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WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

Posted by admin on October 25, 2014

WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015

The search for an effective vaccine to fight the disease took on fresh urgency as the WHO said several hundred thousand doses could be available in the “first half” of 2015.

Tough test for ruling party as Batswana vote

Posted by admin on October 24, 2014

Tough test for ruling party as Batswana vote

Botswana’s ruling party faced an unprecedented test against an invigorated opposition as one of Africa’s most stable democracies voted in general elections on Friday.

European Union, Ebola aid, West Africa, Herman Van Rompuy, World Health Organisation, Marie-Paule Kieny, AFP,

Posted by admin on October 24, 2014

European Union, Ebola aid, West Africa, Herman Van Rompuy, World Health Organisation, Marie-Paule Kieny, AFP,

European Union leaders agreed on Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to one billion euros ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said.

Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

Posted by admin on October 24, 2014

Grace shakes up Mugabe succession battle

The arrival of Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace on the political stage has thrown the battle into the open.

UN moves to enforce Somalia arms, charcoal embargoes

Posted by admin on October 24, 2014

UN moves to enforce Somalia arms, charcoal embargoes

UN counted 161 vessels exporting charcoal worth Sh22 billion from Al- Shabaab-controlled sites between June 2013 and May 2014.

Two-year-old girl tests positive for Ebola in Mali, New York doctor also infected

Posted by admin on October 24, 2014

Two-year-old girl tests positive for Ebola in Mali, New York doctor also infected

Mali and New York have reported first confirmed cases of the Ebola virus.

SA leads talks to end Lesotho military row

Posted by admin on October 23, 2014

SA leads talks to end Lesotho military row

The talks may lead to partial amnesty for the man accused of leading the August 30 putsch, a senior official in Lesotho’s defence ministry said.

1,441 killed in Ghana road crashes

Posted by admin on October 23, 2014

1,441 killed in Ghana road crashes

In 2013, the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service said 2,096 lives were lost and 12,655 persons were injured nationwide through motor accidents.

Tanzania set for vote on new laws

Posted by admin on October 23, 2014

Tanzania set for vote on new laws

However, President Jakaya Kikwete has served his two terms in power and cannot run again.

Tanzania to vote on new constitution: State

Posted by admin on October 23, 2014

Tanzania to vote on new constitution: State

Tanzania will hold a referendum in April 2015 on a new constitution, the government has announced, a move rejected by the opposition