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Biden’s promise to Africa

  During their campaign, U.S. President Joe Biden and his running mate then, Vice President Kamala Harris set out the following agenda for the African Diaspora: The African diaspora community is one of America’s most diverse communities, inclusive of people who speak multiple languages, come from different socioeconomic backgrounds, and …

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COVID-19 variants and Vaccines

  This interview from the World Health Organisation (WHO) conversations in science programme explains more about variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, how concerned we should be, and whether vaccines provide protection against these variants.  Vismita Gupta-Smith interviewed WHO’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan. Soumya, tell us what …

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COMMENT: Return rationality to China-U.S. relations

COMMENT | Xinhua writer Lu Jiafei | At a critical juncture when the world is wrestling with a once-in-a-century global health crisis and the accompanying economic fallout, the importance of a stable and sound China-U.S. relationship cannot be overstated. When Joe Biden assumes the U.S. presidency later Wednesday, he will …

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African free trade bloc launches

Opportunities, Challenges, and why full implementation of the historic pact may take years ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | African countries began officially trading under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Jan.01. It is a flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 to stimulate intra-African trade. In …

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World economy in 2021

Here’s who will win and who will lose ANALYSIS | STEVE SCHIFFERES | The coronavirus has crippled the world economy. Global GDP in 2020 suffered its sharpest drop since the end of the Second World War, millions were unemployed or furloughed, and governments pumped trillions of dollars into their economies …

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