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African nations ‘far from ready’ for COVID-19 vaccination drive, says UN health agency

New York: As efforts to find safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 are showing increasing promise,  the African continent is “far from ready” to roll out what will be its largest ever immunization drive, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter

New York: Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent assessments.

WHO warns against potential Ebola spread in DR Congo and beyond

New York: Ebola is spreading in a western province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raising fears that the disease could reach neighbouring Republic of Congo and even the capital, Kinshasa, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

New York: The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a “momentous milestone” for the continent.

Trade pact could boost Africa’s income by as much as $450 billion: World Bank

New York: The African Continental Free Trade Area represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, broaden economic inclusion and help “expand opportunities for all Africans”, hailed a World Bank official on Monday, which if fully implemented, could boost regional income by around $450 billion.

COVID-19 in Africa: WHO urges constant vigilance as cases top 200,000

New York: COVID-19 is accelerating in Africa, with more than 200,000 cases and more than 5,600 deaths, the regional office for the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Thursday.

Over 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa; Zimbabwe and South Sudan among most vulnerable

New York/IBNS: The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Wednesday that the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has now risen to more than 10,000, claiming more than 500 lives.

COVID-19 death toll reaches 284, total cases climb to 7,028 in Africa: Africa CDC

Addis Ababa/Xinhua/UNI: The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 284 as confirmed positive cases surpassed 7,028, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) revealed on Friday.

Newly licensed vaccine, ‘milestone in the fight’ against Ebola in Africa, UN health agency

New York/IBNS: Four countries in Africa have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress” in keeping their people safe from the deadly disease, the UN health agency said on Friday.

UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

New York, Nov 13 (IBNS): Outer space and disaster response experts, on Monday, gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how “big data” including social media, crowdsourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike.

Centre for Science and Environment urges global intervention to stop unregulated dumping of used vehicles in Africa and South Asia

New Delhi, July 23 (IBNS): Delhi-based think tank Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), in a new global study -‘Clunkered: Combating Dumping of Used Vehicles - A roadmap for Africa and South Asia’, has lifted the lid on the dark underbelly of a large-scale global trade in old and used vehicles from high income to low and middle income countries of Africa and South Asia.

DR Congo: Ebola spreads to city from countryside, one new case registered

Kinshasa, May 17 (IBNS): At least a new case has been registered as Ebola spread from countryside to a city in DR Congo, reports said on Thursday.

Largest-ever global response to cholera targets 2 million people in Africa

New York, May 8 (IBNS): The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recent deadly outbreaks of the water-borne disease.

Assam : Rare and exotic animals from Africa, South America recovered

Guwahati, Mar 24 (IBNS): While illicit wildlife trade is continuing in India, Assam police on Saturday rescued several rare and exotic animals of Africa, South America, Madagascar from state capital Guwahati.