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South African Afrikaners Group Trains Farmers in Self-Defense

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – In South Africa, a group called Afriforum has launched self-defense training for white commercial farmers. The group says the farmers are vulnerable to attacks, which it says are driven by tensions over unequal farmland distrib…

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WHO Chief: New COVID-19 Cases Decline for 7 Weeks

The World Health Organization said Monday that while the number of new COVID-19 cases has fallen steadily for seven straight weeks, the virus continues to spread and kill people in Africa, a region with little or no access to vaccines and treatments.Sp…

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The World Bank and the African Union’s Covid-19 Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) agree to work together to deploy vaccines for 400 million Africans

14 June 2021 – The President of the World Bank, Mr David Malpass, and his senior management team comprised of Dr Axel van Trotsenburg and Dr Makhtar Diop met with the African Union’s COVID-19 Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) to discuss modalities …

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Zimbabwe Reimposes a Lockdown to Contain Rising Coronavirus Cases

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s government on Monday is reintroducing a lockdown as a way to contain rising coronavirus cases in the southern African nation.Announcing the reintroduction of the lockdown Saturday night on national television, Vice President Consta…

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COVID-19 Worsens Venezuela Displacement Crisis

GENEVA – U.N. refugee and migration agencies are appealing for international support for 5.6 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants who have fled persecution and economic hardship and taken refuge in countries in the region.The Venezuelan refugee and…

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G-7 Leaders Expected to Commit to Plan to Handle Future Pandemics

Global leaders meeting at the G-7 summit in England are expected to commit to the “Carbis Bay Declaration” to crush any future pandemics within the first 100 days.The leaders held talks Saturday on the second day of the summit in southwestern England’s…

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Travel Rebound: 2 Million People Go Through US Airports

DALLAS – The airline industry’s recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020.The Transportation Security Administratio…

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Taiwanese Panic About Health Amid COVID Surge, Vaccine Shortage

TAIPEI – People in Taiwan, which had held off COVID-19 throughout most the global pandemic, are panicking about their health and income this month as the island grapples with its first major outbreak and shutters businesses amid limited vaccine supplie…

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G-7 Summit Kicks Off With ‘Build Back Better’ Message

PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND, – Day one of the G-7 summit has concluded, in Cornwall, England, where leaders of seven wealthy democracies aim to lead the global fight against the pandemic and to “build back better” toward a greener, more prosperous and equitable …

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Insect-Tracking Drones to Boost Rare Bug Conservation in New Zealand

SYDNEY – A “swarm” of bug-tracking drones and tiny radars are being developed to help conservation of rare insects in New Zealand. The new tag-and-track technology is being developed at the University of Canterbury on New Zealand’s South Island. Resea…

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