The World Health Organisation says more focus should be directed to the African continent to ensure that more than 30 per cent of the population is vaccinated by the end of this year.
Kenya's health minister Mutahi Kagwe says government has suspended all in-person meetings and public gatherings country wide to try to contain COVID-19.
Idrissa Lo rushed back to Senegal from the United States when family members started falling sick with COVID-19 and dying.
The World Health Organisation has warned that countries should not be complacent with the record of low COVID-19 infection numbers.
Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan and other government officials received their COVID-19 vaccine at the launch of the country's inoculation campaign.
Nigeria expects to take delivery of 29 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in August, allowing it to ramp up its vaccination programme just as a third wave of infections takes hold, the health minister said.
The Tanzanian government has officially banned concerts, festivals, and unnecessary gatherings in a bid to contain the transmission of COVID-19. It has also directed everyone to use public transportation and social distance as the country tries to rein in a third wave of the virus.
Tanzania has set up COVID-19 testing centres in the tourist city of Arusha in the north of the country. The new testing centres are expected to cater to tourists and residents in a region of the country that attracts visitors from across the globe.
Algeria will reimpose restrictions on gatherings from Monday to cope with a rapid spread of the more infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus that has led to an increase in the number of patients, the prime minister’s office said.
Hundreds of protesters rallied in the Tunisian capital and other cities on Sunday demanding the government step down after a spike in COVID-19 cases that has aggravated economic troubles.
Tunisia recorded 317 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, a daily record since the start of the pandemic, the health ministry said on Saturday.
Uganda has spent over $30.2 million on buying new vehicles for lawmakers, a move that has been slammed by critics who depict it as profligacy in a country struggling to buy vaccines to stem a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union special envoy said on Thursday.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says Algeria and Tunisia are experiencing a 4th wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Wednesday welcomed an announcement of a collaboration between South Africa’s Biovac Institute and the global pharmaceutical producer Pfizer as a breakthrough in the protection of African nations against COVID-19
Zimbabwe's government on Tuesday ordered that all its workers should receive a COVID-19 vaccine and only 10% of civil servants report for duty, with the rest working from home in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic.
With COVID-19 cases surging across Senegal, Pape Gueye made the difficult decision to spend the first Eid al-Adha of his life apart from his 88-year-old mother.
Nigeria has placed its capital Abuja and six other states on high alert following the emergence of the Delta variant of coronavirus infections in the country.
Nigeria has put six states on red alert after seeing a "worrisome" rise in COVID-19 infections, a government official said, urging people to curb gatherings and hold prayers outside mosques during this week's Muslim festival Eid-el-Kabir.
The ministry of health in Botswana says there has been a delay in the arrival of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the country.
African countries need to get equal access to COVID-19 vaccines so they can start rebuilding their devastated tourism industries, Kenya's tourism minister said on Friday.
The World Health Organization says Africa recorded a 43% jump in COVID-19 deaths last week. Infections and hospital admissions have risen and countries face shortages of oxygen and intensive-care beds.
In Charles Nicolle Hospital in the Tunisian capital, the emergency department is filled with patients who are sharing oxygen in rooms and even hallways.
Zimbabwe is aiming to vaccinate 1 million people against COVID-19 in the next two weeks, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Tuesday as he extended tough lockdown measures by another 14 days.
More than five million people in Kenya's informal sector, the country's largest employer, have lost their jobs since March 2020 when Kenya first declared its first positive case of COVID-19 and instituted stringent measures to control its spread, according to the Federation of Kenya Employers.
Newly appointed Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane is infected with COVID-19, Algerian state TV said on Saturday.
Construction of a new plant in Senegal to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines is expected to begin later this year, and the facility should produce 25 million doses per month by the end of 2022, the financers of the project said on Friday.
Zimbabwe received two million COVID-19 vaccines from China's Sinovac on Thursday. It is the single largest shipment which is expected to boost a vaccination campaign that had been slowed by shortages while infections and deaths rise.
The global vaccine distribution scheme COVAX aims to deliver 520 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Africa this year, its managing director said, with supplies ramping up from September after delays caused by Indian export restrictions.
Hotel occupancy rose to 35-40% in Egypt's Red Sea resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada in the first six months of the year, from 20-23% a year earlier, a tourism official said on Tuesday.