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In this frame grab from from video, people search in the rubble following Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that killed at least six, including children, officials said, in the residential center of the capital, Sanaa, Yemen. The Sanaa airstrikes came after Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who control the capital, launched a drone attack earlier in the week on a critical oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia, Tehran’s biggest rival in the region. (Associated Press)

Saudi-led airstrikes pound Yemeni capital

Airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition on Thursday hit several targets in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sana’a, a local health official linked to the Houthi rebels said.
The rubbles of the building ,housing Anadolu Agency destroyed by Israeli air strike on Sunday

Israel, Gaza militants in tit-for-tat

Gaza militants fired new barrages of rockets at Israel on Sunday in a deadly escalation that has seen Israel respond with waves of strikes as a fragile truce again faltered, sparking fears of further violence.
Alan García

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Alan Garcia shoots himself

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said.

Minister Adewole: Why we need to prioritise health

The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, recently in Abuja, said ‘’we need to Prioritise Health’’ because it would boost confidence and encourage better foreign partnership in the health sector.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in West Bank raid

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded at least three others during an overnight raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said.
The total death toll from the tropical storm across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi is 738 people, with many more still missing [File- Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi-AP]

Cholera cases rise to over 1,000 in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique's cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago.

WHO: Ebola outbreak in Congo spreading faster than ever

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak is spreading at its fastest rate yet, eight months after it was first detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
Oly Ilunga Kalenga is a Belgian–Congolese medical doctor who has been the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Minister of Public Health since 2016

Number of Ebola cases in Congo exceeds 1,000

The number of Ebola cases in Congo has exceeded 1,000, the country’s health ministry said, as the second-largest outbreak of the virus continues to wreak havoc in the central African country.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Palestinian women mourn over the death of Samah Mubarak, aged 16, during her funeral in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank on March 9, 2019, after the Israeli army handed over the corpse of the girl. – Israeli officers shot dead Mubarak on late January 2019 after she tried to stab soldiers at a crossing point near Jersualem. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Suspected Palestinian thief shot dead by Israel police

An Israeli officer shot dead a masked Palestinian on Sunday as he accelerated his car toward an officer at a checkpoint set up to apprehend thieves in the occupied West Bank, police said.
Leishmaniasis

Ministry: 5,000 cases of tropical parasite in Libya

At least 5,000 cases of a potentially deadly tropical disease have been registered in Libya in the past six months, the country's health ministry said Wednesday.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 7, 2018 a health worker waits to handle a new unconfirmed Ebola patient at a newly build MSF (Doctors Without Borders) supported Ebola treatment centre (ETC) in Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo. – Photographers for Agence France-Presse scooped up four nominations on February 20, 2019 in the prestigious 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April. Kinshasa-based shooter John Wessels bagged two nominations in the General News – Singles category for including a picture taken of a Congolese health worker waiting for a suspected Ebola patient. (Photo by John WESSELS / AFP)

Ebola outbreak ‘under control’ in part of eastern DR Congo

An Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 500 people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been brought under control in one major area, the health ministry said late Tuesday.
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Ebola virus found in bat in Liberia

The deadly Ebola virus has been found in a bat in Liberia, researchers and the health ministry said on Thursday.

Minister promises implementation of findings on counterfeit pharmaceuticals

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Thursday promised effective implementation of findings and ideas from the study on the Rise of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in Africa.
Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on January 19 in Libya by a stray shell. [Facebook]

Photo journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa killed in Libya

Photographer and video journalist Mohamed Ben Khalifa was killed on Saturday by a stray shell south of Tripoli while on the job.
Neighbours and relatives of the five civilians killed in an attack in Masiani district in Beni last night by armed men gather at the scene on December 23, 2018. At least five people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by Ugandan rebels over the border with DR Congo, an AFP reporter said on December 23, 2018, quoting witnesses. The attack by Uganda-based Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) targeted the locality of Masiani in Beni region and left at least one soldier dead as well as the civilians.ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP

Suspected rebel attack in DR Congo kills five

At least five people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in DR Congo, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said on Sunday.

Baby recovers from Ebola in DR Congo outbreak

They call her the "young miracle". A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment centre just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.

Libya to launch vaccine campaign after shortages

Libya is set to launch a campaign overseen by the World Health Organisation to vaccinate more than 2.7 million children after months of shortages, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Niger reports sharp drop in new AIDS infections

The number of new AIDS infections in Niger dropped by more than two thirds between 2012 and 2016, the health ministry said Saturday, in a statement marking World AIDS day.

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Minister: N30, 000 new minimum wage started April 18

The Federal Government has said that no governor in the 36 states of the federation will say that he will not pay the new minimum wage of N30, 000.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Igbo Movement backs Babajide Sanwo-Olu on inclusive government

The Igbo Movement in Lagos State has thrown its weight behind the Lagos governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on his plan to run an inclusive government, pledging to work with him to ensure the success of his administration.

Nasarawa commissions 115 rooms liaison office in Abuja

Nasarawa state government has commissioned a newly completed 115 rooms liaison office complex in Abuja.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Transition committee suggests ways to make Adamawa ‘Japan of the North’

The transition committee which the Adamawa State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, constituted to review the activities of the outgoing government and suggest the constitution and running of his own government, has recommended the training and establishment of youths in gainful employment as a way to turn the state into ‘Japan of the North.’
Walter Duru

Group backs NFIU on directive on local government funds

An advocacy-based Civil Society Organization, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption (MIIVOC), has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) over its directive on the management of local government funds.