Category Archives: General

Zimbabwe’s Doctors Strike Makes Mission Hospital a ‘Last Port of Hope’

MOUNT DARWIN, ZIMBABWE – With no end in sight to the Zimbabwe doctors strike over salaries and poor working conditions, desperate patients have looked to church-run mission hospitals for much-needed health care.

One such facility, …

‘Future of Gabon’ at Stake in Counterpoaching Fight

LOPE, GABON – Central Africa is fighting for the survival of the African forest elephant, with more than 70% of the population wiped out in the last 15 years.

Gabon, home to more than half …

Botswana’s Khama Hits Out Over Corruption Allegations

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana’s former President has hit back against corruption allegations, vowing to sue a lead investigator for defamation after he accused the ex-leader of syphoning-off billions in state funds.

After a decade in …

Egypt Urges Decisive Action Against States Backing ‘Terror’

CAIRO – Egypt’s president Wednesday called for “decisive” and “collective” action against countries supporting “terrorism” in an apparent reference to Turkey and Qatar, who back the Muslim Brotherhood group, which is outlawed in Egypt.

The …

Kenyan Safari Doctors Risk Al-Shabab to Provide Remote Health Care

LAMU COUNTY, KENYA – In Kenya’s remote island communities near the border with Somalia, the threat from al-Shabab militants has scared away most medical personnel. But one group of volunteers the Safari Doctors is braving …

Kenyan Safari Doctors Risk Al-Shabab to Provide Remote Health Care

LAMU COUNTY, KENYA – In Kenya’s remote island communities near the border with Somalia, the threat from al-Shabab militants has scared away most medical personnel. But one group of volunteers the Safari Doctors is braving …

Cameroon Measles Vaccination Team Attacked, Motives Questioned

EBOLOWA, CAMEROON Members of measles vaccination teams in southern Cameroon have been attacked and beaten by locals who say the serums triggered side effects that sent 12 children to local hospitals.

Many rural Cameroonians distrust …

Guinea Hit by Fresh Anti-Government Rallies

CONAKRY – Guineans took to the streets en masse on Tuesday, in the latest round of mass anti-government protests to hit the fragile West African state.

Around one million people protested against embattled President Alpha …

Zimbabwe Refugees in Botswana Return Home, But Face Bleak Future

GABORONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana has repatriated 135 Zimbabwean refugees, the majority who fled political persecution at the height of a violent and deadly 2008 presidential election. Some of the 700 refugees still remain in camp, …