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Africa CDC warns spike in monkeypox cases

Monkeypox has emerged as the most prevalent orthopoxvirus infection in humans Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The Africa Center for Disease Control (Africa CDC) warned monkeypox cases are increasing across the African continent. Ahmed Ogwell, acting director of Africa CDC, while addressing journalists in his period briefing on Thursday, said …

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CHOGM: Commonwealth leaders’ meeting starts in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of more than fifty Commonwealth nations gathered in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, Friday for the official opening of the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held under the theme, ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. Presidents, prime ministers and their representatives …

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The Prince of Wales’ Opening Speech for CHOGM 2022

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The this 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is being held in Rwanda. Here he is the meeting opening speech by Charles, The Prince of Wales. ***** Your Majesties, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of The Queen, in this Platinum Jubilee Year, my wife …

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Air pollution in Africa

It presents a risk of premature death in fast-growing cities NEWS ANALYSIS | KARN VOHRA & ELOISE MARAIS | Ten more African cities have signed on to the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration to improve air quality. C40 is an international group of mayors collaborating to make cities more environmentally …

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Kenyan president waves off WRC safari rally

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has flagged off the second edition of the World Rally Championship (WRC) that started in the capital Nairobi on Thursday. Kenyatta flagged off the first ten rally cars which included Kenyan McRae Kimathi, Maxine Wahome, Jeremy Wahome, Hamza Anwar, and the French …

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PICTORIAL: Museveni in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is in Kigali, Rwanda to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He flew on a helicopter from Entebbe to Gatuna, then travelled by road to Kigali. It is his first visit to Rwanda since a security dispute …

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Africa battling shortage of health workers: Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa does not have enough health workers to meet the needs of its population, according to a new study. The study which was published in the British Medical Journal surveyed health workforce in 47 countries between January 2018 and April 2019. The findings show that …

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