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Ghana warns against travel to Covid hotspots

Ghanaian health authorities have warned against non-essential travel to Covid-19 hotspot countries. Those planning to travel to countries with high infection rates have been urged...

Kenya’s anti-vaccine doctor dies of Covid

A prominent Kenyan doctor who became an anti-vaccine campaigner and conspiracy theorist has died from the disease. Dr Stephen Karanja said it was unnecessary to...

Gift of the Givers to assist India as the Covid-19 crisis worsens

Director Imitiaz Sooliman of local relief organisation Gift of the Givers, said they would be rendering assistance to India as the country faces a...

Malawi rejects WHO call to use expired COVID-19 vaccine

Malawi's government says it will go ahead with plans to destroy thousands of expired COVID-19 vaccine doses, despite calls from the World Health Organization...

Rich nations had vaccine options after AstraZeneca and J&J faced clot reports. Others may not have that luxury

It was nothing short of a miracle when it became clear that scientists had developed several effective vaccines against Covid-19 in less than a year. Announcements...

President Salva Kiir Receives Astrazeneca Jab

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday afternoon took his first AstraZeneca jab. There have been debates in the past few weeks over the safety...

Comoros president gets Covid jab ‘to set example’

Comoros President Azali Assoumani, First Lady Ambari Azali and several high-status public officials have received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Mr Assoumani said...

South African variant can ‘break through’ Pfizer vaccine: Study

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a study in Israel found. The South African coronavirus...

Tanzania signals change of stance on Covid-19

Major changes could be in the offing to Tanzania’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, President Samia Suluhu Hassan said she would name...

Haiti has no single dose of Covid-19 jabs yet

More than a year into the pandemic, Haiti has no single Covid-19 vaccine for its over 11 million population. This has raised concerns among health...

Africa experienced 30% rise in COVID cases during 2nd wave: Study

Africa experienced a 30 percent rise in infections in its second wave of coronavirus last year but implemented fewer public health measures than in...

Tanzania Mourns Divisive President’s Death After Mystery Illness

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AFP) — Tanzania was in mourning Thursday over the sudden death of President John Magufuli, an authoritarian leader and Covid...
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