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'We're definitely not prepared': Africa braces for new virus

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — At a Chinese-run hospital in Zambia, some employees watched as people who recently returned from China showed up with coughs...

Record 45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger: U.N. food...

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The United Nations World Food Programme said on Thursday that a record 45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development...

Queen Elizabeth: Monarch always packs this very unusual item when she...

Queen Elizabeth, 93, has become the country’s best-travelled monarch. Her Majesty has visited all four corners of the globe during her long lifetime. It...

Climate change has brought parts of Zambia to the brink of...

Zambia is wrestling with a devastating drought caused, according to experts, by a dramatic shift in weather patterns. Temperatures in parts of Southern...

Zambia says U.S. ambassador crossed line by defending jailed gay couple

LUSAKA, Zambia — Zambia's home affairs minister said on Tuesday that a U.S. ambassador who criticized the jailing of a gay couple for 15...

U.S. recalls its ambassador to Zambia after gay rights row: sources

LUSAKA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia following a row with authorities in the southern African nation after he...

U.S. ambassador 'horrified' by Zambia sentence for gay couple

LUSAKA, Zambia — The United States ambassador to Zambia says local government officials have condemned him for saying he was “horrified” by the sentencing...

Iconic singer hopes to close financing gap for African women

The insect-eaten money fluttered in pieces to the floor. For global music star Angelique Kidjo, that image of her grandmother having to use a...

TB drug price slashed in global push to thwart killer disease

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi slashed the price of a key anti-tuberculosis drug on Thursday, boosting the battle against the world's deadliest disease alongside the...

New TB Vaccine Could Save Millions of Lives, Study Suggests

In what may be a watershed moment in the fight against tuberculosis, the world’s most lethal infectious disease, an experimental new vaccine has protected...

Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease

An experimental vaccine proved 50% effective at preventing latent tuberculosis infection from turning into active disease in a three-year study of adults in Africa. Doctors...

U.S. imposes new rules on state-owned Chinese media over propaganda concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said on Tuesday said it will begin treating five major Chinese state-run media entities with U.S. operations the...
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