Monthly Archives: January 2019

Snowboarder Revives Goal of Representing Uganda at Olympics

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH It’s always in the back of Brolin Mawejje’s mind, whether he’s soaring over the snow or fine-tuning his rail technique: What more can he do to become an Olympic contender in snowboarding?

The 26-year-old hopes to …

Uganda Seizes Ivory Smuggled in Timbers

KAMPALA, UGANDA Ugandan authorities have confiscated roughly 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales trucked into the East African country from northern neighbor South Sudan.

Authorities announced the seizure Thursday, saying that two Vietnamese nationals had been taken …

Sanofi: Fexinidazole, the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, approved in Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Fexinidazole will contribute to international efforts to eliminate sleeping sickness, a fatal neglected tropical disease endemic to Africa, by 2020
  • It is the first all-oral treatment for sleeping sickness, and is effective for both stages of the disease
  • Democratic Republic

Sanofi : Le fexinidazole, premier traitement entièrement par voie orale contre la maladie du sommeil, approuvé en République Démocratique du Congo

  • Le fexinidazole contribuera aux efforts déployés à l’échelle internationale en vue d’éliminer la maladie du sommeil – une maladie tropicale négligée, fatale et endémique en Afrique – à l’horizon 2020
  • Premier médicament entièrement par voie orale efficace contre les deux

Africa’s Renewable-power Surge Faces Challenge: Too Few Workers

KIGALI, RWANDA / NAIROBI, KENYA In sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 600 million people still lack access to electricity, off-grid renewable power is seen as one of the fastest ways to get energy where it’s needed, particularly to remote and …

7 European Nations End Latest Mediterranean Standoff Over Migrants

ROME After spending close to two weeks at sea because no country would allow them to disembark, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said 47 migrants on the Dutch-flagged Sea-Watch 3 finally would come off that vessel. Europe had been arguing …