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Lagos News

Nigeria contains Ebola virus

Lagos schools to resume on 8 October Nigeria's health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu declared the country free from Ebola on 22 September, although the World Health Organization (WHO) is more cautious a...
Lagos News

Number of Ebola cases rises in Lagos

15 of the 19 Nigerian cases are in Lagos Health authorities in Nigeria say that another Lagos resident tested positive for Ebola but has since been cured, bringing the amount of confirmed cases in...
Lagos News

Nigerian doctors dismissed

Doctors strike in protest against sacking of colleagues As the Ebola virus spreads through countries in west Africa, hundreds of doctors in Lagos have protested against the sacking of several thous...
Accra News

Ghana bans West Africa flights

Ban prompted by Ebola outbreak Ghana has banned flights from other west African countries due to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed over 670 lives and recently spread to Lagos in Nigeria. The...
Lagos News

Nigeria on red alert after Ebola death confirmed

Restrictions at Nigerian airports, seaports and land borders Nigeria has put all its borders and airports on red alert in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola, after Nigeria's first recorded death of...
Lagos News

Possible case of Ebola in Lagos

Liberian man in Lagos suspected of having virus There are concerns that the Ebola virus which has killed 660 people in west Africa since February has arrived in Lagos. The state health authoritie...
Lagos News

Lagos on alert for Ebola

Health ministry issues warnings as virus spreads in west Africa The Lagos government has outlined precautionary measures against the world's worst Ebola outbreak in nearby west African countries s...
Addis Ababa News

World class medical centre for Addis Ababa

Project by Ethio-American doctors The foundation stone was laid at the site of a €100 million medical facility in Addis Ababa on 28 June by Ethiopia's foreign minister Tedros Adhanom. The h...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dengue fever in Dar es Salaam

Government allocates funds to combat dengue outbreak The Tanzanian government has allocated emergency funds to combat the outbreak of dengue fever in Dar es Salaam, where the mosquito-borne tropic...
Accra News

Ghana prepares against Ebola

Test on Ghana's first suspected case of Ebola proves negative Ghana has stepped up its health surveillance since the outbreak of Ebola in other west African countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Le...
Lagos News

Lagos bans smoking in public places

Penalties include fines and imprisonment Smoking is now banned in public places in the state of Lagos under legislation that came into effect on 20 January. The bill prohibits smoking in librari...
Accra News

82,000 children in Ghana die before fifth birthday

UNICEF call for greater awareness of hygiene Out of every one million children born in Ghana, some 82,00000 die before their fifth birthday, according to figures released by the United Nations Chi...
Arusha News

Swine fever outbreak in Arusha

Arusha city council has imposed a quarantine on the movement of livestock in a bid to halt the spread of the African swine fever virus (ASFV) following the deaths of hundreds of infected pigs around t...
Cape Town News

Illegal rubbish dumps in Cape Town

There are 985 illegal dumping grounds in the Cape Town area according to the city's administration which has promised to increase its powers to combat the crime. Cape Town is introducing higher fin...
Accra News

Ghana doctors shut down emergency services

All emergency medical services were withdrawn in Ghana on Monday 22 April as part of an ongoing nationwide strike by doctors. The decision to intensify the strike action, which so far has involved...
Accra News

Mama Ye campaign launched in Accra

The Mama Ye Ghana Campaign has been launched in Accra as part of Ghana's initiative to reduce maternal and new-born deaths. The awareness programme is being taken to help Ghana achieve one of its...
Lagos News

Lagos closes fruit markets

Lagos state officials shut down the fruit and vegetable markets at Mile 12 and Jakande (popularly known as Ketu) on 22 January, over failure to comply with the state's sanitation laws. The enviro...
Cairo News

Polio virus detected in Cairo sewers

The polio virus has been found in the sewers of Cairo, in what is Egypt's first case of polio since 2004. The World Health Organization (WHO), which has planned a vaccination drive in Cairo for 25...
Accra News

Major new sewerage scheme for Accra

Accra have launched a major sanitation and drainage project, in answer to calls from the nation’s president John Dramani Mahama for a seachange in citizens’ attitude to refuse disposal....
Cape Town News

Diarrhoea outbreak in Cape Town

A diarrhoea outbreak in Cape Town has resulted in the deaths of at least two children and the treatment of more than 2,800 others at the city's hospitals and clinics. Almost 300 children were admit...


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