Testing for Covid-19 in the parking lot of a South African hospital

People line up outside Fourways Life Hospital in Johannesburg to get tested for Covid-19 at a testing station in the hospital parking lot. South Africa is officially in its third wave of infections, dominated by the rapidly spreading Delta variant. President Cyril Ramaphosa imposed stricter measures on Sunday, June 27 to stem the spread of […]

Kamala Harris at the US-Mexico border

For his first official visit to the southern border of the United States. After her trips to Guatemala and Mexico, she wanted to see with her own eyes the detention centers that hold migrants and how the United States Customs and Border Protection is handling the situation. VOA’s Celia Mendoza reporting from El Paso, Texas. […]

New report warns of anti-TB drug misuse

It is necessary to control more the way in which these drugs are prescribed and administered, under penalty of seeing “their effectiveness canceled quickly”, warns the report, published by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. New treatments for resistant forms of tuberculosis could in turn become ineffective if misused, warns a report released Thursday, on the eve […]

Moroccans in turmoil after sexual assault and murder of 11-year-old

Eight children were killed and a dozen others injured on Saturday in the attack on their classroom in a school in English-speaking Cameroon, in conflict for nearly three years, a “horrible” crime strongly condemned by Cameroonian politicians and the African Union. The attack took place in Kumba, in the southwest region, where “at least eight […]

“Anti-pollution” cosmetics, a cloudless future?

“Urban Shield”, “City Block”, “City Defense” … More and more cosmetic manufacturers are launching products that are supposed to protect the skin from the harmful effects of air pollution in large cities, despite the lack of standardized efficacy tests. The trend of cosmetics stamped “anti-pollution” appeared in Asia-Pacific for a decade but “has gained momentum […]

Ebola killed 271 people in the east

Faced with strong tensions with his allies of the FCC, President Félix Tshisekedi has chosen to consult with the political and social class in order to create a new dynamic that will accompany him for the rest of his mandate. Castigating “anti-values” and “political tactics”, Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi announced on Friday that he would […]

a mutation in 2013 at the origin of congenital malformations

The Zika virus, mainly transmitted by mosquitoes, appeared several decades ago but it has only recently been the cause of birth defects due to a mutation likely dating back to 2013, researchers revealed Thursday. In a study published in the American journal Science, these researchers explain for the first time how a once relatively harmless […]

Lack of funding threatens progress against malaria

Donald Trump opened the way on Monday for Sudan’s withdrawal from the American blacklist of states supporting terrorism, a turning point immediately hailed by Khartoum, which called for the lifting of this heavy sanction in force for nearly 30 years. “Excellent news! The new government of Sudan, which is making real progress, has agreed to […]