In Africa, there is an alarming third wave as the vaccine rollout is hampered. In recent light of the vaccine rollout in all parts of the world, third world countries vaccine rollout seems to be stagnant, experts fearing that it may take decades to vaccinate their respective countries.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office has reported that the third wave of Covid-19 cases is spreading faster in Africa. On Thursday, 17 June 2021, WHO regional director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti warned, “With a rapid increase in the number of cases and increasing reports of severe disease, the latest wave threatens to be the worst to date in Africa,”

According to the regional office, for five consecutive weeks, Africa has seen an increase in Covid-19 cases, signaling the beginning of the third wave in Africa. “As of 20 June—day 48 into the new wave—Africa had recorded around 474 000 new cases—a 21% increase compared with the first 48 days of the second wave.” As reported by WHO, the pandemic is resurging in 12 African countries and at the current rate of infections, the ongoing surge is set to surpass the previous one by early July.

18 African countries have already used over 80% of their COVAX vaccine supplies, 29 have administered over 50% of their suppliers, and eight have exhausted their vaccine supply. It is important to be aware that just over 1% of Africa’s population has been fully vaccinated. Globally, 2.7 billion doses have been administered, with just under 1.5% having been administered in Africa.

Dr Moeti is urging the international community to help Africa deal with the Covid-19 vaccine supply as the surge threatens to impair not only Africa’s economy but society.



Facebook has launched a campaign in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to combat misinformation and fake news regarding Covid-19 and vaccine updates in Africa. This campaign aims to remove false vaccine claims, decrease the circulation of inaccurate health information and inform people about effective vaccine delivery.

The campaign called, ‘Together Against Covid-19 Misinformation’ is set to be launched across Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo and Côte d’Ivoire. The default language on this campaign will be French and English.

Public Policy Manager, Aïda Ndiaye stated that ensuring Facebook users receive authoritative information about the Covid-19 vaccine with the help of industry experts and Facebook users are important to tackle misinformation. She further comments on the campaign gives users “additional resources to scrutinize content they see online, helping them decide what to read trust and share.”

This campaign will show up on Facebook through a series of graphics with tips on how to identify false news/ misinformation:

  1. Check The Source: Scrutinise content, even if it appears science-based
  2. Check How It Makes You Feel: False news can manipulate feelings for clicks 
  3. Check The Context: Look to public health authorities to confirm content 

A dedicated website will be launched as part of the website as part of the campaign. This website includes information on how Facebook is combating misinformation, transparency on their ‘Remove, Reduce and Inform strategy.’, their outlined community standards and steps they are taking to tackle false news around global events.




Lynn Mackenzie, our Immigration Lead, recently had the privilege of interviewing Doreen Karake, Managing Partner at AfriLex Travel Advisory/AfriLex Associates, about Rwanda’s immigration landscape.

To listen to Lynn and Doreen’s conversation about immigration in the current context, click here to view the recording, or view it below.

Doreen’s bio

Doreen Karake is a Partner with AfriLex Transactions and in charge of Transactions Advisory for the AfriLex Group. She has vast experience in commercial and corporate law and has worked in both the public and private sector. Her practice focuses on:

  • Immigration and Relocation Advisory
  • Contract negotiations
  • Transactions advisory
  • Corporate governance
  • Rwanda investment advisory
  • Rwanda Company and Employment laws

Doreen has worked as an Investment Negotiator for the Government of Rwanda in priority sectors , as well as as Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary for Ngali Holdings Ltd- one of Rwanda’s leading Investment firms.

Doreen is on the Board of Directors of the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), as well as the Rwanda Special Guarantee Fund. Previously she served on the East Africa Regional Advisory Board of the Young African Leadership initiative (YALI).

She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with the Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University- United Kingdom; a Master of Laws in Corporate/Business Law (LLM) and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), both from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa; and a B-Juris from the University of Namibia.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Doreen for her insights. We hope you enjoy the recording.

For information as to how Relocation Africa can help you with your Mobility, Immigration, Research, Remuneration, and Expat Tax needs, email, or call us on +27 21 763 4240.

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This information is courtesy of Equity Juris Chambers and DLA Piper Africa.

The Rwandan Ministry of Health has issued a statement on COVID-19 measures in the country, which you can read below.

The Rwandan National Intelligence and Security Service has issued its own statement, which is below.

For information as to how Relocation Africa can help you with your Mobility, Immigration, Research, Remuneration, and Expat Tax needs, email, or call us on +27 21 763 4240.
Sources: [1], [2]. Image sources: [1], [2].