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Africa

'White Masai' brings fertility to Tanzania

Sevde Sevan Usak, a 48 years old traveler who is dedicated to taking pictures of her life lives in Istanbul. Usak, who traveled to 74 countries and made photographs of nature for newspapers and magazines, found her way to Tanzania, where she met her love five years ago.

 

Nigeria cancels signing of Africa free trade deal

Nigeria has officially put off signing the framework agreement for establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) following protests by major labor unions which warned that the deal would harm the local economy. 
 
The country's foreign ministry spokesman said in a statement Sunday night that President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his trip to the Rwandan capital Kigali where African heads of state were scheduled to ink the agreement this week.
 
 

Ebola death toll rises to 1,229 in West Africa: WHO

Source : Presstv / 20 Aug 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of deaths from the Ebola outbreak in four West African nations has climbed to 1,229.

The UN health agency said on Tuesday that death toll jumped between August 14 and 16, the period which registered 113 new cases.

 

West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013

Source : Reuters / 12 Aug 2014

The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to Aug. 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday.

 

Middle East economies need to grow 6.5% in seven years to reduce unemployment

Source : Middle East Monitor / 11 Aug 2014

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region needs to grow at 6.5 per cent annually in order to provide 30 million jobs over seven years in the period between 2014 and 2020, so as to reduce the high unemployment rates in the region.

 

Ebola Continues to Spread in Liberia

Source : WHO / 10 Jul 2014

Community leaders in three counties in Liberia – Montserrado, Margibi, and Lofa – are receiving information sessions on Ebola as part of the effort to contain the disease. WHO is supporting the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to conduct these sessions on the basics of the disease, how it is transmitted and what people can do to help authorities contain the disease. In the orientation sessions, printed materials are distributed and footage is shown on topics like treatment and holding centres, proper burial of the dead, and others.

 

New Zambian law to allow police to prosecute smokers

Source : AA / 22 Apr 2014

A new law in Zambia will allow local police officers to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating a recent ban on smoking in public places.

"One of the reasons why we have outlawed smoking in public places is that we desire to halt non-contagious disease associated with smoking," Local Government Housing Minister Emmanuel Chenda told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview.

 

Over 57% of Ethiopians have safe drinking water: UNICEF

Source : AA / 22 Mar 2014

Over 57 percent of Ethiopia's population has access to safe drinking water, the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, while noting that improved sanitation in the Horn of Africa country was not enough.

In a statement, UNICEF said more than half of Ethiopian households (54 percent) had access to improved sources of drinking water, compared to 35 percent in 2005 and only 25 percent in 2000.

 

Rhino poaching toll reaches new high

Source : Newsrt / 21 Mar 2014

A famed scientist and founding former chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service urged Kenya's president on Wednesday to invoke emergency measures to protect the country's elephants and rhinos from a poaching crisis sweeping Africa.

 

Four in 10 South Sudanese need aid but violence blocks access - U.N.

By Katy Migiro / Trust.org / 06 Mar 2014

More than 40 percent of South Sudan’s population need emergency assistance such as food or water, the U.N. said, but ongoing battles mean only a minority are within reach.

The conflict in the world's youngest country erupted late last year between troops backing President Salva Kiir and soldiers loyal to his sacked vice president Riek Machar. Thousands of civilians have been killed in the violence in the oil-producing nation.

 
 

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