Africa: Over 86,5 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations Administered Across Continent
by allAfrica on September 27, 2021 at 8:57 am
[allAfrica] Cape Town — As of September 27, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,238,944 while over 86,505,912 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
Africa: Dark Future? Climate Change Fuels Higher Heat, Flood Threats for Children
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on September 27, 2021 at 8:39 am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kuala Lumpur — Children around the world will face a sharp jump in heatwaves, floods and droughts in their lives compared to their grandparents, researchers said on Monday, with teenagers from Nepal to Australia urging leaders not to turn a blind eye.
Africa: Egypt Wants Legally Binding Deal On GERD, UN Chief Told
by Egypt Online on September 27, 2021 at 7:59 am
[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry asserted the necessity of reaching a legally binding deal on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in a way that serves the interests of all sides and in accordance with the UN Security Council’s statements issued in mid-September.
Africa: ACT-Accelerator Partnership Welcomes Leadership and Commitments At US Covid Summit to Ending Covid-19 Pandemic
by WHO on September 27, 2021 at 7:42 am
[WHO] President Biden and global leaders agreed ambitious targets, aligned with the ACT-Accelerator, to end the COVID-19 pandemic Collective accountability for world leaders, industry and partners emphasized, as global response now turns to implementation of these targets Concrete action must now follow this summit to deliver and deploy tests, treatments, and vaccines immediately, to prevent further unnecessary loss of life
Africa: New Storybook to Help Children Stay Hopeful During Covid-19
by WHO on September 27, 2021 at 7:40 am
[WHO] Resource for parents, teachers and health professionals follows hugely successful first edition
Africa: WHO Calls for Equitable Access to Casirivimab and Imdevimab for Covid-19
by WHO on September 27, 2021 at 7:39 am
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes the addition of another therapeutic to the world’s arsenal against COVID-19, but urges producing companies and governments to address the high price and limited production of the Regeneron antibody combination and ensure safe and appropriate handling of the medicine.
Africa: Kenya Bags Bronze At Edmonton 7s As South Africa Wins 2021 Series Title
by Capital FM on September 27, 2021 at 7:29 am
[Capital FM] Nairobi — Kenya bagged bronze at the Edmonton Sevens after thrashing hosts Canada 33-14 as South Africa were crowned the 2021 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Champions on Sunday.
Africa: Humanity Remains Unacceptably Close to Nuclear Annihilation – UN Chief On International Day
by UN News on September 27, 2021 at 5:13 am
[UN News] “Now is the time to eliminate nuclear weapons from our world , and usher in a new era of dialogue, trust and peace”, declared UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday, marking the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
Africa: UNICEF’S Women Goodwill Ambassadors Give Voice to the Voiceless
by UN News on September 27, 2021 at 5:07 am
[UN News] Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the world has continued to watch anxiously, as the fate of women and girls throughout the country hangs in the balance.
Africa: How the West Owes Africa $100 Billion for Climate Recovery
by Premium Times on September 27, 2021 at 4:33 am
[Premium Times] Given the role of rich countries in imposing the risk of climate change and COVID-19 pandemic on Africa, it is arguable that 50 per cent of the projected $200 billion cost of climate change to Africa should be borne by rich countries.
Africa: Guinea Coup and Disquiet in Uganda
by Monitor on September 26, 2021 at 1:33 pm
[Monitor] I have been struggling with attempts to settle my in-boxes, calls and comments regarding the ugliness of military coups in Africa but the calls keep coming.