Clinical trial into new TB testing launches in Georgia

TB Alliance has initiated a pivotal clinical trial, SimpliciTB, that will evaluate whether a new four-drug regimen can treat most types of tuberculosis (TB)...

AfDB, Canada commit to women empowerment in Africa

On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the...

UNICEF welcomes 180 children suspected of Boko Haram ties from the Military

by Ndidi Chukwu UNICEF welcomes today the release of 183 children from Nigerian Armed Forces, in Maiduguri, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. The release comes after...
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AfDB launches first Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa

Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening...

Islamist militant attacks rise in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat to...

Amnesty insists military threats won’t stop it defending human rights

The Nigerian military is increasingly resorting to threats, intimidation and smears to discredit Amnesty International’s work documenting the human rights violations it has committed,...

AfDB Adesina in São Tomé and Príncipe to strengthen alliances

The first President of the African Development Bank group to set foot on São Tomé and Príncipe, Akinwumi Adesina has arrived in the country...

NCD Alliance welcomes WHO report on NCDs

The NCD Alliance today warmly welcomed the Report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), Time To Deliver, launched in Geneva,...

Commodity prices to rise more than expected in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices are forecast to average $65 a barrel over 2018, up from an average of $53 a barrel in 2017, on strong demand...

Central Africa Region Ready for Africities Summit 2018

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) Regional Strategic Meeting for Central Africa, was held at Le Méridien Re-Ndama Hotel in...

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