Luanda — ANGOLA has pledged to combat the illegal trade in wildlife, which is part of wider global environmental crime, costing up to $258 billion per year.

Residents in Angola’s capital Luanda are experiencing water shortage. This has pushed them to depend on water vendors to overcome the city’s wide shortage.

The spread of yellow fever (YF) is a global health threat.

There is currently an emerging outbreak of yellow fever in Angola. Cases in infected travellers have been reported in a number of other African countries, as well as in China, representing the first ever documented cases of yellow fever in Asia. There is a large Chinese workforce in Angola, many of whom may be unvaccinated, increasing the risk of ongoing importation of yellow fever into Asia via busy commercial airline routes.

The worst yellow fever epidemic in Angola since 1986 is rapidly spreading, including the capital, Luanda. In Angola, the epidemic began in December 2015 and the laboratory-confirmed outbreak was reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on January 21, 2016.1 Angola has had 2023 suspected cases and 258 deaths as of April 26, 2016. China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya also have reported cases arising from infected travelers from Angola. Namibia and Zambia also share a long border with Angola, with considerable population movement between the countries.

The World Health Organisation has once again warned that Angola is facing a yellow fever risk.

The organisation said people with the greatest risk are those in urban areas.

Angola on Monday announced a major push against the ivory trade, pledging to close one of the largest domestic ivory markets in the world and implement tougher border and screening controls.The Sou

Kampala — Three more people have died of suspected yellow fever in Bukakata sub-county in Masaka District.

Saurimo — At least 617 new cases of Hiv/Aids were reported on children, youths and pregnant women in northeastern Lunda Sul province during the first quarter of this year.

An outbreak of yellow fever has killed 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, linking some cases to an outbreak in neighbouring Angola.