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'Tip Of the Iceberg': Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents

Time 03 Mar 2021
one was a Chinese national, the other a citizen of Zambia ... It would be another month before Interpol revealed that some of the fake vaccines allegedly manufactured in China had made their way to South Africa, which has struggled to secure enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate its most vulnerable citizens.
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‘Tip Of the Iceberg’: Interpol Says Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Were Smuggled Across Continents

Time Magazine 03 Mar 2021
one was a Chinese national, the other a citizen of Zambia ... It would be another month before Interpol revealed that some of the fake vaccines allegedly manufactured in China had made their way to South Africa, which has struggled to secure enough COVID-19 vaccines to inoculate its most vulnerable citizens.
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Kenyans eagerly await COVID-19 jabs as vaccinations pick up in Africa

People Daily 03 Mar 2021
The vaccines, sourced from AstraZeneca, place Kenya among a few countries in Africa that have sourced vaccinations for their critical and vulnerable citizens against the disease ... And as the Kenyan government laid down modalities on starting the vaccination program, expectations among citizens have soared.
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'Digital authoritarianism' threatening basic rights in Africa, study says

Post Bulletin 03 Mar 2021
Other steps to open civic spaces online included citizens using hashtag movements such as the #BringBackOurGirls campaign in Nigeria or the #RhodesMustFall campaign in South Africa ... "(That's) why it's so important that we raise awareness and build capacity across Africa to promote and protect citizens' digital rights.".
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South Africa’s information regulator says WhatsApp cannot share users’ contact information

Metro USA 03 Mar 2021
The move has sparked backlash among users in South Africa and elsewhere, and prompted many to opt for rival services such as Signal or Telegram ... The regulator is also “very concerned” that citizens of the European Union will receive significantly higher privacy protection than people in South Africa and Africa generally.
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South Africa, China seize fake coronavirus vaccines: Interpol

Al Jazeera 03 Mar 2021
The international police force said in a statement that 400 vials, equivalent to about 2,400 doses, containing the fake vaccine were found at a warehouse in Germiston outside Johannesburg in South Africa, where officers also recovered fake masks and arrested three Chinese citizens and a Zambian national.
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Somalia imposes strict measures to curb spread of COVID-19

China.dot.org 03 Mar 2021
The new measures came after Minister of Health and Human Services Fawziya Abikar Nur warned that the COVID-19 situation in Somalia is dire and called on citizens to adhere to health measures to curb the spread of the virus.
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Macron Deserves Credit for Trying to Unite France

The Algemeiner 03 Mar 2021
A complicating factor, he added, is that France is a “country with a colonial past and traumas it still hasn’t resolved.” This has resulted in “citizens of immigrant origin from the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa revisiting their identity through a post-colonial or anti-colonial discourse.”.
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SC allows Justice Isa to argue in his review petition

The News International 03 Mar 2021
Meanwhile, he cited examples of live coverage of court proceedings in different countries, including Cape Town, South Africa, saying that access to information is the basic and fundamental right of citizens adding that it is the right of people to know about the proceedings of parliament.
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3,000 women in rural communities to benefit from FG’s grant in Kogi – Minister

Business Day Online 03 Mar 2021
Over 30 bilateral agreements between South Africa and Nigeria, little implementation Consul General ... The NSIP is adjudged as the largest social protection programme in Africa with over $1billion earmarked annually to cause positive changes in the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable in the country.
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Virus variant prevalent among schoolchildren in Italy, fuels uptick in cases

East Bay Times 03 Mar 2021
By FRANCES D’EMILIO ... 18, 54% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy involved that variant ... Many of Como’s citizens commute across the border. The variant found in South Africa is involved in 0.4% of COVID-19 infections in Italy and mainly confined to the Italian Alpine area near the border with Austria, Brusaferro said ... Gyms and pools stay shut ... to 5 a.m.
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Virus variant races through Italy, especially among children

Independent Online 03 Mar 2021
18, 54% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Italy involved that variant ... Many of Como's citizens commute across the border. The variant found in South Africa is involved in 0.4% of COVID-19 infections in Italy and mainly confined to the Italian Alpine area near the border with Austria, Brusaferro said ... Gyms and pools stay shut. Also remaining is a 10 p.m ... .
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No Change in Practice After Biden’s Repeal of Iran Travel Ban

Kayhan 03 Mar 2021
WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- U.S ... should allow to enter and whether existing methods for vetting them are effective ... He said the visa restrictions on citizens of those nations, seven of them predominantly Muslim states in the Middle East and Africa, were inconsistent with a U.S ... "Anecdotally and looking at the U.S ... A variety of U.S ... visas ... ....

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