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Africans who made TIME’s 100 Most Influential People 2021
American news magazine TIME on Wednesday released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world this year, with several African game-changers making the prestigious list.
‘Ebola is defeated’, says Congolese professor who discovered virus
Ebola has been defeated. Vaccines and medical treatments have brought the deadly and terrifying disease under control, says Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the Congolese professor who first discovered the virus more than 40 years ago.
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Covid-19: South Sudan receives 152,000 vaccine doses from US
Vice-chairman and president of the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club Masai Ujiri and his foundation Giants of Africa have today announced a multiyear, 100-court investment in the infrastructure of basketball throughout Africa.
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Myanmar to put ousted leader Suu Kyi on trial for corruption
Myanmar's junta will put ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on trial for corruption, her lawyer said Friday, adding to a raft of ongoing cases that could see her jailed for decades.
COVID-19: Italy makes vaccine passport compulsory - workers can be fined and suspended without pay
"It's hoped the move will lead to more Italians getting vaccinated and the government says it's expecting an ""enormous"" jump in people getting jabbed. "
COVID-19: France suspends thousands of health workers 'without pay' after they fail to get vaccinated
"European countries are starting to crackdown on workers who have not been jabbed, with penalties such as job suspensions and loss of pay now being considered. "
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