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Study links physical activity to quality of life in African American cancer survivors
New research suggests that regular exercise may improve the well-being of African American cancer survivors, but most survivors do not meet current recommendations for physical activity. The findings are published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Three African countries halt polio outbreaks
Kenya, Mozambique and Niger have curbed polio outbreaks that erupted in different episodes over the past 24 months, allowing them to regain their polio-free status, World Health Organization (WHO) announced.
Nearly dozen African refugees killed in Saudi artillery shelling in Yemen’s Sa’ada
Nearly a dozen African refugees have lost their lives and many more sustained injuries when artillery shelling targeted an area in Yemen’s mountainous northwestern province of Sa’ada, as Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies press ahead with their military aggression against the crisis-hit Arab country.
China reports new African swine fever outbreak
China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs reported a new case of African swine fever on a farm in the southwestern province of Yunnan on Wednesday.
Kenya becomes third African nation to introduce world's first malaria vaccine
Kenya on Friday added the world’s first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, becoming the third country in Africa to roll out the vaccine for the disease that kills one child globally every two minutes.
Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor
Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.
Reagan calls African UN delegates 'monkeys' in newly unearthed audio
In a recently emerged audio recording from 1971, then-California Governor Ronald Reagan can be heard disparaging African delegates to the United Nations as “monkeys” during a phone call with US President Richard Nixon.
Low-income African countries 'pay 30 times more' for drugs
African countries with small to medium-sized economies pay far more money for less effective drugs, a leading health expert has told BBC Newsday.
North Korea steps up measures to prevent spread of African swine fever
North Korea has stepped up measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious and deadly African swine fever, its main state newspaper said on Wednesday, breaking its silence on the outbreak, which was first reported in late May.
African American woman elected Chicago mayor in historic vote
In a historic first, an African American woman was elected mayor of America's third largest city Tuesday, as Chicago voters entrusted a political novice with tackling difficult problems of economic inequality and gun violence.
Infertility affects up to one in five South African couples
Research showed that up to 20 percent of South African couples may suffer from infertility — ranked by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the fifth highest serious global disability.
Central African Republic govt. signs peace deal with armed groups
The government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups on Tuesday inked a new peace accord seeking to end years-long fighting that has left thousands of people dead.
South African cities short of cemetery space
In the middle of the vast Avalon cemetery in Johannesburg's Soweto township, two gravediggers shoveled soil out of an old grave containing remains buried years ago.
Satellites warn African farmers of pest infestations
UK researchers developed an early warning system to prevent the crops of African farmers from being devastated.
French art dealers angry after report urges return of African treasures
A new report has recommended that France's laws be changed, to allow African cultural treasures removed during France's colonial period to be returned to their countries of origin.

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