Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

Egypt’s el-Sissi Elected New Chairman of African Union

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has been elected chairman of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.The rights group Amnesty International warned that el-Sissi's chairmanship might undermine the A...

US Officials Tout Good Ties with Cameroon Despite Aid Cut

Despite announcing plans to trim military support for Cameroon's government over its alleged human rights violations, key U.S. officials say the United States will continue partnering on security efforts. But a Cameroon official contends the cutback co...

World’s Worst Air is in S. African Coal Community

MIDDELBURG, SOUTH AFRICA South Africa's coal mining heartland has the worst air quality in the world, according to a recent study by environmental group Greenpeace. The 12 large coal mines in this area make it the world's hotspot for

EGYPTIAN EXPLOSIVES EXPERT KILLED DEFUSING BOMB NEAR CHURCH IN CAIRO

CAIRO-- An Egyptian police officer was killed on Saturday while attempting to defuse a bomb found near a church in an eastern Cairo suburb, state television reported, less than two days before Egypt's Christians celebrate the Coptic Christmas.The devic...

Yemen’s War Rivals Exchange Artillery Fire Around Port City

SANAA Security officials say Yemen's Shiite rebels and government forces are shelling each other in areas south of Hodeida, straining an already shaky cease-fire in the Red Sea port city.They said each side blamed the other for Saturday's

Senegal Opens Museum of Black Civilizations to Public

DAKAR, SENEGAL After an official inauguration last month, Senegal finally opened the Museum of Black Civilizations to the general public this weekThe four-story structure is home to one of Africa's largest art collections and has room for

UN Security Council Gets New Members, New Presidency

UNITED NATIONS -The United Nations Security Council has five new members, and one of them � the Dominican Republic � is starting out as the group's president.Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and South Africa also are starting their two-year terms. All five

Sudanese Protesters Dispersed After Week of Rallies

KHARTOUM, SUDAN At least three Sudanese protesters were wounded by gunshots Tuesday when security forces dispersed rallies in the capital, witnesses said, after a week of demonstrations against President Omar al-Bashir's three-decade rule.A witness s...