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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 17th, 2014
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By MG Zimeta The recent outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has captured international public attention that seems disproportionate to the scale of the outbreak itself.  This is not surprising.  Ebola is a communicable disease – that is to say, it is transmissible between humans.  In this regard, ...
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In Congo
Apr 5th, 2014
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Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It causes bleeding from the eyes, ears, mouth and rectum and a bloody full-body rash leading to a quick demise. It’s one of a handful of diseases that are so deadly that governments consider it a threat to […...
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Nov 11th, 2013
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We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, ...
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In East Africa
Aug 30th, 2013
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At least 41 people have been killed and 27 others injured in a traffic accident in Kenya in which a bus veered off a road and plunged into a valley near the town of Narok, police say. Traffic police officer Samuel Kimaru said on Thursday that the bus driver lost control on a dark road […]...
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In Cape Verde
May 8th, 2013
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By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa, according to a new report released Tuesday.Somalia, Congo, Mali, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic are the f...
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In Nigeria
Apr 6th, 2013
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AT least 36 people have been killed in a collision between a bus and a petrol tanker in southern Nigeria. The tanker exploded after Friday’s collision in Nigeria’s Edo state, and most of the victims were reportedly on board the bus. Federal Road Safety Corps spokesman Jonas Agwu said thre...
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Mar 24th, 2013
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Traditional masquerades have one enduring commonality: they run backwards and forwards; jump up and down and generality create an atmosphere of chaos. At the end of their exertions, though, not much would have changed because both the masquerade and the spectators know one thing:  it is all drama. If...
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Mar 10th, 2013
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By Palash R. Ghosh, ibtimes Just a day after throwing himself a lavish $600,000 party to celebrate his 89th birthday, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe told local media that he’s “lonely” as most of his contemporaries have long since passed away, leaving him to deal with younger generations of...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 1st, 2013
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By Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin Almost half of the world’s population, comprising over three billion people, is extremely poor, surviving on less than 2.5 dollars a day, according to the Global Issues. UNICEF holds that 22,000 children die each day in some poor remote villages on the planet. Perhaps more...
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Feb 4th, 2013
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Mohammed Nassir MUCH has been said about Ethiopia’s astounding economic development registered in the past ten years. While the vast majority of Ethiopians and many of the country’s development partners in the international community have acknowledged the nation’s economic transformation, our opposit...