Zambian President Edgar Lungu participates in a discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South…
Rising temperatures and prolonged droughts mean Zambia needs to take urgent action to stem the effects of climate change, President Edgar Lungu told VOA
Peter Clottey
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 21:54
Doctors and medical staff march to Zimbabwe's Parliament on September 19, 2019 in Harare with a petition demanding the safe…
An untold number of Zimbabweans have been turned away from public medical facilities since Sept. 3, when just more than 500 junior doctors went on strike, demanding better wages as well as equipment and supplies for treating patients
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Fri, 10/04/2019 - 20:05
In this Oct. 7, 2018 photo, Cameroon's Incumbent President Paul Biya waits to casts his vote during the presidential elections in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Separatists said calm can only return if leaders sentenced to life in prison are unconditionally freed
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 17:08
FILE - A smoke plume rises in Tajoura, south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, June 29, 2019, following a reported airstrike.
Russians are reported to have been killed while they were fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the military general most associated with the rule of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi
Jamie Dettmer
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 14:35
Patients suffering from cholera receive treatment inside a tent converted into a temporary field hospital near the remote village of Dor in the Awerial county in south-central Sudan, April 28, 2017.
Cholera is a water-borne disease, so more than half of the $20 million is expected to go to water, sanitation and hygiene interventions
Lisa Schlein
Fri, 10/04/2019 - 13:25
In this Oct. 6, 2017 photo, boats sail on the Nile River in Cairo, Egypt. Tensions between Egypt and upstream Nile basin…
Ministers of 3 key Nile Basin countries meet in Sudan's capital, seeking to resolve differences over Ethiopian dam
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Fri, 10/04/2019 - 12:11
FILE - Children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Islamist group Boko Haram are seen at a refugee camp in Yola, May 5, 2015.
It is not clear how many children in total have been drawn into armed groups, including Boko Haram, or how they have been recruited
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 21:58
FILE - A nurse prepares a vaccine against Ebola in Goma, DRC, Aug. 7, 2019.
The African nation says it has investigated 28 cases, but the US and Britain issued travel advisories
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 20:51
Ntahombaye Melania reaches up to greet her husband Misago Alexis, who fled Burundi in 2015, as he arrives in the bus to the Gisuru border in Ruyigi, Burundi, Oct. 3, 2019.
Burundi-Tanzania pact calls for nearly 200,000 Burundi refugees to go home, though some fear insecurity
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 19:20
FILE - A Nigeria Police Force flag flies outside the Louis Edet House, headquarters of the police in Abuja, Nigeria, Dec. 5, 2017.
Last month, a UN special rapporteur described Nigeria as a 'pressure cooker of internal conflict' due to security problems and what it said was an excessive use of lethal force by police and military
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 16:56
FILE - Three-year-old Fatime Mahamat, suffering from severe malnutrition, cries as she rests in a nutritional health clinic run with the support of UNICEF, in Mao, Chad, Nov. 4, 2012.
The IRC is using a new approach to treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition, one that contrasts with the widespread method using two different products administered by two different agencies
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:32
FILE - Singer turned politician Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, arrives for a press conference, held at his home in Magere in the outskirts of Kampala, July 24, 2019.
Bobi Wine, 37, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, has rattled the government since becoming a legislator in 2017
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:51
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari shakes hands with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa during a news conference after a meeting, in Pretoria, South Africa, Oct. 3, 2019.
Stronger together: African giants Nigeria and South Africa vow to cooperate economically and to take 'concrete' steps against anti-immigrant violence
Anita Powell
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:41
Blue Nile State Conflict Could Have Multiple Effects
Latest reports from Sudan’s Health Ministry put the number of confirmed cholera cases at 215, including eight deaths
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 10:34
A man picks up a private daily newspaper with a headline on the striking government doctors in Harare, Zimbabwe, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
Roughly 200 would join at least 500 junior doctors walking off jobs at public hospitals to protest wages and lack of medical supplies, equipment
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 03:02