The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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In four years as a doctor in Ethiopia, Rediet Libanos has used a mechanical ventilator just once: on a patient who suffered a haemorrhagic stroke a few months ago.
Kenya's president has said that African nations should be free to cooperate with both the United States and China, warning that foreign powers were exacerbating the continent's divisions.
At least 20 people in Tanzania have been trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, according to officials.
Al-Shabaab Islamist militants have claimed responsibility for Saturday's massive car bomb in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed 81 people, including two Turkish citizens.
Global health charity Marie Stopes says it has recalled hundreds of thousands of faulty condoms on sale in Uganda, where HIV rates are among the highest in the world.
At least 26 people, including many foreigners, have been killed and 56 were injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia.
As the closure of the world's largest refugee camp, Dadaab, draws ever near, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has called upon the Kenyan Government as well as the UNHCR to urgently consider alternative arrangements.
In the world’s poorer countries girls who are menstruating usually can’t afford sanitary towels. Instead, they’ll use old rags.
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has warned of tough measures against those who organised and took part in street protests against his decision to seek a third term in office.
Ottawa has confirmed that a group of Canadians had been detained in Ethiopia after a humanitarian organisation reported that 15 volunteers and workers, including 13 Canadian nationals, had been apprehended.
Tanzanian gay activist Tee, 34, recalls with nostalgia a time when Tanzania was like 'paradise' for LGBT people – before the 2015 election of President John Magufuli ushered in fear and persecution.
Jihadists from Somalia's Al-Shabaab group have attacked a military base used by US and Kenyan forces in Kenya's coastal Lamu region, according to the army spokesperson.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will collect his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, but as ethnic violence rises at home, he has kept festivities to a minimum and refused media requests.
At least five people have been killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses have said.
Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni visited the flood-ravaged village of Wanjenwa, eastern Uganda. At least 43 people were killed after a landslide caused by a river to burst its banks. Take a look at this image gallery.
The end of two particularly bloody and dramatic civil wars saw a reversal of the political and ethnic dominance in Rwanda and Burundi, with Paul Kagame and Pierre Nkurunziza both having a profound effect on the eastern region.
A suicide car bomb rammed into a Somali military training base in the southern port city of Kismayu. Militant group al-Shabaab has taken responsibility for the incident.
More than 400 people are believed to be in detention as Burundi's government tries to stop street protests against a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza, a Human Rights Watch researcher says.
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