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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

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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 Is Getting Ready to Roll Out Covid-19 Vaccines

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Africa: Pandemic Woes Seen Swelling Global Ranks of Child Soldiers

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As world marks Red Hand Day, United Nations warns coronavirus could fuel child recruitment by armed groups More children could be pushed into joining armed groups in conflict zones as families face increasing poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a top U.N. official warned on...

Africa: As Global Cases of Covid-19 Hit Grim Milestones and Exacerbate Other Crises, UNFPA Strengthens Resolve to Save Lives

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On January 27, the number of coronavirus cases reached a staggering 100 million worldwide. Earlier, on January 15, deaths attributed to the virus numbered two million. Those aren't the only figures heading in the wrong direction: The pandemic is endangering the health and well-being...