Rwanda Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations

The east-central African nation of Rwanda began its COVID-19 vaccination program Friday, using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, making it the first African nation to administer the drug. The nation received 102,960 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and 240,000 dose…

Bomb Blast Kills at Least 20 in Somali Capital

A suicide car bomb killed at least 20 and injured 30 late Friday in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.The explosion happened at Luul Yemeni restaurant in the city’s port area and sent smoke into the sky, according to Reuters, citing state media.“So far w…

Effort to Curb Ebola in Guinea, DR Congo Gathering Steam

The World Health Organization says it is using every measure it has to curb the spread of parallel Ebola outbreaks in Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the biggest lessons learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa — the…

COVID-19 Pandemic Sparks Rights Abuses Worldwide, HRW Says

Human Rights Watch has released a report saying the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic set off human rights crises worldwide. The report documents how government have allowed corruption to flourish, and used the pandemic to clamp down critics and the …

Hundreds of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa, Interpol Says

South African police have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines and arrested four suspects in connection with the haul, the Interpol global police co-ordination agency said.This comes after Interpol, which is headquartered in France, issued a globa…

Women’s Representation in South Sudan State Governments Misses Mandated 35%

Women’s and human rights activists in South Sudan say parties to the 2018 peace deal are violating a provision that calls for 35% of government positions at all levels to be allocated to women.President Salva Kiir’s decree reconstituting Western Equat…