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Horn of Africa’s climate-related health crisis worsens as disease outbreaks surge

New analysis by World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that the number of reported disease outbreaks and climate-related health emergencies in the greater Horn...

Omicron now dominant variant in Nigeria, Cabo Verde – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Omicron is currently the dominant variant in both Cabo Verde and Nigeria as COVID-19 cases are on increase in...

Africa faces 4th wave of COVID-19 due to Omicron variant – WHO

Africa is being hit by the fourth wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, driven by the Omicron variant, after recording the fastest weekly surge...

New Ebola case detected in DRC’s North Kivu Province

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, October 8, 2021 announced that a new case of Ebola...

146,000 Africans die yearly from tobacco-related diseases, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that no fewer than 146,000 Africans die annually from tobacco-related diseases. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for...

1.2m non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke yearly – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, says no fewer than 1.2 million people die annually due to exposure...

COVID-19 cases in Africa to top 4m this week, says WHO Regional Office

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says Africa is poised to surpass four million COVID-19 infections this week, since the first confirmed case on the...

New COVID-19 variants fuelling Africa’s second wave

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Africa as new, more contagious variants of the virus spread to additional countries. Over 175,000 new COVID-19 cases...

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Solar energy: NASENI to contribute 50mw to national grid by 2023

The executive vice-chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Haruna, has revealed the...
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Group takes Nigerian govt to ECOWAS court over illegal pipelines, oil theft

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government of Nigeria over “the failure...

Lead poisoning: Artisanal miners trained on safe gold processing methods

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development says it is training artisanal miners on safe ways of processing gold...

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Solar energy: NASENI to contribute 50mw to national grid by 2023

The executive vice-chairman of the National Agency for Science...

Group takes Nigerian govt to ECOWAS court over illegal pipelines, oil theft

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a...