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Prenatal blood tests to diagnose Down syndrome will soon be covered by public health insurance in Germany. The issue has sparked an ethical debate, with some critics saying the change could lead to more abortions.

[WHO] Brazzaville, 18 September 2019 - On 14 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) received formal notification from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania that there are no cases of Ebola virus disease in the country. This followed earlier rumours of the death of one person and illness in a few others. The Tanzanian authorities did not indicate what the cause of the illnesses might have been.

[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin -The Blue Nile Doctors Committee reported 15 new suspected cholera cases in various localities of Blue Nile state.

[Concord] A Sierra Leonean born gospel artist, Joseph Healing Kpagoi, an R&B singer with Spat-B in the early 2000, is set to stage a gospel concert, backed up with charity for children on September 22, 2019.

[Leadership] It seems Fans of Wizkid are not really getting what they want from their Starboy artiste again and they didn't hesitate to express their disappointment over his new single, 'Ghetto Love.'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -British-Nigerian rapper David Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama.

[The Conversation Africa] When people talk about quality education, they're often referring to the kind of education that gives students the knowledge and skills they need for the job market. But there's a view that quality education has wider benefits: it develops individuals in ways that help develop society more broadly.

[The Conversation Africa] Food insecurity at tertiary institutions is aptly described as "the skeleton in universities' cupboards" because it receives so little attention. Those in higher education are assumed to be an elite whose minimum basic needs are met.

[New Republic] MONROVIA Sept 18(TNR) Liberian president George Weah on Wednesday consoled Muslims at a mosque in Sinkor following a fire disaster which killed 27 children in Paynesville late Tuesday.The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out accrding to police spokesman, Moses Carter. He said the fire was caused by electrical shocks.

[Dalsan Radio] Jubaland now says the Federal Government of Somalia has devised a plot to frustrate the leadership of the state.

[Dalsan Radio] Traffic in Mogadishu has come to a standstill following the early morning strike by public transport drivers protesting the exorbitant taxes by the Federal Government.

[Monitor] The organising committee for the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) has approved 20 hotels to provide accommodation for more than 1,200 delegates.

Celebrities, teachers and even priests have called for Russian actor Pavel Ustinov to be freed. Many of them have sided with the recent anti-government protests in Moscow and are calling for an independent judiciary.

Tel Aviv celebrates 100 years of homegrown Bauhaus-inspired architecture with the opening of the White City Center. Designed for White City residents and visitors, it will help preserve the area's storied architecture.

South Africa was in focus at this year's Campus Project of DW and the Beethovenfest. You can hear the hear the strongly applauded program right here.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Women's Union called for abolishing laws restricting freedoms and the participation of women in commissions and institutions of the transitional government.

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'emergency action plan' to end gender-based violence had little new or imaginative to rid South Africa of this blight. Wednesday's joint sitting was a PR play by the president to regain control of the optics in a difficult moment for the whole nation -- and Parliament provided the platform.

[CAJ News] HUMANITARIAN organisations are battling to raise funds to fight impending malnutrition and the rising rate of child marriages in Mozambique.

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