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Africa’s health Paradox: Pneumonia is preventable but still kills 16% of children under the age of 5 (by Simon Ateba)

At least 16 percent of all children who die under the age of five, especially in Africa, are killed by pneumonia, a disease that can be prevented by a vaccine

By Simon Ateba Africa remains a continent full of incomprehensible contradictions. Take Pneumonia for instance. It is a preventable disease but still kills more children under the age of 5 than many well known diseases combined.  At least 16 percent of all children who die under the age of five,…

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A Call For Compassion: An Open Letter To Mrs. Chantal Biya

I write to you today, forced into exile and no longer in Cameroon, nearly twenty-four years later with a heavy heart

It is with greatest concern and respect for the future of women, children and people of Southern Cameroons (Ambazonia) that I greet you in this unusual correspondence. It is my hope and certainly my trust that this letter finds you in the best of health. I still recall the excitement…

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World Pneumonia Day: Pneumonia accounts for 16% of all deaths of children under the age of 5 years, despite being preventable and treatable!

To mark the final key date of this campaign, 25 Civil Society Organizations from Africa and Haiti continue to push policymakers through the media to take drastic actions to combat the disease (Cotonou, Douala, Kinshasa, Abidjan, Conakry, Accra, Bamako, Nouakchott, Abuja, Freetown, Kampala, Lusaka, Nairobi, Dakar, Monrovia, Port au Prince)

To mark the World Pneumonia Day, civil society organizations from Africa and Haiti are asking their governments to step-up to eradicate Pneumonia which is responsible for more child mortalities than any other diseases like AIDS, Malaria and Measles combined. Speaking at a conference on how to end Pneumonia in Africa,…

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Jwaneng successfully hosts Under 14 Coaching Clinic

This is part of Botswana Rugby Union (BRU)’s initiative to enhance grassroots development and empower its coaches at grassroots level

The Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) (www.BotswanaRugbyUnion.co.bw) conducted a mass Get into Rugby (GIR)/Re Ba Bona Ha (RBBH) coaching clinic and mini rugby festival in its Jwaneng centre on Saturday 3rd November 2018 hundred and sixty five kilometres West of Gaborone. The Festival attracted a massive sixty four (64) boys and…

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Joao Lourenco, the former defence minister selected by President dos Santos became his successor with over 61 percent of the vote, raised hopes of the restoration of human rights as he pledged to “govern for all Angolans” (from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC)

It was anticipated the new administration would ensure accountability for past human rights abuses, protection of freedom of the media and respect for freedom of expression, assembly and association as well as curtailing abuses by security forces

from JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC Such hopes have turned to despair as the same repressive state apparatus namely "homem dos sete ofícios" who is known as the man who holds many hats in Angola: General Miala (Fernando Miala, who came to be arrested during the Presidency of José Eduardo…

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Expulsion of Congolese from Angola aggravates dire crisis in Kasai

During the month of October, an estimated 360,000 Congolese have poured across the nine border crossings that the Democratic Republic of Congo shares with Angola

An estimated 360,000 Congolese have crossed the border from Angola and back into DR Congo during October. Most of them are arriving to Kasai, where the influx aggravates an already dire humanitarian crisis and risks fuelling new conflicts, warned the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). "The expulsion of Congolese from Angola…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Niger |

Ambassador Eric P. Whitaker Helps Launch “Zéro Palu! Je m’engage” Malaria Campaign

Africa accounts for about 90 percent of all malaria cases and deaths worldwide

On October 18, 2018, at the Congressional Palace, Ambassador Whitaker spoke at the launch of the campaign “Zéro Palu! Je m’engage” (“Zero Malaria!  It Starts with Me!”) to eradicate malaria across Africa by 2030.  The campaign is supported by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, which each year donates $18M dollars…

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U.S. Completes Three Health Centers in Amhara that will Serve 75,000 People

Over the past decade, USAID has built 22 health centers in Ethiopia

This week, the United States Government is handing over three newly constructed Health Centers to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau. The new health centers were constructed through U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).…

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U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Commitment to Increasing Efforts

Representatives from both governments devoted the morning discussing activities aimed at achieving the five-year Partnership’s objectives

Senior officials from the Governments of Ghana and the United States met on October 31 to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership.  The CPC Partnership began in 2015 and the first high-level consultation in 2017.  The meeting on October 31, 2018 marks…

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The Government of Kenya, AstraZeneca and the United Nations call for intensification of efforts in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Successful public-private partnerships, such as the Healthy Heart Africa programme, help governments to provide sustainable, affordable and high-quality healthcare for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Today, on the four-year anniversary of the launch of the Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) programme, the Ministry of Health, AstraZeneca and the United Nations Partnerships for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) convened a high-level discussion on the need for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to integrate NCD prevention and control more effectively in…