08 October 15

Cholera Outbreak in Tanzania Kills 54 Since August

Tanzania’s ongoing cholera outbreak has killed 54 people since August, according to the United Nations. A report released by the UN also shows 3,559 others have been suspected or confirmed to have contracted the infectious disease. The UN has voiced concerns
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08 October 15

S. Sudan Government Accused of Fresh Attacks on Civilians

South Sudanese rebels have accused President Salva Kiir’s government of carrying out fresh air and ground attacks against civilians. Opposition spokesman, Colonel William Gatjiath Deng, claimed in a press statement that the government carried out air attacks on Monday morning in
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01 October 15

Mutilated Tanzanian Albino Children Return Home

Five Tanzanian albino children, who were attacked and mutilated by thugs, are returning home after being treated in the US. More than 76 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania since 2000 – and many more mutilated – under the superstition
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30 September 15

New Somalia Army Chief Vows to Defeat Militant Forces

Somalia’s new Chief of Army, General Mohamed Aden Ahmed, has vowed to continue the country’s battle against militant groups. Speaking at his inauguration ceremony, the new army chief praised the work of his predecessor, Dahir Aden Elmi, and promised to
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30 September 15

UN Hails Tanzania Growth Progress

In a big week of UN meetings the international body has hailed Tanzania’s quick progress with new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a new set of global development goals set out by the UN, which come into effect
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25 September 15

Malaria Fatalities Soar in South Sudan as People Flee Violence

Malaria fatalities are “skyrocketing” in an overcrowded camp in South Sudan, killing three children every day, according to a medical charity. The UN protection of civilian (PoC) site in Bentiu is suffering a devastating malaria outbreak, with cases 43 times
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25 September 15

Shocking Rates of HIV in Ugandan Refugee Camps

Rates of HIV infections and sexual health awareness are at crisis level in Ugandan refugee camps, according to an NGO worker. The East African nation fights an ongoing battle against sexual diseases and infections – with 1.4 million people estimated to have
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22 September 15

Uganda’s HIV Beauty Pageant Stands Against Stigmatisation

Uganda held an HIV beauty pageant last week, designed to tackle stigmatisation against people living with the virus. As the nation’s long fight against AIDS and HIV continues, discrimination against sufferers is a major concern, where 7.2 percent of the Ugandan
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21 September 15

‘240,000 Face Starvation’ in Drought-Stricken Somalia

Non-government organisations have warned that more than 240,000 people in Somalia face starvation amidst prolonged droughts.

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21 September 15

UN Teams Up with Kenya to End AIDS Epidemic by 2030

The United Nations has begun working with the Government of Kenya in an effort to end the country’s AIDS epidemic by 2030. UNAIDS announced the move in a press release this week that proposes “fast-track progress” towards ending Kenya’s battle with
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