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Sudan protesters remain resilient, but President al-Bashir unbowed

Sudanese protester Osman Sulaiman has taken to the streets of Khartoum chanting "overthrow, overthrow" almost daily since demonstrations erupted against President Omar al-Bashir's iron-fisted rule in December.
Sudanese men shout slogans during an anti-government protest following Friday noon prayers on January 18, 2019 outside a mosque in Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman. – Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread. The rallies have since escalated into broader demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted rule and triggered clashes with the security forces. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan protest organisers vow to oust President Omar al-Bashir

Organizers of anti-government demonstrations in Sudan have reiterated their determination to continue mobilizing people until they overthrow the regime, excluding any dialogue with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Two men face trial over alleged operation of fake clinic, impersonation

Two men, Paul Kahomen and Ettenne Hounsa, who allegedly set-up a clinic and pretended to be doctors appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Tuesday.
Sudanese men shout slogans during an anti-government protest following Friday noon prayers on January 18, 2019 outside a mosque in Khartoum’s twin city Omdurman. – Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on December 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread. The rallies have since escalated into broader demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir’s three decades of iron-fisted rule and triggered clashes with the security forces. (Photo by – / AFP)

Sudan’s doctors union says 57 killed in recent protests

Sudan's Doctors Syndicate says the government crackdown on protests has left at least 57 dead, including three who died of torture, since they began in mid-December.

Governor Badaru promises more projects if re-elected

Jigawa State governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has vowed to make Jigawa one of the greatest states in Nigeria by executing more developmental projects if reelected to serve for second term.

Kogi government approves immediate recruitment of doctors

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has granted express approval to the Governing Boards of Kogi State Hospitals Management Board (KSHMB) and Kogi Specialist Hospital, Lokoja (KSSH) to employ more doctors.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe pastor freed on bail says hundreds in jail need aid

A Zimbabwe pastor and activist charged with subversion was released on bail after more than a week on Wednesday and said he needs a doctor - as do hundreds of people still in jail with wounds from beatings by security forces.

Zimbabwe leader angered by video of security forces’ abuse

Zimbabwe's president on Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown.

LASUTH resident doctors embark on warning strike

Resident doctors at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, on Monday embarked on a three-day warning strike, following failure of the state government to recruit more house officers and resident doctors.

Health workers threaten strike on January 31, if federal government fails to meet demands

The Joint Health Sector Unions on Monday gave the Federal Government a January 31 deadline to resolve all disputes, and meet the unions’ outstanding demands, or face industrial action.
Police said a 24-year-old female tourist from the Chinese mainland was struck by the window which fell from the 16th floor of the Mira Hotel in the busy Tsim Sha Tsui shopping district on Monday.

Fallen window from hotel kills tourist

A hotel employee arrested after a window she was cleaning fell onto a busy Hong Kong street and killed a tourist was released on bail on Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal tragedy.
Omar al-Bashir

Sudan police confront protesters as Bashir rejects accusations

Sudanese police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who tried to march on parliament Sunday, as President Omar al-Bashir insisted demonstrators who died in anti-government rallies were not killed by security forces.

UNTH records 23 free open heart surgeries

The Chief Medical Director of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Dr. Chris Amah, at the weekend disclosed that 23 children with heart-related issues were successfully operated in the health institution.
Swine flu cases generally spike in the winter months of December and January in the west and north of India [AP Photo-Ajit Solanki]

Swine flu kills at least 40 in India’s Rajasthan state

At least 40 people have died and more than 1,000 have tested positive for swine flu since the beginning of the year in a western Indian state popular with foreigners, according to authorities.
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire is taken into a vehicle by police outside his home in Harare, Zimbabwe, January 16, 2019. REUTERS-Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwean doctors treat 68 people of gunshot wounds, hundreds arrested

Zimbabwean doctors on Thursday said they had treated almost 70 people for gunshot wounds while police rounded up hundreds after violent protests this week triggered by a steep rise in fuel prices.
A picture taken on January 15, 2019 shows anti-government demonstrators in the Sudanese capital Khartoum’s southern business district of El-Kalakla. – Sudanese police fired tear gas tioday at crowds of protesters chanting “Peace, justice, freedom” in the capital, witnesses said, after organisers of anti-government demonstrations pressed on with new rallies. (Photo by STRINGER / AFP)

Sudan police tear gas anti-government protest in Kassala

Sudanese police Wednesday fired tear gas at crowds of anti-government protesters in Kassala, witnesses said, in the first such demonstration held in the eastern town bordering Eritrea.

NMA salutes gallant soldiers at Armed Forces Day

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Tuesday joined the President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians to celebrate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day usually marked on January 15 every year.

Zimbabwean government deploys riot police in ‘hot spots’ as labour union calls for strike...

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly deployed riot police in "hot spots" after the country's largest labour union called for a national strike over a sharp rise in fuel prices.

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