Kenya’s quest to succeed in the banning of plastic bags will be tested a day before the swearing-in of President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta as the fifth president of the country.

Rescue workers have uncovered nearly 400 bodies so far from a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, its chief coroner Seneh Dumbuya told Reuters on Tuesday.

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday announced the legalisation of HIV testing and treatment in all hospitals without informed consent of patients.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has updated its data on global deaths with Africa experiencing a decrease in the recurrent leading causes of death including HIV/AIDS and malaria.

Bill Gates has told Reuters his foundation plans to spend more than $300 million in Tanzania this year on public health and poverty reduction programmes.

Only two African countries are fully prepared to face a global pandemic if one should break out.

Britain has opened a formal investigation into suspicions of corruption at British American Tobacco (BAT) and its subsidiaries, nearly two years after allegations of bribery in Africa first surface

Seychelles has banned the importation, sale and commercial use of plastic bags, cups, plates and cutlery.

Several homes in parts of Ghana’s capital, Accra, have been submerged and hundreds of families displaced after the a major dam was recently spilled by the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

Kenyans on Tuesday evening took to social media to celebrate a rare case of snow falling in the East African country.

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