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US to ship 4-million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66-million to South Africa

By: Reuters     Updated 2 hours 28 minutes ago The US government on Wednesday will ship nearly 10-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to two of the most populous African countries - Nigeria and... 

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Nigeria expects 29-million doses of J&J Covid vaccine in August

By: Reuters     27th July 2021 Nigeria expects to take delivery of 29-million doses of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine in August, allowing it to ramp up its vaccination... 

BioNTech project aims to expand malaria vaccine production capacity in Africa

BioNTech project aims to expand malaria vaccine production capacity in Africa

By: Thabi Madiba     27th July 2021 German biotech company BioNTech has announced a project aimed at creating a highly efficacious vaccine to help eradicate malaria, while expanding... 

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Exuberant Kumba Iron Ore’s stakeholders receive R51bn shared value boost 

By: Martin Creamer     27th July 2021 Anglo American group iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore, which has achieved record half-year earnings with great exuberance, has shared a... 

WHO director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Africa must build vaccine-making capacity, WTO chief says

By: Bloomberg     27th July 2021 African nations should build capacity to produce vaccines on the continent and work with pharmaceutical companies to ensure that the raw materials... 

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WTO’s holiday from vaccine equity talks draws calls for action

By: Bloomberg     27th July 2021 An urgent global effort to rebalance the inequity between rich, vaccinated nations and poor nations sliding further into pandemic misery is... 

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Covid-19: South Africa's death toll passes 70 000 as it records 243 new deaths

By: News24Wire      27th July 2021 South Africa's official Covid-19 death toll breached 70 000 on Monday. The country has also recorded 243 new deaths, bringing the official death... 

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High-flying Anglo Platinum’s stakeholders receive nigh-R40bn boost 

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2021 The strong operational and financial performance of platinum group metals company Anglo American Platinum in the six months to June 30 translated... 

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Aspen to start supplies of J&J Covid-19 vaccine to South Africa from Monday 

By: Reuters     26th July 2021 South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare will supply the first batch of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to the country from July 26, the drugmaker said... 

South African Medical Research Council CEO Professor Glenda Gray

Vaccines are the only way to control the pandemic, says SAMRC head Prof Glenda Gray

By: News24Wire      23rd July 2021 Despite some side effects, vaccines are safe and effective to use, South African Medical Research Council CEO Professor Glenda Gray has said. In a... 

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Africa demands local production of Covid vaccines

By: Reuters     23rd July 2021 Global pharmaceutical firms should license production of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa rather than just do piecemeal contract deals, an African Union... 

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