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Cuba Eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Cuba Eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis

Cuba has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organisation, WHO, that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Reacting to this development, Margaret Chan, WHO, Director General says, “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible. This is a

CADAM Marks 2015 World Drugs Day

The Christ Against Drug Abuse Ministry, CADAM of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, on Friday, organised a workshop, to draw the nation’s attention to the worsening case of drug and substance abuse among youths in Nigeria. Held as part of activities marking the 2015 world’s drug day, the theme of the event was,

Sweden To Open Clinic For Male Rape Victims

Swedish authority has concluded plans to open Sweden’s first emergency clinic for male rape victims hospital in Stockholm, the capital. The South General hospital already has a walk-in centre which provides urgent care for women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. But it announced on Wednesday that it would be admitting men and boys

Nine Die In U.S. Church Shooting

Nine persons have died in a shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, United States on Wednesday. Gregory Mullen, City Police Chief, described the attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a “hate crime.” A prayer meeting was going on in the church at the time of the shooting incident

Bashir: South African Officials May Face Contempt of Court

The Southern African Litigation Centre, SALC, an NGO in South African has said it is “strongly considering” bringing contempt of court charges against government officials for allowing President Omar al-Bashir to leave the country on Monday. The group which secured a court order for Bashir’s arrest, said in a statement after the Sudanese President’s flight

Egyptian Court Upholds Morsi’s Death Sentence

Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday has confirmed the death sentence for deposed president Mohammed Morsi for orchestrating a prison escape during the 2011 uprising that toppled long-time ruler Hosni Mubarak. Prosecutors charged Morsi and other leaders in the Muslim Brotherhood for conspiring with foreign Islamist organisations to storm prisons during the 2011 uprising. Muslim Brotherhood

Lion Kills American Tourist

A female tourist believed to be an American has died after she was attacked by a lion at the Lion Park in the Lanseria/Honeydew area of Johannesburg,South Africa, on Monday. Sources say another male tourist was injured and the pair may have been driving with their car window open when the unfortunate incident occurred. Scott

Thai Ex-PM Negligence Trial Commences

Former Thai Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has pleaded not guilty in a brief hearing at the start of her trial on charges of negligence. Shinawatra faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty of neglect of duty over her role in a controversial rice subsidy scheme. The ex-minister was forced to step down

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