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Tokyo confirms 1,359 new COVID-19 cases on Olympic opening ceremony day

The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 1,359 new COVID-19 cases Friday amid public concern that infections could hit record highs during the Tokyo Olympics, local...

COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Zimbabwean capital hit by nurses’ exodus

Efforts by authorities in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to accelerate its mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign are facing challenges due to a shortage of staff. According to...

Cameroon aims to boost tourism during AFCON

Cameroonian Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute met with senior government officials on Thursday to strategize on how to boost the country's tourism potential, which...

Nigeria receives first six light attack planes from United States

Nigeria received its first six A-29 Super Tucano planes, the air force said on Thursday, four years after the United States agreed to sell...

Israel rejoins the African Union as an observer state

Israel has rejoined the African Union as an observer state. Israel enjoyed observer status in the predecessor Organization of African Unity until 2002, when the...

Ugandan weightlifter who went missing in Japan returns home

Julius Ssekitoleko, the Ugandan weightlifter who went missing from the pre-Olympic Games training camp hotel in Izumisano city last week, returned to Uganda on...

Zimbabweans deported by Britain arrive at Harare airport

Zimbabwe has received the first batch of dozens of its citizens being deported from Britain, some after staying in that country for decades and...

UN humanitarians worried about food insecurity due to drought in southern...

UN humanitarians on Thursday warned that hundreds of thousands of people in southern Madagascar face food insecurity due to one of the worst droughts...

Tanzania bans unnecessary gatherings due to COVID-19

Tanzania's health minister Dr. Dorothy Gwajima has announced a ban on all unnecessary gatherings due to COVID-19. In a statement, the health minister explained that...

Egypt reports 49 new daily COVID-19 cases, lowest in over 15...

Egypt reported 49 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the lowest in over 15 months, marking a remarkable decline which is believed as a result...
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