Western Sahara president dies

Western Sahara’s President Mohamed Abdelaziz has died after a long illness. He was 68. His death comes at a sensitive time for his country that’s been illegally occupied by Morocco for more than 40 years. ends intro The Saharawi  Republic’s declared 40 days of mourning following the death of Mohamed Abdelaziz. Algeria, which houses the […]

Zuma expresses condolences for Abdelaziz’s passing

President Jacob Zuma’s joined peers expressing condolences to the people of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic on the death of President Mohamed Abdelaziz. He says Abdelaziz committed his life to the struggle for the independence of the Saharawi people from colonialism. ends intro President Jacob Zuma’s tribute to his Saharawi counterpart refers to Mohamed Abdelaziz’s […]

MSF warns against spread of yellow fever from Angola and DRC

A medical activist group says nearly 300 people have died in the six-month outbreak of yellow fever in Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. It argues that vigilance and rapid response capacities are vital for fighting the acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by the same mosquitoes that carry the zika virus. The fever that […]