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Grassroots mobilisation is key to fighting an outbreak

As health workers in the DRC deal with the news that Ebola has not yet been defeated, they reflect on the lessons the epidemic has taught them

The Geneva Conventions need teeth to be effective

States need an appropriate instrument to respond to serious violations of international humanitarian law, to prevent such crimes in the future.

Libyan unrest snarls Tunisian resort airport

With the fight to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Djerbahas become the only Tunisian airport to process tens of thousands of fleeing refugees.

Red Cross begins emergency food distribution in Zim

The Red Cross said it will on Wednesday start distributing emergency food supplies across Zimbabwe to reach about 24 000 vulnerable people.

Floods in Uganda: Can such disasters be prevented?

"Our crops have been destroyed by the water and houses have collapsed," says Egoliam of his village's ordeal in Amuria, Uganda. The heaviest rains in 35 years have caused the worst floods on the continent in decades. Flood waters have destroyed vital infrastructure and left more than one million people needing emergency help.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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