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COVID-19 Devastates Children in Sub-Saharan Africa

GENEVA – The U.N. children’s fund (UNICEF) says COVID-19 is having devastating consequences on millions of children in sub-Saharan Africa, as many become orphaned, making them vulnerable to many social ills.The region is in the throes of a full-blown t…

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WHO: Africa Facing Rapidly Spreading Third COVID Wave

The World Health Organization said Africa is facing a third wave of COVID-19.WHO said cases have risen for five consecutive weeks, with 474,000 new cases since June 20. The increase indicates a more rapid spread than the continent’s second wave, which …

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Zimbabwe Reimposes a Lockdown to Contain Rising Coronavirus Cases

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown as a way to contain rising coronavirus cases in the southern African nation.Announcing the reintroduction of the lockdown Saturday night on national television, Vice President Consta…

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Zimbabwe Reimposes a Lockdown to Contain Rising Coronavirus Cases

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown as a way to contain rising coronavirus cases in the southern African nation.Announcing the reintroduction of the lockdown Saturday night on national television, Vice President Consta…

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Slow Vaccination Rate in Africa Could Have Major Consequences, Experts Warn

NAIROBI, KENYA – By any measure, the number of those being vaccinated against COVID-19 in Africa are running behind the rest of the world. Health experts warn that failure to inoculate the 1.3 billion people on the continent will have a huge impact on …

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Foundation to Spend $1.3B to Vaccinate Africans for COVID

One of the world’s largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50 million people in Africa. It’s a first-of-its-kind effort for a Western nonprofit to bolster Africa’s lag…

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Threat of Third COVID Wave in Africa ‘Real and Rising’, WHO Warns

“The threat of a third wave” of COVID-19 in Africa is “real and rising,” Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization regional director for Africa, told a virtual news conference Thursday. “While many countries outside Africa have now vaccinate…

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Zimbabweans Protest COVID-19 Vaccine Shortages

HARARE – Hundreds of Zimbabweans protested Wednesday about a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines as the country awaits more doses from China. The government wants to inoculate at least 60% of Zimbabwe’s more than 14 million people by the end of the year but…

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WHO Calls for 20 Million COVID Vaccine Doses for Africa

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is asking for 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for African countries to administer second doses to those who have received their first shot. After three weeks of declining rates of COVID-19 infections in Afri…

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AMISOM Burundi contingent receive COVID-19 testing equipment and train their health officers on how to use it

Maslah – The Government of Burundi has delivered equipment and accessories to support the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 among the Burundian soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM.The Gene Xpert Polymerase Chain React…