Category Archives: Medical & Health Care

AMNESTY SAYS EXECUTIONS RISING IN SOUTH SUDAN, GOVERNMENT DENIES IT

JUBA– Amnesty International accused South Sudan of stepping up use of the death penalty with seven executions this year including one who was a child when convicted of murder, and said another 342 people were …

ZAMBIA: CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULES LUNGU CAN STAND FOR 3RD TERM AS PRESIDENT IN 2021

LUSAKA– President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, Zambia’s top court ruled, finding that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit.

The ruling will strengthen Lungu’s hand at a …

DR CONGO ARRESTS ARMY COLONEL IN CONNECTION WITH KILLING OF UN MONITORS

KINSHASA– A Congolese army colonel has been arrested in connection with the killing of two U.N. sanctions monitors, a prosecutor said – the first member of the security services detained over the case.

Zaida Catalan, …

SOMALIA: BLAST KILLS TWO GENERALS AND SEVEN GUARDS

MOGADISHU– Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital Mogadishu, militants and an army official said.

Militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed …

SOUTH AFRICAN PRESIDENT SAYS NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE TO TAKE EFFECT ON JAN 1

CAPE TOWN, South Africa- President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday, that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) bill, which he signed into law late last month, will take effect from Jan 1, 2019.

“This is a …