Civil rights groups protest bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the central region of Nigeria.
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Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
In the short term, South Africa has enough beds.
South Africa's public health system has been allocated R21.5 billion more for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic but there's no strategy to guide how it should be used.
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Nigeria’s medical community is mourning the death of medical professor and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe.
A member of the nursing staff at Chandaria Health Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, measures the temperatures of visiting patients.
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Most facilities prioritize COVID-19 cases. In addition, curfews are still in effect in Kenya, which affects the working hours of clinics providing hypertension care services.
Exposure to sunshine for a few minutes is enough to provide sufficient vitamin D.
Vitamin D has been shown to regulate the function of 229 genes in humans, suggesting that it plays many roles in maintaining health.
Keorapetse Kgositsile with US author Alice Walker, 1996.
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A study of the late Keorapetse Kgositsile shows how the poet influenced black American culture. It also shows how his mother and his grandmother's oral traditions in turn influenced him.
Road accidents in Ghana should be considered a public health concern.
Some people think road crashes are destined to happen and drivers can do little to prevent them.
Does the budget tabled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni (right) speak to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s (left) vision of the new economy?
The budget is one of the key tools that government has to effect meaningful change.
A pharmacy store in Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
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For many reasons, drug users are shifting from the use of conventional psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin to pharmaceutical drugs for non-medical purposes.
The French mobile phone application StopCovid, developed to trace people who test positive with COVID-19.
In a country marred by systematic discrimination and continued social marginalisation, particular consideration needs to be given to the measures being used to contain the spread of COVID-19.
President Muhammadu Buhari raises his fist during an inspection of honour guards on parade to mark Democracy Day in Abuja, on June 12, 2019.
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President Buhari's Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
Here are 5 ways governments can get young people off tobacco.
A warning sign advising users to be aware of their surroundings while playing a video game.
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Nigeria's cashless policy seeks to minimise cash-related crimes, but it seems to have replaced that risk with another: electronic fraud.
An aerial view of a part of Lagos.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria's coastal region under future global warming.
A child receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse in Goma on August 7, 2019.
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African governments should shift their attention to strengthening health systems so that they are better placed to respond to any pandemic.
A farmer carries farming tools to her sorghum field in the arid Turkana County, northern Kenya.
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A consistent, predictable and friendly policy environment can attract private sector investments in agriculture to drive transformation.
The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post COVID-19 economic recovery plan appears to be a good start. But the government’s plan leaves a lot to be desired.
The Nigerian government must come to the aid of pig farmers to cushion the devastating effect of African Swine Fever.
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The current outbreak of African swine fever is a blow to food supply in Nigeria as pork is an affordable animal protein for many Nigerians.
South Africa must redirect efforts to managing the high-risk social spaces such as public transport.
South Africa's testing and tracing has not been at a level needed to suppress the spread of COVID-19. It must now focus on containing opportunities for super-spreading and transmissions.
In South Africa, both HIV and pre-eclampsia are a burden to maternal health.
Reducing maternal deaths in developing countries relies on the ability of health systems to swiftly identify and manage women at high risk.