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UN Removes Marijuana from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

The United Nation. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.

Democratic Republic of Congo Declares End to Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak, nearly six months after cases were reported. The end of the outbreak in the western province of Équateur marks the first time that the vast...

Africa Is Now Officially Free of Polio, Says World Health Organization

Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission and UN's World Health Organization (WHO). Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles...

How African Women Use Okra Water to Boost Ovulation

How African Women Use Okra Water to boost ovulation: okra water for twins, okra water benefits, okra water and ovulation, okra water and pregnancy, okra water boost ovulation.

Nigeria, 6 Other African Countries To Begin Coronavirus Antibody Testing

Seven African countries will begin administering coronavirus antibody tests next week, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has said. The testing is part of an effort to understand how widespread the infection is on the continent. "Liberia, Sierra Leone,...

Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...

The Safest Countries In Africa For COVID-19

South africa is the safest country in Africa right now for COVID-19, according to a massive 250-page report.The report is based on 130 quantitative and qualitative parameters and over 11,400 data points in categories like quarantine efficiency, monitoring and...

Nigerian Pastor’s TV Station Sanctioned in UK for Linking Coronavirus to 5G

A Christian television channel founded by a Lagos-based veteran pastor has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the broadcasting authority in London for airing “potentially harmful statements” about the Covid-19 pandemic, including a baseless conspiracy that the virus is linked to...

Madagascar Records First Coronavirus Death

Madagascar has recorded its first coronavirus death, according to an official announcement made on television. The 57-year-old hospital worker, who died on Saturday, was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, Reuters news agency reports quoting the statement. The Indian ocean...

Covid-19: UNICEF Predicts Over 900 Children May Die Daily in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 950 children in Nigeria could die daily from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to weaken the health system. UNICEF added that Nigeria could record...
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Ethiopia’s Meskel Festival in Pictures

The Meskel festival is the first big festival of the Ethiopian religious year and marks the finding of the cross that Jesus was crucified on, according to Orthodox Christian tradition.
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