Coronavirus

Rwanda: EIB and BRD back businesses affected by COVID-19

EIB and BRD back businesses affected by COVID-19

The European Investment Bank and the Rwandan Development Bank have launched an initiative to back new investments by companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The new targeted financing scheme will include support companies in sectors most impacted by the trade, economic and health challenges triggered by COVID-19 and unlock investment …

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Kenya: unvaccinated citizens will no longer be served in the administration

unvaccinated Kenyan will no longer be served in the administration

The government of Kenya has said it intends to introduce a directive next month to prevent citizens who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 from receiving government services. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said unvaccinated people would be banned from public transport, local airlines and train services. Kenyans will also require …

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The Gates Foundation to provide $ 4 million for syringe manufacturing in Africa

syringe manufacturing

The Gates Foundation will offer $4 million to address the looming shortage of syringes for Covid-19 vaccination in Africa. This comes amid warning from the World Health Organization (WHO) that the shortage of crucial commodities such as syringes was slowing the rollout of Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the continent. Kenyan …

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Uganda: unvaccinated MPs to be denied access to parliament

Ugandan unvaccinated MPs to be denied access to parliament

Unvaccinated Ugandan Members of Parliament will be denied access to the country’s parliament building from Monday. According for deputy Speaker Anita Among, the move was to “demonstrate a good example in support of the government’s public health policy”. Uganda’s parliament becomes the third state institution to ban non-vaccinated people after …

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