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Covid-19: South African President asks West not to “monopolize vaccines”

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa attacked Western countries on Tuesday, which he accuses of stocking up on Covid-19 vaccines to the detriment of the poorest. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, he called for the redistribution of excess doses. Poor countries are sidelined by those who can afford “up to four times what their people need,” he added. These accusations echo repeated warnings from the World Health Organization against “vaccine nationalism”. The explanations in this journal.

Also on the program, the Tunisian deputies express themselves on a large reshuffle which highlights the political tensions between President Kais Saied and the Parliament. At the same time, a new demonstration against police repression and poverty was dispersed near Parliament.

In Uganda, the armed forces withdrew from the vicinity of Bobi Wine’s house, the day after a court ruling ordering an end to the opponent’s house arrest. “I was illegally detained in my own house because General Museveni did not win,” he said.

Members of the Malian transitional government paid a 24-hour visit to Kidal, this bastion of the former Tuareg independence rebels. This is the first official trip since the military coup in August.

Finally we will go to Tanzania, where the warm waters are a paradise for whale sharks, the largest fish in the world. Usually these marine mammals migrate but some become sedentary locally.


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