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South Sudan is looking to dispose of 60 000 expired doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, as rollout of the drugs is hampered by scepticism among the population, a health ministry official said Monday.
The Senegalese judiciary has refused a request for the release of former Chadian president Hissène Habré, sentenced to life imprisonment by an African court in Dakar for crimes against humanity, his lawyers said on Sunday.
There is still a “shocking disparity” in global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.
The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded.
Malawi will destroy over 16 000 expired coronavirus vaccines donated to the impoverished country by the African Union three weeks before their use-by-date, a health official said on Wednesday.
Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
Africa countries are facing potential delays to their vaccine rollouts because of global supply issues, according to both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC).
Djibouti’s veteran ruler Ismail Omar Guelleh was re-elected for a fifth term as president with more than 98 per cent of the vote, according to provisional results announced early Saturday, after the election in the tiny but strategically important country was boycotted by the main opposition.
Sudan has reiterated keenness to reach a deal over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that satisfies all stakeholders.
The African Union's disease control body said on Thursday it has dropped plans to secure AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines for its members from the Serum Institute of India, the world's biggest vaccine supplier, amid global shortfalls of the shot.
South Africa has signed an agreement to buy 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech dual-shot COVID-19 vaccine, a senior government official said on Tuesday, boosting plans to ramp up vaccinations from this month
At least 40 people have been killed in Sudan's West Darfur region after three days of ethnic clashes that have prompted the government to declare a state of emergency, the United Nations announced Monday.
A new round of African Union-mediated talks between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan has begun aimed at resolving a years-long dispute over a massive dam built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile, a main tributary of the Nile river.
Nigeria hopes to receive up to 70 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this year through the African Union (AU), its primary healthcare chief told Reuters, amid concerns about delayed deliveries of AstraZeneca shots.
Up to 400 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine will be made available to African countries, the US pharmaceutical giant said Monday.
Federal Government has blamed the states for the shortcomings of the past development plans, saying it did not receive the needed co-operation from the sub-national governments.
The 97 new cases were reported from 15 states: Lagos-50, Kaduna-12, FCT-10, Bayelsa-8, Imo-3, Kwara-3, Bauchi-2, Osun-2, Akwa Ibom-1, Edo-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1, Plateau-1, Zamfara-1.
Sudan's transitional cabinet has backed an initiative by the United Arab Emirates to mediate in a border dispute with Ethiopia, as well as over a controversial large dam built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile River.
Exactly one year after Nigeria reported its first COVID-19 fatality, one person died from the disease on Tuesday. Prior to Tuesday, no death was recorded from the virus in two days making Tuesday’s fatality the first in 72 hours.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over what he called the “sudden and tragic death” of President Idriss Deby of Chad on Tuesday at the frontline, fighting against rebel soldiers.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Muhammad Nanono, says the Federal Government is targeting about 60,000 tractors to drive its Agriculture Mechanisation Programme.
The Comptroller General (CG) of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has said the total movements across the nation’s borderline in 2020 stood at 1,579,773.
The governor gave the directive while briefing journalists at the end of the state executive council (SEC) meeting, on Tuesday.
Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his Facebook page was hacked but is now recovered.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has put in place an Input Support Initiative strategy aimed at increasing access to critical agricultural inputs to support all year farming in Abuja.
The pacy striker has scored against Ligue 1 big clubs; Paris Saint-Germain (one goal), Monaco (three goals) and Olympic Marseille (two goals) in the current campaign.
Human rights lawyer Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday, said state governors have the right to ignore Executive Order 10 in their implementation of judicial and legislative autonomy in their states.
The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) on Monday commenced its nationwide protest over financial autonomy of the Judiciary.
Management of Rangers International F.C, the ‘Flying Antelopes’, ably led by Prince Davidson Owumi has approved a one-week-break for players of the club with effect from Tuesday, April 13, 2021.