Africa World 

COVID-19 burden lessens in Africa but vigilance is crucial

– – While Africa is witnessing its lowest level of new COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic, a recent four-week rise—the first such sustained increase in four months—underscores the criticality of maintaining vigilance as the end-year holiday seasons sets in. The continent recorded a four-week long rise until 20 November, but the number of new cases dropped slightly… Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Somalia surpasses 10% COVID-19 Vaccination Milestone

– – Somalia has now reached the 10 percent (two doses) COVID-19 vaccination milestone, which means that the country is no longer in band of countries with least vaccination rates. The milestone is a result of continued and resilient efforts by the government and stakeholders to sustain commitment to COVID-19 vaccination amidst prevailing social economic turbulence. Somalia started COVID-19 vaccination… Read More
Africa East Africa Namibia Southern Africa World 

African countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions

– – Many African countries have started lifting their Covid-19 restrictions to further make life easier for citizens and return them normalcy. There have been Covid-19 restrictions such as mandatory wearing of masks, quarantining persons that test positive, lockdowns on communities considered hot spot among others. Last week Kenya announced that it has lifted all restrictions imposed to curb the… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

Ghana ‘clashes’ with AfCFTA boss over ‘fake’ Covid test results

– – The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is in tango with the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Wamkele Mene over his covid-19 status. On April 27, the AfCFTA Secretariat revealed that its Secretary General was given a ‘false’ covid-19 results after taking the PCR test at the Kotoka International Airport. Subsequently, Mr. Mene went into quarantine… Read More