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Zimbabwe receives 200k doses of Covid-19 vaccine from China

Zimbabwe has received its first 200,000 doses of the Sinopharm Covid vaccine from China, according to the government. The consignment of the vaccine arrived on...

Ghana’s parliament suspends sitting amid Covid-19 infections

Ghana's parliament has suspended sitting for at least three weeks following reports of Covid-19 infections among lawmakers. More than 100 cases of the virus had...

South Africa suspends Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

South Africa has suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccination. Tests conducted by the country have shown that the vaccine developed by drug-maker AstraZeneca...

Mystery sickness kills at least 15 people in Tanzania

At least 15 people have reportedly died in Tanzania following an unidentified illness in the south-western part of the country. Over 50 others have also...

Covid-19: Oxford vaccine offers less South African variant protection

Oxford-AstraZeneca's vaccine offers "minimal protection" against mild disease from the South Africa variant, scientists say early trials suggest. A new study, not yet peer reviewed,...

Tanzania says it has ‘no plans to receive’ Covid-19 vaccines

Tanzania has said that it doesn't have plans of importing Covid-19 vaccines to protect citizens. The country's Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima is reported as saying...

Covid-19: Hospitals in Eswatini ‘run out of body bags’

Hospitals in Eswatini are reportedly running out of body bags due to a surge in COVID-19-deaths. The Times of Swaziland reported that a source at...

Covid-19: Ghana approves first herbal drug for clinical trial

Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has announced that it has given approval for the country's first herbal medicine Cryptolepis Sanguinolenta locally known as...

Covid-19: Africa’s surge in infections likely due to new variants

Surge in Covid-19 cases across Africa is becoming a source of worry for many governments. This latest second wave of the virus doesn’t appear to...

Ghana: Male Covid-19 survivors experience erectile dysfunction

Some Ghanaian men who have recovered from COVID-19 are reportedly struggling to have penis erection for sexual pleasure. The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) which is the...

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Thousands of expired Covid vaccines to be destroyed in Africa

Several African countries are set to destroy Covid-19 vaccines currently in circular as they have expired this week. The vaccines were donated to these countries...

Niger: Fire kills 20 school children trapped in classrooms

At least 20 children have died after fire gutted their classrooms in Niger. The fire started around the entrance of the school, which has a population of...

Ghanaian actor convicted for posting her nudes online

A popular Ghanaian actor Rosemond Brown known as Akuapem Poloo has been convicted by a court for posting her nudes online. State prosecutors say the...

Sierra Leonean author projects African words with English alphabet

Vickie Remoe is a Sierra Leonean, journalist and activist who recently decided to launch a project to project African words with the English Alphabet. Inspired...

Benin’s President Talon wins re-election to serve 5 more years

Benin's President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with 86% of the votes, provisional results released by the national electoral commission shows. His closest rival, Allasane...
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