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WHO now says it first heard of Covid-19 on the internet, not from China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) changed its coronavirus timeline to say it first heard about the coronavirus from a press release online, rather than a report from Chinese authorities according to Business Insider.In the revision, published June 30, the...

South Africa taking part in trial of coronavirus vaccine

South Africa is taking part in Africa's first human trials aimed at producing a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, which continues to surge in the country.Oxford University, in conjunction with South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, announced Wednesday...

About 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers infected with Covid-19

More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau’s 2,000 health workers have contracted COVID-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed.The tiny West African nation’s under-equipped healthcare system has been struggling to curb...

Covid-19: South African scientists decry mass testing

A senior member of South African Covid-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) has accused the country's health leadership of refusing to change its mass testing strategy in the face of serious resource constraints and a large testing backlog, even though...

Ghana’s health minister tests positive for Covid-19

Ghana’s health minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has tested positive to coronavirus and is in a stable condition, the President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.Sources said theat the 64 years old minister was admitted to the University of Ghana Medical...

WHO denies falsifying Covid-19 data in Equatorial Guinea

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the expulsion of its representative in Equatorial Guinea followed a “misunderstanding over data” and denied that she had falsified the central African nation’s COVID-19 case numbers.The Equatorial Guinea government asked WHO on May...

Scientist hunt for Covid-19 hotspots to test vaccine, may head to Africa and South America

Scientists in Europe and the United States say the relative success of draconian lockdown and social distancing policies in some areas and countries means virus transmission rates may be at such low levels that there is not enough disease...

WHO fears covid-19 silent epidemic in Africa, analysts think otherwise

Africa has so far been spared the worst impact of the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization is worried the continent could face a “silent epidemic” if its leaders do not prioritise testing for it, a WHO envoy said...

Africa coronavirus cases surpasses 100,000

Africa’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 100,000, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday, as the continent with many fragile health systems fail see the high numbers other parts of the world are seeing.More than 3,100 people...

How Africa beat the rest of the world in fighting Covid-19…so far

Three months ago, Africa recorded its first case of coronavirus, sparking predictions that the world's poorest and least-equipped continent faced a catastrophe.But so far, the virus has not come anywhere close to wreaking the same damage in Africa as...
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ReutersIvory Coast’s ruling party said on Tuesday it will push ahead with the October election regardless of whether the opposition participate, comments likely to...

Egypt’s Sisi committed to ridding Libya of militia, regional interference

ReutersEgypt is committed to helping Libyans “rid their country of armed militias and terrorist organizations, and put an end to the blatant interference of...

France to Mali junta restore power to civilians quickly

ReutersMali’s military junta must restore power to civilians and arrange quick elections, France’s president said on Tuesday, warning that the French role in fighting...

Fmr Air force colonel named Mali interim president, junta leader VP

ReutersFormer Mali defence minister and retired colonel Bah Ndaw was named interim president on Monday while the leader of the junta that seized power...