Coronavirus: WHO warns Africa ‘not ready’ for third wave
04 June 2021 | 4:13 pm
The struggle to acquire vaccines, as well as a dearth of health care resources, have left Africa poorly equipped to deal with a fresh surge in COVID cases.
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South Africa's embattled leader Cyril Ramaphosa is seeking to annul a bombshell report in court after calls for his removal grew louder. His ANC party has vowed to back him on any potential impeachment proceedings.
Africa boasts massive energy production potential, yet millions of people are without electricity. At a recent roundtable in Dakar, energy experts said that technology transfer is crucial to achieving energy transition.
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