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Africa

6,00,000 people succumb to COVID-19 globally

While the U.S. leads global infections, South Africa now ranks as the fifth worst-hit country in the pandemic with 350,879 cases

19 Jul 2020 12:39 PM

There is no food to take these HIV meds with, say sex workers

Studies have shown that food insecurity is a barrier to taking the drugs daily and can decrease their efficacy

04 Jul 2020 4:27 PM

WHO study predicts virus could infect more than 200 million people in Africa

The predictions made by a WHO modelling study comes amid stark warnings that COVID-19 threatens of a health emergency in developing nations

15 May 2020 9:45 AM

UN chief urges Africa to take urgent steps to stem coronavirus growth

Guterres said the UN and African countries are working together in fight against the pandemic.

16 Apr 2020 12:02 PM

Improvement in AIDS treatment in Africa could make people complacent

Complacency a concern as AIDS treatment improves in Africa.

03 Dec 2019 2:55 PM

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344-year-old African Tortoise with 'healing powers', Alagba, dies

The king had employed two palace workers to take care of the tortoise. Its remains would be preserved for posterity, Ajamu added.

06 Oct 2019 11:59 AM

How hunters are protecting wildlife in Africa

Hunters turn gamekeepers to help C Africa's threatened wildlife.

30 Aug 2019 12:00 PM

Donald Trump suggests 'nuking hurricanes' to stop them hitting US: report

During a hurricane briefing, Trump asked if it were possible to disrupt hurricanes forming off the coast of Africa by dropping nuclear bomb.

26 Aug 2019 8:10 AM

210000 year old skull identifies as the earliest modern human remains

'Oldest remains' outside Africa reset human migration clock.

11 Jul 2019 10:17 AM

Al-Shabab extremists claim deadly attack on Nairobi hotel

Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday

16 Jan 2019 12:13 PM

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China reports outbreak of African swine fever virus

Protein powder made from pork blood detected with swine fever virus.

25 Dec 2018 5:39 PM

World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

The toilet crisis is most severe in parts of Africa and Asia facing extreme poverty and seeing a population boom.

19 Nov 2018 8:18 PM

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

Climate change is a suspected factor but no definite cause is known.

12 Jul 2018 6:59 PM

World's oldest colours discovered

The team from the Australian National University made the discovery.

10 Jul 2018 2:20 PM

Boulder-size asteroid disintegrated harmlessly over Africa

All three asteroids were discovered through the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, Arizona.

05 Jun 2018 2:45 PM

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France weighs how to return Africa's plundered art

From London to Berlin, Europe's museums are packed with hundreds of thousands of colonial-era items.

27 May 2018 1:47 PM

New weapon in malaria fight - a better bed net

The vast majority of deaths were in children under the age of five in the poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

15 Apr 2018 3:07 PM

Supermodel Naomi Campbell urges Vogue to launch African edition

The global fashion industry has attracted criticism in the past because most models for major designers and fashion houses are white.

02 Apr 2018 11:14 AM

More boys suffer online sex abuse than thought: study

The report added that the younger the child, whether a boy or a girl, the "abuse was more likely to be severe".

07 Mar 2018 12:10 PM

Scientists discover Egyptian dinosaur with ties to Europe

The new specimen sheds new light on Afro-European dinosaur ties.

30 Jan 2018 11:11 AM

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