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August 21, 2017 1:33 PM Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

August 16, 2017 2:10 AM Nigeria Suicide Bombers Kill 28, Wound 82

Kano, Nigeria: Three women suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance to a camp for displaced people in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, killing 28 people and wounding 82, local sources said. The attack -- the latest in a string of assaults in the troubled region -- took place in the town of Mandarari, 25 kilometres (15 miles) from Maiduguri, the capital 4

August 13, 2017 6:43 AM Six-month-old baby fights for life in hospital after brutal attack by police

Six-month-old baby Samantha Pendo, who is fighting for her life at a Kisumu hospital, has become the face of police brutality across Nyanza as security forces quell protests over the election outcome. The baby is admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital's Intensive Care Unit with her tiny head swathed by a huge bandage. Reports indicate she was hit on the head by police 2

August 4, 2017 12:08 PM Army of "bewitched" children is target of Congo massacres

GENEVA (Reuters) - A militia group blamed for atrocities in Congo is largely composed of children, while a militia formed to defeat it is suspected of a campaign of ethnically based massacres and rapes, U.N. investigators said on Friday. The report, detailing violence that the United Nations said may amount to crimes against humanity, shines a light 2

August 4, 2017 10:52 AM Child soldiers as young as 7, ritualistic killings in Congo: UN report

WARNING: This story contains graphic details some readers may find disturbing A militia group blamed for atrocities in Congo is largely composed of children, while a militia formed to defeat it is suspected of a campaign of ethnically-based massacres and rapes, UN investigators said on Friday. Their report, detailing violence that the UN said may amount 5

July 31, 2017 11:25 AM KNH nurses down tools in solidarity with county colleagues

Nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital have joined the ongoing nationwide nurses’ job boycott. The strike to push for recognition and implementation of the caregivers’ Collective Bargaining Agreement entered its 58th day on Monday. While citing heavy workloads, the KNH nurses said they had decided to go on strike in solidarity with their colleagues in the counties 16

July 28, 2017 5:48 PM 10 die in road accidents in Kisii and Narok

At least 10 people have been killed in road crashes in Narok and Kisii counties. In Narok, five people among them four secondary schoolgirls travelling home for the August holidays died Friday in a crash involving a matatu and a lorry at Maltauro on Narok-Mai Mahiu road. Two students died on the spot while two others succumbed to injuries on arrival 8

July 23, 2017 5:08 AM HIV and Cancer Teams Double up to Seek Out New Disease Killers

London: HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS. The two diseases, while very different in many ways, have some key crossover points when it comes to developing new treatments 6

July 22, 2017 9:13 AM National Hospital Insurance Fund concern over medical fraud

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has raised the alarm over rising cases of medical fraud from both private and public practitioners. According to CEO Geoffrey Mwangi, some practitioners are billing both patients and NHIF. They are investigating those involved and they will cancel their contracts. “We can only reprimand those who want to steal 3

July 21, 2017 4:49 AM Two killed as 6.7-magnitude quake hits Greek, Turkey tourist resorts

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Theologos, Greece, Jul 21 – Two people, likely foreign tourists, were killed and more than 100 people injured on the Greek island of Kos when an earthquake shook popular Greek and Turkish holiday destinations in the Aegean Sea. The epicentre of the shallow 6.7 magnitude quake was some 10.3 kilometres (6.4 miles) south of the major 6