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African fund promises $3bn for vaccine self-sufficiency

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved the establishment of the African Pharmaceutical Technology Foundation, a new groundbreaking institution that...

Rwanda: the construction of the first mRNA vaccine factory in Africa kicks off

Rwandan president Paul Kagame and BioNtech's CEO Ugur Sahin launched on Thursday, the construction of a messenger RNA vaccine factory in Kigali. It...

Developing countries win WTO vaccine waiver

Developing countries won a five-year waiver of patents on vaccines against Covid-19. The decision follows intense negotiations at the...

WHO Advises Against Mass Africa Monkeypox Vaccination Drive

Monkeypox, which has been affecting developing countries for years, is currently spreading in non-endemic countries in Africa, raising concerns, according to the...

Nigeria orders Facebook, Twitter, others to provide information on “harmful accounts”

Social media platforms like Twitter Facebook and Tiktok will be required to register and open offices in Nigeria and appoint contact persons...

21 monkeypox cases confirmed in Nigeria – CDC

Nigeria has confirmed 21 cases of monkeypox since the beginning of 2022, with one death reported, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

South Africa to Destroy 100,000 Covid 19 Vaccines by End of March?

About 100,000 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine may be destroyed by the end of this month (March). This is due to the...

African nations seeking Egypt’s locally made vaccine, firm says

Egypt is readying to export locally made Covid-19 vaccines to African nations, looking to position itself as a hub for inoculations on...

Ghana sets up 6,000 vaccination centers to accelerate COVID-19 inoculation

Ghanaian health authorities have set up at least 6,000 vaccination centers nationwide to accelerate COVID-19 immunization, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu said Tuesday.

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban after seven months

Nigeria has lifted its ban on Twitter - seven months after clamping down on the social networking site. Nigeria's...

Ghanaian Health Startup Raises $35 million for Africa Expansion Plan

mPharma, a Ghanaian health startup, has raised $35 million for further expansion in Africa with the help of Citigroup Inc and other...

South African President Ramaphosa back at work after ending COVID-19 self-isolation

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work after finishing a week of self-isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19, his...

Uganda Overwhelmed by 32,000 Monthly Teen Pregnancies

Nancy Namulindwa, 14, carries a 5-month-old baby on her back as she plays with children in a suburb of Kampala, Uganda's capital.

Nigeria to Ban Airlines from 3 Countries

Nigeria announced Sunday that the country will ban the entry of passenger planes from the UK, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

MTN to Make Covid Vaccines Mandatory for Staff

Africa's largest mobile phone company MTN has announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for its staff from January but it will give exemptions on...

Doctors announce national strike from December 6th

The announcement of the observation of the strike, scheduled between the 6th and 10th of December, in all health units in the...

Kenya Restricts Access for Unvaccinated to Boost Inoculations

Kenya will require people seeking government services to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus from Dec. 21 as authorities move to increase...

Pfizer Fights to Control Secret of$36 Billion Covid Vaccine Recipe

Two of the most powerful figures in the fight against the pandemic faced off in July during a closed-door virtual summit on...

ECOWAS to manufacture malaria, COVID-19 vaccines: Report

The 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is planning to start manufacturing its own malaria and COVID-19 vaccines in Senegal,...

African campaigners say COP26 outcomes fail to revitalize Africa’s green agenda

The high-sounding resolutions adopted at the conclusion of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that took place in Glasgow, Scotland failed...