New mobile apps are helping Togo tackle COVID-19
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New mobile apps are helping Togo tackle COVID-19

The COVID-19 disease has infected over 290 million people worldwide, claimed over 5 million lives, and pushed millions into extreme poverty. The pandemic has been devastating in every way, and its impact has been felt in Africa as well, where over 9.7 million cases and 228,000 deaths have been reported. However, the magnitude of the…

4 Things You Didn’t Know About SA’s Vaccine Rollout to Teens

4 Things You Didn’t Know About SA’s Vaccine Rollout to Teens

South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Phaahla has announced that children and teens between 12 and 17 will now be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The announcement came during a media briefing Friday morning, where Phaahla confirmed that the decision was influenced by recommendations made by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC) on vaccinations during a…

COVID-19: World Bank approves $11.5bn for Nigeria, others
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COVID-19: World Bank approves $11.5bn for Nigeria, others

The World Bank has approved $11.5bn in lending to Western and Central African countries for 98 operations. The World Bank made this known in its  ‘Annual Report 2021: From crisis to green, resilient, and inclusive recovery’. The bank said: “In fiscal 2021, the bank approved $11.5bn in lending to Western and Central Africa for 98 operations, including…

A Fifth of Nigeria’s Workforce Now Jobless Due to COVID-19

A Fifth of Nigeria’s Workforce Now Jobless Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 and its resulting worldwide pandemic have resulted in a fifth of Nigeria’s workforce losing their jobs, according to the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics. The job cuts followed significant disruptions to supply chains, continuing supply and demand shocks, and a drop in consumer confidence, the agency said in a statement, seen by Bloomberg, citing a study…

Making Vaccines in Africa is Key to COVID-Proofing Continent say Experts

Making Vaccines in Africa is Key to COVID-Proofing Continent say Experts

Written by Luis Monzon The unprecedented speed of development of the COVID-19 vaccines can be attributed to multiple factors including record levels of international collaboration and swift action on the part of many governments and regulatory bodies to provide a conducive framework. As every nation across the globe faced impending economic doom, massive cross-sector funding…

Malware attacks in Africa are increasing, reaching 85 million in only 6 months

Malware attacks in Africa are increasing, reaching 85 million in only 6 months

Malware attacks in Africa are increasing, reaching 85 million in only 6 months Malware is rife across Africa with various countries exhibiting strong growth in all malware types in the first half of 2021 when compared to the same period last year, Kaspersky research has highlighted. Written By Yinka Okeowo This is a 5% increase in the…