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German Nurse Accused of Murdering 100 Patients

The trial of a former nurse in Germany accused of murdering 100 patients has begun with a minute’s silence in the northern town of Oldenburg. Detectives say Niels Högel, 41, administered fatal doses of medication to the people in his care at two hospitals in northern Germany. His motive, they …

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Tanzanians urged to shun birth control

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli, on Sunday, declared his opposition to birth control, telling Tanzanians to continue reproducing. Speaking at a public rally in Meatu in Simiyu Region, Magufuli told the people not to listen to those advising them to adopt birth control, some of it coming from foreigners, because, they …

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Ghanaian Energy Minister sacked ‘for no reason’

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has relieved Minister for Energy Boakye Agyarko of his post with immediate effect, the presidency said. According to the presidency, Akufo-Addo has asked Agyarko to hand over to John Peter Amewu, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, who would act temporarily as Minister for …

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WHO: DR Congo ebola cases ‘will rise in coming days’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised the alarm that cases from the resurgent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are expected to rise in the coming days. WHO’s Deputy Director General of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Dr Peter Salama, said in Geneva that there had been …

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4 killed in Swiss Alps Plane crash

Four people died when their  light aircraft crashed into the summit of a glacier in the Swiss Alps, police said Saturday, in the latest fatal accident to hit the popular tourist region. The plane went down 3,300 metres (10,800 feet) above sea level at 4:45 pm (1445 GMT) on Friday …

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Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma

Court postpones Zuma corruption case until end of November

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma appeared in court Friday over a $2.5-billion (2.15-billion-euro) corruption case linked to a 1990s arms deal, but the judge adjourned the case until the end of November. Zuma, who was forced to resign in February, has been charged with 16 counts of fraud, racketeering …

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New Ebola virus found in Sierra Leone – Govt

A new Ebola virus has been found in bats in Sierra Leone, two years after the end of an outbreak that killed over 11,000 across West Africa, the government said on Thursday. It is not yet known whether the new Bombali species of the virus — which researchers say could …

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