Algeria third malaria-free African country.

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that Algeria is the third African country to have eradicated malaria, following Mauritius and Morocco.

"Algeria is where the malaria parasite was first discovered in humans almost a century and a half ago, and that was a significant milestone in responding to the disease," said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's regional director for Africa.

"Now Algeria has shown the rest of Africa that malaria can be beaten through country leadership, bold action, sound investment and science. The rest of the continent can learn...

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