06 November 2008

Diabetes and the Credit Crisis

Diabetes threat 'to increase'

By JOHN NGIRACHU Posted Thursday, November 6 2008 at 21:31

Risk factors that have been blamed for diabetes will continue to increase in the next few years unless the Government and private health care providers introduce drastic preventive measures, a meeting of experts heard on Thursday.

Africa to be hit hard by credit crisis, says IMF

By ZEPHANIA UBWANI in Arusha Posted Thursday, November 6 2008 at 21:40

Africa will be hard hit by the current global financial crisis, a senior official of the International Monetary Fund has warned. Equity markets have fallen sharply in some countries, including Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Mauritius, she told about 200 financial experts drawn from Tanzanian banks and other local and regional financial institutions.