Covid-19 vaccines are coming to South Africa. Here are questions and answers about the vaccine.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team recently secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.
If South Africa is serious about being able to supply anti-pandemic vaccines in future, it needs to rethink the scale of financial, technical and strategic investment into vaccine production.
Between 3 May 2020 and 16 January 2021, the number of excess deaths in South Africa was more than 106,000. These excess deaths are, either directly or indirectly, due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the SA Medical Research Council, nearly 85,000 people over 60 have probably died from Covid-19 infections since last May.
Jackson Mthembu’s death drives home the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.
Wavering commitment in African capitals and the continued attractiveness of the African Union to external funders risk stalling the crucial path to financial autonomy.
New struggles are taking shape across the African continent and in the diaspora. Reminiscent of the 60s, a wave of consciousness has been sweeping across the continent with young people pushing for good governance and respect of fundamental human rights. At the core of the struggles is the desire by young Africans to be heard, respected and included in decisions to shape an inclusive Africa we want.