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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa (WHO)

After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO) nearly four million doses of coronavirusvaccines from the UN-partnered COVAX initiative arrived in Africa last week, compared with just 245,000 for all of June.  Reminding that the continent is...
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Rwanda : Fitch Revises Outlook to Negative; Affirms at ‘B+’

Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Rwanda's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Negative from Stable and affirmed the IDR at 'B+'. "The ongoing impact of the pandemic will delay any improvement in Rwanda's public finances, with pressure on government spending and the government's overall support for the...
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Interview with Rémy Rioux: « an All-Africa approach »

Rémy Rioux, who has been CEO of the French Development Agency since 2016, is heading an institution that has never mobilized as much funds (12.1 billion euros of commitments in 2020) to finance the climate and social sectors in emerging countries, particularly in Africa. With nearly 50% of the financial...
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Rwanda : Kigali to enter lockdown from July 17

With the increase in cases of Covid 19, the Rwandan authorities have decided to reconfine the city of Kigali as of July 17.Travel between Kigali and other provinces is prohibited as well as public transportation. Employees in the public and private sectors have been asked to work "from home, with...
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South Africa: 1st technology transfer center for mRNA vaccines established

"The ability to manufacture vaccines, medicines and other health-related products will help put Africa on the path to self-determination," South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the launch of the WHO-backed consortium to establish the first technology transfer center for Covid-19 mRNA vaccines.The center will enable manufacturers in developing countries...
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Uganda : to get $1 billion IMF loan to fight Covid

The government is asking for another loan of $1 billion (Shs3.5 trillion) from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the country’s economy, the Finance Ministry confirmed on WednesdayHowever, this comes a few months after the Auditor General (AG), Mr John Muwanga, warned that the...
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