Nigeria will bar passengers who fail to follow the country's COVID-19 protocol from flying for six months, an official said on Monday.
South Africa's International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor has urged Lesotho to engage with the country's Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize with regards to the shortage of rapid test supplies for COVID-19.
Nigeria has slipped into a recession after its gross domestic product contracted for the second consecutive quarter, according to data released on Saturday which showed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and low oil prices.
With the end of year approaching and many African families planning get-togethers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases.
The coronavirus pandemic is having devastating socio-economic effects on people in many parts of the world. Poverty, hunger and malnutrition are increasing; diseases – including polio, measles, and tuberculosis – are surging; and anxiety, depression, and stress are on the rise.
The World Health Organization has revealed that 18.3% of COVID-19 deaths in the African region are among people with diabetes, one of the conditions that global studies have found to increase the risk of severe illness and death among patients infected with the virus.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has finished treatment for COVID-19 but will undergo follow-up checks, the presidency said on Sunday.
The Prime Minister of Eswatini, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, has contracted the coronavirus. In a statement, Dlamini says he is asymptomatic and feeling well but in isolation.
Four doctors in Kenya and 17 patients succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday. The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union, KMPDU, says in the East African nation has lost eight doctors since Friday.
Between March and September 2020, the UN in Rwanda has mobilised more than 200 million dollars to support the government in the fight against COVID-19.
African countries are still reeling from the effect of measures, such as lockdowns, taken to contain the spread of COVID-19. Though painful, they were a vital part of the successful public health response mounted by many African leaders.
Half a million reusable masks, 123 tonnes of soap and 1 750 hand-washing stations. These numbers are music to the ears of business consultant James Irungu Mwangi - telling the story of the efforts he led to protect Kenyan slum-dwellers from COVID-19.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the clock back by years in the fight against other diseases. It has interrupted research, trials and other efforts to ease the public health burden. A regimen for Parkinson’s disease, for example, was to begin clinical trials this year. But this was postponed because of the pandemic.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) African Office says mass immunisation campaigns and many key health services suffered in Ghana as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is about to complete medical treatment and his condition is improving, his office said on Sunday, 13 days after he was flown to hospital in Germany. Authorities last week said Tebboune, 75, had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Westvaal Chamber of Business in Klerksdorp, in the North West, has honoured health workers in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda District for their selfless dedication in the battle against COVID-19.
Two of the nine global public health awareness days are associated with malaria: World Malaria Day, observed on 25 April, and World Mosquito Day, which commemorates the discovery by Sir Ronald Ross on 20 August 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria parasites to humans.
The value and potential of geographic information system – or GIS, “the science of where” – has become even more obvious this year as the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Severe disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to immunisation campaigns against measles and polio are putting millions of vulnerable children at risk from deadly and debilitating diseases, United Nations agencies said on Friday.
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the country's nightly curfew to January 3 as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 after numbers surged in October.
The COVID-19 pandemic has galvanized the development of more than 120 health technology innovations that have been piloted or adopted in Africa, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds.
The EU has agreed to provide Mozambique with 100 million euros ($116.30 million) in coronavirus-related aid, EU Ambassador Antonio Sanchez-Benedito Gaspar said on Monday.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Researcher, Dr Aloysius Mom Njong, says people in Cameroon are not cooperating when it comes to testing for COVID-19.
Africa must prepare for second COVID-19 wave, disease control group commented on Thursday.
Dressed in a miniskirt and blouse, Esther Kamupunga stood in semi-darkness waiting for men looking for sex - the latest Zimbabwean to lose her job in a deepening economic crisis, worsened by the new coronavirus.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Researcher, Dr Aloysius Mom Njong, has called for sustainable health reforms in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic.
Benin’s first COVID-19 case was diagnosed at the Viral Haemorrhagic Fever Laboratory in the capital Cotonou in March 2020. Then it was the country’s sole facility able to test for the virus. At best it could carry out only 300 tests per day.
When Tanzanian President John Magufuli crisscrossed the country on the campaign trail ahead of Wednesday's elections, he touted the billions of dollars his government has spent on a new hydropower dam, a railway, and a revived national airline.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union (AU), has urged African leaders to take necessary precautions to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19 infections that could lead to a second wave.
The head of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), John Nkengasong, says the African Export Import Bank is ready to raise up to 5-billion dollars to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for African countries.