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April 13, 2018

Uganda: NDA Seizes Fake Hepatitis Vaccines

The National Drug Authority (NDA) is investigating how eight private hospitals and clinics came to sell counterfeit hepatitis B vaccines in Mbarara, Kampala and Mbale.

As inquiries proceed, the authority has asked the public to remain calm awaiting further advice. Amos Atumanya, the NDA regulatory officer who led the three-week preliminary investigation, told journalists yesterday that the fake vaccines are allegedly manufactured by the Serum Institute of India.

“We got our first complaint from Mbarara. This person got the fake labels on Mbarara street and was able to inform our regional office,” Atumanya told journalists at NDA offices in Kampala. [...]

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April 9, 2018

Police call for calm after farmhouse, sugarcane fields set alight

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has called for calm and tolerance in Umlalazi, Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal following violent protests.

Hundreds of residents went on the rampage after a man was shot dead on the Gqobhokani farm.

According to police, on Wednesday two young men, one of them being 30-year-old Spamandla Xulu, were fishing at a dam on the Gqobhokani farm.

The men were confronted by a security guard who requested that they leave. An altercation ensued which led to the guard allegedly fatally shooting Xulu. The second man escaped uninjured.

The security guard has since been arrested on a charge of murder and is currently in police [...]

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April 6, 2018

WATCH: MNANGAGWA PRESIDENCY IS ILLEGAL, SAYS MUGABE

Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from independence in the 1980s until he stepped down under pressure from the military last year.

Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe says he never thought the country’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him.

Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from independence in the 1980s until he stepped down under pressure from the military last year.

Speaking during a press conference on Thursday night, Mugabe described his removal as a “coup”.

He says Mnangagwa assumed the presidency illegally.

“I don’t hate Emmerson. I brought him into government. I want to work with him, but he must be proper. He is improper where he is, [...]

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April 3, 2018

Kenya: Rain, Rain, Rain Everywhere, But No Water Is Being Harvested

Nairobians are questioning why rain water is not being harvested in dams to offer reprieve during the constant water rationings.

Those on Twitter shared videos of the floods and illustrations on how the run-off water could be harvested.

Some however stated the need for the run-off water to be purified urging Nairobians not to litter so as to have harvestable water.

The Meteorological Department on Monday issued a floods warning to Nairobi residents.

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Some of the areas named as likely to experience flooding are South C Shopping Centre, Mathare, Huruma, Loresho, Muthangari and the Kileleshwa Ring Road interchange.

Chalbi Drive in [...]

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