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African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

African health officials also worry that the continent will suffer as richer countries buy up supplies

19 Nov 2020 1:25 PM

Poorer and developing nations face vaccine wait as West locks down supply

Based on advance purchase agreements signed with Pfizer, it is calculated that 1.1 billion doses had been snapped up by wealthy nations

18 Nov 2020 11:13 AM

Somalia names new PM, announces plan for national elections

Somalia had set itself the goal of holding its first fully democratic, one-man one-vote election since 1969

18 Sep 2020 3:41 PM

South Africa says 12 million 'probably' had coronavirus

Some South African experts suggest that Africa's most developed economy may be approaching herd immunity

17 Sep 2020 4:12 PM

Maduro announces arrest of 'American spy' near Venezuelan refineries

The arrest occurred after a 'plan to cause an explosion' was 'discovered and dismantled' at El Palito refinery, authorities say

12 Sep 2020 12:38 PM

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Mauritius oil spill ship operator to pay $9.4 million

More than 1,000 tonnes of oil is believed to have leaked from the ship, with the rest siphoned out before it spilled

11 Sep 2020 11:36 AM

UNICEF to lead global procurement, supply of COVID-19 vaccines

UNICEF is world's largest single vaccine buyer, procuring over 2 billion doses of various vaccines annually on behalf of nearly 100 nations

07 Sep 2020 10:34 AM

Ousted Mali president Keita leaves country as transition talks begin

West African leaders, fearing the coup could set a precedent that would undermine their power, initially insisted Keita be restored to power

06 Sep 2020 9:10 AM

Zimbabwe investigating deaths of 22 elephants, more expected

Zimbabwe has been facing successive climate-induced droughts in recent years, leaving animals with less water and vegetation for food

03 Sep 2020 10:58 AM

39 dolphins, 3 whales wash up on Mauritius after oil spill

Residents of Mauritius plan to march in the capital after weeks of demanding why the government didn’t act more quickly on the issue

29 Aug 2020 2:24 PM

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Egypt to prosecute some 54 million who boycotted Senate vote

It is unlikely to lead to actual trials as Egypt does not have the financial means needed to prosecute such a large majority of the voters

27 Aug 2020 9:39 AM

Thousands in Mali's capital welcome president's downfall

ECOWAS leaders have suspended Mali’s membership, closed its borders and said that financial sanctions would be imposed against junta leaders

22 Aug 2020 10:55 AM

Mali protest leader steps back as coup leaders promise election

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita had resigned and dissolved parliament on Tuesday after the mutineers detained him at gunpoint

20 Aug 2020 10:22 AM

Mali president resigns after armed mutiny

The news of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita’s departure was met with jubilation by anti-government demonstrators

19 Aug 2020 3:27 PM

WHO team to assist South Africa in reinforcing COVID-19 response

South Africa, at present, has the world's fifth largest virus caseload with over 5,79,000 confirmed cases and more than 11,000 deaths

16 Aug 2020 12:35 PM

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Ship leaking tons of oil off Mauritius has split apart

Volunteers rushed to the shore to create makeshift oil barriers from tunnels of fabric stuffed with sugar cane leaves and even human hair

16 Aug 2020 12:24 PM

Ship owner says will handle Mauritius oil spill compensation 'sincerely'

Mauritius declared an unprecedented environmental emergency last week as the ship began seeping oil into a protected marine park

15 Aug 2020 12:48 PM

Limited testing supplies? Rwandan researchers make use of pool testing

Some experts, and even the researchers, had initially noted concerns that the complexity of the approach could deter its widespread use

13 Aug 2020 2:38 PM

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship’s cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials say

10 Aug 2020 12:40 PM

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded Japanese ship spills fuel

A military transport aircraft with pollution control equipment and a navy vessel to be sent by France for Mauritius’ aid

08 Aug 2020 2:30 PM

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