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EU will not share Covid-19 vaccines with poorer countries

The countries were seeking further clarification on the safety of the vaccine after reports of blood clots in some receivers. – – But the UK and European health officials say the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is safe. African governments though were urged not to lose faith in Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine. African nations rely on the AstraZeneca jab since it is cheaper and easier to store than other vaccines. Dr Richard Mihigo – the WHO’s head of immunisation in Africa – said the product had so far proved to be safe. Sourced…

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EU starts legal action against UK over Brexit deal

– – The EU has begun legal proceedings against the UK after it refused to ditch plans to override sections of its Brexit divorce deal. An EU deadline for the government to remove sections of the Internal Market Bill expired on Wednesday. The “letter of formal notice” could eventually lead to a court case against the UK at the European Court of Justice, the EU’s top court. But the EU has not walked away from talks over a post-Brexit trade deal. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the…

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European drugs regulators approve world’s first Ebola vaccine

The world’s first Ebola vaccine was approved by European drugs regulators on Friday in a move hailed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a “triumph for public health” that would save many lives. The vaccine, developed by U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co, is already being used under emergency guidelines to try to protect people against the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo. It is also being reviewed under a fast-track system by regulators in the United States. “This vaccine has already saved many lives…

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On a sunny afternoon in Boston…

 Rwanda Day 2012 By: Jennifer Fierberg At the corner of Dartmouth and St. James in Boston, Massachusetts about one hundred people gathered for two separate but related reasons. On the one side were approximately a dozen supporters for President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and directly across the street just over one hundred people gathered to protest the arrival and hosting of His Excellency in this American city. About a dozen supporters from inside The Westin Copley came out with signs while singing and dancing in celebration of this ongoing controversial…

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European Union commits €53billion aid a year, make it count say NGOs

(Busan, 28/11/11) The world’s biggest aid donor, the European Union, should stand up for ambitious proposals to tackle global poverty at the Busan High Level Forum (HLF4) aid summit say NGOs. CONCORD, Europe’s Relief and Development NGO confederation present in Busan, urges European leaders to make its extensive aid programme more effective ahead of tomorrow’s summit.

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