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Researchers detect malaria resistant to key drug in Africa

Sep. 22, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists have found evidence of a resistant form of malaria in Uganda, a worrying sign that the top drug used against the parasitic disease could ultimately be rendered useless without more action to stop its spread. Researchers in Uganda analyzed blood...

With more doses, Uganda takes vaccination drive to markets

Sep. 11, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At a taxi stand by a bustling market in Kampala, Uganda's capital, traders simply cross a road or two, get a shot in the arm and rush back to their work. Until this week, vaccination centers were based mostly in hospitals in this East African...

Tall task: Cape Verde aims high in AfroBasket semifinals

Sep. 03, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

Tiny Cape Verde has one big advantage as it tries to become African basketball champion for the first time: 7-foot-3 former NBA draft pick Walter “Edy” Tavares. The Real Madrid center has led his squad into the AfroBasket semifinals to face defending champion Tunisia...

Young Africans struggle with jobs, education amid pandemic

Sep. 03, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The future looked promising for Tinashe Mapuranga, an intern at a leading bank in Zimbabwe who appeared set to get a staff position as soon as he completed his college degree. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Amid the lockdowns, the 24-year-old...

Vaccines made in South Africa to stay in Africa, says envoy

Sep. 02, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Vaccine doses produced by a plant in South Africa will no longer be exported to Europe following the intervention of South Africa’s government, the African Union's COVID-19 vaccine envoy said Thursday. South African drug manufacturer Aspen...

How Instagram star helped rescue dozens from Afghanistan

Aug. 28, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

Dozens of desperate Afghans who had been trying to flee the Taliban before Tuesday's deadline for the U.S. withdrawal from Kabul made it to safety with help from an unexpected place: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino. Quarantino is the alter ego of 25-year-old Tommy...

The Latest: US, others issue security alert at Kabul airport

Aug. 25, 2021 22:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia on Thursday advised its citizens in Afghanistan not to travel to Kabul’s airport, where there as a “very high threat of a terrorist attack.” Australians in the airport’s vicinity were advised to move to a safe location and await...

51 evacuees from Afghanistan arrive in Uganda at US request

Aug. 25, 2021 05:45 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government said that 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan arrived in the East African country Wednesday at the request of the United States. Authorities said in a statement that the group, transported to Uganda on a chartered flight,...

Uganda suspends over 50 civic groups charging non-compliance

Aug. 20, 2021 05:51 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities in Uganda have suspended more than 50 civic groups for allegedly not complying with regulations, dealing a blow to hundreds of thousands of people who directly benefit from the organizations' activities. The suspensions, which target...

The Latest: Australian state sees 478 new virus infections

Aug. 15, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state on Monday reported its worst day of the pandemic with 478 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths. The previous record daily tally in New South Wales was 466 new cases reported on Saturday. Two of the dead...