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Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles, one of the most visited island nations has reopened its gates for travelers coming from South Africa. After the Seychelles Ministry of Health, drops South Africa from the restricted list, travelers were allowed to come into the country on 13 September. The ban was initially imposed early this year to prevent the threat of …

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Burundi imposes compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers

Burundi imposes compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers

The government of Burundi last week ordered a massive compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers in boarding schools whether or not they have their own reservations. So far it turns out both the students and teachers are complying. The compulsory screening campaign ends on 14 September. At SOCARTIE district where one of the screening …

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An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor: Opinion On Covid-19 vaccination

An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor: Opinion On Covid-19 Vaccination

Dr. Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor is currently the CEO of EpiAFRIC and director of policy and advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch hosting the 6th Health-meets-Tech Hackathon for the year 2021. In this exclusive interview, he gives his opinion on the distribution of covid-19 vaccines. In March 2020, He was recognized by Onalytica as one of the …

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Africa Conference: World Bank Group to increase vaccine production in Africa

Africa Conference: World Bank Group to increase vaccine production in Africa

During the recent Africa Conference, critical issues were addressed such as inadequate access to Covid-19 vaccines, outstanding debts, climate change, and other related issues. David Malpass, the World Bank Group President, in his remarks gave an insight on how to mitigate these challenges which was delivered under the Conference Session 1: Framework Conditions for Business …

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Covid-19 vaccination still low in Africa

Covid-19 vaccination still low in Africa

According to Africa CDC, out of 1.3 billion people in Africa, only 2.4 percent have been successfully vaccinated against covid-19 so far. However, over the period of last week vaccinations for Covid-19 have increased, although meeting up with 10 percent of the population by the end of next month, September, still remains “a very daunting …

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Ethiopia: Amid conflict and Covid-19 crisis, businesses fights for growth

While the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia persists, with women and girls being taken advantage of by both Ethiopian troops and the rebels according to Amnesty International report, established businesses and SMEs despite the atrocities and the Covid-19 crisis continue to fight for economic development. What will become of the people of Ethiopia after the crisis? …

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Covid-19 Vaccination Africa: Tunisia vaccinates people over 40

Tunisia’s population is about 12-million and by mid-October, the government plans to carry out the first jab, vaccinating half of the population. Currently after receiving over 6-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Western and Arab countries, people over the age of 40 are now being vaccinated.  According to President Kais Saied, another round of 6-million …

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How About The Things COVID-19 Revealed?

Last year wasn’t funny for both the rich and poor. And 2021 appears to be an extension with little achievements globally in curbing the Covid-19 surge. Has it been all bad for everybody? But buildings never stopped going up. Quite a number of business owners and investors in certain businesses like the social media, ecommerce, …

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Pfizer and BioNTech’s deal with South African company to produce Covid-19 vaccines for AU

Pfizer and BioNTech, manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines in the US and Europe, disclosed their new deal with Biovac, a South African-based company, to produce vaccines for African Union (AU). Biovac has been in partnership with Pfizer since 2015 for the production and distribution of Prevenar 13 pneumonia vaccine. It was also one of the companies that …

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IDA20: Africa on economy transformation amid Covid-19 crisis

Cote d’Ivoire and the World Bank Group will be hosting African leaders for the IDA 20 meeting that will take place at Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan on July 15, 2021. ABOUT THE IDA MEETING This is to recognize the importance of the 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA20) and to show maximum …

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