Zimbabwe has lost another serving Minister to COVID-19.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's (Africa CDC) Director, Dr. John Nkengasong, says access to oxygen is a critical need on the continent.
Mali plans to buy over 8.4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine and expects to start a vaccination campaign in April, the council of ministers said in a statement on Thursday.
Nigeria's president has approved the release of 6.45 billion naira ($16.94 million) to set up oxygen production plants in 38 sites to help treat COVID-19 patients as authorities contend with a sharp rise in cases, the government said on Thursday.
The Kingdom of Eswatini has extended its revised COVID-19 lockdown restrictions by another four weeks.
ZANU-PF Spokesperson, Kennedy Mandaza says Zimbabweans are sad after the passing of Foreign Affairs Minister, Sibusiso Moyo.
Ivory Coast's government said it will receive a first batch of around 100 000 doses of the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in mid-February.
The Africa Medical Supplies Platform, on behalf of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday, commenced the COVID-19 vaccines pre-order programme for all African Union Member States.
Nigeria will seek to procure vaccines that are less dependent on cooling facilities, the head of the country’s primary healthcare agency said on Tuesday, adding that talks were in progress with Russia and India to procure such vaccines.
As COVID-19 cumulative cases in Africa top 3 million and daily case numbers exceed the first wave peak, the continent is now confronted with emerging variants of the virus.
Ghana’s COVID-19 infection rates are skyrocketing and include new strains of the virus not before seen in the country, filling treatment centres and threatening to overwhelm the health system, President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.
Most countries in the Southern African Development Community continue to face an acute shortage of essential supplies, including personal protective equipment in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of coronavirus vaccine doses secured by the African Union (AU) will be allocated according to countries' population size, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.
The Head of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr John Nkengasong says the goal is to vaccinate 60% of Africans on the continent by the end of 2022.
Gambia has recorded its first two cases of the highly infectious coronavirus variant first found in Britain, its health minister said on Thursday.
The Africa Centre for Disease Control and prevention (Africa CDC) secures first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines.
Mozambique has applied to access COVID-19 vaccines through the global vaccine distribution scheme co-led by the World Health Organisation, giving it the option to buy doses for at least 20% of its population, President Filipe Nyusi said on Wednesday.
Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera has declared three days of national mourning after two members of his cabinet succumbed to COVID-19 related complications.
Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera decreed three days of national mourning after two members of his cabinet succumbed to COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Nigeria is working on what type and quantity of COVID-19 vaccines to procure and will make financial provision for them in its 2021 budget, Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed said on Tuesday.
Egypt expects to start receiving COVID-19 vaccines through the Geneva-based GAVI vaccine alliance in the coming weeks, Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Monday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday redoubled pleas for vaccine makers to provide COVID-19 shots to its COVAX programme for poor nations, as an adviser said hopes of starting inoculations by February hinge on access to supplies.
Zimbabwean police have arrested the Movement for Democratic Change-Alliance's spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune flew back to Germany on Sunday for treatment in the hospital for complications in his foot resulting from a coronavirus infection, the presidency said.
Hundreds of travellers at the Lebombo Border Post, linking Mozambique and South Africa, are still frustrated as they are forced to queue for too long waiting to go through the border.
Rwanda recorded 93 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, out of 4 189 samples tested.
It's been yet another tough day at the Ficksburg border between Lesotho and South Africa.
The Kingdom of Eswatini has strengthened its lockdown regulations following an increase of COVID-19 cases since last month. So far, more than 4 000 positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded and about 140 people have died due to the virus.
Health and Child Care Deputy Minister Dr John Mangwiro, has declared the entire Zimbabwe a coronavirus hotspot.
The Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs in Botswana says the Tlokweng Border Post in Botswana has temporarily closed.