Kenya has detected a variant of COVID-19 first diagnosed in India, the health ministry said on Wednesday. The variant was detected in five Indians who arrived in the East African nation on Thursday last week, just before Kenya banned flights to and from India.
Kenya and Tanzania have agreed to harmonise their COVID-19 enforcement protocols to contain the cross-border spread of the disease.
Conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has separated nearly 5,000 children from their parents, Save the Children said on Tuesday.
When Edith Serem received her COVID-19 vaccination last month at a hospital in Nairobi where she works as a doctor, nurses jokingly warned she might start speaking in a foreign language.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, concern immediately arose that sub-Saharan Africa faced a potential worsening in food insecurity. The concerns were due to the anticipated slowdown in economic activity, job losses accompanied by loss of income, and a ban on grain exports by major exporting countries, including India, Russia, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Sub-Saharan Africa is a net importer of food.
World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa (WHO-AFRO) says there are vital lessons to learn from Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout, such as planning and preparation.
Congo will replace civilian authorities with military administrations in two conflict-hit provinces for a month, the government said on Monday, announcing the details of a state of siege to address worsening bloodshed in the east.
The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that infected 12 people in the eastern province of North Kivu and killed six of them.
African leaders have lamented the lack of a coordinated global response and cooperation to the coronavirus outbreak.
Chad's military rulers named a new government on Sunday after the battlefield death of President Idriss Deby.
Somali lawmakers voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a two-year presidential term extension they had approved last month, after clashes in the capital Mogadishu between factions of the security forces, which are divided over the issue.
Unidentified gunmen have killed 16 soldiers and wounded six others in an ambush in southwest Niger, two security sources said on Sunday.
Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday.
A surge in attacks by armed militias and inter-communal violence in the east have killed more than 300 people since the start of the year as government troops and UN peacekeepers struggle to stabilise the situation.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday lifted the COVID-19 lockdown he imposed last month, allowing for a reopening of bars and restaurants, religious services and schools as the rate of infections eases.
At least four people were shot and wounded in Chad's southern Mandoul region on Saturday when security forces fired upon a crowd demonstrating against last month's military takeover, witnesses and hospital sources said.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Saturday the government would reduce the income tax rate by 1 percentage point to 8%, in the 2021/22 financial year beginning in July, and also planned to remove "unfriendly taxes and charges to Tanzanians".
Somalia's lower house of parliament voted unanimously on Saturday to cancel a controversial two-year presidential term extension it approved last month
The Biden administration on Friday said it had lifted travel restrictions for US visitors who have recently been in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), but left them in place for Guinea travelers.
Chad's ruling military council said on Friday that six of its soldiers had been killed in a battle near the northern town of Nokou that resulted in several hundred killed on the rebel side and 60 captured.
Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi on Friday declared a state of siege over the worsening violence in the eastern provinces of Ituri and North Kivu that has killed hundreds this year and displaced more than 1.5 million.
Tanzania has installed medical oxygen production plants in its biggest national hospitals to serve intensive care wards treating coronavirus patients, its health ministry said on Friday.
The African Union (AU) has sent a mission to Chad to support an investigation into the killing of late President Idris Deby.
Uganda says it has introduced a 12% tax on internet data, potentially hiking prices for online access in the East African country where consumers are already paying some of the world's highest internet costs.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has begun re-deploying hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines to other African nations which it says it won't be able to administer before they expire at the end of June, its health minister said on Thursday.
The raging state of the COVID-19 pandemic is India is a wake-up call for Africa that its governments and citizens must not let their guards down, the African Union's disease control agency warned on Thursday.
Italian prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to have four senior members of Egypt's security services sent for trial over their suspected role in the disappearance and murder of student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016.
Security Analyst, Dr Guy Lamb, says he does not believe that the current input of the special SADC Troika summit will make a difference to the volatile situation in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.
Ireland's government confirmed on Wednesday that an Irish citizen, wildlife NGO founder Rory Young, was killed by unidentified gunmen along with two Spanish journalists in an ambush in Burkina Faso this week.
A Southern African leaders meeting that was scheduled for Thursday to address the Islamic State-linked insurgency in Mozambique has been postponed, Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi's office said on Wednesday.