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WHO: New COVID cases fall for the 3rd week, deaths also...

Geneva The number of new coronavirus cases around the world fell 21% in the last week, marking the...

EU leaders to discuss rise of infections, spread of omicron

BRUSSELS A summit of European Union leaders on Thursday is trying to coordinate action to tackle the surge of coronavirus...

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...

EU wants to stop flights from southern Africa over variant

Brussels The European Union’s executive said Friday it wants to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the...

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...

Hit by COVID, Senegal’s women find renewed hope in fishing

SENEGAL Since her birth on Senegal’s coast, the ocean has always given Ndeye Yacine Dieng life. Her grandfather was...

Tunisian doctor plays violin to boost virus patients’ morale

TUNISIA When Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala began working on the COVID-19 front line in January in a Tunisian hospital...

African nations still encouraged to use AstraZeneca vaccine

KENYA  African countries without the coronavirus variant dominant in South Africa should go ahead and use the AstraZeneca COVID-19...

Battling COVID-19, South Africa prepares for first vaccines

SOUTH AFRICA Battling a COVID-19 resurgence driven by a more infectious variant, South Africa is preparing to roll out...

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