: February 2021

Tunisia: Thousands Protest Amid Political Standoff

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A spat among Tunisia’s president, prime minister and parliament has brought the government to a grinding halt as the country battles COVID and an economic recession. Supporters of the Islamic conservative Ennahdha party took to the streets of…

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South Africa: How Does the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Compare to Other Coronavirus Vaccines? 4 Questions Answered

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine in adults. Maureen Ferran, a virologist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, explains how this third authorized vaccine works and explores…

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Benin: 95 Percent of the Country’s Population Is Now Covered By a Terrestrial DTT Signal, Additional Satellite Signal Will Make It 100 Percent

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London — This week adds one more African country, Benin, to the list that are making progress with implementing DTT. The interview below with Aurelie Adam Soulé, Minister of Digital and Digitization lays out what has been achieved…

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Nigeria: Why Nigeria Must Include Parents in Plans to Protect Girls From Cervical Cancer

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Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer among women in Nigeria. There were 31,955 new cervical cancer cases in West Africa in 2018, and Nigeria accounted for almost half (14,943). There were also 10,403 deaths (28 deaths…

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Ethiopia: Carter Center Statement on Passing of Dr. Tebebe Berhan

Atlanta — Former President Jimmy Carter and Board Chairman Jason Carter on the Death of the Most Honorable World Laureate Dr. Tebebe Yemane Berhan of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia “The Carter family is saddened to learn of the passing…

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Kenya: Ezekiel Mutua Endorses Firirinda

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A song released nearly thirty-five years ago has sent Kenyans on a frenzy. Firirinda song by Dick Munyonyi suddenly went viral on Thursday in the process caught the attention of Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) Chief Executive Ezekiel…

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Tanzania: AfDB Forecasts Strong Dar Economic Recovery

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THE African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has said despite the Covid 19 pandemic ravaging the world, Tanzania remains one of the fastest growing economies in the African continent. AfDB President Dr Akinwumi Adesina spoke of Tanzania’s economic resilience…

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Zimbabwe: Heavy Rains Leave a Trail of Disaster Across Zimbabwe

The government has issued a warning to road user to exercise caution after the continuous rains pounding across the country have left a trail of destruction with bridges are swept away while debris is blocking roads in some…

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Nigeria: One Year After, Five Gaps in Nigeria’s Management of Covid-19

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Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19 a year ago. It is exactly 12 months since medics were summoned to what became the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Nigeria. Since then, over 155,000 infections have led to…

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Kenya’s Year On Year Inflation Rises to 5.78pc in February – Data

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Nairobi — Kenya’s year-on-year inflation in February increased to 5.78 percent compared to 5.69 percent last month. Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reveals that the Consumer Price Index was up by 0.70 percent from 112.576…

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