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Ethiopia's Tedros becomes first African to head WHO

Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected as the new head of the World Health Organization (WHO), becoming the first African to lead the United Nations health agency. Ethiopia’s former health minister received more than half the votes in the first round and eventually won a decisive third-round election on...

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Deutsche Welle journalist Niragira released by DR Congo

Deutsche Welle Burundian correspondent Antedisteste Niragira has been released following his arrest last week on accusations of spying in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), said the German broadcaster. Niragira was arrested by the Congolese intelligence agency on Wednesday while reporting in the Kavinvara camp, which houses Burundi refugees near its...

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The first eHealth Meetup in Tunisia
Source: Merck - May 23, 2017

* Merck expands its eHealth Meetup series to Tunis, Tunisia   * The First eHealth Meetup in Tunisia will take place on May 23rd 2017 at Soukra Valley in collaboration with MDI (Mediterranean Development Initiative)   * The eHealth Meetups provide a platform for the digital innovation community to discuss...

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Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50m

The Gambia’s former ruler Yahya Jammeh stole at least $50m from the state, the country’s justice minister said on Monday, in the first major anti-corruption move by the country’s new president. It’s the first time the new government of the west African country has put a figure on the amount...

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Avenir prometteur pour les métiers numériques en Afrique: Promotion à majorité feminine lors de l’étape du programme SAP Skills for Africa 2017 en Afrique Francophone
Source: SAP Africa - May 22, 2017

* Nos 63 diplômés se verront offrir des postes auprès de nos partenaires et de nos clients, leur permettant ainsi de mettre en application les compétences acquises dans un environnement professionnel réel. * Première promotion exclusivement francophone avec des diplômés du Maroc, de la Côte d’Ivoire et d’Algérie.   BEN...

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Zambia considers treason charge against opposition leader Hichilema

A Zambian court will rule on whether it will proceed with a case of treason against the leader of the opposition or not. Haikande Hichilema was arrested and detained last month for allegedly obstructing President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade. Opposition members say the charges are baseless and are evidence of increasing...

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Can famine in Africa be contained?

The United Nations is warning that more than 20 million people are in serious danger of starvation in various countries across Africa and in Yemen too. Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and South Sudan are all at risk. Famine has already been declared by the UN in two states of South...

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South Sudan: More than one million on brink of starvation

It has been three months since famine, which has been caused by a long-standing conflict between the government and rebels groups, was declared in some parts of South Sudan.   But areas outside the famine zones are also suffering from severe food shortages.   More than a million people in...

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