Southern Africa

Zambia: president Hichilema appoints a new special assistant

Chipokota-Mayamba Mwanawasa and president Hichilema

The Zambian president Hakainde Hichilema has appointed Chipokota-Mayamba Mwanawasa as Special Assistant for public policy. Chipokota Mwanawasa, daughter of 3rd Zambian Republican president Levy Mwanawasa and politician and lawyer Maureen Mwanawasa has been appointed as Mr Hichilema’s Special Assistant for public Policy. Today I have appointed Ms Chipokota-Mayamba Mwanawasa as …

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Fearing HIV infections, South Africa expressed doubts over Sputnik vaccine


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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Mozambique: villagers rescued after being abducted by Islamists

Villagers rescued after being abducted by Islamists

Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops rescued forty-seven people who had been kidnapped in northern Mozambique by Islamists. There was no confrontation between SADC troops and the Islamic State-linked militants, because the five hostage-takers fled when they realised the presence of the regional force, reports say. Read also: Cambridge to …

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