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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.33 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,330,666 as of Saturday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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Africa’s COVID-19 cases pass 4.31 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,317,900 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
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International partners appeal to Somali leaders to reach deal on election

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International partners on Tuesday appealed to Somali leaders who are set to resume consultative talks on Wednesday in Mogadishu to reach an agreement on...
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Congo’s constitutional court confirms re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso

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The Republic of the Congo's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of President Denis Sassou Nguesso after provisional results gave him victory in...
Ebola

New Ebola outbreak kills 3 in Guinea – Africa CDC

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The West African country of Guinea has detected five Ebola virus cases and three Ebola-related deaths over the past one week, the Africa Centers...
African Union

AU delegation in Sudan to assess political and economic situation in the country

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The delegation of the African Union (AU) is on a three-day field mission to Sudan to assess the political, security, economic and humanitarian situations...
A health worker at a local health centre in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, prepares a vaccine injection. (Courtesy UNICEF/Sibylle Desjardins)

Biden Must Lead All-Out Effort to Vaccinate Africa From COVID-19

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Dr. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, senior science advisor for the Africa CDC, and Dr....
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Johnson & Johnson to supply up to 400 million doses of vaccine to Africa

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dpa-AFX/GNA - US drug maker Johnson & Johnson announced its agreement to provide up to 400 million doses of its single-shot Covid-19...
African Union (AU)

COVID-19 exacerbates African women’s pre-existing challenges and vulnerabilities

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The African Union (AU) has said the COVID-19 accentuates African women's pre-existing challenges and vulnerabilities, especially during armed conflict and post-conflict situations. The statement was...
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13th African Games LOC Meet Sports Journalists

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Dr. Kwaku Ofosu Asare, Executive Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the 13th 2023 African Games to be held in Ghana has...
MTN Ghana

First AU COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Ghana as part of MTN’s support

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MTN’s US$25-million donation to support the African Union’s (AU’s) COVID-19 vaccination programme is on track to administer 165,000 AstraZeneca doses to health workers. ...
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MTN’s US$25 million Covid-19 vaccination Support On Track

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...As First AU Covid-19 doses arrive in Ghana MTN’s US$25 million donation to support the African Union’s (AU’s) COVID-19 vaccination programme is on track...
African Union

AU says security beefed up for Somali leaders’ meeting on elections

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The African Union top envoy in Somalia has assured the country's leaders of increased security during a two-day meeting of key election stakeholders...
Covid

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4.07 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,074,222 as of Friday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Kenya, AU join Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda in mourning Tanzanian President Magufuli’s death

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Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, as well as chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday expressed their deep condolences over...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 4.05 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,051,362 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...

Ethiopian Airlines Partners AU To Launch Test and Vaccine Passport

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Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with the African Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (Africa CDC) for the implementation of the African Union Trusted Travel...
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AU welcomes Ethiopia’s readiness to cooperate on investigations in Tigray

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat and Ethiopia's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen on Thursday discussed...
COVID-19

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.95 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 3,955,148 as of Sunday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)...
COVID-19

11 African countries report of 501Y.V2 variant – Africa CDC

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The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday disclosed that some 11 African countries have so far reported the presence...
Antonio Guterres

UN offers help to break tripartite impasse over Nile dam

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered the help of the world body to break the tripartite impasse between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over...
Medicines

Namibia ratified continental treaty for establishment of African Medicines Agency

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Namibia becomes the fifth African Union (AU) member to ratify the treaty for the establishment of the African Medicines Agency (AMA), the AU Commission...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU chairperson urges Africa to explore own potential to withstand COVID-19 pandemic

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Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat said that Africa should explore its own potential offered by intra-African trade to withstand...
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AU urges Somalia political class to avoid narrow partisan political interests

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The African Union (AU) on Friday called on the entire Somalia political class to act in the interests of Somalia by avoiding narrow partisan...
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AU to Secure 300 million Sputnik V Vaccines

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The Africa Vaccine Acquisition TaskTeam , set up by the African Union to acquire additional vaccine doses so that Africa can attain a target...
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AU and UN urge Somali leaders to resume talks on poll impasse

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The United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue and agree on arrangements to hold...
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AU chalks huge success in combating malaria amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

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Launches initiative to engage youth and a new digital platform for data-driven malaria responses on the continent President Uhuru Kenyatta, chair of the African...
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AU urges strong clinical trials on safety, efficacy of vaccine candidates on African populations

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The African Union (AU) has called on members to strengthen their clinical trials and research on the safety and efficacy of vaccine candidates on...
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Young Boxing Champion Joseph Awinongya Jr To Convert To Nursing Practice

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Joseph Awinongya Jr the exciting young fighter with 7 national boxing championships to his name has announced that he would like to become a...
People aged over 70 receive free Covid testing in Kigali, Rwanda, in January. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

President Kagame is Right: Africa Must Get Covid-19 Vaccinations

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It is Morally and Economically Just. February 9, 2021 The Guardian on February 7, published an insightful statement from Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, on the importance...