Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president overthrown in 2011 and the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region, walked free on Friday for the first time in six years, his lawyer said.
Health workers are preparing to vaccinate more than 116 million children against polio across West and Central Africa in a drive to contain an outbreak of the disease in conflict-hit northeast Nigeria.
Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh’s government, which is accused of the torture and killing of perceived opponents.
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, António Guterres, has stressed the need for the leadership of South Sudan to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities, restore the peace process and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access.
As the World observes TB Day, countries are rushing to ensure that they have strategic plans in place to curb the disease. In South Africa, the Health Ministry has asked the United Nations Heads of State to debate the issue.