Ebola drugs narrowed to 2 in DR Congo trial

The World Health Organization says that two of the four Ebola treatment drugs tested in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are performing better than the others, and will be the only drugs used on future patients as the country moves forward in its yearlong outbreak. The decision to use only REGN-EB3 or mAb114 was made following a review Friday by the independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB), according to a WHO statement. It was made based on the findings of trials conducted in the Congolese communities of…

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Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Celebrates ‘Natural African Beauty’ Amid Critics Who Called Her ‘Too Basic’ for Historic Win

South African beauty queen Zozibini Tunzi had the world singing her praises this week after becoming the first Miss SA pageant winner to be crowed while rocking her natural hair. The epic moment was a first in the beauty contest’s nearly 60-year history, according to OkayAfrica, and has sparked renewed discussion around the politics of Black hair. For many, Tunzi’s weekend win also highlighted the need to continue embracing the beauty and versatility of our hair — curly, straightened or otherwise. Zozibini Tunzi was crowned the 2019 Miss South Africa…

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Explore the beauty and history of Nigeria’s northern Kaduna State [Photos]

Kaduna is one of the 36 states of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country. It is located in the north-central of the country. Its area includes the traditional emirate of Zaria and Jemaa town. Kaduna was substantially reduced in size when its northern half became Katsina state in 1987. Kaduna is bordered by the states of Zamfara, Katsina, and Kano to the north; Bauchi and Plateau to the east; Nassawara to the south; and Niger to the west. Abuja Federal Capital Territory also borders Kaduna state to the southwest. More about this Among some of the interesting things that Kaduna offers are some…

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Breast implants will not prevent sagging – says Obstetrician

Dr Dauda Adekunle an Abuja based Obstetrician, has advised women who intend to go for breast implants that breast augmentation would not prevent their breast from sagging. Adekunle gave the advice in interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. According to him, women who believe breast augmentation will correct sagging breast should have a rethink, because they will also need a breast lift in addition to the breast augmentation. “You might need additional surgery after breast implant removal. If you decide to have your implants removed,…

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Learners In Nigeria Tackle Wild Dog Extinction With STEM Youth Project

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South Africa: Relief for President Ramaphosa in corruption case

President Cyril Ramaphosa has won the latest round of a legal battle with South Africa‘s anti-corruption watchdog. A judge on Monday delayed implementation of findings linked to the watchdog’s claim that he misled parliament about a leadership campaign donation. Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane alleged in July that Ramaphosa had “deliberately misled” Parliament about the $32,500 donation for the 2017 campaign to succeed Jacob Zuma as head of the governing African National Congress (ANC). She said there was also prima facie evidence of money laundering involving millions of rand in the…

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Oil find in Oyo could quadruple Congo Republic’s output

Two oil companies have discovered the first oil deposit in the northern part of the Republic of Congo. The discovery was announced over the weekend in the town of Oyo. According to experts, the features of this first onshore oil field promises a possibility to quadruple the country’s production. The Delta de la Cuvette deposit, covers an area of 9,392 square metres, has four wells, the first of which has been drilled since March, according to the African Society for Petroleum Research and Distribution (SARPD-oil) and the PEPA company which…

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Tourism, desertification threaten Moroccan lake

Drought and climate change is likely to claim a freshwater lake in Morocco. Thousands of birds that migrate between Europe and Africa refuel at this lake. Considered a national treasure due to its rich biodiversity, environmentalists fear rising temperature could consume the lake entirely. Bouchra El Asr is an Engineer at the Regional Directorate of water and forests and the fight against desertification North West in Kenitra. The role of this forest is to keep the sand where it is. “All of this site is in a basin, a basin…

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