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Global COVID-19 death toll tops 6million: WHO

Death toll inflicted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed six million Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The worldwide death toll inflicted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has surpassed six million, reaching 6,004,421 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Globally, as of 4:31 p.m. CET on Tuesday, …

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How EAC can maximise AfCFTA trade opportunities

Experts outline ways in which partner states can benefit from the bloc | THE INDEPENDENT | Before COVID-19 hit world economies two years ago, there was optimism that Africa’s flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would quickly reshape markets across the …

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More information needed on Covilyce-1 before trials: Scientists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A committee instituted by the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation says they lack sufficient pre-clinical study reports on Covilyce-1. The committee from the Covid-19 Natural Therapeutics Clinical Trial School (CONAT) at Mulago Lung Institute was established to coordinate the scientific evaluation of traditional remedies …

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Moderna to build mRNA manufacturing facility in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Nairobi and Moderna to establish the first mRNA manufacturing facility in the country, the first such facility in Africa, to produce messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines. Kenyatta said in a statement issued …

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Gulu’s Covilyce-I impresses WHO experts

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Covilyce-1, a polyherbal concoction developed by Gulu University for the treatment of coronavirus disease has received a nod from scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO). The health experts describe the innovation as the right step in the advancement and standardization of African traditional medicine …

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Human rights claims are the new costume of the United States

U.S. purports to walk the high ground of human rights, with its status quo displaying a different reality Beijing, China | Xinhua | The Chinese government on Monday issued the Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2021, which sheds light on the reality of a country claiming …

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Vaccination shouldn’t be mandatory: Law Society

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Parliament processes the Public Health (Amendment) Bill, 2021, Uganda Law Society (ULS) wants the proposal for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination dropped and allow the public to consent to it. They propose that the bill should consider circumstances under which an individual may reject vaccination and  …

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