[UN News] The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit.
[News24Wire] Two Metrobus drivers rescued an abandoned baby boy from the streets of the Johannesburg CBD after noticing his mother’s suspicious behaviour.
[allAfrica] Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we not only commit to celebrating midwives as they lead the way with quality care, but to giving them a platform to inform global health policy. As frontline healthworkers at the heart of each community, midwives are best placed to advise Governments, leaders and agencies on the critical changes needed to improve health outcomes.
[Observer] For the last five years, Kate (now 15 years old) has been a street child in Kampala, hustling to make ends meet.
[Nairobi News] An American man is in police custody after he allegedly killed his one-year-old daughter as his wife visited to her family in Kenya.
[News24Wire] A former policeman was killed in a house robbery in Roodekraans, west of Johannesburg, on Friday night.
[Nation] A national rollout of free cervical cancer vaccine that was to kick off this year has been pushed to 2019, the Sunday Nation has learnt.
[MalariaMustDie] Njediko -Nigeria has more cases and deaths from Malaria than any other country in the world. It’s entire 177 million population is at risk from the disease.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.
[New Zimbabwe] A health disaster could be on the horizon in Harare following the announcement by the city authorities that there will be water supply interruption in the western suburbs.