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Ghana takes delivery of her first COVID-19 vaccine doses

The World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots to Ghana on Wednesday, as the race is on to get doses to every nation to tame the virus.A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford...

Ghana parliament shuts down over coronavirus outbreak

Ghana parliament has suspended sittings for at least three weeks following increase in coronavirus cases among lawmakers and support staff, announced speaker Alban Bagbin Tuesday.At the last count 17 members of parliament and 151 support staff have been infected with the...

South Africa bans liquor sales as Covid-19 spikes

South Africa on Monday tightened COVID-19 restrictions, banning alcohol sales and extending a nationwide curfew, as infections shot through the one million mark owing to a faster-spreading variant of the disease discovered in the country.South Africa has recorded the...

Morocco to kick off mass COVID-19 vaccination with Chinese drug

Morocco is gearing up for an ambitious COVID-19 vaccination program, aiming to vaccinate 80% of its adults in an operation starting this month that’s relying initially on a Chinese vaccine that has not yet completed advanced trials to prove...

Police arrest two in Zimbabwe for selling fake COVID-19 results

Police in Zimbabwe have arrested two men at the country’s northern Chirundu border post, the gateway to neighbouring Zambia, for selling fake COVID-19 test results, after a tip from the public.Zimbabwe has begun opening its borders and travelers are...

Bobi Wine freed on bail as protest death toll hits 37

ReutersUgandan pop star and presidential candidate Bobi Wine, whose arrest this week triggered protests that led to at least 37 deaths, was released on bail on Friday after being charged with holding rallies likely to spread the coronavirus.The violence...

Suicides rise in Malawi as Covid-19 induced debts compound misery

AFPLoud sobs echoed through a suburb of Malawi's capital Lilongwe in the middle of the night, jolting resident Paul Kaonga from his sleep.The cries came from a nearby house. Kaonga hastily pulled on some clothes and rushed over.Distraught family...

Algeria president Tebboune moved to German hospital amid Covid-19 fears

AFPAlgeria’s president was transferred from hospital in Algiers to Germany on Wednesday, officials said, days after the 74-year-old went into self-isolation following reports of suspected coronavirus cases among his aides.“The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was transferred......

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good but not without leaving scars of unpleasant memories of pain, poverty and losses. It will...

Soldier shoots man in South Africa for not wearing a mask

A man battles for his life in South Africa after being shot on his thigh by a member of South Africa National Defence Force (SANDF) for not wearing a face mask, reports South African online news outlet News24.According to...
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French firm Bollore group fined €12m in Togo corruption case

French firm Bollore group on Friday reached a settlement over a decade-old corruption case in Togo, prosecutors said, but...
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