Liberia: Heads Roll at Police After Protest Shootings

[New Dawn] Eleven officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are facing various administrative measures ranging from dismissals to suspensions and disrobing for their roles in the illegal shootings of live bullets at protesters on 24 June, killing one victim and wounding several others in Kingsville, Montserrado County.

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Sudan: Internet Restrictions, Violence a ‘Recipe for Disaster’ – UN

[UN News] After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.

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Sudan: Junta Accuses Opposition of ‘Provoking Sudanese Forces’

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Transitional Military Council (TMC) has accused the opposition Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) of provoking the regular forces and deviating the demonstrations of the March of Millions from its track, which led to deaths and injuries.

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South Africa: Tackling Questions and Debunking Myths on Sexual and Reproductive Health

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Health-E News hosted a question and answer session to answer pertinent questions on why South Africa’s public health facilities are experiencing frequent contraceptive stockouts and how the department of health is addressing the shortages. Dr Manala Makua from the National Department of Health was in among the panelists to address the issue and tell the media about the government’s new policies and guidelines that have been put in place to solve this problem.

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Zimbabwe: 20 – 24-Year-Olds Lead in New HIV, TB New Infections

[263Chat] Director AIDS and Tuberculosis (TB) in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Doctor Owen Mugurungi has expressed shock and disbelief at the statistics which are showing that young people of 20-24 years are leading with new HIV and TB infections in Zimbabwe, 263Chat has been told.

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Africa: Uganda Becomes First Country in Africa to Meet WHO Goal of Tackling Hepatitis B

[East African] Uganda is the first and only country in Africa to reach and surpass the World Health Organisation 2020 target of ensuring access, treatment and awareness creation of Hepatitis B, according to a new scorecard launched to track progress against the viral infection on the continent.

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