US Pledges to Join World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Global Vaccination Initiative

The leading infectious disease expert in the United States says the country will participate in the global initiative to provide COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and …

Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Dies of COVID-19

Zimbabwe is mourning the death of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Moyo.

The government said the country’s top diplomat died Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.

Moyo gained international notoriety as an army general, becoming the spokesperson of the 2017 …

Growing Swarms of Locust Converging on Kenya Threaten Crops

Kenya is under siege again by swarms of maturing desert locusts that threaten to ruin farmers’ crops and pastures.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement the locusts are swarming across seven counties, nearly double the …

Death Toll Rises in West Darfur

WASHINGTON – The death toll in West Darfur state on Tuesday climbed to 159 with more than 200 people injured after more than 3 days of fighting between different ethnic communities, according to the Committee of West Darfur Doctors.

This …

Central African Republic President’s Election Win Confirmed

Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera is officially beginning his second term Tuesday, a day after the Constitutional Court confirmed his election victory last month.

The country’s highest court said the turnout was suppressed by armed groups, which impacted voters’ …

Kenyan Scientists Discover New Coronavirus Mutation

NAIROBI – Kenyan scientists have raised an alarm on a coronavirus variant they say differs from the one spreading in South Africa and Britain.

About 10 investigators from the Kenya Medical Research Institute, or KEMRI, discovered the mutation of the …