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  WASHINGTON, April 9 (Reuters) – The World Bank Group will have committed $2 billion in financing by the end of April for COVID-19 vaccine purchases, development and manufacturing in some 40 developing countries, countries on this effort, World Bank Managing Director of Operations Axel van Trotsenburg said on Friday. The $2 billion is part […]

  CAIRO, April 12 (Reuters) – An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a university student to eight years in jail for sex crimes, judicial sources said, in a case prompted by a social media campaign that opened up a rare public debate on sexual harassment. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, in his early 20s, was referred to […]

  By Menna A. Farouk CAIRO, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An Egyptian Instagram activist welcomed a court decision on Sunday to jail a former university student for eight years for sex crimes after her campaign against his abuse and harassment of women sparked a MeToo movement in her country. Ahmed Bassam Zaki, aged […]

  Imogen Parker is associate director of policy at the Ada Lovelace Institute In a matter of weeks COVID-status certificates, or ‘vaccine passports’, which allow people to more easily show their COVID-19 status, have moved from a fringe issue to the centre of polarised political debates. In the UK, the announcement this week of COVID-status […]

  By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – W ariness about taking AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Africa could be compounded by the African Union’s decision to halt plans to procure the shot, health experts said on Friday, calling for public awareness programmes to fight misinformation. The African Union (AU) said its announcement […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The unequal global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines could spur the trade in fake doses in Africa – a hotspot for counterfeit medicines, analysts warned on Friday, citing the seizure of falsified vaccination shots in South Africa. With poorer countries grappling to procure enough vaccine […]

Johannesburg, Friday, 9 April 2021 – Multi award-winning hip hop artist, composer, author, producer, and CEO, eMtee, emerges victorious with the release of his highly anticipated fourth studio album, LOGAN. In his first project since leaving Ambitiouz Entertainment, eMtee sounds hopeful. The mellow, trap-leaning production is helmed by long-time producer Ruff and up-and-coming producers such […]

  Tony Leon is the most prolific of all former leaders of the Democratic Alliance (DA), South Africa’s main opposition party, as befits the chair of a communications company. In his latest and fifth book, Future Tense: Reflections on my Troubled Land, he comes across as articulate and persuasive. The Democratic Alliance has, ever since its […]

The South African academic Professor Christof Heyns, who has died at the age of 62, was a world-renowned human rights advocate and academic. He was a thoughtful scholar of both the African and UN human rights systems, and an incredibly popular teacher and activist. He leaves behind a remarkable legacy among generations of students across the […]

In an article published in 1994 titled The Coming Anarchy, the American journalist Robert Kaplan predicted an impending Armageddon for West Africa due to what he considered its notoriety for breeding crime, coups and tyrannical regimes. Twenty-six years later, it bears examining whether the region has measured up to this grim forecast. In my paper, I examined […]


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