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Africa: World’s Biggest Stars Come Out to Support Global Citizen’s Recovery Plan For The World

Africa: World's Biggest Stars Come Out to Support Global Citizen's Recovery Plan For The World
Cape Town — "The urgency to get a vaccine to everyone, everywhere cannot be underestimated. As a country, we will be joining efforts to help the world recover better by ending the pandemic as a priority, addressing food security and hunger, getting all our...

Africa: Solid Waste Management in Africa – Governance Failure or Development Opportunity?

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Waste management is a social, economic, and environmental problem facing all African countries. If the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development is to be achieved, sustainable waste management approaches must be an environmental and public health imperative deserving political priority. Current reasons for the poor management...

Africa: How South Africa Regulates Medicines and Vaccines

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COVID-19 has raised public awareness about the role of national medicines regulatory authorities in enabling access to safe, effective and quality-assured medicines. This includes vaccines. In South Africa, the pandemic has also exposed a number of important misperceptions, among the public and health professionals. The South...

Africa: AU Stresses Systematic Response

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Gaborone — The just-ended African Union (AU) assembly has emphasised the need for a systematic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation, Dr Lemogang Kwape, the aim of such a response was to avert the continued loss of human...

Africa: 34th AU Summit Reelects Moussa Faki As Chairperson of the AU Commission

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The African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government has re-elected Chadian Moussa Faki Mahamat as the African Union Commission Chairperson for another four year term. The election took place during the ongoing 34th Ordinary Session of the AU virtual Summit today 6...

Africa: U.S. President Biden Strikes New Tone in Relations With Africa

Africa: U.S. President Biden Strikes New Tone in Relations With Africa
Cape Town — President Joe Biden has struck a new tone in U.S.-Africa relations, recording a video message which promotes a "shared vision" of more trade and investment, peace and security for all Africans, a commitment to democratic institutions and the promotion of human...

African Union Holds First Virtual Summit Today

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The African Union (AU) will from midday today host its first virtual summit in Addis Ababa at which DRC's Felix Antoine Tshisekedi will take over as chairperson, and elections of the AU Commission (AUC) will be held. While the AUC Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat...

Africa: Greenpeace Africa Condemns Creecy’s Misinformation Campaign

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In response to the lawsuit filed against her by environmental NGOs groundWork and the Vukani Environmental Justice Movement, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) Minister Barbara Creecy released an affidavit which stated that she rejected pleas for leniency from executives of Eskom and...

Africa: In Africa, There’s No End to Holding Meaningless Polls

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President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected. The lead-up to the election was characterised by extreme state violence against the opposition, including the murder of 40 people in a single day. The main challenger, Bobi Wine, was constantly harassed by the police. And, finally, the...