With some forty hospitals, 200 health clinics and universal health insurance, Rwanda's health care system is among the most progressive in Africa. Many services are financed with the help of international partnerships.
Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil unrest (with update).
"I can, we can defeat cancer" is this year's theme on World Cancer Day. In many African countries there is still a lack of awareness and treatment methods, but the number of people affected is on the rise.
Kenya and Rwanda have banned poultry products from Uganda after a confirmed outbreak of bird flu. Ugandan authorities detected the virus after a mass die-off of birds on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Rwanda’s last king, Kigeli V, has been buried in a low-key ceremony attended by a handful of government officials. King Kigeli died in October, aged 80, in the United States.
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