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South Africa: Behind the Scenes – How the First 500 000 Vaccine Doses Administered in SA Were Secured

May 17, 2021
On 1 February 2021, a million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India arrived at OR Tambo International Airport. Everything seemed set for the country’s vaccine rollout to kick off two or so weeks later. But just a few days later on 7 February, the devastating news came that

South Africa: Covid-19 Variants – First Detected in India and UK – Hit South African Shores

May 9, 2021
South Africa’s Health Ministry has officially confirmed the presence of the B.1.617.2 variant of Covid-19, which was discovered in India, and another variant first detected in the UK. Minister Zweli Mkhize says new variant threats are a concern and the government is discussing potential travel regulations, following ‘appropriate consultations’. On the evening of Saturday 8

Kamala Harris Makes History As First Vice President With Figure In Madame Tussauds Wax Museum | National

May 6, 2021
Kamala Harris will become the first vice president to be immortalized in New York’s famous Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, which is slated to unveil her likeness and that of President Joe Biden later this year, according to NBC News. The museum released a sneak peek of developing images of Harris and Biden, which were done

Africa: Green Africa First Aircraft Arrives in Lagos

April 26, 2021
Upcoming Nigerian carrier, Green Africa, has announced the arrival of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft into Lagos. The airline said this was the first of the three aircraft currently leased from ACIA Aero Leasing. The carrier recently unveiled the delivery of two aircraft (5N-GAE and 5N-GAA) and the third aircraft (5N-GAD) is also now beautifully

The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always – BillMoyers.com

March 5, 2021
Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 331st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly over Southwest Asia, Feb. 24, 2021. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions day or night in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com.

Swaziland King Admits Kingdom Fails to Be a First World Nation

February 20, 2021
King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland (eSwatini), has admitted his poverty-stricken kingdom will not attain ‘First World’ status by 2022. He had been claiming this was possible for many years. The King in a speech opening the Swazi Parliament on Friday (19 February 2021) blamed the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for the failure. He

VP Kamala Harris Discusses Reopening Schools In First Interview Since Being Sworn Into Office

February 18, 2021
The Biden-Harris administration is facing increasing pressure to reopen schools as the battle against the coronavirus continues. In Vice President Kamala Harris’ first interview since being sworn into office, she detailed the plan to reopen safely.  In a Feb. 17 virtual sit down with Savannah Guthrie on Today, Harris said, “Our goal is that, as

Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Delivers Africa’s First Covid Vaccines

February 7, 2021
The Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday announced that it has delivered the first Covid-19 vaccine shipment to Africa. In a statement sent to the Nation, the award winning and largest airline in Africa said the vaccine delivery flight was made Saturday, February 6, 2021 from Beijing to N’Djamena via Addis Ababa. “We are glad that we

African Union Holds First Virtual Summit Today

February 6, 2021
The African Union (AU) will from midday today host its first virtual summit in Addis Ababa at which DRC’s Felix Antoine Tshisekedi will take over as chairperson, and elections of the AU Commission (AUC) will be held. While the AUC Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad is set to return unopposed at this 34th

Insurrection Timeline – First the Coup and Then the Cover-Up

January 13, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A police officers in riot gear is seen on the U.S. Capitol as protesters enter the building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.
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