Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
More than 830 000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province will be vaccinated against cholera, which has claimed over 240 lives this year, the World Health Organisation says.
Mozambican and international health workers are racing to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where the cases of the disease has jumped to more than 1 000.
A cholera epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 857 lives since the start of the year, the World Health Organisation says.
Suspected cholera cases have jumped in northeast Nigeria where Boko Haram violence has forced tens of thousands of people to seek refuge in crowded camps, the Norwegian Refugee Council says.
Zimbabwe has embarked on a massive vaccination drive as it battles a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 49 people.
The rate of new cholera infections has decreased in Zimbabwe after a flurry of public warnings to wash hands and radio jingles warning the public of its symptoms.
A cholera outbreak in Niger has killed 67 people since July out of thousands of recorded cases, the UN has said, citing health ministry figures.
Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly expressed outrage over the cholera screening process introduced by Zambian authorities, and at least people have been 12 killed and 14 others have been wounded in Mozambique jihadist attacks, says a source.
Despite a declaration by the government that the current cholera outbreak has been tamed, public health professionals in Zimbabwe say the outbreak has merely been “postponed” as the measures put in place are “stop-gap” solutions.
The Limpopo health department says it's ready for a possible influx of people who might cross the border from Zimbabwe, in order to seek medical help for cholera or typhoid.
Cholera is surging once again in Yemen, with the UN reporting that the number of suspected cases has doubled in March over previous months.
Mozambique says cholera cases now up to 271 in cyclone-hit city as vaccines are rushed in
A case of cholera has been confirmed in Limpopo, involving a migrant farm worker from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera in Harare.
Niger's public health ministry says at least 68 people have died in a cholera epidemic that began in July.
Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change party has again been forced to postpone its 19th anniversary celebration due to a cholera outbreak that has killed at least 45 people in the southern African country, according to a report.
At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".
A cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast has killed nearly 100 people over the past two weeks and infected thousands more, the United Nations says.
Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe's capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.
Sixty-year-old Emma Zhakata winces, struggling to hold back tears as she relates how her husband, one of 32 cholera victims in Zimbabwe, died within hours of falling ill. Read more...
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