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Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Collaboration with Biovac to Manufacture and Distribute COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Within Africa
"On July 21, 2021, Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE announced the signing of a letter of intent with The Biovac Institute Ltd to manufacture the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for distribution within the African Union. "
Al-Shabab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Somali Elections
Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week.
Tanzania's Main Opposition Leader Freeman Mbowe Arrested
Tanzania’s main opposition party, the Party for Democracy and Progress, also known as Chadema, says police have detained their leader Freeman Mbowe. Mbowe was arrested before he was scheduled to speak at a conference to announce demands for constitutional reforms.
Major news stories from around the world
Iraq market blast kills at least 21, wounds 33
"At least 21 people were killed and 33 wounded Monday in a bomb blast in a busy market in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a medical source told AFP. "
China floods force tens of thousands from their homes as number dead rises to at least 33
"More than 73,000 people have moved out of the city of Anyang, where more than 23.6 inches of rain has fallen since Monday. Anyang is one of four cities in the north of Henan issued with a red storm alert, the highest grade, by local forecasters. "
Director of Olympics opening ceremony fired over Holocaust comments
"Kentaro Kobayashi made the comments during a comedy show in 1998 but they have recently resurfaced in news articles. "
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