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Tapps app launches retail financing with VS online services

Previous story: Repeltec undergoing World Health Organization approved field trials with the Somali Malaria Program Tapps app launches retail financing with VS online services Posted on February 23, 2022 VS Online Services has partnered with Jeff Tucker of Tennessee to launch Tapps App, a new retail credit management system to simplify the consumer finance process […]

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WHO appeals to six African countries for its vaccination center

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African countries need to fix their distribution chains

Sub-Saharan Africa still has too few vaccines for too few people. Bringing more vaccines to the region deserves top priority. But there is another hurdle to overcome for successful vaccine deployment: the region’s poor commercial and logistical quality. Logistics is a network of services that supports the physical movement of goods both within and across […]

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

Debt servicing costs have risen sharply, with the median interest payment burden doubling to around 10% of income between 2011 and 2018. Photo: iStock Reliance on informal economic activity makes it difficult for most African countries to generate revenue beyond consumption taxes, according to Ken Opalo. African countries face two major challenges in public finance […]

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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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COVID-19: Morocco among the five African countries having reached the global vaccination targets – UN

Morocco is among five African countries that have reached the United Nations goal of vaccinating 10% of the population against COVID-19 by the end of September and 40% by the end of 2021. According to the 2022 World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) report, released in New York on Thursday, most […]

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United States lifts travel restrictions for southern African countries

MONDAY, December 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) – As of December 31, the United States will lift travel restrictions on eight countries in southern Africa. The restrictions were first announced in late November in response to concerns over Omicron, the highly contagious new variant of COVID-19. Omicron was first spotted in southern Africa. The restrictions targeted […]

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Many African countries tighten Covid restrictions as fourth wave spreads

NAIROBI, Kenya – In the past three weeks alone, the percentage of Kenyans testing positive for coronavirus has risen from less than 1% to over 30% – the highest positivity rate in the country to date. In Uganda, nearly 50 lawmakers and their aides, some of them vaccinated, tested positive this week after attending a […]

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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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Israel to donate 1 million doses of vaccine to African countries via COVAX

The Israeli Foreign Ministry announced yesterday that the country will donate one million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to African countries through the international COVAX mechanism. Israel signed on about a year ago as a supporter of the COVAX partnership, but until now has not been actively involved in donating vaccine doses through this […]

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UK removes 11 African countries from travel ‘red list’ as Omicron spreads rapidly nationwide

Topline British officials announcement they will remove 11 African countries from the country’s red list on Wednesday, saying travel restrictions are no longer effective in containing the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus as it is now widespread in the UK, while the ban more Strict US restrictions on travel from certain African […]

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AU calls for lifting of COVID-related travel bans against African countries

The African Union (AU) on Tuesday called for an “urgent rescinding” of travel bans imposed on some African countries following the emergence of the Omicron variant COVID-19. Following the announcement by South African scientists of the discovery of the variant in late November, several countries imposed travel restrictions on southern African countries in order to […]

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Government lifts travel ban on African countries – Eye Witness News

WHO says omicron variant has been confirmed in 57 countries so far NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The government will lift restrictions imposed on eight southern African countries last week following the discovery of the omicron variant of COVID-19, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr Michael, announced yesterday Darville. These countries include Botswana; Eswatini (formerly Swaziland); […]

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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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South Africa is better vaccinated than most African countries

At first glance, the emergence of the Omicron variant is the unfortunate fulfillment of expert predictions that failure to prioritize vaccinations for African countries would allow the coronavirus to continue circulating and mutating there, putting at risk the world’s ability to move beyond the pandemic. While Western countries kept most of the global vaccine supply […]

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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. […]