Aug 08, 2012 11:46 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday gave South Africa greater control over its AIDS programme, which Washington has spent $3.2 billion ramping up over the last eight years.
Aug 08, 2012 02:14 EDT
Eight million chickens have so far been slaughtered in Mexico and 66 million more were vaccinated in a bid to contain a bird flu outbreak in the west of the country, authorities said.
Aug 07, 2012 10:35 EDT
The number of malnourished children is set to hit a new high of 1.5 million in the Sahel next week as cholera and locusts emerge as new threats, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.
Aug 07, 2012 10:25 EDT
Italy's economy shrank by 0.7 percent in the second quarter, increasing the pressure on Mario Monti's government to balance austerity with growth measures as the country wallows deep in recession.
Aug 07, 2012 10:02 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called on South Africa, the continent's leading democracy, to play a more influential role in African and global issues.
Aug 06, 2012 13:50 EDT
Malawi on Monday launched a week-long campaign to test 250,000 people for HIV in what health authorities called a crucial intervention in a country ravaged by AIDS.
Aug 05, 2012 12:34 EDT
Scientists said Sunday they had unravelled the genetic codes of parasites responsible for the bulk of malaria cases outside Africa, and found they were scarily diversified and may be harder to kill.
Aug 03, 2012 13:57 EDT
US health officials on Friday warned the public to be careful around pigs after an outbreak of flu among visitors to county fairs.
Aug 03, 2012 06:35 EDT
The latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus has killed 16 people in Uganda, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, increasing the previous toll by one.
Aug 02, 2012 15:15 EDT
The European Union cancelled 22 million euros ($26 million) in budget support to Gambia in 2010 due to concerns over human rights and governance, a report released Thursday showed.
Aug 02, 2012 14:32 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Thursday in the Ugandan capital Kampala, which has been hit by an Ebola outbreak and where she will spend one night before heading to South Sudan.
Aug 02, 2012 06:33 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flew out of Senegal Thursday and headed to Uganda before a visit the world's newest nation South Sudan, locked in a crippling border and oil dispute with Sudan.
Aug 02, 2012 05:04 EDT
Around 22,000 Pakistani children are at risk in Karachi after the World Health Organization suspended polio vaccinations over a spate of shootings, a UN official warned Thursday.
Aug 01, 2012 20:00 EDT
Greg Louganis, who won four Olympic gold medals in diving, has called living with HIV 'challenging'. ?Greg Louganis, who won four Olympic gold medals in diving, has called living with HIV ?challenging.? The 52-year-old openly gay Louganis tested positive for HIV, the virus which causes AIDS, in 1988. In an appearance on CNN from the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London, Louganis discussed living with HIV. ?Honestly, I didn't think I'd see 30,? Louganis said. When Morgan noted that Louganis and Magic Johnson have been living well and in the public with HIV for over 20 years, Louganis said it was a ?double-edged sword.? ?Because now young kids are seeing us and they're saying, 'Well they're alive, thriving and all that.' But I wouldn't wish my drug regimen on anyone. And the things that I've been through have been pretty devastating.? ?It's challenging,? he added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) ?
Aug 01, 2012 11:06 EDT
At least 15 people have died in Uganda from the deadly Ebola virus with the toll likely to rise further, the health ministry said Wednesday.
Aug 01, 2012 01:14 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Senegal's capital Dakar at the start of a seven-nation, 11-day trip to Africa due to focus on regional peace and security.
Jul 31, 2012 19:33 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Senegal's capital Dakar late Tuesday at the start of a six-nation, 11-day trip to Africa due to focus on regional peace and security.
Jul 31, 2012 15:44 EDT
A new kind of bird flu has been causing deadly pneumonia in baby seals off the northeastern US coast and could pose a risk to humans, according to US research released Tuesday.
Jul 31, 2012 14:47 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton set off Tuesday on a six-nation, 11-day trip to Africa due to focus on regional peace and security, as well as spurring economic growth.
Jul 31, 2012 11:15 EDT
Kampala residents have been urged to avoid contact after the deadly Ebola virus hit the city but security guard Joseph Karuba's job is to frisk people and he doesn't have gloves.