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Gambia’s President loses General election , concedes defeat
​The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh is about to concede defeat, the electoral commission chairman has told the BBC. Mr...
How Conflict Diamonds from CAR Enter International Markets via Cameroon
Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal...
Kenya’s Primary school leaving exams released, Marked improvement in student performance 
By Brian Muthuri Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education, Fred Matiang’i has released the 2016 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education...
​ Word that Bank of Uganda had taken over the management of Crane Bank on Thursday came as a surprise especially with the fact that last week the central bank through their communication department director Chirstine Alupo issued a statement calming down fears that the commercial bank was in... Read more
​Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline on the outskirts of Warri, a city in the Niger Delta, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a community leader said on Monday. Two blasts were heard on the Pipelines and Product Marketing... Read more
The death toll from yellow fever outbreak in Angola has risen to 225, with an estimated 1,600 cases now recorded, Health Minister Luis Sambo said on Tuesday. Sambo told a news conference after meeting with World Health Organisation officials that the disease had spread to 16 of the country’s... Read more
The tiny southern African nation of Botswana is leading the way in treatment and containment of the virus that causes AIDS. It is exceeding goals for addressing the HIV crisis, well ahead of a deadline set by the United Nations. Botswana, with HIV infection rates of up to 25... Read more
In a tiny patch of tall trees and tangled undergrowth near the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Zika-carrying mosquitoes buzz around local people who are unperturbed by the global health emergency that the virus has triggered. “Zika? That one I have never heard about – what kind of... Read more
Guinea’s Ebola coordination unit has traced an estimated 816 people who may have come into contact with victims of the disease or their corpses during a recent flare-up in a village in the country’s southeast, a health official said on Monday. Guinea said on Thursday that it had discovered... Read more
The Global Fund, a partnership that sends HIV drugs to poor countries, says it plans to send an advance supply of antiretroviral therapy to Uganda, after the East African country ran out three months before the end of last year. Health activists say the shortage, which began last September,... Read more
Merck , a leading science and technology company, in partnership with Uganda Ministry of Health today kicked off a Combined Diabetes and Cancer Campaign in Uganda as part of the Merck Cancer Control Program. The program is one of the initiatives of the Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP). The... Read more
Talks resumed this week at the World Trade Organization in Geneva on the question of renewing the pharmaceutical patent trade exemption for the world’s least developed countries. Representing those countries at the talks is Uganda alongside Nepal and Bangladesh. At issue is a U.S. government proposal to impose a... Read more
The announcement was made during the World Polio Day livestream event in New York City. In total, Rotary gives US$ 40.4 million to end polio worldwide On the heels of historic success against polio in Nigeria and across the continent of Africa, Rotary gives an additional US$6.9 million boost... Read more