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Africa: Tobacco – Can Smoke-Free Products Contribute to Improved Public Health?

Africa: Tobacco - Can Smoke-Free Products Contribute to Improved Public Health?
Paris — On February 17th, 2021, Philip Morris International (PMI) held an online event entitled " Can scientifically substantiated smoke-free products contribute to public health outcomes?". This event was the third of its « Open Science Conference series » aimed at discussing and sharing the latest...

Africa: Newly Confirmed UN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Among Top Africa Experts in Biden-Harris Government

Africa: Newly Confirmed UN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Among Top Africa Experts in Biden-Harris Government
Washington, DC — The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States ambassador to the United Nations. The vote was 78-20. The veteran diplomat is the Cabinet-level member of the Biden-Harris team with the most extensive Africa resume. Her 35-year career in...

Africa: WHO Director-General’s Opening Remarks At Press Conference With H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Federal President of Germany – 22 February 2021

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Vielen dank, Herr Bundespräsident, for your kind words, and thank you so much for your leadership and partnership. As His Excellency said, we have just had a very constructive discussion about the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and about how we can strengthen the...

Africa: Macron Pledges to Share Covid Vaccines With Poorer Nations, Urges G7 to Join Him

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
French President Emmanuel Macron has called on rich Western nations to transfer 3-5 percent of their Covid-19 vaccines to Africa and developing countries elsewhere, ahead of Friday's G7 summit. The presidency confirmed that France would share five percent of its stock with Africa -...

Africa Is Getting Ready to Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccines

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Brazzaville — Africa marked the move from planning to action in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines at a World Health Organization (WHO)-hosted African Health Ministers meeting on 17 February, as a rapid vaccine rollout is expected in the wake of the WHO listing of...

Africa: Covid-19 – How Five Hardest Hit African Countries Are Coping

Africa: Covid-19 - How Five Hardest Hit African Countries Are Coping
Deaths from COVID-19 in Africa have surged by 40 per cent in the past month. On February 14, 2020, Egypt became the first African country to record a COVID-19 case. The virus has since spread to the other 53 countries in the continent. In many African...

Africa: Angola Defends UN Activities Adjustment

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Luanda — Angola defended Monday in New York the adjustment of the UN-Women activities, in order to help the member states, mainly Africans, to reach "relevant tangible results" for the current Covid-19 context. This standing was expressed by Angola's permanent representative to the United Nations,...

Africa: WHO Lists Two Additional COVID-19 Vaccines for Emergency Use and COVAX Roll-out

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Geneva — AstraZeneca/Oxford-developed vaccines to reach countries in the coming weeks The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed two versions of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, giving the green light for these vaccines to be rolled out globally through COVAX.The vaccines are produced...

Africa: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
Tomorrow, February 15, 2020, Nigeria's former Finance Minister Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will be formally appointed as the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, WTO. This is coming after the United States dropped its opposition to her selection. Nosa James-Igbinadolor looks at what Africa's relationship...