[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The activities in Africa of Russia's Wagner Group, the private paramilitary group which deploys mercenaries to support the Kremlin's foreign policy objectives, are coming under increased American scrutiny as the United States, Russia and China compete for strategic advantage on the continent.
Posted: March 24, 2023, 8:13 am
[CAF] Gabon coach Patrice Neveu says their victory over Sudan has excited him because his players played well and dominated the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
Posted: March 24, 2023, 7:53 am
[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and The Hague, The Netherla -- March 23, 2023 - As the world commemorates World Tuberculosis Day tomorrow, with the theme "Yes! We Can End TB" concerted efforts are under way to eradicate the disease which affects one-quarter of the world's population. The African Union (AU), through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), and the KNCV TB Plus (KNCV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at establishing a cooperation framework to support their shared goals to promote prevention and control of
Posted: March 24, 2023, 7:49 am
[The Conversation Africa] The arrest warrants issued recently by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his children's commissioner, Maria Lvova-Belova, represent the first time officials of a permanent member of the United Nations security council have been indicted for a war crime.
Posted: March 24, 2023, 7:43 am
[The Conversation Africa] Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and curable disease. Half of the world's 30 highest TB burden countries are in Africa. In many of these countries, TB is the leading cause of death across age groups, but especially among children. Globally, TB is the leading cause of death by any single infectious agent (above COVID-19 and HIV).
Posted: March 24, 2023, 7:37 am
[VOA] Washington -- Human rights activists say Uganda's passage of an anti-homosexuality bill could be the impetus for similar far-reaching legislation across Africa as anti-gay sentiments grow.
Posted: March 24, 2023, 5:47 am
[UN News] The head of the UN World Health Organization on Thursday spoke out forcefully against "misinformation on social media and in the mainstream media" which has falsely alleged that a new global pandemic accord being negotiated, would allow the WHO to override national sovereignty relating to a future outbreak.
Posted: March 24, 2023, 5:40 am
[Africa Renewal] 13 African countries among initial group to receive coordinated and targeted support in new global early warning initiative.
Posted: March 24, 2023, 4:22 am
[allAfrica] Nairobi -- Today's world is confronted with an unprecedented array of environmental, social, and economic challenges, that affect not only our local communities but also the global community.
Posted: March 23, 2023, 4:36 pm
[WHO] WHO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Daniel Ngamije Madandi, MD, MPH as Director of the Global Malaria Programme, effective 8 April 2023.
Posted: March 23, 2023, 4:28 pm
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