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Zambia declares curfew in Lusaka slum struck by cholera

The Zambian Government has declared a curfew in a poor Lusaka township badly affected by a cholera outbreak that has killed 58 people across the country since September.

Zambia cholera crisis bites as some churches cancel all services

Zambia’s cholera crisis which started in October 2017 continues to affect the lives of people in the southern African country.

Oral vaccination against cholera to commence in Zambia

Authorities in Zambia will by Monday commence an oral cholera vaccination exercise as part of efforts to tackle the waterborne disease which has broken out especially in Lusaka, the country’s capital.

Cholera outbreak in Zambia delays 2018 schools calendar

The Zambian government has announced that the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera.

Zambia threatens to shut down private centres over compulsory HIV testing policy

The Zambian health ministry has threatened to shut down private health centres that refuse to implement a recently announced government policy of compulsory HIV and Aids testing, says a report.

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About 40 people remain trapped in Liberian gold mine

Fellow miners have been using their bare hands to remove debris in an effort to free some 40 gold miners who have been trapped for a week, a spokesperson for Liberia's disaster management agency said on Sunday.

APGA alleges plot by PDP to rig Abia elections

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia says it has uncovered the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) grand plot to rig the general elections in the state.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa: Movement restriction during elections is illegal

Activist lawyer, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has warned the police against restricting human and vehicular movements on election days, saying it is unconstitutional.
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Election: PDP, APC trade words over withdrawal of INEC sensitive materials

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti, on Sunday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), of alleged plan to rig the Presidential and National Assembly elections in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC).

NCDC: Nigeria exceeds emergency threshold for Lassa fever

With 136 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, 31 death and 22.8 percent fatality rate, the Nigeria Center Disease Control (NCDC), said that Nigeria has exceeded the emergency threshold for Lassa fever.