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Why are Africans skeptic about vaccines against the coronavirus?

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Conspiracy theories, mistrust and patchy communication have contributed to a flourishing of skepticism about Covid-19 vaccines in African countries, experts say, posing potential dangers to future immunisation campaigns. Anti-vaccine sentiment, often fed by rumours spread on social media, is already thriving in the West. But a similar dynamic is at …

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United States issue Tanzania travel warning over Covid fears

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The US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised against all travel to Tanzania. The health agency has updated Tanzania’s alert to level four, meaning transmission of coronavirus is “high or rising rapidly”. Forty-one African countries have been listed in level four, the highest category of alert. “Travellers …

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Tanzanian leader Magufuli cautious over Covid-19 vaccines

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Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has warned health officials against acquiring Covid-19 vaccines saying without giving evidence that they could harm the population. “The ministry of health should be careful, they should not hurry to try these vaccines without doing research, not every vaccine is important to us, we should be …

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Donald Trump imposes visa restrictions on nameless Tanzanians


The US has imposed visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials it says were responsible for undermining the general elections last October. The outgoing Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, said those targeted subverted the electoral process and violated human rights. He said the intimidation and arrest of opposition candidates, widespread voting irregularities …

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