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COVID-19: Vaccinating Africa

Mastercard Foundation’s $1.3bn plan The Mastercard Foundation announced in June that it would deploy $1.3 billion for a three-year partnership with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) “to save the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in Africa and hasten the economic recovery of the …

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Ghana to articulate Africa’s security needs at UNSC

  Accra, Ghana | XINHUA | Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said Ghana would use its membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to articulate African security needs, a statement by the Ghanaian Presidency said Saturday. He said the West African country would use its recent election to …

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The Kenneth Kaunda factor in Uganda’s media, politics

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Zambia first President Kenneth Kaunda who died yesterday visited Uganda several times, first during Milton Obote’s two tenures as president and later after Museveni captured power in 1986. And even after retirement, he continued visiting Uganda and offered interviews to a couple of journalists. But …

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Zambia’s first president Kaunda dies at 97

Kaunda, who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991, died at a hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the Zambian government announced on Thursday. Secretary to the Cabinet Simon Miti said …

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Zambia’s KK now stable, fighting pneumonia

Lusaka, Zambia | XINHUA | The condition of Zambia’s first President Kenneth Kaunda has been stable, his office said on Tuesday. Rodrick Ngolo, Administrative Assistant in the Office of the First President said the condition was stable and that the medical team attending to him were on top of things. …

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People in Africa not donating blood – WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The rate at which people in Africa are donating blood has decreased according to the World Health Organization. Data from the UN health agency shows that blood donations in the region have fallen by 17 percent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The drop …

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