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New virus variant casts pall, shocks experts in South Africa

South Africa The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot...

Women step up, fill the gaps in Burkina Faso’s virus fight

Burkina Faso Mariama Sawadogo sits in a small studio, translating notes from French to the local language of Moore...

South African scientists detect new virus variant amid spike

SOUTH AFRICA A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because...

COVID-19 is not a death sentence – Nigeria’s Gov. Lalong

NIGERIA Having contacted the virus and undergone treatment myself, I wish to reiterate that COVID-19 is not a death...

African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases

KENYA Africa has surpassed 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases as the continent’s top public health official warned Thursday that...

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

USA Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving highly effective in a major trial, a second ray of...

UK to return to toughest lockdown rules with virus ‘firebreak’

UNITED KINGDOM Wales is imposing a "firebreak" lockdown for 17 days from 6pm on Friday, the Welsh government has...

Uganda reports blood shortages amid coronavirus pandemic

UGANDA Health authorities in Uganda say the supply of blood has sharply declined since the start of the coronavirus...

Trump COVID infection thrusts world in uncharted territory

PARIS News that the world’s most powerful man was infected with the world’s most notorious disease dominated screens...

‘Our hands are tied’: Local aid workers exposed in pandemic

SOUTH AFRICA The coronavirus is exposing an uncomfortable inequality in the billion-dollar system that delivers life-saving aid for...
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