Friday, September 18, 2020

Africa to get 220 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that once a Covid-19 vaccine is approved, Africa will get at least 220 million initial doses. The first...

Namibia trains dogs to sniff out coronavirus

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The University of Namibia’s School of Veterinary Medicine is training dogs to detect coronavirus. The plan is to deploy the dogs at airports and borders, the...

Ethiopia launches virus messaging service

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The authorities in Ethiopia have launched a mobile service which allows people to receive their coronavirus test results through an SMS. The results will be...

SA no longer among five countries worst hit by Covid-19

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South Africa is no longer among the five countries most affected by coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization. Peru now has the fifth highest...

Mali’s ousted leader ‘admitted to hospital’

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Mali's ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has been admitted to a hospital in the capital Bamako, the Associated Press reports. It quoted two anonymous sources...

Zimbabwe to reopen schools in two weeks

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The Zimbabwean government has announced that schools will be reopened in two weeks for students who will sit for examinations later in the year. Those...

Guinea’s leader Condé accepts nomination for third term

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The President of Guinea, Alpha Condé, has accepted his party's nomination to seek a controversial third term. Mr Condé, who was first elected in 2010,...

Covid-19: Doctors in Nigeria’s capital to begin strike

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Resident doctors in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, will begin an "indefinite" strike on Tuesday morning over non-payment of what they term as "Covid-19 hazard and...

Hotel Rwanda hero arrested on terror charges

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The man, whose role in saving people from the 1994 genocide was celebrated in the film Hotel Rwanda, is being held in Rwanda on...

South Korea: Plasma donation by Shincheonji church facilitates development of caccine for COVID-19

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On August 27th, over 1,000 members of a religious organization called Shincheonji Church of Jesus participated in donating plasma for the cure of COVID-19. This is...