Africa declared free of wild polio

Africa has been declared free from wild polio by the independent body, the Africa Regional Certification Commission. Polio usually affects children under five, sometimes leading to irreversible paralysis. Death can occur when breathing muscles are affected. Twenty-five years ago thousands of children in Africa were paralysed by the virus. The disease is now only found […]

Ethiopia: First locally assembled electric cars unveiled

Ethiopia has unveiled its first locally assembled electric cars in a joint venture between Olympic champion Haile Gebreselassie’s Marathon Motor and Korean auto giant Hyundai.  The launch aims at giving the necessary impetus to the country’s greening and climate-resilient aspirations. Gebresselassie on Monday delivered the vehicle to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, local media reports. Fully charged, […]

Tanzania: COVID-19 has been eliminated through Prayers-President John Magufuli

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has declared the country “coronavirus-free” thanks to prayers by citizens. “The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God,” Mr Magufuli told worshippers in a church in the capital, Dodoma. The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the government’s strategy on Covid-19. The government has stopped publishing data on […]