- South Africa's Former Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, has died at the age of 69, in what reports have said was related to her first liver transplant.
She underwent also a controversial liver transplant about two years ago, coming under a lot of criticism for having not waited like other needy patients to get a liver donor.
Tshabalala-Msimang was South Africa’s controversial health minister for nine years, coming under a lot of fire for her stand-up policies against theories on HIV and AIDS as well as use of drugs for treatment.
She earned herself the name "Dr Beetroot" for her advocacy of healthy eating, which comprised vegetables such as beetroot, garlic and African potato, rather than drugs to fight HIV and AIDS.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.