Category Archives: Medical

US Cautious Over Claims Key IS African Leader Is Dead

Claims from Nigeria that the leader of one of the fastest-growing Islamic State terror group affiliates is dead are being met with extreme caution in the United States.Officials at the White House, Pentagon and State Department said Friday they were aw…

US Donates 17 Million J&J Doses to African Union

The United States is donating 17 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the African Union, bringing the total American donation to the continent to 67 million doses.The U.S. previously donated 50 million doses to the AU, which h…

New Malaria Vaccine to Benefit Hundreds of Thousands of African Children

The World Health Organization’s endorsement of the world’s first malaria vaccine marks a major advance against the mosquito-borne illness, which kills some 265,000 children in Africa annually.Bitrus Yusuf pours syrup into a measuring cup to give to his…

Police Shoot, Kill Pro-Democracy Protester in Eswatini

Police shot a protester to death Wednesday in Eswatini, the latest casualty in months of demonstrations that have left more than a dozen people dead.Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday that the man was killed during a clash between police and a gro…

Ten Villagers Killed in Mosque Attack in Western Niger

Suspected jihadis killed 10 villagers in an attack on a mosque earlier this week in western Niger’s Tillaberi region, local sources said Wednesday.The attack on Monday occurred in the village of Abankor in the tri-border region where Niger, Mali and Bu…

US Donates 3.5 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses to Nigeria

The United States is sending more than 3.5 million doses of the two-shot Pfizer vaccine to Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, a White House official told VOA on Tuesday.“We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions,” the …