Researchers warn that the new variant may spread faster and could reduce the efficacy of vaccines
The country will start rolling out Covid-19 vaccines without requiring local regulatory approval of the shots, a step that other low- and middle-income nations scrambling to inoculate their populations against the coronavirus are expected to follow.
Vaccines may be less effective against the strain of the coronavirus that has come to dominate in South Africa, but are expected to have some benefit, according to leading researchers who have studied the mutations and the vaccines.
The soldiers were part of a campaign against Islamist militants in the Sahel region of Africa. Their deaths bring French military fatalities to at least 47 since 2013.
Freed captives recounted abuse and ransom calculations by their Boko Haram abductors, though Nigerian officials deny paying ransom.
The governor of Nigeria’s Katsina state said all 344 schoolboys had been freed after their six-day captivity.
More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria last Friday were handed over to government security agencies, Nigerian officials said
Boko Haram released a video purporting to show dozens of the schoolboys it kidnapped from a high school six days ago, in which hostages say that some of their classmates have died and beg for the government to negotiate their release.
Six years after the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok ignited the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign, the cries of schoolchildren’s parents are again echoing across Africa’s most-populous nation.
Six years after the abduction of 276 schoolgirls ignited the global #BringBackOurGirls campaign, Nigeria is again reeling from a mass kidnapping, this time of more than 300 boys.
President Trump’s decision to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara region ends American neutrality in a conflict that threatens to destabilize a corner of North Africa critical to U.S. and European security interests.
Conflict in the north of Africa’s second-most-populous nation is spreading across borders, threatening stability in a strategic region
A monthlong civil war, coronavirus lockdowns and historic locust infestations have left the Ethiopian economy stumbling.
The deepening, three-week conflict has led to hundreds of civilian deaths and displaced tens of thousands.
Government forces began an artillery assault on the capital of the rebel-run region, confirming the failure of last-minute diplomacy and raising fears of a protracted humanitarian crisis in the strategic Horn of Africa.
Ethiopia’s government began what it called the final phase of a military operation on the encircled capital of the rebel-run northern region of Tigray, drawing calls from the U.S. and United Nations for a halt to the fighting.
The Trump administration is considering pulling hundreds of troops out of Somalia, repositioning them in neighboring countries and shifting their focus from training Somali forces to directly combatting the al-Shabaab militant group.
Cities across Uganda erupted into deadly violence after the government arrested the main opposition candidate ahead of January elections.
Driving into Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s northeast, has become one of the most dangerous journeys on earth. In the past six months alone, more than 200 people have been murdered or kidnapped on the four main highways that head into the city.
Victory against the deadly viral disease came as the African country was also battling a simultaneous coronavirus outbreak.