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In a tax hole? African countries should try public participation in the budget process

African countries face two major challenges in public financial management. First, many lack fiscal capacity due to structural weaknesses in their economy and weak tax administration. The predominant informality of wage employment and reliance on subsistence agriculture in most countries makes it difficult to raise revenue beyond consumption and border taxes. Therefore, on average, African […]

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Biden lifts travel ban in 8 African countries with Omicron variant

Travel restrictions will be lifted for eight African countries under the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. According to a senior official in the Biden administration, the president has lifted his travel restrictions to Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eswatini, Mozambique and Lesotho, reports CNBC. The restrictions are expected to end on December 31 at 12:01 […]

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Omicron: US lifts travel restrictions on 8 southern African countries

REUTERS Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:45 Last update on: Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:49 Passengers wait to board international flights, amid the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron, at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28, 2021. REUTERS / Sumaya Hisham / File Photo “> Passengers wait to board international […]

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United States Lifts Omicron Travel Ban on Eight African Countries | US News

The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries imposed last month over concerns over the rapidly spreading variant of Covid-19 Omicron, the White House said on Friday. Foreign nationals banned from entering the United States because they have visited one of the eight countries in the previous 14 days will be […]

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Reports of vaccine hesitation in African countries contradict reality

MBARARA, UGANDA – When word spreads that Covid-19 vaccines are available locally, crowds rush to the regional referral hospital in Mbarara, western Uganda. Hundreds of people will wait for hours in the sweltering heat outside the hospital’s still full vaccination tent; many are refused when vaccine doses run out. As public health workers supporting vaccination […]

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How African countries are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic | Imperial News

We take an in-depth look at how three African countries have coped with the pandemic so far and how they are rolling out immunization programs. The impact of the pandemic on the African continent has been varied due to the fact that African countries are not on an equal footing. For example, countries with the […]

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Fewer children die before their fifth birthday. But African countries are lagging behind

The world has seen a 59% drop in the number of deaths of children under the age of five since 1990. New mortality estimates indicate that the largest drop occurred in 2019, when the number of deaths of children under the age of five. children under five worldwide has been reduced to 5.2 million from […]

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WHO criticizes travel bans in southern African countries – Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentry

World Health Organization logo (Facebook) The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose a flight ban on countries in southern Africa over concerns over the new variant of the omicron. WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti called on countries to follow international science and health regulations to avoid […]

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53 African countries support the China Global Development Initiative – The Sun Nigeria

From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Fifty-three African countries have welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Global Development Initiative proposal. Support for the proposal by African countries was part of the outcome of the 8th Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held in Dakar, Senegal, November 29-30, 2021, as content in the Dakar Action Plan […]

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United States joins restriction of travel from African countries on new variant of covid

Reuters Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:59 AM Last update: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:09 AM Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. REUTERS “> Passengers pass through the terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey, United States, November 24, 2021. […]