Medical/Health Care

Dr Lesitaokana Contributes Chapter, Co-edits New Media Studies Book

Head of the University of Botswana Media Studies Department, Dr William Lesitaokana, is part of 22 university scholars from Africa and the Caribbean who contributed chapters to a recently published book on media, culture and technology. Dr Lesitaokana not only contributed but co-edited the book with Hopeton Dunn of Jamaica but based in Botswana, Dumisani […]

Medical/Health Care

Speakers Highlight Critical Role of World’s 1.8 Billion Young People in Achieving Sustainable Development, as Economic and Social Council Youth Forum Opens

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Economic and Social Council Youth Forum reconvened today in a virtual format to mark its tenth anniversary, with speakers emphasizing the critical role that the world’s 1.8 billion young people can — and must — play in “building back better” and fulfilling the promise of […]

General

Nigeria’s Police Chief Fired Two Days After the Country’s Largest Prison Break

Nigeria’s police chief has been fired two days after more than 1,800 inmates escaped from a prison in the southeastern part of the county. Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu was relieved of his duty Tuesday while visiting the scene in the town of Owerri, where he called for the Biafran separatist group to be […]

Governance

Zimbabwe Court Jails Opposition Activist for Blowing Whistle During Protest

Zimbabwe’s main opposition party says the government is again cracking down on critics with a prison sentence given to 28-year-old Makomborero Haruzivishe. A court found him guilty of inciting violence, but rights groups say the real aim is to intimidate protesters demanding more financial support for the poor. That’s Makomborero Haruzivishe shouting at waiting reporters […]

Medical/Health Care

Cameroon Dialysis Patients Protest Poor Treatment, Equipment Shortage

Scores of Cameroonians with kidney failure and their relatives have blocked traffic since Monday around a Yaoundé hospital to protest a shortage of dialysis treatment.  Cameroon authorities blame administrative procedures and coronavirus disruptions for slowing the import of dialysis machines and medicines.  Traffic was at a standstill in Yaounde’s Melen neighborhood this week as hundreds […]

Medical/Health Care

West Darfur Tribal Clash Death Toll Rises to 87

The death toll from inter-communal clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur state has climbed to 87, with 191 people injured, according to the United Nations. Thousands have fled the state capital, El Geneina, where fighting has raged for several days between Arab militia and Masalit tribesmen. About 3,300 people fled the neighborhoods of Hay Al Jabal, […]