Senegal: Hospitals Overwhelmed with COVID Patients

Senegal: Hospitals Overwhelmed with COVID Patients

DAKAR, 28 July 2021 – A spike in COVID-19 infections in Senegal has hospitals running at full capacity or close to being overwhelmed, officials warned Monday. Over the last month, daily cases of confirmed infections have risen from a few dozen a day to nearly 2,000...
DR Congo: COVID-19 Vaccines Getting Redistributed

DR Congo: COVID-19 Vaccines Getting Redistributed

KINSHASA, 28 April 2021 – The United Nations is moving more than a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from DR Congo to other African countries. The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) is taking the lead in redistributing the vaccines in an effort to avoid them expiring...
Africa: Basketball Africa League Unveils Game Ball

Africa: Basketball Africa League Unveils Game Ball

DAKAR, 25 April 2021 – Basketball Africa League (BAL) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (Wilson) on Saturday unveiled the Official Game Ball in Dakar. The historic inaugural BAL will tip off Sunday, May 16 at the Kigali (Rwanda) Arena, with the first final scheduled to be...
Africa: Calls for a Pandemic Treaty

Africa: Calls for a Pandemic Treaty

NAIROBI, 31 March 2021 – More than 20 world leaders have called for a new global treaty to help the world prepare for future pandemics, according to a joint op-ed published by several newspapers. Twenty-five heads of government and international agencies come...
Gulf of Guinea: Denmark to Fight Piracy

Gulf of Guinea: Denmark to Fight Piracy

COPENHAGEN, 17 March 2021 – Denmark will deploy a frigate to the Gulf of Guinea to help stamp out rampant sea piracy along the coast of West Africa. The frigate will be equipped with a helicopter to patrol international waters of the Gulf of Guinea, according to...
Senegal: Violence Fears Force School Closures

Senegal: Violence Fears Force School Closures

DAKAR, 8 March 2021 – Schools in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, are shut for this week amidst fears that some of the violent riots of last week will return early this week. Armored cars and riot police have been deployed at strategic road junctions in Dakar and other...
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