The total number of coronavirus cases in Africa crossed 2.5 million on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, as a second wave of infections hits the continent.
The Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) in Lesotho has launched a COVID-19 Media Relief Fund for media practitioners in distress.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Eswatini rising, the country announced its COVID-19 regulations on gatherings and travelling, which came to effect immediately after the announcement Friday night.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is to impose a curfew and other strict measures, including the mandatory wearing of masks in public spaces, to fight a second wave of the coronavirus, its virus response team said on Wednesday.
In early November 2020, positive samples for yellow fever were reported from five Nigerian states. Nigeria is a high-risk country for yellow fever and is a priority country for the global eliminate yellow fever epidemics (EYE) strategy. The re-emergence of the virus there in September 2017 has been marked by outbreaks throughout the country. The country […]
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Two African carriers, Ethiopia Airlines and Kenya Airways are positioning themselves for the transportation of COVID-19 vaccines.
As African countries gear up for COVID-19 vaccination, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for increased collaboration with communities to enhance the uptake of vaccines once they become available.
Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, the Health Minister warned on Thursday, as another official said the country expects to roll out a vaccine by April next year.
Egypt received its first shipment of vaccines developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) late on Thursday and will get more deliveries soon, health officials said.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Director, Dr John Nkengasong, says they have established a new COVID-19 information hub on the global health network in order to disseminate information for scientists and researchers and public health experts.
Doctors in Kenya are holding a candlelight vigil in honour of their fallen colleague who succumbed to COVID-19.
The first coronavirus vaccinations have taken place in the UK, in what people are hoping is the beginning of the end of the pandemic.
The African continent surpassed the 2.2 million mark for COVID-19 cases on Monday according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Former Namibian President Sam Nujoma has been hospitalised after testing positive for the coronavirus. The 91-year-old is said to be in stable condition and receiving treatment in hospital.
Medics in Kenya say the recent deaths from COVID-19 of a refugee, a Member of Parliament and a tired civil servant all happened for the same reason: emergency help was hours away.
The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, says the coronavirus pandemic needs audacious leadership that is able to navigate complexities and restore hope and confidence, to grow back safer, healthier and with greater resilience.
Former United States Ambassador to Tanzania, Charles Stith, says lockdowns make people less able to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday launched a new alliance, the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA), to coordinate actions and pool resources in combating misinformation around COVID-19 pandemic and other health emergencies in Africa.
Kenya's tourism sector lost close to $1 billion in revenue between January and October, when numbers of foreign visitors fell by two thirds due to COVID-19, the Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday.
Kenyan healthcare workers say they will embark on strike action from next week Monday if the government does not address their grievances, which they say are key in stemming the deaths of frontline healthcare personnel as they battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
A key step in the process of any vaccine development is clinical testing, which involves assigning a vaccine or a placebo to human subjects, then evaluating the health effects over a period of time.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and global health partners to step up the fight against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives each year.
African Health Ministers have called for greater vigilance ahead off a possible resurgence of COVID-19 infections.
Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is unlikely to start in Africa until midway through next year and keeping vaccines cold could be a big challenge, the continent's disease control group said on Thursday.
Leading Sudanese politician and former prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi died from a coronavirus infection three weeks after being hospitalised in the United Arab Emirates, according to family sources and a party statement early on Thursday.
The World Health Organization and immunization experts in the African Region have called on countries and health stakeholders to prioritize immunization services – which have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic – in order to protect children and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Nigeria will bar passengers who fail to follow the country's COVID-19 protocol from flying for six months, an official said on Monday.
About a million waste pickers are estimated to operate in Nigerian cities.
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.