The organization said only a fraction of needed aid is being allowed into Tigray, which has been at war with the government in Addis Ababa for almost a year.
As the U.S. and some other wealthy countries roll out third shots, the vaccination rate in low-income countries stands at 2.2%, feeding fears of new variants.
A Rwandan court convicted Paul Rusesabagina, a U.S. resident immortalized by Hollywood for saving more than 1,200 people during the country’s 1994 genocide, on a string of charges including terrorism and sentenced him to 25 years in prison.
The putsch comes amid deepening instability across West Africa.
A lack of transparency over the spill at Angola-based Catoca mine deepens concerns about pollution in hard-to-monitor places.
The European Union will give back Covid-19 doses that it received from a plant in South Africa, following criticism by health activists that the bloc was taking away shots from the continent with the lowest immunization rate in the world.
Hakainde Hichilema was elected president of Africa’s second-largest copper producer, defeating incumbent Edgar Lungu, a close Beijing ally, and marking the first election loss for a sitting African president for two years.
More than 1,000 Boko Haram members and their hostages surrendered to the Nigerian government, including two abductees from Chibok, in what security officials and mediators called a new chapter in Nigeria’s decadelong conflict.
Ethiopian authorities have arrested hundreds of ethnic Tigrayans and accused members of the minority group of supporting rebels who have been locked in a conflict with the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s call to arms against rebel Tigrayan forces was the latest evidence that the six-week cease-fire in the restive northern province of Tigray is crumbling.
The German company said it would invest some of the profits from the vaccine it markets with Pfizer into developing shots for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa.
The deal—under which the Biovac Institute will fill vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and ready them for shipment—follows pressure for drugmakers to do more to tackle global inequities in accessing shots.
The pandemic is pummeling the country’s economy, adding to the longstanding frustrations of an impoverished majority. The resulting unrest shows how difficult it will be for many emerging economies to recover from the coronavirus.
The West African country is among a small group of nations on the southern edge of the Sahara that so far has mostly escaped the coronavirus scourge.
Protests over jailing of former leader spiraled into widespread unrest that has interrupted transport and services amid a record Covid-19 outbreak.
Widespread looting and rioting following the arrest of Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s former president, amounted to a coordinated campaign to provoke an insurrection, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Friday.
Looting and violence triggered by the arrest of former President Jacob Zuma are broadening to reflect more deep-seated problems, as a third pandemic lockdown is exacerbating economic pain and joblessness that has disproportionately affected the poor.
The Biden administration paused airstrikes against al-Shabaab militants as it weighs its national-security priorities and grapples with a withdrawal from Somalia under Trump.
At least 10 people have died in violence that followed Jacob Zuma’s detention, unrest that highlights broader issues facing South Africa, such as poverty, joblessness and some of the world’s highest rates of inequality.
The lives and livelihoods of millions of people are at stake as the countries compete for a dwindling water supply.