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Benin admits president had surgery while in Paris

Cotonou, Benin | AFP |  Benin President Patrice Talon underwenttwo surgeries during a prolonged stay in Paris, one procedure due to doctors finding a lesion in his prostate, his office said Monday. The admission comes weeks after Talon’s absence, which lasted nearly a month, had been a hot topic in …

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Warmer climate threatens malaria spread in Ethiopia

Paris, France | AFP |  Cool, high-lying areas of Ethiopia hitherto shielded from heat-loving malaria mosquitoes are increasingly exposed to the disease as the climate warms, researchers said Thursday. Most Ethiopians live in the country’s highlands, and have long enjoyed natural protection against mosquitoes carrying the malaria-causing parasites Plasmodium falciparum …

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Kadaga boosts St.Mary’s Kisubi cancer drive

Kadaga urges leaders to support cancer awareness campaigns Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called for more effort in reducing cancer patients’ pain, death, and incidence through rallying leaders at all levels to sensitize the masses on the need for screening at early stages. Kadaga noted that people need to …

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Obesity ‘epidemic’ affects one in 10 worldwide

Washington, United States | AFP |  More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday. Obesity numbers have more …

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There is no Ebola in Uganda

Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that there is no case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country after getting negative results from tests on a suspect. “As a result of our strong vigilance at entry points in the country, one suspect case was identified on 30th May 2017 …

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Nigeria’s first lady goes to visit ailing Buhari

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s first lady left for London on Tuesday to join President Muhammadu Buhari, who has been in the British capital receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. Aisha Buhari’s office released a brief statement saying she was going to Britain to “spend some time” with her …

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