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Africa

Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign with COVAX shots
Africa

Ghana kicks off coronavirus vaccination campaign with COVAX shots

  • I feel so good about taking the vaccine. It will protect me from contracting the virus from patients.
  • COVAX aims to deliver over 1.3 billion vaccine doses to over 90 low- and middle-income countries by the end of the year, covering up to 20% of their populations.
Published 02 Mar, 2021 07:21pm
South Africa seeks to lift infrastructure investment with change to pension fund rules
Africa

South Africa seeks to lift infrastructure investment with change to pension fund rules

  • Africa's most industrialised nation - the hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic on the continent - has put public works in sectors such as transport, energy and water at the heart of its economic recovery plans.
  • They also say overall investment in infrastructure across all asset categories may not exceed 45% of domestic exposure and an additional 10% for the rest of Africa.
Updated 27 Feb, 2021 09:09pm
Ivory Coast becomes second country to receive COVAX vaccines
Africa

Ivory Coast becomes second country to receive COVAX vaccines

  • A plane carrying 504,000 doses touched down in the commercial capital Abidjan, paving the way for the West African nation to launch a vaccination campaign.
  • You want to make sure that the right regulatory approval, the right cold storage is there and everything else, otherwise you risk having things not work.
Published 26 Feb, 2021 06:44pm
Egypt registers Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine
Africa

Egypt registers Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine

  • RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund responsible for marketing the vaccine abroad, said Sputnik V had been approved by the Egyptian Drug Authority using an emergency use authorisation procedure. Tunisia and Algeria have already approved the shot.
Published 24 Feb, 2021 05:49pm
Guinea starts Ebola vaccine campaign as cases emerge
Africa

Guinea starts Ebola vaccine campaign as cases emerge

  • The vaccination uses the 'ring strategy' where all people who have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola patient are given the vaccine, as well as frontline and health workers.
  • The last time Guinea faced an Ebola outbreak, vaccines were still being developed.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 08:55pm
South African Uber drivers join global push for worker rights
Africa

South African Uber drivers join global push for worker rights

  • Uber said the decision did not apply to all its 600,000 drivers in the country, it was blow to the company's business model and a significant victory in battles being fought on many fronts against the so-called gig economy.
  • The South African case could affect up to 20,000 drivers, British law firm Leigh Day and Johannesburg-based peer Mbuyisa Moleele Attorneys said in a statement.
Published 23 Feb, 2021 08:45pm