COVID-19

The World Bank Group Board of Executive Directors has approved South Africa’s request for a $750 million development policy loan (DPL). This loan will support the Government of South Africa’s efforts to accelerate its COVID-19 response aimed at protecting the poor and vulnerable from the adverse socio-economic impacts of...
By Meresia Aloo In response to the increased number of infections, Rwanda and Kenya have begun to provide Covid-19 booster doses to people. According to the World Health Organization, they are one of 130 countries conducting booster programs due to the Omicron variant's development (WHO). Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta received his...
By Walcott Aganu Race-based segregation was implemented across Africa during the colonial era to keep "white" administrators separate from Africans who were thought to be "carriers" of diseases like plague, smallpox, syphilis, sleeping sickness, TB, malaria, and cholera. Travel restrictions are the "new" form of these policies, and they have...
President Xi Jinping has said China would offer another one billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to African countries and encourage Chinese companies to invest no less than $10bn in Africa across the next three years. On top of the nearly 200 million that China has already supplied to the continent,...
Next month, Ghana will ramp up its COVID-19 inoculation campaign and make the vaccine mandatory for targeted groups including all public sector and health workers from Jan. 2022, health service director-general Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said on Sunday, November 28, 2021. Like most African nations, Ghana has seen a sluggish uptake in...