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Nigeria’s three-year milestone takes Africa towards polio eradication

22 August 2019, 11:10 AM

Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday, with health officials saying the nation’s progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early 2020.

Adhanom Ghebreyesus

DRC Ebola outbreak could go beyond country’s borders: UN

31 July 2019, 9:32 PM

The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and its spread to the dense population centre of Goma, underscores a real risk of a spike in the disease, perhaps beyond the country’s borders.

Pepsi and Coca Cola drinks

Study finds possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

11 July 2019, 6:29 PM

People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said on Thursday.

Ebola care workers

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

12 June 2019, 2:14 PM

A five-year-old boy who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Wednesday as two of his family members also tested positive for the virus after a visit to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Smoke rises during heavy clashes between rival factions in Tripoli, Libya.

UN says nearly 400 killed by Libya fighting, 50,000 displaced

4 May 2019, 10:06 AM

At least 392 people have been killed and 1,936 wounded since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive against Tripoli.

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