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Senegal gets acclaim for COVID-19 response

COVID response has been very varied in many countries across the world. Indeed, initial responses have followed a similar template . Go into lockdown, impose...

Africa’s COVID cases cross 1.3 million

Africa yesterday crossed 1.3 million COVID-19 cases as its low figures and deaths defy expectations. According to African Arguments, the number of confirmed COVID infections...

The truth about low COVID cases in Africa

WHO Africa has said that the continent may have passed its peak but warns against complacency. Overall, on the continent, the number of COVID cases...

Uganda now begins charging for COVID testing

Uganda is set to charge for COVID testing as the country continues its fight against COVID-19. In a press statement by the Health Ministry in...

Coro-no virus: Full-to-capacity Stadium in Tanzania leaves many dumbfounded

That COVID-19 has caused great worry and anguish to many people is not in doubt. The fast-spreading virus has led to countries halting major events,...

Africa tops 1.2 million COVID cases, infections stabilising

COVID cases in Africa has topped 1.2 million as infections appear to stabilise. Over the past few weeks, the rate of infections across the continent...

Rwanda considers home-based care as COVID cases surge upwards

Rwanda is set to consider treating COVID patients at home as COVID cases surge in the country. Yesterday, the country confirmed 231 new COVID cases,...

Government officials arrested over covid-19 funds theft

On Monday, a Somali court detained four government officials for participating in the theft of covid-19 funds meant for emergency response. The four were founds...

Construction of Kenya Somalia border resumes

Former Somali forces Colonel Aden Ruffle has revealed that the construction of the 700 km wall at the Kenya-Somalia border is back. Speaking on a...

South Africa passes 600,000 confirmed COVID cases

South Africa continues to be Africa's hardest hit country after crossing 600,000 confirmed COVID infections. In yesterday's update on the COVID situation in the country,...

Madagascar sacks Health Minister as COVID cases rise

Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina has sacked the country's Health Minister. The move comes a month after the now-former Health Minister, Ahmad Ahmad wrote to the...

Kenya among African countries selected for Covid-19 vaccine trials

Kenya is among the four countries in Africa that have been selected to participate in the Covid-19 vaccine trials. This is according to African special...

Mali President, Ibrahim Keita, resigns after mutiny

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced his resignation following a coup. President Keita announced his resignation late on Tuesday hours after mutinous soldiers raided...

South Africa hits astounding 80% COVID recovery rate

South Africa has achieved one of the highest COVID-19 recovery rates after hitting 80% over the weekend. Despite being Africa’s hardest hit-country, South Africa also...

Egyptian Prime Minister pays Sudan a visit as tension piles over Ethiopia’s Nile dam

On Saturday, Egyptian Prime Minister arrived in Sudan. According to sources, his visit was aimed at improving cooperation between the two countries following tension...

WHO Africa Regional Office issues positive data on COVID infections

The WHO Regional Officer for Africa has issued a positive report on the COVID-19 situation on the continent. The UN Agency said that for the...

Details of the earthquake that rattled Tanzania, parts of Kenya

On Wednesday, a strong earthquake shook Tanzania and parts of Kenya. The quake had a preliminary 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale and hit TZ...

Lack of data from Tanzania concerning, Africa CDC says as Africa cross 1 million COVID cases

Africa Centre for Disease Control Director has expressed concern about the lack of COVID data from Tanzania. Speaking to the BBC, Dr John Nkengasong said...

Africa surpasses 1 million COVID-19 infections

Africa has now crossed the one million-mark in COVID-19 infections. According to the AFP News Agency, the continent now has 1,000,054 confirmed cases of the...

WHO sends 43 experts to help South Africa manage COVID-19

The World Health Organisation has reportedly sent 43 experts to South Africa to help the country in its COVID-19 response. According to a statement by...

Utundu ulioje?: Resurrected Lissu the man to face off with Magufuli in October polls

Tanzania’s prominent opposition leader, Tundu Lissu, has won the nomination to become CHADEMA’s flag bearer. Lissu, who only recently returned to Tanzania, was up against...

South Africa crosses 500,000 confirmed COVID cases

South Africa has now crossed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as the number of cases in Africa closed in on a million. The new figures came...

WHO Africa’s warning to countries relaxing measures too soon

The World Health Organization has warned countries in Africa against easing restrictions too soon. Dr Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said that they were...

Tanzania retaliates, bans Kenya Airways from its airspace

Tanzania has banned Kenya Airways from the Tanzanian airspace until further notice. The move was in retaliation to Kenya not including Tanzania in the countries...

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Africa sees new COVID cases drop by 10% as recoveries hit 82%

COVID-19 recoveries in Africa has crossed 81% as the number of cases dropped by 10 % over four weeks. This is according to Africa CDC...

Morocco third African country to cross 100,000 COVID cases as surge continues

While infections have been slowing down in Africa, the number of countries with over 100,000 cases has now increased to three. Morocco, which has witnessed...

Protests break out in Ethiopia over the murder of an artist

Ethnic tensions have risen in Ethiopia following the murder of Hachalu Hundessa, a prominent singer. According to News Agency, AFP, three people were killed and...

Tanzania health ministry confirms closure of COVID-19 treatment facilities due to low numbers

Tanzania has shut down 74 out of 85 designated COVID-19 facilities due to low numbers, the country’s health minister has stated. The Ministry informed the...

Anti-regime protests continue in Mali amidst rising COVID cases

Thousands of protesters continue to take to the streets of Bamako, Mali, to call for the resignation of the country’s President. The ongoing protests have...
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