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Africa making progress in defeating malaria – AU

Africa making progress in defeating malaria – AU

The African Union Commission says the continent is making headway in defeating malaria through strong political commitment, increased funding, and innovations devised to improve...
COVID-19 cases in Africa increase by 52% — WHO

COVID-19: 16.6m African children miss measles vaccine doses — WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) says about 16.6 million children in Africa missed planned supplemental measles vaccine doses between January 2020 and April 2021...
Ericsson, African Telecom union set to expand Africa’s ICT space

Ericsson, African Telecom union set to expand Africa’s ICT space

Multinational Telecommunications Company, Ericsson, and African Telecommunications Union (ATU) have launched the first set of ATU spectrum recommendations. The recommendations focus on transforming...
YouTube launches 1st Africa Reading to boost African literature

YouTube launches 1st Africa Reading to boost African literature

YouTube on Wednesday launched its first YouTube Africa Reading Challenge, an online reading marathon, aimed at boosting the profile of African Literature...
EU begins €100m humanitarian support initiative for Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination

EU begins €100m humanitarian support initiative for Africa’s COVID-19 vaccination

The European Union (EU) has begun the implementation of its new €100 million humanitarian initiative in support of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in Africa. The...
A/Ibom vaccinates 25,000 frontline workers against COVID-19

Less than 2% of world’s COVID-19 vaccines administered in Africa

The WHO AFRO says more efforts are needed to scale up COVID-19 vaccination in the African Region as many African countries have barely moved...
Supply of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients critical in Africa

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 4.29m

The number of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa has reached 4,291,017 as of Wednesday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
MasterCard invests $100m in Airtel Africa’s Mobile Money Business — Official

MasterCard invests $100m in Airtel Africa’s mobile money business — Official

Airtel Africa, a telecommunications and mobile money services company, says it has signed an agreement under which MasterCard will invest $100 million in Airtel...

Facebook tickles Africa with Instagram Lite that consumes less data

Facebook says it has launched Instagram Lite, a lightweight version of the original app for android which uses less data, in Sub-Saharan Africa and...
Women less likely to die from COVID-19 than men in Africa – WHO

Women less likely to die from COVID-19 than men in Africa...

Women account for a slightly smaller proportion of COVID-19 infections and deaths compared with men, a preliminary analysis by the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

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