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Reduce enabling environment for cancer, WHO urges African govts – Daily Trust


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised stakeholders particularly African governments at all levels to create an environment that reduce their citizens risk factors to cancer.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, gave the advice yesterday in her message to commemorate this year’s World Cancer Day.

She said African governments should reduce risk factors such as alcohol and tobacco use and also ensure that citizens maintain good levels of physical activity, healthy bodyweight, and good nutrition.

Dr Moeti whose speech was read by the Office in Charge of WHO Nigeria, Dr Clement Peter  said cancer prevention and the creation of a culture of health was an essential mission of government, and beyond that of the traditional health-focused departments like health…

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African-American Heritage Month celebration continues – The Daily Eastern News


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There will be five events on campus this week that honor African-American Heritage Month.

On Monday the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs will host the “Evolution of the Black Woman” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Coleman Hall Auditorium.

Also on Monday Gaines Foster, a history professor from Louisiana State University, will give a presentation titled, “Still Fighting the Civil War? How to put Contemporary Controversies in Historical Context.” The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the Doudna Lecture Hall.

On Tuesday the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host “Natural Curlz 101,” a presentation at 6:20 p.m. in the Coleman Hall Auditorium.

On Wednesday the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host a presentation called…

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South Africa to meet members of the Diplomatic Corps – African Daily Voice


South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, PHOTO: SA Media

Johannesburg, South Africa, (ADV) – South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is set to meet Members of the Diplomatic Corps this week.

The meeting will entail briefing on a number of issues, including preparations for the National Elections taking place on 08 May 2019 and South Africa’s tenure as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period January 2019 to December 2020.

According to a statement issued by the Department of International and Cooperation (DIRCO) the Minister will also brief the media on other matters in the foreign policy environment.

“The media briefing will include details relating to the SADC Solidarity Conference…

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S/African cabinet in daily updates on beleaguered Eskom


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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed a Special Cabinet Committee to deliver daily reports to him on the action needed to secure South Africa’s energy supply, the presidency has said.Led by Deputy President David Mabuza, the committee’s appointment on Friday comes after Ramaphosa came under fire from opposition parties for the crisis at South Africa’s state-owned utility firm Eskom, which has implemented load shedding on a daily basis since last weekend.

The president has been vocal in his criticism of the utility which he labelled “dysfunctional” on Monday.

He announced plans to unbundle Eskom into three separate entities during his…

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Kenya calls for a united African response against Malaria – African Daily Voice


Some of the 50 Cuban medical specialists who arrived in Kenya recently to work in under served rural areas. Photo : TC

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Kenya on Friday called on Sub Saharan African (SSA) to step up surveillance on malaria drug resistance in the region.

Ben Andagalu, principal investigator of malaria at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) said that the countries should offer oversight on quality of malaria drugs coming into the countries.

“The procurement of malaria drugs needs to be procured by a centralized agency to help save populations from accessing outdated medicine,” Andagalu told the annual scientific and health conference in Nairobi.

Andagalu told health experts that artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) malaria drugs that were recommended by the World Health…

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African Development Bank meet African leaders – African Daily Voice


African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina. Photo: File photo.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina met with His Excellency Andrei Rajoelina, President of Madagascar and His Majesty Letsie III, King of Lesotho at the sidelines of the just ended 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.

AfDB revealed that the discussions with President Andrei Rajoelina of Madagascar focused on issues relating to energy, infrastructure, job creation, agriculture and the Bank’s support to the country’s drive to accelerate development.

Adesina also commended Rajoelina for his recent election and vision for his country.

Rajoelina was quoted saying, “there is renewed hope from the people of Madagascar and the…

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