R71m to combat deadly plague

2017-11-05 06:00

The World Bank has approved an additional $5m (R71m) funding to help Madagascar cope with its plague outbreak.

Deadly plague slowing down in Madagascar: authorities

2017-11-01 11:17

A plague outbreak that has claimed 128 lives in Madagascar has slowed down, health authorities on the island nation say, citing a decline in the numbers of the infected and dying.

SA identified by World Health Organisation as priority country for plague

2017-10-25 22:25

South Africa is one of nine countries which has been identified by the World Health Organisation to prepare and ready itself for possible plague cases.

Aid group says Madagascar plague outbreak yet to reach peak

2017-10-24 06:10

An international aid group says a deadly outbreak of plague in Madagascar has not yet reached its peak.

Seychelles schools re-open as plague cases test negative

2017-10-19 08:14

Two suspected cases of plague in the Seychelles have tested negative, the government has said, as children returned to schools which had closed as panic swept the island nation last week.

Seychelles schools closed over plague fears

2017-10-13 18:49

The Seychelles government has ordered schools to close, after the discovery of two suspected cases of plague thought to have been brought from Madagascar where the disease has killed scores.

Madagascans battle to evade growing plague outbreak

2017-10-11 15:33

Madagascar is taking drastic steps to fight the growing plague outbreak, with Antananarivo's transport hubs being subject to medical inspections and public gatherings being banned.

Plague-hit Madagascar bans jail visits

2017-10-06 20:28

Authorities in Madagascar have announced a ban on prison visits to prevent the spread of a plague epidemic that has killed 36 people.

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 30

2017-10-04 20:34

An outbreak of high contagious plague has claimed 30 lives in the impoverished Indian Ocean island nation of Madagascar over the last two months, authorities have said.

Top Africa stories: Mugabes, Lesotho, Madagascar

2017-10-04 07:25

Grace Mugabe has drawn criticism from health and political activists after she allegedly donated used underwear to Zanu-PF party supporters and President Robert Mugabe arrives in South Africa on an official visit without her.


Top Africa Stories: Mugabe, Madagascar, Eritrea

2017-11-02 06:00

President Robert Mugabe and his family are shareholders in a new airline to be called Zimbabwe Airways, and At least 28 people have been killed in rare protests in the capital of Eritrea.

Plague alert over Madagascar's dance with the dead

2017-10-26 15:22

In Madagascar, ceremonies in which families exhume the remains of dead relatives, rewrap them in fresh cloth and dance with the corpses are a sacred ritual.

Madagascar plague death toll climbs to 124

2017-10-25 10:15

The death toll from Madagascar's plague outbreak has reached 124, officials say, as they cautiously welcome a slowdown in infections.

Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, 1 100 suspected cases: WHO

2017-10-20 16:28

The death toll from a plague outbreak in Madagascar has risen to 94, with the number of suspected cases jumping to more than 1 100, the World Health Organisation says.

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

2017-10-17 15:13

As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar's capital, many city dwellers are panicking.

Red Cross sends first plague treatment centre to Madagascar

2017-10-13 14:17

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says it is deploying its first-ever plague treatment centre to Madagascar after 57 people died of the disease.

Plague wreaks havoc in Madagascar

2017-10-08 05:49

An unusually widespread outbreak of the plague is menacing Madagascar. At least 24 people have died and more than 130 have been infected with plague across the country, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Plague closes 2 Madagascan universities

2017-10-05 20:56

Madagascan authorities have ordered two universities to close temporarily as efforts intensify to halt a plague outbreak that has killed 33 people and caused widespread panic.

Panic in Madagascar as plague spreads

2017-10-04 12:53

Crowds of fearful residents are flocking to their local pharmacies before dawn, desperate to buy masks and antibiotics to stave off a plague outbreak sweeping Madagascar.

Plague in Madagascar hits urban areas, kills 2 dozen people

2017-10-03 16:01

Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of plague that has killed two-dozen people since last month.

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