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Africa ‘defies’ WHO’s warning on Chloroquine for Covid-19 treatment

Many African countries are defying a warning from the World Health Organization on the safety of the anti-Malarial drug called hydroxychloroquine for treatment of...

Scientists say Coronavirus is ‘uniquely adapted to infect humans’

Scientists from Australia say they have evidence to show that the coronavirus that has caused mayhem all over the world is ‘uniquely adapted to...

Thousands sign petition for change in leadership at AU Commission

Thousands of people have signed an online petition calling for a change in the leadership of the African Union Commission. The petition started by one...

WHO to sign confidentiality clause with Madagascar on its ‘Covid-19 cure’

The World Health Organization is to sign a confidentiality clause with Madagascar on the formulation of its herbal remedy for coronavirus. The WHO had for...

Ghana reaches out to Madagascar for its Covid-19 herbal remedy

Ghana's government has said it has reached out to Madagascar for its Covid-19 herbal remedy. The country's information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said on Tuesday...

Madagascar’s President says West ‘looks down on’ Africa over herbal drug

Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina has responded to critics of his country's much touted herbal remedy for coronavirus. He told French news channel France24 that those...

Scientists say strains of cannabis may increase resistance to Covid-19

Canadian researchers say preliminary study into cannabis showed that certain strains of the psychoactive drug may increase resistance to coronavirus. According to them, the strains...

Kenyan scientists to begin clinical trials for potential Covid-19 drugs

Kenyan health officials have announced that they are set to start clinical trials for three drugs that can potentially treat persons infected with coronavirus. The...

Scientists identify antibody that protects humans against Covid-19

A team of European scientists has discovered what it says is the antibody that blocks infection by SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus behind the coronavirus...

US says ‘significant’ evidence shows covid-19 came from Chinese lab

The United States government has said that there is “a significant amount of evidence” that the current coronavirus pandemic emerged from a Chinese laboratory. Secretary...

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Top SA media outlet mulls laying-off 510 staff due to Covid-19

One of South Africa's top media outlets, Media24 has announced that it has started with consultations with staff about possibly closing some of its...

Zimbabwe: Police arrest nurses holding protest over pay

Police in Zimbabwe on Monday arrested at least a dozen nurses for holding a protest outside state hospitals. The nurses were demanding payment of improved...

Ghana’s ex-president picks woman as running mate for 2020 poll

Ghana's former President, John Mahama has picked a woman as his running mate for the 2020 presidential election. Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang's vice presidential candidacy...

Coronavirus: Spain imposes another local lockdown

Officials in Spain's north-western region of Galicia have re-imposed restrictions on an area of 70,000 people following a Covid-19 outbreak. Only those travelling for work...

Ethiopia singer’s death unrest killed 166

At least 166 people have died during violent demonstrations that shook Ethiopia in the days following the murder of popular singer Hachalu Hundessa, police...
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