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COVID-19 in Africa: Media articles

Each weekday the Foundation highlights a number of media articles that we have found interesting and relevant to COVID-19 in Africa. Sharing here is not an endorsement of the views linked, but a spur for further discussion. Join that discussion by engaging with one of our social media accounts, linked at the top of this page.

The recorded totals mentioned here are current as of 10:37 GMT on 13 May 2021.

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COVID-19 in Africa: latest updates
COVID-19 in Africa: country updates

Paul Biya cancels official National Day celebrations 

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has cancelled official National Day celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Kenya confirms 15 more cases of Indian COVID-19 variant  

Kenya has on Wednesday confirmed 15 more Indian COVID-19 variant cases, Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman said.  

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Mozambique seeks approvals for COVID vaccine trials 

Mozambique is in the process of obtaining approvals to take part in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women.

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Uganda’s COVID-19 lockdown likely to be fully lifted in 2022  

Uganda’s COVID-19 lockdown is likely to be fully lifted in 2022 once at least 4.8 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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COVID-19 in Africa: economic impact