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TB activists challenges drug patent in India

For the first time, tuberculosis activists are challenging a TB drug patent in India, in bid to prevent pharmaceutical corporation Johnson and Johnson from extending its monopoly.

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UNMISS radio to promote dialogue, tolerance, peace

From its base in South Sudan's capital, Juba, Radio Miraya the station run by the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, is tasked with promoting dialogue, tolerance and peace the three interlinked themes of World Radio Day 2019, marked on February 13.

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May accused of playing 'chicken' with Brexit talks

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, asked MPs on Tuesday for more time to try and revive her Brexit deal with the European Union (EU) in what the opposition said was a ploy to “run down the clock”.

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Fresh protests in Sudan call for President's ousting

Hundreds of demonstrators are gathering in different Sudanese cities, protesting against autocratic President, Omar al-Bashir.

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Islamic militants' deadly resurgence threatens Nigeria polls

Nigeria's government acknowledges there has been a resurgence of violence by Islamic extremists in the country's troubled north-east region in the weeks before the country's upcoming national elections on Saturday.

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Migrant women trafficked from Nigeria to Italy for prostitution

At the height of the migrant crisis, thousands of women were trafficked from Nigeria to Italy for a life of prostitution in Europe.

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"SA health system on the verge of collapse"

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says the country’s health system is at a tipping point and something should be done urgently to save it from collapse.

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US slams repression in Zimbabwe

The United States (US) on Tuesday slammed police repression in Zimbabwe, weeks after security forces crushed protests there.

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Sudan security arrests professors as protests rage on: Witnesses

Security forces arrested 14 professors who were gathering to protest outside Khartoum University on Tuesday, witnesses said, as anti-government demonstrations neared the end of their eighth week.

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Calls for calm in Senegal

Politicians and the civil society in Senegal are calling for calm after clashes between militants of the ruling party and those of the opposition that led to one death.

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