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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