Africa News Headlines for 18 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. Gabon’s President Offers Some of His Wealth ‘to the People’ Source: The New York Times Maximise AGOA opportunities, US urges African countries Source: The Nation South African cabinet approves internet censorship bill Source: Telecompaper Is Eritrea the North Korea of …

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South Africa needs a new way to address the doctor shortage

Lekan Ayo-Yusuf, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Millions of South Africans are missing out on basic health care because of a skewed system that fails to make use of all the country’s skilled health professionals. It is public knowledge that there are not enough doctors in the South African public health system. For every 1000 …

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Africa News Headlines for 13 March 2015

First successful penis transplant performed in South Africa Source: UPI Gauteng man gang raped by three women, used as sex slave Source: Times Live Botswana: Three arrested for cyber porn material Source: StarAfrica First time in 2 decades a lion spotted in Gabon Source: Malay Mail/Reuters Africa must spurn Cuba’s aid offer Source: BD Live …

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Africa News Headlines for 3 March 2015

Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple Source: New Hampshire Public Radio Kenya Burns 15 Tons of Stockpiled Ivory Source: National Geographic Strung out in Tanzania Source: Aljazeera African Women and leadership Source: JOL Press Innovative Anti-poaching in Africa Source: Africa in Transition Getting Africa’s health systems to be self-reliant Source: West …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 11 February 2015

Cubans in Angola: South-South Cooperation and Transfer of Knowledge, 1976–1991, by Christine Hatzky Release Date: February 11, 2015 Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press Angola, a former Portuguese colony in southern central Africa, gained independence in 1975 and almost immediately plunged into more than two decades of conflict and crisis. Fidel Castro sent Cuban military troops …

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