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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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Seven bacterial species may up HIV risk in women: study

The study also showed that the odds of HIV infection increased as concentrations of that bacterium increased.

28 Jan 2018 5:58 PM

Oldest human fossil outside Africa is dug up in Israel

Other archaeological evidence in the cave showed that the inhabitants hunted big game and used fire.

26 Jan 2018 1:15 PM

Man rapes two of his mum's goats, ends up killing them

Munyao is said to have dragged them from a grazing area for a sickening two-hour session.

18 Jan 2018 11:27 AM

Bleeding eye Fever kills 4, feared to be worse than Plague

Health chiefs warn spread of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever could be ‘catastrophic’.

16 Jan 2018 12:48 PM

Youngster from Florida dies of rabies after touching a sick bat

Six-year-old boy dies from rabies he contracted after being scratched by an infected bat.

16 Jan 2018 11:13 AM

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Girl dies of new eye-bleeding fever which is feared to be worse than bubonic plague

Nine-year-old died in central Uganda with symptoms of an eye-bleeding disease which could kill up to 40 per cent of those infected by it.

15 Jan 2018 2:50 PM

Cheetahs should be listed as 'endangered': scientists

The future of the cheetah relies heavily on working with farmers.

13 Dec 2017 7:23 PM

Single-dose vaccine may control cholera outbreaks: study

Cholera transmission is endemic in many areas of Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

12 Dec 2017 3:20 PM

Witness natural beauty on an African safari

Explore the natural world like never before.

04 Dec 2017 9:42 AM

Text-message ‘blast’ can expand access to surgical services

Some 5 billion people in the world lack access to safe surgery and anesthesia.

28 Nov 2017 7:27 PM

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New breath tests can detect various diseases

Scientists are trying to use this technology to "smell" diseases a human nose cannot.

08 Nov 2017 1:02 PM

Ebola vaccine found safe for children, adults in Africa

The deadliest outbreak in 2016 forced the medical experts to take some serious action to combat the disease.

09 Oct 2017 10:56 AM

Superbug's spread to Vietnam threatens malaria control

The drug resistance of these bugs is a public health emergency that must be treated urgently.

21 Sep 2017 10:07 AM

HIV/AIDS no longer the leading cause of death in Africa

Data released by WHO says HIV deaths decreased, while there is increase in deaths of patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

24 Aug 2017 11:10 AM

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Humans arrived in Southeast Asia 20,000 years earlier: study

A barrage of dating techniques were applied to the sediment around the fossils in a cave in Indonesia.

10 Aug 2017 1:44 PM

Shocking sex practices from around the world

Here is a list some of the most bizarre lovemaking rituals from around the world.

05 Aug 2017 5:00 PM

Study finds aardvarks suffering as African climate heats up

Aardvarks can be found throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

31 Jul 2017 5:09 PM

African girl in remission for 9 yrs raises hope for HIV cure

This and other recent, isolated cases of remission have given additional hope to 37 million people worldwide infected with virus.

25 Jul 2017 2:03 PM

Five key numbers on AIDS

Roughly 1.8 million people worldwide contracted the AIDS virus in 2016.

21 Jul 2017 2:12 PM

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Hungarian hospital helps injured birds back into the skies

Doctors at the hospital have been saving the lives of these protected birds since 1999

12 Jul 2017 1:17 PM

Man pushes black woman down the stairs for being late to leave, says its not Africa

Video showing South African filmmaker Sibahle 'Steve' Nkumbi falling down stairs has gone viral.

11 Jul 2017 7:00 PM

International Bikini Day: Bikini destinations around the globe!

If you are ready for a holiday these places should be on your list.

05 Jul 2017 3:40 PM

PM Modi woos Africa, says will be growth partners

The PM said India made unprecedented increases in capital investment in infrastructure, covering the railways, highways, power and gas pipelines.

24 May 2017 12:54 AM

How cobras developed flesh-eating venom decoded

Cobras are killers in Africa and Asia, and cause crippling social and economic burdens through the number of survivors who need amputations.

16 Mar 2017 4:43 PM

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Being one with the nature

Wildlife photographer Krishnan KP explains what makes him visit Africa every year and on the beauty of ‘Great Migration’.

22 Jan 2017 12:49 AM

Know more: An ark in ice

Tucked away within the biting cold of far-flung Norway is a vault that can save humanity from hunger.

25 Dec 2016 2:03 AM

No culling, MP’s fight against nilgai menace gets an African makeover

Capture-and-release method finetuned to tackle vermin.

13 Dec 2016 5:41 AM

A long road lies ahead for Unido-India partnership

India has been and will continue to be actively involved in the regional and global development initiatives.

23 Nov 2016 5:53 AM

Africa's 'male Barbie' is a social media star

Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, who goes by the name Bobrisky on SnapChat, makes his living selling skin-whitening creams.

22 Nov 2016 11:06 AM

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