January 19, 2021

AFRICA

The African Union (AU) has obtained 270 million vaccines against Covid-19 for the continent, as per a statement issued Wednesday evening by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who also serves as the 15 nation bloc’s current head, "We have gone a step further to obtain vaccines independently using our own limited resources.”...
Combined forces of the Central African Republic military, Russian mercenaries and the United Nations MINUSCA peacekeepers repelled attacks on Wednesday from rebel group Coalitions of Patriots for Change (CPC) some 9-12 kilometres from the capital Bangui, with the scattered shots seeing residents of the affected PK9 and PK12 neighborhoods flee for their lives....
The World Health Organization (WHO) will change its policy to recommend using partial doses of the yellow fever vaccine in times of shortages during an outbreak, thanks to results of a recent study led by the Doctors Without Borders Epicentre in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, and the WHO itself....