WHO turns to China and Russia as COVAX vaccine delay leaves millions a dose short

Covid-19 vaccine deliveries through COVAX have since Monday, “all but halted,” and deliveries of currently authorized vaccines could be stalled “until as late as June,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Facing a vaccine shortage and no hope for a quick turnaround in supply, the WHO is now looking at...

Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15 million people. However, now that...

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Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15 million people. However, now that...

U.S. Mission to Nigeria warns against visa fraud, as scammers claim new work visa applies to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria on Friday released a statement, warning against work visa fraud. "The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is drawing the general public's attention to a fake "press release" claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerians. Scammers and fraudsters circulate this phoney information that the new work visa applies...

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth dies at 99

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth has died, the Buckingham Palace said on Friday. He was 99. "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor...

Biden announces slate of gun control measures, says “this is an epidemic, for God’s sake. And it has to stop”

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday announced a slate of measures and legislative proposals on gun violence, saying that "gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it's an international embarrassment." The president's actions follow several recent high-profile mass shootings in Georgia in which a shooter killed eight people, including six women...

DEVASTATING: In testimony not like any other, world’s renowned pulmonologist Martin Tobin concludes George Floyd died of “low level of oxygen” caused by “knee on the neck” and not “drug”

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DEVASTATING: In testimony not like any other, world’s renowned pulmonologist Martin Tobin concludes George Floyd died of “low level of oxygen” caused by “knee on the neck” and not “drug”

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EU drug regulator says blood clots may be potential rare side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine which many African leaders have already received

The European Union's drug regulator said Wednesday that while the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective, there is a potential link between the vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder. “The reported cases of unusual blood clotting following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine should be listed as possible side effects of the vaccine,” said Emer Cooke, the executive director for the European Medicines Agency. Despite these potential rare...

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WHO turns to China and Russia as COVAX vaccine delay leaves millions a dose short

Covid-19 vaccine deliveries through COVAX have since Monday, “all but halted,” and deliveries of currently authorized vaccines could be stalled “until as late as June,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Facing a vaccine shortage...

Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15 million people. However, now that...

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Africa has immense potential and can have positive global impact, says former U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray

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Biden signs executive order establishing commission to study expanding Supreme Court

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U.S. Mission to Nigeria warns against visa fraud, as scammers claim new work visa applies to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria on Friday released a statement, warning against work visa fraud. "The U.S. Mission to Nigeria is drawing the general public's attention to a fake "press release" claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerians. Scammers and fraudsters...

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth dies at 99

Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth has died, the Buckingham Palace said on Friday. He was 99. "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh....

Biden announces slate of gun control measures, says “this is an epidemic, for God’s sake. And it has to stop”

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday announced a slate of measures and legislative proposals on gun violence, saying that "gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it's an international embarrassment." The president's actions follow several recent high-profile mass shootings in Georgia...

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Two schools in Zimbabwe report 106 cases of COVID-19 in one day

Last Thursday, 51 students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sacred Heart Girls High School in Esigodini and 55 students at Umzingwane High School on the same day. Zimbabwe's COVID-19 death rate has remained relatively low, at 1,525, compared to the total population of over 15 million people. However, now that schools have reopened, fears that authorities were not adequately prepared are growing. Health experts have warned of a deadlier "third...

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DEVASTATING: In testimony not like any other, world’s renowned pulmonologist Martin Tobin concludes George Floyd died of “low level of oxygen” caused by “knee on the neck” and not “drug”

Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist, who wrote a 1500-page book described by the Lancet as 'the bible of mechanical ventilation' testified on Thursday in the trial of former Minneapolis...

Amnesty International describes Biden’s actions on gun violence as “a resounding victory for all Americans”

Amnesty International USA has described President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s gun control measures announced on Thursday as "a resounding victory for all Americans." “Today’s actions from President Biden represent a resounding victory for communities, front-line organizations, gun violence survivors and all Americans. For too...

US climate czar John Kerry broadens search for allies before Leaders Summit on climate

U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry will meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other officials in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday April 9, marking the final stop on a week-long tour of Gulf and South Asian capitals to increase global climate ambition...

EU drug regulator says blood clots may be potential rare side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine which many African leaders have already received

The European Union's drug regulator said Wednesday that while the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective, there is a potential link between the vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder. “The reported cases of unusual blood clotting following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine should be listed as...

Ending COVID-19 crisis faster could add $9 trillion to global GDP by 2025 but window closing quickly with unfair distribution of vaccines, warns IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday said ending the coronavirus crisis faster could add almost $9 trillion to global GDP by 2025, warning, however, that "this window of opportunity is closing fast" with unfair distribution of vaccines...

Nigerian Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest person with net worth of $11.6 billion. He gained $205 million more amid COVID-19 economic catastrophe

Nigerian Aliko Dangote remains Africa's richest person with a net worth of $11.6 billion, according to a ranking of billionaires released by Forbes on Tuesday. Mr. Dangote, 63, was ranked 190th richest person in the world, gaining additional $205 million amid the coronavirus economic...

President Biden on brink of achieving what President Trump only boasted about on Twitter: rebuilding America’s infrastructure

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COVAX on track to deliver 2 billion doses in 2021, more funding needed says Managing Director

Aurélia Nguyen, the Managing Director of the Office of the COVAX Facility, is optimistic that COVAX will achieve its “goal of delivering at least 2 billion doses to participating countries” in 2021, “including at least 1.3 billion donor-funded doses to the 92 lower-income Facility...

DEVASTATING: In testimony not like any other, world’s renowned pulmonologist Martin Tobin concludes George Floyd died of “low level of oxygen” caused by “knee on the neck” and not “drug”

Dr. Martin Tobin, a pulmonologist, who wrote a 1500-page book described by the Lancet as 'the bible of mechanical ventilation' testified on Thursday in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the alleged murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. The...

Amnesty International describes Biden’s actions on gun violence as “a resounding victory for all Americans”

Amnesty International USA has described President Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s gun control measures announced on Thursday as "a resounding victory for all Americans." “Today’s actions from President Biden represent a resounding victory for communities, front-line organizations, gun violence survivors and all Americans. For too...

US climate czar John Kerry broadens search for allies before Leaders Summit on climate

U.S. special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry will meet with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other officials in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday April 9, marking the final stop on a week-long tour of Gulf and South Asian capitals to increase global climate ambition...

EU drug regulator says blood clots may be potential rare side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine which many African leaders have already received

The European Union's drug regulator said Wednesday that while the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective, there is a potential link between the vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder. “The reported cases of unusual blood clotting following vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine should be listed as...

Ending COVID-19 crisis faster could add $9 trillion to global GDP by 2025 but window closing quickly with unfair distribution of vaccines, warns IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday said ending the coronavirus crisis faster could add almost $9 trillion to global GDP by 2025, warning, however, that "this window of opportunity is closing fast" with unfair distribution of vaccines...

Nigerian Aliko Dangote remains Africa’s richest person with net worth of $11.6 billion. He gained $205 million more amid COVID-19 economic catastrophe

Nigerian Aliko Dangote remains Africa's richest person with a net worth of $11.6 billion, according to a ranking of billionaires released by Forbes on Tuesday. Mr. Dangote, 63, was ranked 190th richest person in the world, gaining additional $205 million amid the coronavirus economic...

President Biden on brink of achieving what President Trump only boasted about on Twitter: rebuilding America’s infrastructure

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is 78 years old, the oldest man ever to lead the nation. But, he also seems to be the wisest and most determined person to get real things done, including rebuilding the nation's crumbling infrastructure that former President Donald...

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WHO turns to China and Russia as COVAX vaccine delay leaves millions a dose short

Covid-19 vaccine deliveries through COVAX have since Monday, “all but halted,” and deliveries of currently authorized vaccines could be stalled “until as late as June,” the Associated Press reported Saturday. Facing a vaccine shortage...

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