Study finds asthma and allergies are on the rise across Africa

Study finds asthma and allergies are on the rise across Africa

New research from Ain Shams University in Egypt finds that allergies are on the rise in Africa, but with a parallel increase in immune deficiency diseases and not enough specialists to treat people, the findings are worse than anticipated. Across Africa, many communities are faced daily with sewage-contaminated water supplies,…

SADC extends SAPMIL’s peacekeeping role in Lesotho

SADC extends SAPMIL’s peacekeeping role in Lesotho

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has extended the mandate of the Preventive Mission in Lesotho (SAPMIL) peacekeeping troops from May until November 2018, the 16-nation body said in a communiqué released Tuesday. The SADC decision came during a summit in the Angolan capital of Luanda attended by Prime Minister Tom…

DRC: Commission to finalize plans for Etienne Tshisekedi burial

DRC: Commission to finalize plans for Etienne Tshisekedi burial

Congolese sources say there’s a new deal to complete the burial arrangements for longtime political opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi, who died in February 2017 in Brussels but 14 months later still has never had his remains repatriated to Democratic Republic of Congo. The Tshisekedi family, along with the Union for Democracy…