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Covid-19: Omicron-fuelled 4th wave stabilises in Africa

After a six-week surge, the fourth pandemic wave in Africa, fuelled mainly by the Omicron variant, is stabilising, marking the shortest outbreak to date on the continent where cumulative cases have now exceeded 10 million infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa announced on 13 January....
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COVID: Rwanda first node in African mRNA vaccine manufacturing

Rwanda has signed an agreement with the German group BioNTech to host Africa's first mRNA-based vaccine manufacturing facility, alongside Senegal that will eventually have its own production unit.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali The installation by the German group BioNTech of COVID-19 vaccine production units in Africa, which was announced...
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Cart’Afrik : “The Covid in the North-South relations”

Despite rising numbers due to second waves across the continent, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa, is still within manageable proportions. This is especially true if the exceptionally high infection rate in South Africa, with about 40 per cent of cases on the continent  is suspended for the calculations....
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Migration: A slowdown of 27% in 2020 (UN)

Preliminary estimates suggest the pandemic may have slowed the growth of the international migrant pool by around two million by mid-2020, down 27% from the growth expected since mid-2019, according to a United Nations report. published on January 15....
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Financial Afrik Awards: the 2020 winners

The Financial Afrik Awards occurred on the 17th of December in Dakar on a virtual and on-site concept. The event also happened with a reduced amount of people due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was inaugurated by the Senegalese minister of economy Amadou Hott who started his speech by presenting...