Category Archives: Health

Alleged Mastermind of Ethiopia State Coup Shot and Killed

The alleged leader of Saturday’s coup attempt in Ethiopia’s northern Amhara state has been shot and killed.

A reporter in the state capital, Bahir Dar, told VOA’s Horn of Africa service that General AsamnewTsige was …

Malawi Broadcasters, Media Freedom Group Criticize Call-In Shows Suspension

BLANTYRE – Supporters of press freedom in Malawi are denouncing a government order suspending all radio and television call-in programs. Malawi’s Communications Regulatory Authority issued the order on Friday, saying it is concerned that the …

Mozambique: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets the child cyclone survivors who’ve lost everything

Visiting storm-ravaged Mozambique, UN Children’s Fund Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom, listened to devastating stories of children who lost everything in Cyclone Idai, while observing on Thursday that UNICEF-built safe spaces have given them a sense …

UN Renews South Sudan Arms Embargo

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council renewed sanctions on South Sudan Thursday for another year, including an arms embargo. But none of the council’s three African members supported the measure.

Last year, after earlier failed …

Strikers in Sudan Push Military to Cede Power

KHARTOUM Chanting anti-government slogans, workers lined up outside the upscale al-Waha shopping center in downtown Khartoum, demanding an end to the country’s 30-year military rule.

“Our martyrs lost their lives,” they shouted, referring to the …

Strikers in Sudan Push Military to Cede Power

KHARTOUM Chanting anti-government slogans, workers lined up outside the upscale al-Waha shopping center in downtown Khartoum, demanding an end to the country’s 30-year military rule.

“Our martyrs lost their lives,” they shouted, referring to the …

Ghana Just Scratching Surface of Illegal Gold Mining

EASTERN REGION, GHANA Only the chirping of birds and insects break the silence at a gold mining site in the Eastern Region of Ghana, right at the foot of the Atewa forest reserve.

Caterpillar excavators …

East African Countries Move to Ban Skin-Bleaching Products

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN East African countries moved a step closer to approving a ban on skin-bleaching products.

The East African Legislative Assembly passed a resolution this month to ban the manufacture and importation of soaps, …

World Bank Group Debars Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Co., Ltd.

WASHINGTON, The World Bank today announced the 20-month debarment of China-based Jiangsu Zhongtian Technology Co., Ltd. (ZTT), a company that manufactures and distributes fiber optic cable, in connection with fraudulent practices under the Lusaka Transmission …