NAIROBI- The World Health Organization wants to secure an initial 230 million doses of any COVID-19 vaccine for Africa, officials said Thursday, while emphasising that any vaccine in development should also be tested on the continent. PARIS- French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Friday at the Elysee Palace in…
WHO aiming for 20% of Africa to get initial COVID jabs from access plan
NAIROBI (Reuters) – The World Health Organization wants to secure an initial 230 million doses of any COVID-19 vaccine for Africa, officials said Thursday, while emphasising that any vaccine in development should also be tested on the continent.
Macron to meet Ivory Coast President on Friday in Paris-Elysee
PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will meet Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Friday at the Elysee Palace in Paris, his office said on Thursday.
Elderly Guinea president confirms 3rd term bid, vows to represent young people
CONAKRY (Reuters) – Guinea’s octogenarian President Alpha Conde said on Wednesday he would be the candidate of young people and women in October’s election, confirming his party’s announcement that he would seek a third term.
U.S. to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia over dam dispute
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has decided to cut $100 million in aid to Ethiopia amid a dispute with Egypt and Sudan over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, a congressional source told Reuters on Wednesday.
South Africa ready to help insurgency-hit Mozambique, if asked
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa is ready to help insurgency-hit Mozambique with support from its intelligence services or military, but its neighbour would first need to request that help, South Africa’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Long-missed pink flamingos return to Kenya’s Lake Nakuru
LAKE NAKURU, Kenya (Reuters) – Eight years ago, rising water levels in Kenya’s Lake Nakuru drove away the clouds of pink coloured flamingos that were the park’s biggest draw. Rangers say their disappearance triggered a drop in visitor numbers by for the Nakuru National Park.
Zimbabwe finds more elephant carcasses, death toll at 22
HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said on Wednesday it had discovered more elephant carcasses near a major game park, bringing the number of dead animals suspected to have been killed by a bacterial infection to 22, double the initial figure.
Ousted Mali president in hospital for checks, says source close to family
Mali’s ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita was hospitalised in the capital Bamako on Tuesday evening for an overdue check-up with his doctor, a source said, six days after he was released from detention by the country’s new military leadership.
U.N. warns of Libya arms build-up and virus surge
TUNIS (Reuters) – The United Nations acting Libya envoy said on Wednesday that foreign supporters of both sides in the civil war were helping them stockpile weapons in breach of an arms embargo and as coronavirus “spirals out of control” in the country.
Tunisia’s parliament approves a technocratic government
Tunisia’s parliament approved a technocratic government in a confidence vote on Wednesday, hoping to end months of political instability and focus on tackling worsening economic and social problems.
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