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Study sounds alarm for slow-breeding forest elephants

Paris - Even without poachers, Central Africa's forest elephants would need almost a century to get their numbers back up to 2002 levels, said a study Wednesday that pried into the elusive creatures' slow-breeding ways.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018

Nairobi - Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment into Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

Malaria infection boosts Ebola survival rates

A review of medical and epidemiological data has shown people who are infected with malaria at the same time as becoming infected with Ebola have a higher chance of surviving the Ebola virus.

Fighting a major parasite with prawns

Schistosomiasis is a major parasitic disease and considerable research goes into developing drugs to combat a parasitic infection. A new study suggests an ecological answer might be more effective: using prawns.

US urges UN to back African force for South Sudan

New York - The United States urged the UN Security Council to back a regional force for South Sudan to shore up UN peacekeepers unable to cope with the violence.

Insight into parasite transmission from tsetse fly bites

Tsetse flies can infect people, and other animals, with parasites via their bite. Little has been known about the number of parasites needed for an infection to occur. This has changed with a new study.

Italy launches campaign to warn migrants of risks

Rome - Italy on Thursday launched a hard-hitting campaign on the internet, TV, radio and social media to warn African migrants of the many dangers they face in trying to reach Europe.Dubbed "Aware Migrants," the 1.5-million-euro ($1.

Despite advances, democracy in Africa hobbled by 'rigging'

Paris - Across Africa, military coups and election violence are becoming rarer but poll rigging and manipulation remain rife, hobbling the continent's democratic progress, experts say.

Facing abuse, Africans in India refuse to give in to fear

New Delhi - Congolese student Arnold Mutumbo Muama refuses to be cowed by a spate of racist violence towards Africans in India's capital New Delhi, defiant after a friend was beaten up by security guards at his apartment block.

India's Modi meets Zuma on Africa tour

Pretoria - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his Africa tour to South Africa on Friday, seeking to boost trade between two countries that he said "shared values, suffering and struggles".

India's Modi heads to Africa with an eye on China

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads to Africa on Thursday, seeking to boost his country's economic influence in a region long dominated by rival Asian power China.

Sexual transmission of Ebola poses public health risk

A new research study warns that sexual transmission of Ebola is likely to impact on course of future outbreaks of the viral disease. This is to the extent that recent measures to control the virus could be undone.

Gabon's mentally ill 'treated like animals'

- The buildings are decrepit, the lawns unkempt, the patients left to shuffle alone and unwatched among weeds -- welcome to Gabon's sole psychiatric hospital.

Haitian, African migrants reach Mexico seeking access to U.S.

Tijuana - Hundreds of migrants from Haiti and Africa have streamed in recent days into the Mexican border city of Tijuana, hoping to apply for political asylum in the neighboring United States.

Diagnosis app scoops Africa health prize

Dakar - An app that allows rural doctors to seek advice remotely from experts won Africa's first prize recognising new technology that boosts health on the continent.

Zika virus 'returns' to Africa

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus strain associated with the outbreaks in Brazil has been detected in Africa.

Zika strain from Americas outbreak spreads in Africa for first time: WHO

Geneva - The Zika virus strain linked to surging cases of neurological disorders and birth defects in Latin America has now been found in Africa, health officials said Friday, as the first fatality on French territory was reported on the Caribbean island of Mar...

Pope asks missionary doctors to pray he becomes 'poorer'

Vatican City - Pope Francis, in the modest style he has become known for, spoke on Saturday to members of an Italian medical charity working in Africa and evoked his desire to show unity with the poor.

Ghanaian crowned first 'Miss Africa Continent'

Johanesburg - Barefoot, wearing traditional costumes including animal hide skirts and elaborately beaded headdresses, the contestants strutted the stage before Ghanaian Rebecca Asamoah was crowned the first 'Miss Africa Continent'.

Potential treatment for sleeping sickness parasite

Stockholm - Scientists are reporting they may have found a cure for the parasitic disease sleeping sickness. The new therapeutic attacks the parasite directly.

Intensified farming to feed the world not without its risks

Many policy experts and conservationists are saying that one way to feed the world's growing population is to intensify our agricultural production, especially in tropical regions of the world. But doing so will require a lot of fertilizer.

Malawi president declares national disaster after drought

Blantyre - Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Wednesday declared a state of national disaster due to food shortages caused by drought, in the latest sign of alarm over a hunger crisis across southern Africa.

Mobile messages tell stories of refugees fleeing war

Dubai - "Daddy, where are you now? In Turkey or Sweden?" a Syrian girl asks her father in her first voice message to him since he joined hundreds of thousands fleeing the war.

Japan's Abe hosts Mugabe as Tokyo vies for Africa influence

Toukyo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday welcomed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe -- the 92-year-old former guerrilla fighter who is widely shunned in the West but frequently courted in Asia.

African, Arab defence ministers focus on terrorism at Egypt meet

Sharm Al Shaikh - Defence ministers and officials of 27 African and Arab countries began a two-day meeting in Egypt on Thursday that will explore military and counter-terrorism cooperation.

Night-flying drones combat Africa's poaching problem

Wildlife conservationists fighting poaching in Africa are being assisted from on high — by unmanned aerial drones that expose poachers. The drones are also helping to stabilize the tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by wildlife deaths.

U.S. top brass urge tighter West Africa response to Islamist threat

Saint-louis - West Africa's armed forces, police and governments need to ramp up cross-border links to contain Islamist groups now increasingly staging spectacular attacks on civilian targets, US and local top brass said this week.

Asia's tuk-tuks providing a wheel boost to Africa

Monrovia - Omnipresent on the chaotic streets of Mumbai, Jakarta and Bangkok, Asia's three-wheeled "tuk-tuk" has now come to Africa -- and with a two-fold bonus: providing much-needed jobs and slashing accidents.

Amnesty slams South Africa for failing to arrest Sudan leader

Johanesburg - Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as "criminals" while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Ivory trafficking in Africa controlled by a powerful few

Washington - Ivory trafficking in Africa, which threatens the survival of elephants, is highly concentrated in a few geographic hotspots and controlled by a powerful few, say scientists who use DNA analysis to track the illegal wildlife trade.
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