A major vaccination campaign is under way in the Democratic Republic of Congo where more cases of infection from the Ebola virus have been discovered.
There are very few maternal healthcare clinics left in a country that has been torn by five years of civil war, and many of the existing facilities are poorly equipped.
Officials say all 40 persons reported missing from the deadly Solai dam incident have been accounted for.The European Union is giving $1.8m in emergency aid to help families affected by the deadly
Kenya's woes have just increased after a dam burst in Nakuru on Wednesday evening.
South African gold producers have reached a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease, in the country's largest-ever class action suit.
Nigeria's capital is one of the most highly modernised cities in Africa.
The island of Saint Louis in Senegal was listed in 2000 as a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it has since fallen into disrepair.
Afghanistan’s water crisis is one of the acutest in Asia. Less than a third of the country's population has access to clean drinking water.
The world is facing a water crisis, highlighting a big gap in access to clean water and sanitation between the wealthy and economically disadvantaged, according to a WaterAid study.
More than half of Kenya's population only have access to unsafe drinking water from ponds, shallow wells and rivers.
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