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October 31, 2017 7:20 PM Yemen Cholera Outbreak Update: Oct 31st, 2017

Yemen is facing a acute and fast spreading cholera outbreak that threatens to worsen the already dire humanitarian crisis in the country. The lack of a functioning health system and limited access to safe water and hygiene posses a threat to effectively controlling the spread of the disease. 18.9 Million people in Yemen require humanitarian assistance 50

October 30, 2017 9:04 PM Two people dead, 26 hospitalised after cholera outbreak in Embu

Two people have died while 26 others are fighting for their lives in different hospitals in Embu County following cholera outbreak. The two are believed to have succumbed due to continued vomiting and diarrhea as they were receiving treatment in Siakago and Runyenjes level four hospitals. County Executive member for health Dr Jamlek Muturi said the 26 patient 68

October 30, 2017 4:28 AM Malaria and typhoid hit Lake Nakuru helicopter crash divers

Several divers searching for the bodies of five people who died in a helicopter crash in Lake Nakuru a week ago have reportedly fallen sick. They are said to be suffering from typhoid due to contamination of the lake by sewerage. The lake is full of plastic bags, pieces of cloth and bottles. The divers from Kenya Navy, Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and Kenya 29

October 21, 2017 10:38 AM Continued instability likely to force more South Sudanese to seek safety elsewhere

Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark. NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese 26

October 17, 2017 4:51 PM Out of Tragedy, An Opportunity for Somalia

In the wake of the Mogadishu bombing, can its embattled government restore trust with its citizens? Saturday’s twin-truck suicide bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital, have so far killed at least 320 people and injured hundreds. The assault took place at a buzzing intersection on a busy afternoon during peak traffic, causing maximum damage to people 23

October 15, 2017 1:29 PM One person dies, 21 hospitalised after consuming poisoned food in Kisii County

One person has died and more than 21 people hospitalised in various hospitals in Kisii after allegedly consuming poisoned food while attending a funeral. The victims are said to have consumed different types of food including meat, managu and Ugali. Director of Kisii County Health Services, Dr Geoffrey Otomu, confirmed the incident saying the government 52

October 14, 2017 8:27 AM Hunger and disease hit Yemen hard amid a 'forgotten conflict'

While the international community is focused on resolving crises in Syria and Iraq, the conflict in Yemen is not receiving much attention. The war-ravaged country will have a million cholera cases by the end of year. Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkol Karman recently censured the international community for ignoring the plight of the Yemeni people 16

October 12, 2017 1:14 PM Fight against water cartels starts in Nairobi

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has said that his administration is determined to dismantle water cartels in the city who he says have disrupted water supply to Nairobi residents. In a post on his official Facebook page, Sonko says that plans are underway to ensure that the city’s residents are supplied with water for at least four times a week before 17

October 11, 2017 2:26 PM Somalia: Cholera Deaths Soaring, Says UNICEF

MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year. The deaths have been recorded from 102 800 outbreaks in Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 76,6 percent 53

October 5, 2017 4:15 PM Gladys Wanga summoned by NCIC over remarks on President Uhuru, DP Ruto

Homa Bay County Woman Representative Gladys Wanga was summoned by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) over remarks she allegedly made regarding President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto. Wanga is accused of allegedly making the utterances linking the President and his deputy to the spread of cholera while making a speech 9