooc. The deal...

Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal...

The African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union's lead health agency,...

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a...
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