African countries

Improving connectivity between West African countries

Air travelers in West and Central Africa do so with tears due to bottlenecks created by African governments. For example, a plane trip from Abuja to Douala in Cameroon, which shares borders with Nigeria, could take the traveler about 24 hours. Indeed, the passenger may have to fly from Nigeria to Addis Ababa, then Guinea […]

African countries

Many African countries are tightening pandemic restrictions in the face of a Covid surge.

NAIROBI, Kenya — In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% — the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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AU calls for lifting of COVID-related travel bans against African countries

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for an “urgent rescinding” of travel bans imposed on some African countries following the emergence of the Omicron variant COVID-19. Following the announcement by South African scientists of the discovery of the variant in late November, several countries imposed travel restrictions on southern African countries in order to […]

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Government lifts travel ban on African countries – Eye Witness News

WHO says omicron variant has been confirmed in 57 countries so far NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will lift restrictions imposed on eight southern African countries last week following the discovery of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr Michael, announced yesterday Darville. These countries include Botswana; Eswatini (formerly Swaziland); […]