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Tanzania: ‘Magufuli’s Four Legendary Successful Years’

THE heading of this article, is a quotation from an advertisement which appeared prominently on the front page of ‘Daily News’ for several days leading to November 5, 2019. The advertisement was inviting “all development partners to share with the public, what they have been able to achieve during the four years of Dr John […]

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Kenya: Rwanda Recalls Kenyan-Made Baby Syrup Over Quality

Rwanda has recalled paracetamol syrup imported from Kenya following complaints of particles found in the medicine. The Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) indicates that Paracetamol Suspension 120 mg/5ml (Toto-moL®) that is generally made for children has been banned. “Referring to the spontaneous reports from the clients, retail pharmacies and further investigation conducted by the […]

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Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority Bans Heartburn Medications Over Cancer Risk

TMDA acting director general Akida Khea speaking during the past event. Photo |File Dar es Salaam. All patients taking heartburn drugs with the active ingredient ranitidine must stop their course of treatment and report to a nearby health facility after authorities raised concern about the safety of the drugs. Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices Authority […]

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Africa: The World Needs ‘Antibiotic Guardians’ to Safeguard Their Future Use

Antibiotics have been a miracle of modern medicine. From a chance finding in 1928 to the modern day, millions of people have benefited from these life-saving medicines. This week, the world marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week – both a celebration of the remarkable contribution that antibiotics have made to global public health and a clarion […]

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Nigeria: World Toilet Day – Govt, Harpic Push for Elimination of Open Defecation

In commemoration of the 2019 World Toilet Day and as part of efforts towards achieving the national target of ending open defecation in the country by 2025, the Nigerian government, in partnership with Harpic has launched the ‘Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet’ campaign. The 2019 WTD, tagged ‘Toilets for All -Leaving no One Behind’, is […]

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Nigeria: Davido Finally Releases the Front Cover Art Work of His New Album, A Good Time

David Adeleke, AKA Davido, has finally released the front cover art work of his long awaited “album of the century.” The artwork, which was released on his Instagram page, has photos of several people that have been in Davido’s live in the last 7 years; he wrote an emotional tribute to these people who he […]

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Climate Change to Inflict Multi-Billion Dollar Damage on Russian Economy

Russia’s economy will lose hundreds of billions of dollars in potential growth as a result of climate change, a new report published Wednesday showed. In its new climate resilience index, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) calculated that Russia’s GDP will be 3.3% lower in 2050 than it would be without the hit to growth from […]

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Raila Odinga’s book details how Moi used Ruto, Jirongo to send Kenya’s economy tumbling down

– Raila in his book, The Flame of Freedom says Moi’s heavy spending during the 1992 general elections left Kenya on its knees economically – He says Moi removed the ceiling on election expenditure by candidates and then launched the (YK’92) -The outfit led by Cyrus Jirongo and William Ruto then spent limitlessly to secure […]

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Africa: Towards Building Africa’s Us$3 Trillion Industry

Zimbabwe today joins the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Industrialisation Day, a day set aside to raise awareness in the international community on the challenges and opportunities for Africa’s industrialisation within the framework of the newly created African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA). Industry can enhance productivity, increase the capabilities of the workforce, […]

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Kenya: Interior, Health Ministries the Most Corrupt – EACC Survey

The Interior ministry has retained its position as the most corrupt government entity, according to a 2018 survey by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC). The survey report that the commission launched on Tuesday said super Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s ministry has a corruption perception index of 47.5 percent. It was followed by Health (17.9 […]