Uganda Extends Vaccination Campaign to Bars, Theaters

Uganda is scaling up coronavirus vaccinations with the arrival of another 1.6 million doses from the United States. But with many Ugandans still reluctant to get the shot, the Ministry of Health has taken the unusual move of reaching out to people at b…

Four Killed, Dozens Kidnapped in Eastern Congo Ambush

Four civilians were killed and dozens were taken hostage Wednesday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo when suspected Islamist militants ambushed a convoy and set fire to the vehicles, the government said. Congo’s army has freed more than 50 of the…

New Variant of COVID-19 Detected in South Africa ?

Scientists in South Africa say they have detected a new variant of COVID-19.The country’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases announced Monday in a new study that the variant, which has been designated C.1.2, was first detected in South Africa…

Kenya Sets Up COVID-19 Vaccination Centers

Kenya is stepping up its COVID-19 vaccination campaign by setting up inoculation centers in public spaces like malls, markets, and bus stops. Authorities hope the extra convenience will lift a vaccination rate that stands at just 2%.At a bus terminal i…

Suspected Militants Kill 19 in Eastern Congo Village

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 19 people in a raid on a village in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local authorities said. The attackers looted houses and started fires in Kasanzi-Kithovo near Virunga National Park in North Kivu pr…

DR Congo: Goma rallies to demand end to killing of journalists

GOMA (DR Congo)— Dressed in black, dozens of journalists gathered in Goma to pay tribute to fellow pressmen murdered in the last four months in Congo’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces.Two journalists have been murdered in eastern Congo in August alone, …

Burkina Faso vows major security changes after deadly attack

OUAGADOUGOU— Burkina Faso said that it would overhaul its security forces to cope with a six-year militant insurgency that has claimed more than 1,400 lives and forced 1.3 million people from their homes.The government will “review the structural and o…

WHO Says COVID-19 Wave ‘Stabilizing’ in Africa

A World Health Organization official said Thursday that the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent appeared to be stabilizing, but numbers of infections are still very high, with almost 248,000 new cases reported in the past week alone. D…

African Governments Commit to Eradicating Poliovirus Type 2

African countries have committed to ending all forms of polio after cases of vaccine-derived polio increased last year, partly because of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Africa had been declared free of the wild poliovirus, after…

Gunman Kills 3 Police Officers, Security Guard in Dar es Salaam

A heavily armed gunman fatally shot three police officers and a security guard in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, near a French embassy building. Police later killed the man, whose target and motive were not immediately clear.A gunman nea…

Mogadishu Suicide Bombing Kills 2, Injures 5

At least two people were killed and five wounded Thursday after a suicide bomber detonated a device inside a cafe in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, police and witnesses said.The suicide bomber targeted a tea shop near a crowded junction in northern Mo…

Jailed Chadian President Habre Dies in Senegal

Former Chadian president Hissene Habre, who was serving a life term in Senegal for war crimes and crimes against humanity, has died, Senegalese Justice Minister Malick Sall said Tuesday. He was 79.”Habre is in his Lord’s hands,” Sall told the televisio…