EAST AFRICAN NEWS

SOUTH SUDAN: Starvation Threat Numbers Soar

November 2016 Aljazeera: An aid organisation in South Sudan has warned of severe food shortages, with the civil war spreading to rural areas of the country, cutting farmers’ access to their agricultural lands. The aid group CARE told Al Jazeera that if the armed conflict continues, as many as one …

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UN – HIV Rate in Young African Women Disturbingly High

November 2016 AlJazeera; The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral (ARV) medicine has doubled in just five years, the United Nations said while highlighting high infection rates among young African women. A new report released by UNAIDS, a UN programme, on Monday said thousands of young women and girls across …

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KENYA: Staff Strikes Hit Hospitals in Embu and Tharaka-Nithi

November 2016 DailyNation; Health services in public hospitals in Embu and Tharaka-Nithi counties remained crippled as medics continued with their strike. Doctors in Tharaka-Nithi on Monday boycotted work, joining hundreds of nurses who have kept off their work stations for the last three weeks. They are demanding promotion, remittance of …

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