Tag: promise

Africa: The Revolutionary Promise of New Year’s Day

January 2, 2021
In 1804, enslaved Africans seized their freedom on the Caribbean island that became Haiti. It came at an unthinkable cost, but it remains an inspiring example of what popular commitment and organisation can achieve. The celebration of New Year’s Day as a moment to contemplate renewal, usually personal renewal, follows the calendar adopted by Julius

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows promise with the elderly

November 19, 2020
Britain’s Oxford University and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine has produced a strong immune response among older people – and researchers expect to release late-stage trial results by Christmas, according to a report. The data published in The Lancet medical journal Thursday suggest that people over 70 who are at higher risk of serious illness and death