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Johnson & Johnson begins final-stage testing of COVID-19 vaccine in Africa, U.S. and South America

Johnson & Johnson announced on Wednesday it had started a 60,000 person clinical trial of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on three continents, including in Sub-Saharan Africa, and that it could learn key results from the trial...

Ramphosa urges world leaders to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan and cancel continent’s interests on...

African Union Chairperson, the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, urged the United Nations General Assembly to fight racism, grant Africa more Security Council seats, lift sanctions against Zimbabwe and Sudan, cancel the continent’s...

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in US, even as President Trump says coronavirus “affects virtually nobody”

More than 200,000 people have now died of COVID-19 in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University virus tracker, even as President Donald Trump claimed on that the coronavirus "affects virtually nobody".

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the year, according to Kaspersky security solutions.In the three countries alone,...

Former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar not under surveillance, spokesman says

Former Vice President of Nigeria Atiku Abubakar is not and has not been under any international surveillance, his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said in a statement on Tuesday. "These are recycled false allegations," Ibe added.

African Union Chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to present Africa’s position on global peace and security at UN75

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, in his capacity as the African Union (AU) Chairperson, will address the first day of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday.

Trump admin’s threats to pull federal resources from cities because of Black Lives Matter protests ‘damaging’ – AI

Amnesty International on Monday described the Donald Trump administration's threat to pull federal resources from three cities run by Democrats because of Black Lives Matter protests as 'damaging'.The Trump administration on Monday...

Should Trump run again or resign as U.S. records worst coronavirus death toll in the world with 200,000 Americans dead?

In normal circumstances, President Donald Trump should have offered his resignation letter a long time ago, rather than run for re-election, with around 200,000 Americans already dead from coronavirus, and revelations by himself that he deliberately...

IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, would grow by 5 percent in 2021 after shrinking by 0.7 percent this year.

CDC says revised guidance on airborne coronavirus transmission was ‘posted in error’

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Monday that its revised guidance on airborne coronavirus transmission was posted in error."A draft version of proposed changes to these...

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Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com
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