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First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

The vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. The large-scale three-country pilot will test it on children aged 5 to 17 months.

The vaccine, also known as Mosquirix, is developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in ...

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First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

Three years after Boko Haram abducted 276 girls, many grief-stricken families still wait ...

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Father of Chibok girls, 3 years on: 'I lost my peace'

The outbreak of violence in the eastern Jonglei region comes after fierce clashes in ...

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60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

The Bring Back Our Girls movement has been urging President Muhammadu Buhari to ramp up ...

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Nigeria marks 3 years since mass schoolgirl kidnap

General Ayoub Kacem says the boat's hull was completely destroyed and the survivors, all ...

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At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya

South Sudan's Information Minister Michael Makuei slams International Development ...

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UK says South Sudan violence amounts to 'genocide'

Around 20 of the injured are in a serious state

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At least 22 dead in fire at Senegal religious retreat

At least 5 northern states – Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger – and the Federal ...

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Meningitis outbreak death estimate rises to 489 in Nigeria – official

(UPDATED) Zuma's recent sacking of respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan unleashes ...

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Rival South African parties unite at anti-Zuma protest

(UPDATED) A suicide bomber 'disguised as a member of the military' was able to enter the ...

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3 killed in Mogadishu army camp attack – military