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Covid third wave may overrun Africa's healthcare, warns WHO
Leap of 50% in cases in three months and just 7m jabs across continent ‘infecting 11 health workers an hour’

Peter Muiruri in Nairobi

26, Mar, 2021 @1:22 PM

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Tanzania's Covid-denying president, John Magufuli, dies aged 61
Leader’s death follows two-week absence from public life that prompted rumours he had virus

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

18, Mar, 2021 @7:48 AM

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Tanzania’s missing president is in Kenya with Covid, says opposition leader
John Magufuli, who has repeatedly dismissed coronavirus threat, is critically ill in hospital, says Tundu Lissu

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

10, Mar, 2021 @7:46 PM

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Mine that produced Queen's diamond investigates claims of abuses by guards
Petra Diamonds already faces court action on similar grounds, as its contractors are accused of continued assaults on illegal miners

Kate Hodal

05, Mar, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Tanzania leader says prayer will cure Covid, as hospitals overflow
Experts fear policies of John Magufuli could undermine vaccine programme in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

28, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Lack of Covid data may leave African countries behind in vaccine rush
Experts say continent may not be seen as priority because true extent of pandemic is unknown

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

15, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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It's time for Africa to rein in Tanzania's anti-vaccine president | Vava Tampa
John Magufuli’s cavalier disregard of Covid-19 in the great lakes region is fuelling conspiracies and endangering lives

Vava Tampa

08, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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African nations fear more Covid deaths before vaccination begins
Campaigners call for vaccines to be prioritised to frontline health workers and people at highest risk

Jason Burke in Johannesburg

04, Feb, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Australian women’s rights activist faces charges in Tanzania
Supporters says charges against Zara Kay, who has had her passport confiscated, are ‘politically motivated’

Daniel Hurst

03, Jan, 2021 @6:48 AM

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Africa steps up fight against HIV with trial of new combination vaccines
African-led study expected to involve 1,600 people over next three years in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa

Samuel Okiror in Kampala

18, Dec, 2020 @6:45 AM

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Farewell Amor review – humane and skilful Angolan diaspora tale
Director Ekwa Msangi extends equal sympathy to all the characters in this drama about a family reuniting in New York after many years apart

Leslie Felperin

15, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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'Happy corals': climate crisis sanctuary teeming with life found off east Africa
Rare discovery of reef cooled by channels formed during creation of Kilimanjaro is ‘something to hope for’, say scientists

Karen McVeigh

15, Dec, 2020 @6:45 AM

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