Africa

COVAX: Malawi receives first batch of vaccine

Malawi received its first batch of 360,000 AstraZeneca vaccines from the UN COVAX facility, news agency Anadolu reported "The vaccines will be distributed to all the 28 districts across the country to first support frontline health and social workers," said Health Minister Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda. She said the administration of the vaccines is expected to ...

10:34 am Et March 6, 2021

Suicide Car Blast Kills at Least 20 in Somali Capital

At least 20 people died and 30 others were wounded when a suicide car bomb blast targeted a busy restaurant in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday, medical sources ...

10:01 pm Et March 5, 2021

All kidnapped Nigerian students released

All Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding school on Friday in the northwestern state of Zamfara have been released, a local official said on Tuesday. Zamfara State Governor ...

7:52 pm Et March 2, 2021

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 3.89M

The number of coronavirus cases in Africa reached 3,897,390, says the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its update on Monday. At least 108,712 people died ...

10:08 am Et March 1, 2021

22 deaths recorded from Lassa fever in Nigeria

A total of 22 people in Nigeria have died from a Lassa fever outbreak since January, authorities said Saturday. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Nigerian ...

10:50 am Et February 28, 2021

Kidnapped students regain freedom from gunmen in north-central Nigeria: official

 Scores of students and school staff abducted by unidentified gunmen about a week ago from a boarding school in Niger state, north-central Nigeria have finally regained freedom, according ...

5:10 pm Et February 27, 2021

Algeria receives donation of anti-COVID-19 vaccine from China

A donation of Chinese Sinopharm coronavirus vaccines arrived in Algeria on Wednesday to help the North African nation combat the pandemic. A military jet of the Algerian Air ...

10:10 pm Et February 25, 2021

Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from COVAX

Ghana received the world’s first delivery of coronavirus vaccines from the United Nations-backed COVAX initiative on Wednesday — the long-awaited start for a program that has thus far ...

5:57 pm Et February 24, 2021

S. Africa records highest quarterly unemployment rate since 2008

South Africa's unemployment rate increased by 1.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020 to 32.5 percent, the highest since 2008, said Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Tuesday in its Quarterly Labor Force Survey (QLFS). Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke said the number of unemployed people increased by 701,000 to 7.2 million in Q4. According to ...

6:26 pm Et February 23, 2021

WHO: Ebola Vaccine Arrive in Guinea

 A total of over 11,000 Ebola vaccines have reached Conakry, Guinea's capital, the WHO said on Tuesday. "The cargo was transported from Senegal by government plane after bad ...

1:50 pm Et February 23, 2021
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