Apr 25th, 2013
By Imogen Lamb, April 25 is World Malaria Day, a day designed to highlight a disease that continues to kill almost 700,000 people around the world every year. Most of the deaths occur in young children under five years old. RFI visits the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease remains endemi...
Apr 25th, 2012
Last year on World Malaria Day, we mourned the fact that one child died every 45 seconds from this disease. This year, we have managed to slow the clock. It remains a monumental tragedy that one child dies every minute from malaria, but we can draw some hope from the many lives saved through internat...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 4th, 2011
JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s advertising authority on Thursday ordered a Nigerian church to stop making claims on national television that it can treat diseases such AIDS through faith healing. The ruling was made after anti-AIDS campaigners filed a complaint against Christ Embassy, a charismatic ch...
In East Africa
Dec 29th, 2010
Uganda is planning to inoculate 2.5 million residents in the East African nation’s northern districts, where a yellow fever outbreak has killed 45 people and sickened another 183. The outbreak began in early November but was not confirmed as yellow fever until December 23 by the U.S. Centers fo...
Nov 30th, 2010
Mbabane, Swaziland – One year ago, in the small Southern African kingdom of Swaziland, 25-year-old Zanele Mamba was living on the edge. She and her husband, Mfanzile Dlamini, were HIV-positive and had already lost two babies to Aids. They lived in a one-room hut in Mkhulamini, 50 kilometres eas...