• Jailed blade runner, Pistorius, in hospital with chest pain

    Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken to a hospital Thursday for overnight observation, an official said, as local media reported he was suffering chest pains. Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in ...

  • WHO establishes emergency hub in Nairobi serving eastern and southern Africa

    Source: World Health Organization Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, WorldIn addition to ensuring effective and efficient response to outbreaks, the new initiative includes an immediate evaluation of emergencies to capture areas of strength and improvement.July 14, 2017 - The creation of an emergency hub in Nairobi by World Health ...

  • UK police appeal for information after spate of acid attacks

    Five linked acid attacks in quick succession by men on mopeds in London left several people injured, British police said Friday — the latest in a spate of such crimes that have alarmed residents and politicians.The Metropolitan Police force said the 90-minute spree began late Thursday. Two men on a ...

  • How DRC contained the latest Ebola outbreak

    Source: The Conversation Country: Democratic Republic of the CongoSeveral factors stopped the disease from spreading, including a prompt response, immediate diagnosis and treatment, a coordinated approach and community involvement.Author Eric Osor Medical Epidemiologist , Washington State University Disclosure statement Eric Osoro does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from ...

  • 06 Lug
    Webinar, investire in Sud Africa 2017: le joint venture

    Ma come fare una joint venture? Perché il Sudafrica? Come sta cambiando l’Africa subsahariana? Se ne parla nel corso del webinar organizzato il 6 luglio 2017 dal Consolato Generale del Sudafrica a Milano in collaborazione con Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo. Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo è l’Associazione imprenditoriale multisettoriale specializzata del Sistema ...

  • From floods to disease, disaster risk rising in surging African cities

    Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania, WorldMany ideas are emerging about how growing African cities can cut their risks. Among them: organise slum dwellers to improve the infrastructure or simply sort out which risks are the key ones, experts say.But plenty of ideas on how to sort ...

  • South Africa slips into recession

    South Africa has entered recession for the first time in eight years, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Tuesday. Data from Statistics South Africa in Pretoria showed the first quarter contraction was led by weak manufacturing and trade. The data showed that South Africa’s economy contracted by 0.7 per ...

  • Focus Paese

    Sudafrica, il gigante africano marcia verso lo sviluppo

    Il Sudafrica è probabilmente il Paese con il maggior potenziale dell'intero Continente africano nonostante le proprie particolari vicende politiche e sociali ne abbiano storicamente frenato lo sviluppo. Queste difficoltà - ben esemplificate da una celebre frase di Nelson Mandela (“Nel mio Paese prima vai in prigione e poi diventi Presidente”) ...