Jonathan Carreidas

Uganda: unvaccinated workers banned from accessing Ministry of Health

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Ugandan health ministry officials who have not been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 have been prevented from accessing the ministry’s premises, authorities said. In a statement dated October 18, the Director General of Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa, said the decision was taken at a special meeting with the aim of …

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Tunisia: EU urged president Saied to reopen parliament

EU urged president Saied to reopen parliament

The European Union has urged the Tunisian President Kaïs Saied to restore democratic order in the country and reopen parliament. During a parliamentary session, European Union’s foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell told EU lawmakers that the Tunisian parliament “cannot stay closed indefinitely”. “It is crucial for the future of the …

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Fearing HIV infections, South Africa expressed doubts over Sputnik vaccine

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South Africa’s health products regulator, Sahpra, has withheld approval for Russia’s Sputnik V Covid vaccine over concerns that it could increase the risk of HIV infection among men. The decision was based on two earlier studies that tested the safety of a modified form of adenovirus contained in the Russian …

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Clash between DR Congo forces and Rwandan troops near the eastern border

Clash between DR Congo forces and Rwandan troops near the eastern border

The Democratic Republic of Congo says its forces clashed with their Rwandan counterparts near the eastern border on Monday. According to an army spokesperson in North Kivu province, Rwandan forces crossed into Congo and tensions culminated into a clash. “A military company of Rwandan forces reached five kilometres into Congo…You …

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