HEALTH

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its in latest 2020 economic outlook released on Thursday.IMF projects that...

Volunteer in AstraZeneca coronavirus clinical trial dies

A volunteer for AstraZeneca and Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine trial has died, Brazilian authorities said on Wednesday, according to Reuters. It was not immediately clear whether the man received the vaccine or had been part of...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.The new disbursement, under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), is the second...

221,000 Americans killed by COVID-19 as Trump downplays deadly disease

More than 40 million cases of COVID-19 and 1.1 million deaths have been reported globally as of October 18, with over 2.4 million new cases and 36,000 new deaths reported over the past week alone, data from...

South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Botswana drive new COVID-19 cases and deaths in Africa

Over 40 million cases of COVID-19 and 1.1 million deaths have been reported globally as of October 18, with over 2.4 million new cases and 36,000 new deaths reported over the past week alone, data from...

Anxiety in Africa as Johnson & Johnson conceals critical details about COVID-19 vaccine illness

Anxiety continued to mount across Sub-Saharan Africa on Monday over COVID-19 vaccine trials by Johnsons & Johnson, as the company continued to conceal critical details a week after one of its participants was taken ill.

Sister Sledge’s timeless hit ‘We Are Family’ to be released to raise money for COVID-19 response

A special edition cover of Sister Sledge’s timeless hit We Are Family will be released in a new and inspiring call for global solidarity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to generate proceeds to address the most...

South Africa’s minister of health Zweli Mkhize contracts COVID-19

South Africa's minister of health Dr. Zweli Mkhize has contracted COVID-19, the presidency confirmed in a statement on Monday.The Minister of Health announced at the weekend that he and Dr May Mkhize...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years."We are undertaking a far-reaching and ambitious public investment in human capital, with...

Africa shocked U.S. under Trump has worst coronavirus response in the world

President Donald Trump has "failed in his basic duty to protect Americans", world's renowned journalist Bob Woodward told Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, referring to the deadly coronavirus that has killed close to 220,000 people...

Latest News

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

[/read_more]

[read_more id="2" more="Read full article" less="Read less"]