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Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of political machinations.

Zimbabwean vice president accused of soliciting sex at his office

Zimbabwe's 71-year-old Vice President Kembo Mohadi on Wednesday refuted accusations of sexual misconduct by an online news outlet, saying he is the victim of "political machinations".
Zimbabwe is to get more vaccine doses from China. Felix Dlangamandla-Beeld-Gallo Images

Zimbabwe to buy 1.2 million coronavirus vaccine doses from China at ‘preferential price’

Zimbabwe will buy an additional 1.2 million Covid-19 vaccine doses from China at a preferential price, President Emmerson Mnangagwa's spokesman said on Wednesday, after Beijing agreed to give more free doses to the southern African country.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

First coronavirus vaccine doses dispatched by COVAX arrive in Ghana

A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghana’s capital Accra, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said in a joint statement.
China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to making vaccines global public goods, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

China to aid 19 more African nations with coronavirus vaccines – foreign ministry

China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to making vaccines global public goods, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Monday.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

WHO: Use AstraZeneca vaccine even if new coronavirus variants are present

The World Health Organisation, WHO has recommended the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine as African countries gear up in earnest to begin rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
China will donate 100 000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Namibia, its ambassador to the country said on Thursday.

China to donate 100 000 doses of coronavirus vaccines to Namibia

China, aiming to cultivate goodwill through so-called vaccine diplomacy, has already donated vaccines to a number of African nations as they struggle to obtain doses, including Zimbabwe and Congo Republic.
Zimbabwe Vice President Constantino Chiwenga returned to the capital Harare on Saturday after spending four months in China, according to Bnnbloomberg.ca reports.

Zimbabwe starts coronavirus vaccinations, VP Chiwenga gets first shot

Zimbabwe kicked-off its Covid-19 vaccination programme on Thursday after receiving a donation of 200 000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China earlier in the week.
A young girl waits to be tested for COVID-19 in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Tony Karumba-AFP via Getty Images

Africa coronavirus deaths near 100 000 after second wave

Africa's total reported death toll from Covid-19 was approaching 100 000 on Thursday, a fraction of those reported on other continents but rising fast as a second wave of infections overwhelms hospitals.
A flooded area of Buzi, central Mozambique, on March 20, 2019, after the passage of cyclone Idai. Adrien BARBIER AFP-File

Mozambique to be hit by another tropical storm

A tropical storm likely to intensify into a cyclone is approaching Mozambique, South Africa’s Weather Services (SAWS) said on Wednesday, battering an area hit by cyclone Eloise less than a month back.
FILE PHOTO - A Sinopharm sign is seen at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China, September 5, 2020. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang-File Photo

Zimbabwe receives 200,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccines

A further 600,000 doses from China are set to arrive in early March, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said last week. It is unclear how much the cash-strapped southern African nation will pay for the second batch of the vaccines from China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm).
Unidentified staffers assist a visitor with directions at Mpilo Central Hospital on January 28, 2021 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (Photo by KB Mpofu-Getty Images)

Zimbabwe pledges to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week

Zimbabwe will begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week, the health ministry said on Friday, potentially positioning it as the first southern African country to start inoculating citizens.

Professional golfers to storm Yenagoa for international golf tourney

Professional golfers from four African countries will next month converge in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the first Bayelsa State Governor’s Cup International Golf Tournament.
Ahmed Elmohamady praised his Aston Villa teammates after they secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.

Ahmed Elmohamady: Aston Villa players were ‘class’ against Arsenal

Ahmed Elmohamady praised his Aston Villa teammates after they secured a 1-0 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s Premier League encounter.
FILE PHOTO - A Sinopharm sign is seen at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China, September 5, 2020. REUTERS-Tingshu Wang-File Photo

Zimbabwe to get 200 000 vaccine doses from China’s Sinopharm for free

Zimbabwe will receive 200 000 free doses of China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday, after China and Russia offered shots against the coronavirus to the impoverished southern African nation.

WHO: Cancer cases in Africa doubled in last 20 years

The number of cancer cases in Africa has doubled in the past 20 years, the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti, has said.
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WHO: Cancer cases in Africa hits 846,000

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that cancer cases have more than doubled in the African region, from 338,000 cases reported in 2002 to almost 846,000 cases in 2020.
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa wears a protective face shield and face mask. JEKESAI NJIKIZANA - AFP

Zimbabwe elite forced to confront crippled healthcare system

On January 20, Zimbabweans were shocked to hear the news of the death of Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo, the latest government official to succumb to Covid-19.
Zimbabwe has raised $100 million for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines as the southern African country struggles to contain the second wave of the pandemic which has already claimed more lives this year than the whole of last year.

Zimbabwe puts together $100 million for vaccine procurement

Zimbabwe has raised $100 million for the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines as the southern African country struggles to contain the second wave of the pandemic which has already claimed more lives this year than the whole of last year.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain, January 27, 2021. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Coronavirus: Nigeria exempted as Britain imposes travel ban on 30 countries

The United Kingdom Government has exempted Nigeria from a list of 30 countries that have been banned from entering the UK over rising COVID-19 cases.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa wears a protective face mask as he has his temperature taken upon his arrival for the burial ceremony of Zimbabwe's agriculture minister, Perrance Shiri, at the National Heroes Acre on 31 July 2020, in Harare.

Zimbabwe sees new record high daily coronavirus deaths

Zimbabwe recorded 70 more COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours, taking the country’s death toll to 1,075 under a second wave of the pandemic that has spawned a spike in deaths and infections.
Rain falls before the landfall of cyclone Eloise in Beira, Mozambique January 22, 2021, in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Video obtained by REUTERS

Tropical cyclone Eloise makes landfall in Mozambique, loses strength

Tropical cyclone Eloise made landfall in Mozambique early on Saturday, hitting the coastal city of Beira with huge gusts of wind and heavy rains, but was losing strength as it progressed, a South African weather official said.
Late on Friday, the government announced that Transport Minister Joel Matiza had died after falling ill with COVID-19, less than two days after the country lost Foreign minister Sibusiso Moyo to the same disease.

Zimbabwe loses two more ministers to coronavirus

Two ministers serving in the Zimbabwean government died of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) within a matter of days, prompting the country to announce on Saturday plans to further tighten lockdown measures.

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The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval for the start of seven new courses at the Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State.

NUC approves mass communication, others for Augustine University

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has granted approval for the start of seven new courses at the Augustine University, Ilara, Epe, Lagos State.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.

Senate committee assures NDDC of support, collaboration

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has assured the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, of the support and collaboration of his committee in the task of developing the Niger Delta region.
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Championship club ‘set to take legal action’ against Leicester City

Sheffield Wednesday are set to take legal action against Leicester City over the transfer of forward George Hirst.
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Russian deputy premier orders study of coronavirus vaccination efficacy for HIV patients

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The Stockfish Dealers Association has called on the federal government to grant importers of stockfish access to the foreign exchange.

Nigerian stockfish dealers seek access to forex

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Around 2am on Wednesday, armed men broke into Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.

Nigerian government may swap kidnaped Kagara schoolchildren for arrested bandits

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NHRC threatens sanctions against Ebonyi communities over ‘ostracisation’

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Police rescue abducted monarch in Calabar

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