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Namibia scraps COVID-19 vaccination proof, PCR test result requirement at entry for foreigners

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Namibian Minister of Health and Social Services Kalumbi Shangula on Thursday said people visiting Namibia will no longer be required to produce a vaccination...

Burkina Faso launches its first pharmaceutical production plant

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Burkina Faso has built its first pharmaceutical production plant, specializing in the production of generic drugs, which was visited on Tuesday by Prime Minister...

WHO, Macron, African leaders call for better and more equitable vaccine systems

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The European Union's (EU) and African leaders, including Emmanuel Macron and Paul Kagame, on Tuesday, called for "technology sharing" and "innovation support" to produce...

Sierra Leonean doctors start nationwide strike over economic hardship

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Medical doctors across Sierra Leone on Monday commenced an indefinite sit-down strike, demanding better conditions of service amid the economic hardship in the West...

African fund promises $3bn for vaccine self-sufficiency

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

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

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

Developing countries win WTO vaccine waiver

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Developing countries won a five-year waiver of patents on vaccines against Covid-19. The decision follows intense negotiations at the World Trade Organisation, WTO.  On Friday, the...

WHO Advises Against Mass Africa Monkeypox Vaccination Drive

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

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 with the...

21 monkeypox cases confirmed in Nigeria – CDC

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

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

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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 dwindling interest...

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

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

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

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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. The country had...

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 government suspended Twitter last June after the...

Ghanaian Health Startup Raises $35 million for Africa Expansion Plan

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

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

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

Uganda Overwhelmed by 32,000 Monthly Teen Pregnancies

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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. Someone seeing Nancy,...

Nigeria to Ban Airlines from 3 Countries

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

MTN to Make Covid Vaccines Mandatory for Staff

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

Doctors announce national strike from December 6th

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