COVID-19

France has donated 184,000 doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to Senegal through the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility to help the country in its vaccination efforts against the virus. A statement released by the World Health Organization's COVAX program revealed that the donation represents the second batch of Covid-19 vaccines Senegal has...
President Cyril Ramaphosa, addressing the nation on developments in the country's response to the pandemic, has announced that South Africa has vaccinated more than 67% of its public healthcare workers with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires a single dose. The first phase of the program saw nearly...
By Alkali Amana Considering the effect of Covid -19 on the Sub-Saharan region, in October 2020, Albert Zeufack, the World Bank Chief Economist for Africa, declared that the continent’s road to recovery may be long, and it may be steep, but prioritizing policy actions and investments that address the challenge...
Three health districts in Namibia's Kharas region have recorded an impressive combined average COVID-19 recovery rate of 95.4%, a feat which the regional governor, Aletha Frederick, referred to as encouraging and commendable. The Governor disclosed this when receiving her second jab against the coronavirus at Keetmanshoop state hospital, with the...
By Chu Maoming, China’s Consul General in Lagos         “Wisdom is like a baobab tree that one individual cannot embrace.” This African adage tells how mankind should cooperate when dealing with global issues. Such words are ringing truer in today’s world as no single country alone can tackle current crises like...