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Children return to the classroom  at Kitante primary school in Kampala, Uganda, on Monday.  Photograph:  Esther Ruth Mbabazi/The New York Times

Uganda has reopened schools for the first time since March 2020 after the world’s longest Covid-19 related school shutdown, affecting 15 million child(...)

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is being held in a facility in Entebbe, and his lawyer says there is evidence he has been tortured.

Award-winning Ugandan writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija remains incommunicado a week after he was detained for insulting the Ugandan president and his so(...)

Vaccine team: staff at United Drug’s distribution hub have been responsible for getting Covid jabs to every corner of the State

This time last year we pored over every detail about the new Covid-19 vaccines, including the arrival of special freezers to store at minus 70 degrees(...)

Patients queue prior to being vaccinated in Uganda, one of the countries which received aid from Ireland in 2020. File photograph: Luke Dray/Getty

Ireland contributed over €150million to help mitigate the effects of the pandemic in developing countries, as part of a global response to Covid-19 in(...)

Boko Harem is infamous for its attacks on schools, including the April 2016 abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from Chibok in Nigeria. File photograph: Getty

When his child found the leaflet on the ground, Mohammed, who is illiterate, was not able to read it. Instead he pocketed the piece of paper, only sho(...)

People who have just been vaccinated at a Covid-19 mass vaccination centre run by the Nigerian government in Abuja earlier this month. Photograph: Kola Sulaimon / AFP via Getty Images

A consignment of 500,000 Covid-19 vaccines donated by Ireland arrived in Nigeria on Monday. It is the state’s second significant overseas vaccine dona(...)

Fire from the explosion near parliament engulfed cars parked nearby. Photograph: Ivan Kabuye/AFP via Getty

Two explosions have rocked Uganda’s capital of Kampala, killing at least three civilians in what police described as a co-ordinated attack by extremis(...)

The EMA has green-lighted booster doses to be administered to adults ‘at least six months after the second dose’, so that  means anyone vaccinated after the middle of this year should not get a booster until the New Year. Photograph:  Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

In the growing clamour for Covid-19 booster shots to be given to all, the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (Niac) is fast becoming the scapego(...)

New Ethiopian military recruits gather as the mayor of Addis Ababa, Adanech Abebe, bids a farewell to them in the Ethiopia capital. Photograph: EPA

African and western nations have called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia one year the after conflict there began, and as Tigrayan rebels advance(...)

Patients queue prior to being vaccinated on September 29th, 2021 in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Luke Dray/Getty

Just five African countries are expected to hit a year-end goal of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of their population, according to the World Health Or(...)

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