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Rwanda becomes first African nation to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Rwanda becomes first African nation to use Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Rwanda began its COVID-19 vaccine campaign on Friday, becoming the first nation in Africa to use pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s doses that require ultra-cold storage. Authorities began transporting Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots round the hilly nation of 12 million people after they arrived earlier this week, using helicopters to reach far-flung …

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Rwandan YouTuber Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza arraigned in court

Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza

Rwandan YouTuber Yvonne Idamange Iryamugwiza has been arraigned in court in the capital Kigali on six charges including insurrection and incitement to public disorder. She is accused of “spreading rumours using technology”, “contempt for genocide memorials”, “obstruction of the implementation of government policies” and “using counterfeit bank checks” among other …

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Paul Kagame faults ‘hypocrisy’ in the supply of vaccines

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The Rwandan President Paul Kagame has faulted the “hypocrisy and double standards” in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. President Kagame made the comments in a tweet after the World Health Organization (WHO) director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said deals between rich nations and vaccine manufacturers had made it hard to …

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