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from or mentioning Africa

The articles listed below include news from, about or mentioning places located in the continent of Africa. This is page 2 of 9.

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Warning of cholera epidemic spreading in West Africa

The current (Sept 2012) cholera emergency in West Africa is expected to get much worse as rains and floods create the conditions for the disease to spread faster and further. The number of cases so...

05 Sep '12 | Cholera | West Africa

Help against cholera on way to 120,000 people in northern Mali

A cholera outbreak occurred in northern Mali about 10 days ago. Since then six children have died among the 56 cases reported in Wabaria, Labbezanga and Ansongo in Gao region on the banks of the Ni...

16 Jul '12 | Cholera | Mali

Violence against children in northern Mali

Reports of children are being killed or injured by explosive devices, recruited into armed groups and subjected to sexual abuse including rape in northern Mali. Closure of most of the schools in th...

06 Jul '12 | Child Welfare | Mali

Calls for social inclusion of children with disabilities in Africa

On the Day of the African Child 2012, UNICEF calls on families, communities and governments throughout the continent to protect children with disabilities from discrimination, violence and neglect,...

16 Jun '12 | Disabilities | Africa

25 April 2012 is World Malaria Day

Malaria causes many child deaths in Africa. However, when there are enough insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and children sleep under a mosquito net every night, child mortality can be reduced by up ...

25 Apr '12 | Malaria | Africa

UNICEF reports on outlook for Horn of Africa

Despite recent improvements, the outlook for the Horn of Africa remains uncertain. It is estimated that at present more than 8 million people need emergency assistance. Children need adequate nutri...

11 Apr '12 | Famine | International

UNICEF urges an end to child under-nutrition

UNICEF has appealed for nutrition security to be included as an essential part of every national development plan. UNICEF indicated that nutrition security is as important as clean water and as ind...

02 Apr '12 | Undernutrition | International

Results of study re. injectable contraceptive risks

Recent research has revealed information about some statistical links between use of injectable contraceptives and the development of certain types of female cancers. Results suggest that injectabl...

07 Mar '12

Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met

The Millennium DEvelopment Goal (MDG) of halving the proportion of the world's human population without access to safe drinking water has been achieved and exceeded well in advance of the 2015 targ...

06 Mar '12 | Millennium Development Goals | International

India records one year without polio cases

India appears to have interrupted wild poliovirus transmission, completing one year without polio since its last case, in a 2-year-old girl in the state of West Bengal, on 13 January 2011. India wa...

12 Jan '12 | Polio | India

Saudi Arabia supports polio eradication in Niger

Despite the major progress made in reducing the number of cases of polio in Niger in 2010, the country remains at high risk due to ongoing transmission in neighboring countries. The Kingdom of Saud...

16 Dec '11 | Polio | Niger

UNICEF ambassador Madjid Bougherra inspires young adults in Algeria

The international children's organization UNICEF has recently announced the visit of UNICEF Algeria Ambassador Madjid Bougherra to Algeria's second largest city, Oran. During his visit he met with ...

08 Jun '11 | Algeria

UNICEF concern about impact of Libya hostilities on children

1000s people in the present Libyan conflict areas have been displaced from their homes. In Ajdabyia alone, over 27,000 people are reported to have fled the fighting to neighbouring towns. While mos...

05 Apr '11 | Libya

Pneumococcal vaccine to combat pneumonia in DR Congo

Pneumococcal disease, a common and very serious respiratory infection, kills over a million of people worldwide every year including approx half a million young children. The Democratic Republic of...

04 Apr '11 | Pneumonia | DRC

UNICEF report on the situation of women and children in Zimbabwe

One in four children in Zimbabwe has lost one or both parents due to HIV and other causes. These children are being looked after by extended families and are among the 100,000 child headed househol...

18 Mar '11 | Zimbabwe

Homophobia concerns re. some UK African communities

Discriminating against gay, lesbian or transgender people is a crime in the UK, yet Africans who are not heterosexual often suffer serious abuse, verbal and physical assault from their own communit...

03 Mar '11 | Tolerance in society | African communities in UK

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