The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday pledged to partner with Kenya’s Ministry of Health to help contain the highly infectious and mosquito-borne Chikungunya disease in the coastal city

At least 400 hectares of maize field in Tanzania’s northern district of Arusha are on the brink of destruction after an invasion of fall armyworms, destructive pests that are threatening food secur

About 700,000 people were forced to flee South Sudan in 2017 as refugees to neighboring countries due to conflict, hunger and disease, the UN humanitarian agency said on Thursday.

South Sudan’s food security situation will worsen this year compared to the previous year unless food is procured and distributed to millions of people in urgent need in hard-to-reach areas before

Projecting Africa’s aggregate growth and domestic product (GDP) to grow at 3.5 percent in 2018, and 3.7 percent in 2019, a new UN report reiterates that East Africa remains fastest-growing sub-regi

KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) -- Uganda’s health ministry on Monday confirmed an outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the central district of Nakaseke.

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Three United Nations independent experts on Monday called on the Kenyan government to respect the rights of indigenous Sengwer peoples while implementing a climate change projec

CAIRO Egypt (Xinhua) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said Monday that he would not allow the state to be hit by a water shortage crisis, official Ahram Online reported.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni declined to sign a bill into law which allows genetically modified organisms (GMO) into the country, a parliament spokesperson said Friday.

At least four men and two women have died, while over 1,000 people have been left homeless following floods that hit parts of Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, on Saturday evening.

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