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Africa's Covid-19 death rate now higher than global rate

21st January 2021 Africa's coronavirus case fatality rate stands at 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, a trend that is alarming experts, the head of the... 

Biovac to distribute vaccines to S Africa healthcare workers

21st January 2021 South Africa has a three-month plan to import, store and distribute coronavirus vaccines for frontline healthcare workers through a contract with... 

New Covid-19 variant defeats plasma treatment, may reduce vaccine efficacy

21st January 2021 The new Covid-19 variant identified in South Africa can evade the antibodies that attack it in treatments using blood plasma from previously... 


S Africa to pay big premium for AstraZeneca vaccine from India's SII – Report

21st January 2021 South Africa will pay $5.25 per dose for Covid-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India (SII) - well above what others, including developed... 

Britain helps Kenya prepare for roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine

20th January 2021 Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African... 

Covid-19 shots to cost $3 to $10 under African Union vaccine plan

20th January 2021 African countries will pay between $3 and $10 per vaccine dose to access 270-million Covid-19 shots secured this month by the African Union (AU),... 

Violence creates food crisis in northern Mozambique – WFP

19th January 2021 Militant attacks that have forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado province have created a... 

Nigeria's exhausted medics keep waiting for Covid-19 vaccines

19th January 2021 Dr Oluwajoba Oroge braced for the week ahead - another long line of coronavirus patients at Abuja's EHA clinic, and another long wait for news of a... 

Rwanda re-imposes strict lockdown in capital after Covid-19 cases surge

19th January 2021 Rwanda has re-introduced tough lockdown measures in its capital Kigali after a surge in coronavirus cases. The government has also banned movement... 

Nigeria requests 10-million Covid-19 vaccine doses from African Union

19th January 2021 Nigeria has written to the African Union to request 10-million Covid-19 vaccine doses to supplement the COVAX programme and has allocated $26... 

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