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South Africa’s COVID-19 infections surpass 600,000 mark

South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 600,000, the health ministry said on Friday, although the number of new cases has been declining since...

WHO wants to review Russia’s vaccine clinical trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. President Vladimir...

Kenya says it will reach out to Russia for its Covid-19 vaccine

Kenya's health officials have said they will engage Russia over its Covid-19 vaccine, hours after the announcement of the approval of vaccine. Russia on Tuesday...

New Zealand is no longer free from Covid-19 after four new cases

New Zealand is no longer virus free, with four cases confirmed from one household in Auckland. The cases have no known source and authorities are...

Russia becomes first country to approve COVID-19 vaccine

Russia has become the first country in the world to approve COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, after less than two...

Oil spill hits Island of Mauritius

There are fears of an environmental disaster in Mauritius following an oil spill along its south-eastern coast. The oil spill occurred after a "breach" in...

Africa records over one million COVID-19 cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has hit the 1 million mark with experts warning that the continent is yet to reach its peak. The virus...

Ghanaian nurses in Barbados test positive for Covid-19

Nine Ghanaian nurses who travelled to Barbados last week to provide health care services have tested positive for COVID-19. They were part of the 95...

Russia to begin mass vaccination against coronavirus in October

Russia’s health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine...

Ghana is using Zinc, Zithromax to treat persons with Covid-19

Ghanaian Health Service officials have said that Zinc together with Zithromax is being used to treat persons infected with COVID-19. Zithromax, an antibiotic fights bacteria...

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Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala becomes first African to head the WTO

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been voted as the new head of the World Trade Organization. She secured 104 out of 164 votes to become the...

South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said...

Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

In 1998, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric first contested as president of his country Seychelles. That was not going to be his last time but...

Philadelphia rocked by fresh unrest after police shooting

Hundreds of protesters in Philadelphia have marched through the city for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The...

Tanzanians vote in crucial general elections

Tanzanians are voting on Wednesday in general elections as they choose a president and members of parliament. It will be the sixth multi party general...
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