Africa Seeks Equitable Access to Any COVID-19 Vaccine 

African leaders and health experts have called for equitable and fair access to any approved vaccine against the coronavirus.  As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has surpassed 300,000, governments across the continent are organizing themselves to manufacture any vaccine quickly. Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday that […]

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Civilian Killed in Attack on Turkey Military Training Center in Somalia

One person was killed, and two others were injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Turkey-Somalia military training academy in Mogadishu on Tuesday, witnesses and officials say. The incident occurred outside a primary school supported by the academy, according to witnesses. The bomber, strapped with a suicide vest, tried to join a line of military cadets outside the […]

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Zimbabwe Health Minister Detained on Corruption Charges

Zimbabwe’s health minister was released from police custody Saturday on about $600 bail after being arrested the day before on corruption charges related to the illegal procurement of COVID-19 medical equipment. James Mutizwa, the attorney for Health Minister Obediah Moyo,  told journalists Saturday outside Magistrate Court in Harare, “Bail was granted. He is out on […]

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Cameroon Disabled Protest Neglect as Coronavirus Spreads

Hundreds of people with disabilities fanned out across Cameroon’s capital Monday, protesting against the neglect they say they’ve suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The campaigners say social distancing rules have discouraged caregiving for the disabled, leaving many more vulnerable to the virus.  Cameroon has seen nearly 10,000 coronavirus cases and 276 coronavirus-related deaths, making it […]

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Thousands of African Migrants Prepare for Sea Crossings to Europe

Ports remain closed in Italy, but the end of lockdown measures, combined with favorable weather conditions, have authorities concerned that a new wave of immigrant arrivals is imminent. Intelligence sources have said more than 20,000 migrants are ready to depart from North Africa. Arrivals of migrants on Italian shores never really stopped during the months […]

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Top Congolese Opposition Member Dies of COVID-19

A major Congolese politician and leading opposition member has died of COVID-19. DRC media reports the family of Pierre Lumbi announced his death in Kinshasa Sunday. His exact age is unknown. Lumbi was opposition leader Martin Fayulu’s campaign manager in his unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2018. “Very saddened by the death of Senator […]

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