Cyril Ramaphosa

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People wait in the stands to receive coronavirus vaccinations at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, on May 31st. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP

African countries from Uganda to South Africa are buckling under a ferocious third wave of coronavirus infections as the continent falls far behind th(...)

The WHO says the programme seeks to kickstart Africa’s vaccines industry and boost the continent’s pandemic preparedness at a time when it is in desperate need of assistance. Photograph: AP

South Africa will host the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine technology transfer hub to scale up Africa’s access to life-saving inoculations against the (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives by boat for a visit to the workshop of Scott Woyka Furniture in Falmouth, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall. Photograph: Tom Nicholson/PA Wire

Boris Johnson will welcome leaders from around the world to the G7 summit in Cornwall on Friday, discussing issues ranging from Covid-19 vaccines and (...)

Minister for health Zweli Mkhize: It has emerged that Digital Vibes bought a car for Mr Mkhize’s son, and  one of his private residences had work done to it that was paid for by the company. Photograph: Alet Pretorius/ Gallo Images via Getty

South Africa’s health minister has been placed on special leave pending the outcome of an investigation into a corruption scandal related to contracts(...)

Elderly residents at the Evanna Tehuis nursing home near Klerksdorp await their turn for the  Pfizer vaccine. Photograph:  Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images

South Africa has admitted it is unlikely to meet its Covid-19 vaccination targets after a sluggish start to its rollout. The country is in a race aga(...)

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa appears on behalf of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Kim Ludbrook / Pool

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted to a high-level inquiry that corruption was rampant in the African National Congress (ANC) under (...)

 Men keep an eye on the sea at the port of  Paquitequete in Pemba boats have arrived carrying people displaced from the coasts of Palma and Afungi after suffering attacks by Islamist militants. Photograph: Alfredo Zuniga/AFP/Getty Images)

The onslaught by Islamist militants on a key town in northern Mozambique last week has led to renewed calls for a decisive regional response to the in(...)

Sean Campbell: a strong support network ensured I didn’t go hungry or become homeless, as many did, but my already modest income was shot to pieces

Sean Campbell, originally from Co Tyrone, lives in Cape Town. South Africa has been battling a more contagious variant of coronavirus that has now bee(...)

A  delivery of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine arriving  at  O R Tambo  airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Photograph:  EPA/Kim Ludbrook

South Africa’s government is stepping up preparations for phase two of its nationwide coronavirus vaccination programme after president Cyril Ramaphos(...)

ANC’s secretary general Ace Magashule:  ‘I’ve done nothing wrong. I’ll prove it in court.’ Photograph: Fani Mahuntsi/Gallo Images via Getty Images

A senior official in South Africa’s ruling party who is charged with 74 counts of corruption has vowed to prove his innocence after a magistrate trans(...)

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