The African Union (AU) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has launched Partnerships for African Vaccine Manufacturing (PAVM) and have signed two Memorandums of Understandings.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that more than 30 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are being pushed into poverty by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Many Africans who have received their first COVID-19 vaccine do not know when they will get a second shot because deliveries are delayed, the continent’s top public health official said on Thursday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo will start its COVID-19 vaccination campaign on April 19 with 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses it received from the COVAX global vaccines sharing scheme after delaying the rollout for more than a month.
It's been reported that most African countries will not have enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to vaccinate the at least 60% of their populations needed to achieve herd immunity and defeat the virus. As a result, Global Citizen is calling on governments, companies and philanthropists to pledge more funds to get at least two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, as well as tests and treatments, to lower-income countries
Botswana is investigating the deaths of two, among thousands of people, who had been given doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to see if there is any link, the health ministry said.
African leaders will hold a two-day webinar to discuss expanding vaccine manufacturing on the continent.
Cameroon took delivery on Sunday of 200,000 doses of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines, the first vaccines to arrive in the country, which will enable it inoculate frontline workers as it battles rising cases of coronavirus, the health ministry said.
Amnesty International says the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the impact of inequality, discrimination, and oppression across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Libya’s new unity government launched a long-delayed COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday after receiving some 160 000 vaccine doses over the past week, with the prime minister receiving his jab on live television.
The African Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) says the pockets of conflicts in Africa will derail the fight against COVID-19 and access to vaccines.
More than 100 000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived at Tripoli’s Mitiga airport on Sunday, Libya’s ministry of health said, the first shipment to reach the country.
India’s temporary hold on major exports of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot will undermine Africa’s vaccination plans, and could have a “catastrophic” impact if extended, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday.
COVID-19 vaccination programmes have taken off across Africa, with specific focus on healthcare workers to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
From Wikipedia posts in indigenous tongues to digital word libraries, African language lovers are going online to preserve and create words and content for future generations - an effort that has been given added urgency by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sub-Saharan African economies are set to weather the economic storm induced by the COVID-19 pandemic due to a slower spread of the virus, lower mortality, strong agricultural growth and a faster-than-expected recovery in commodity prices, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the World Bank.
Brazil has detected a new COVID-19 variant in Sao Paulo state that is similar to the one first seen in South Africa, the head of the state’s Butantan biomedical institute said on Wednesday.
Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, says he is confident that the roll out of the country's vaccine programme is still on track.
South Sudan may have secured more than two million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, but getting shots into arms is another matter.
Johnson & Johnson will supply the African Union (AU) with up to 400 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine beginning in the third quarter, the drug maker said on Monday, as the continent grapples with vaccinating 60% of its people.
Johnson & Johnson is to supply up to 220 million doses of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union's 55 member states from the third quarter of 2021, the drugmaker said on Monday.
A special COVID-19 vaccination program for Chinese citizens in Zimbabwe was implemented under the coordination between the Chinese Embassy and Zimbabwe's health department on Saturday.
The most mutated variant of the coronavirus yet has been found among travellers from Tanzania. This has prompted scientists to call for greater monitoring in a country that has been criticised for being a pandemic denialist.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta restricted travel in the capital Nairobi and four surrounding counties on Friday as COVID-19 infections hit record levels in East Africa’s richest economy.
The Nigerian government says scientists in the country have developed two COVID-19 vaccines.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says the AstraZeneca vaccines that South Africa sold to the African Union have now been distributed to other countries across the continent.
Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some opposition politicians received China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in the tourist resort of Victoria Falls on Wednesday as part of efforts to encourage citizens to get inoculated.
The first 165 000 of up to 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that MTN Group is donating to African countries have arrived in Ghana, the South African telecoms company said on Tuesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education in many countries. Similar to other epidemics – such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa which pushed about five million children out of school in 2013 – the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the closure of schools in about 194 countries.
No countries in Africa have refused the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to any remaining health concerns, a senior official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.