May 6, 2021
  • May 6, 2021

Ethiopian Airlines pilot lands at wrong Zambia airport

by on April 5, 2021 0

An Ethiopian Airlines cargo plane flying into Zambia accidentally landed at an airport that is still under construction, a government official said Monday. The plane hit the tarmac on Sunday at the uncompleted airport in Zambia’s northern Copperbelt province, which is currently served by the Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport around 15 kilometres (nine...

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IMF approves $2.34 bln facilities for Kenya to fight Covid-19

by on April 5, 2021 0

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved about $2.34 billion 38-month arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Kenya. The facilities are meant to support the next phase of Kenya’s COVID-19 response and address the urgent need to reduce debt vulnerabilities, the IMF stated in a...

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COVID-19 vaccine side effects, why some people get them

by on April 2, 2021 0

Doctors say side effects are not a cause for concern, but merely a sign that your immune system is building up a response. Across the globe, millions of citizens in many countries are currently receiving coronavirus vaccinations providing from various drugmakers, which include Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. However, some people have been...

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IMF approves $312.4 mln credit facility for Madagascar

by on March 30, 2021 0

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board has approved a $312.4 million extended credit facility arrangement for Madagascar to help it cushion the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate-related shocks, the fund said. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a severe human and economic toll on Madagascar, reversing recent social and economic progress,...

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Germany to issue ‎2.5 bln euro more debt in Q2 than planned

by on March 30, 2021 0

Germany plans to issue ‎€2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) more debt in the second quarter than originally planned, the country’s debt agency said on Tuesday. The debt is to fund spending to tackle the coronavirus pandemic that has battered the economy. READ THIS ALSO: China slows down lending to African nations on fear of defaults The...

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GSK to Manufacture Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine in UK

by on March 29, 2021 0

GlaxoSmithKline Plc has agreed to help manufacture as many as 60 million U.K. doses of a Covid-19 vaccine from Novavax Inc. as the government looks to shore up supplies amid tensions with the European Union. “GSK is delighted to support Novavax and the UK Vaccines Taskforce with this manufacturing arrangement for the UK and our...

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