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China’s first patent granted for COVID-19 vaccine, South Africa begins second trial

Coronavirus

China’s first patent for a COVID-19 vaccine has been granted by the country’s National Intellectual Property Administration. Coronavirus The patent was jointly applied for by a research team with the Academy of Military Sciences and CanSino Biologics Inc., a Chinese high-tech biopharmaceutical company, said a report in People’s Daily. The team led by Chen Wei, a Researcher at the Institute ...

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Over 7,000 S/African police officers contract COVID-19, 140 medical workers die in Iran

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

A total of 7,021 South African police officers have tested positive to COVID-19 while 53 have died, the Police Minister, Bheki Cele, said on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa Cele said at a news conference, on plans to combat COVID-19 and compliance, in Pretoria that 4,949 police officers have been quarantined while 150 have been ...

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South Africa bankrolling billions in fossil fuels, report reveals

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

A new report released on Thursday, June 11, 2020 by Friends of the Earth U.S. and Oil Change International reveals South Africa provided at least ZAR (South African Rand) 2.2 billion ($153 million) a year in trade and development finance for coal projects 2016 to 2018. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa In total, the report found G20 countries have been providing ...

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Biodiversity centre raises concerns on GM COVID-19 vaccine trials for South Africa

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

The African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) has expressed concern over the planned trials of a genetically modified (GM) vaccine on COVID-19 in South Africa, demanding for transparency in the entire process as well as public hearing. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa ACB made a submission to the Registrar of GMOs in South Africa, following an application made by ...

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SA records 1,245 new Covid-19 cases, Parliament commemorates Africa Day

Zweli Mkhize

A total of 19,485 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in South Africa has revealed 1245 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize However, 22 new COVID-19 related deaths were reported. “We send our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. We wish to thank the healthcare workers for their hard ...

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South Africa to investigate allegations of illegal wildlife trade with China

Barbara Creecy

South Africa says it will investigate allegations made in a recent report that its indigenes are trading thousands of wild endangered animals illegally with China. South African Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy The allegations were made in a report produced by EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading (BAT) titled: “Breaking Point: Uncovering South Africa’s Shameful Live Wildlife Trade with ...

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Scientists say up to 50,000 COVID-19 deaths possible in South Africa

Zweli Mkhize

South Africa could see up to 50,000 coronavirus deaths and as many as 3 million infections by the end of the year as the southern hemisphere winter leads to a higher rate of infection, scientific models showed on Thursday, May 21, 2020. South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize The country already has the highest number of infections and deaths ...

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Bafana Bafana arrives for Eagles clash

Bafana Bafana

The South Africa Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that the Bafana Bafana delegation will fly into Lagos on Wednesday, and would immediately connect a flight to Uyo for the African Nations Cup encounter to be held at the Godwill Akpabio International Stadium. The last outing between the two teams was a friendly match at the Mombola Stadium, Newspring, two years ...

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Super Eagles arrives Uyo for South Africa

Super Eagles

Nigeria’s senior national football team, the Super Eagles, is expected to to leave Abuja to Uyo in Akwa Ibom State on Monday, June 5, 2017 as camp opens for the African Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa. The Eagles began camping on Saturday as the team prepares to face the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio ...

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Lions escape from South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Lions

Armed South African wildlife rangers and police scoured farmland around a small town near the Mozambican border on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 for five lions that escaped from the country’s main national park. The animals broke free from the Kruger National Park on Monday morning close to Komatipoort, a community of about 5,000 people. “We believe it is five lions, ...

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