By Kevin J. Kelley
Burundi’s leading human rights activist said on Wednesday that 1098 people were killed in the country during the past year - a total more than double a United Nations estimate given in March.
Another 800 Burundians are currently missing, and about 5,000 have been imprisoned, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa added at a press conference at UN headquarters in New York.
“Today, the entire population lives in fear,” Mr Mbonimpa declared.
The World Health Organisation has warned that the yellow fever outbreak in Angola poses a "threat to entire world".
Nearly 2,000 people are thought to be suffering from yellow fever in the southern African nation, as health experts investigate the outbreak that began in December.
According to WHO, thousands of people are suspected to have been infected with the disease while 238 people have died from the mosquito-borne illness.
The outbreak has spread to nearly every province in the country.
The day of a child’s birth should be a day filled with joy, but for many Kenyans, it is a day of fear. For the most unfortunate, it is a day of tragedy.
For Atieno, a woman living in western Kenya, the fear lasted for days. She laboured for more than 72 hours at home in her rural village. There was heavy bleeding and when Atieno finally delivered her daughter, it was without the help of a skilled birth attendant or life-saving products such as oxytocin to stop bleeding.
The vaccination targets 460,000 children aged below 14 years from across the county.
A one-week campaign aimed at kicking out measles from Mandera County has been launched.
County Health Executive Ahmed sheikh Mohamed said the campaign launched Monday is in partnership with Unicef and the World Health Organisation and is aimed at vaccinating 460,000 children aged below 14 years from across the county.
Measles outbreak was first reported in December 2015 in Mandera West Sub-County and has so far claimed two lives.
A nine-year-old girl has been admitted to Isiolo County Referral Hospital following a cholera outbreak.
Two cases of cholera has detected at the hospital this week, but a woman was discharged on Wednesday after treatment.
The two, who hail from Attan, contracted the disease after they consumed and used contaminated water from Isiolo River.
Isiolo medical superintendent Stephen Kiluva confirmed the girl who was admitted tested positive for the disease and is in a stable condition.