Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 16 January 2016

A selection of news headlines about Africa south of the Sahara published over the past 24 hours. India scouts for oil and gas assets in Africa on crude price fall Source: Economic Times Gabon’s Ping Chosen As Main Opposition Candidate For 2016 Polls Source: Leadership SPLM-IO leadership recalls back to Pagak senior members of advance …

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Africa News Headlines for 10 January 2016

A selection of Africa news headlines from publications around the globe over the past 24 hours. Years After Its Curfew Killed Theater, Ghana Gets A Second Act Source: NPR/Goats and Soda Conflict in South Sudan has ended: Ramaphosa Source: SABC Netflix now available all over Africa Source: Africa IT News Oishi eyes South African market …

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Exclusive: Interview with Committee to Protect Journalists’ Sue Valentine

In a news release dated January 6, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) judged 2015 to be the “fourth most deadly year on record for journalists.” It said that 71 journalists were killed in the line of duty, with 42 percent of them (30 individuals) murdered by the so-called Islamic State. According to the news …

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Shortened drug-resistant TB treatment trial raises hope

By Linda Nordling [CAPE TOWN] A clinical trial in Francophone Africa has raised hope that a drastically shortened treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) could cut costs and reduce suffering on the continent. Interim results from the radical nine-month treatment course showed an 80.9 per cent cure rate among patients with MDR-TB in nine African …

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