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Togo eliminates sleeping sickness

Becomes first African country to be certified free by WHO Togo has received validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for having eliminated human African trypanosomiasis or “sleeping sickness” as a public health…

Ebola spreading fast in western DR Congo

Reaches 100 cases in five weeks “The virus is spreading across a wide and rugged terrain which requires costly interventions and with COVID-19 draining resources and attention, it is hard to scale-up operations.” The number of…

Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone on self-isolation. Onyeama disclosed this via his twitter handle on Sunday. “Did my fourth COVID-19 test yesterday at the first sign of…

COVID-19 cases top 500,000 in Africa

COVID-19 infections in Africa today surpassed 500 000, and there is concern as a growing number of countries are experiencing a sharp rise in cases. So far, in less than five months, the virus has claimed 11 959 lives, overtaking the 11 308…