The new manufacturing plant should reduce Africa’s 99% dependence on vaccine imports and strengthen future pandemic resilience on the continent
DAKAR, Senegal, July 9, 2021/APO Group/ --
President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency Macky Sall, welcomes the support of Team Europe and other partners, including the United States and the World Bank Group, in the construction in Senegal of a facility for manufacturing vaccines against COVID-19 and other endemic diseases; President of the Republic of Senegal, European Commissioner for the Internal Market, European Investment Bank (EIB.org) Director and United States sign grant agreements to set up large-scale vaccine production project; Part of the Team Europe Initiative on Manufacturing and Access to Vaccine...
‘We are here to make the culture of rape stop, for justice to do its work’ say women after a series of high-profile rape cases in the country
Sitting in a circle, brandishing placards and wearing purple T-shirts reading ‘Justice for Louise’, several dozen Senegalese feminists gathered in Dakar's Place de la Nation on Saturday to protest what they called a culture of rape and impunity in the country.
The women, and some men, were demanding justice for a 15-year-old girl, known as ‘Louise’, who was allegedly raped by the 19-year-old son of a celebrity journalist in May. A video of the incident was widely seen after being posted online.
The victim’s mother lodged a complaint, but police were slow to act. Worried about a potential cover-up, activists launched the digi...
Everything fell apart for the hosts in the final seven minutes, first losing Kubu to injury and Davis Chenge to the sin bin
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 5, 2021/APO Group/ --
Kenya started their 2021 Rugby Africa Cup campaign with a shock 20-19 defeat to Senegal at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday 3 July 2021.
Senegal center Georges Mendy barged over at the death, Saibo Sakho converting to the 54th ranked West Africans a famous win over their more illustrious opponents, Kenya who were ranked 32nd in the world heading into this clash.
The Senegalese grew in confidence, thriving in contact play, an aspect of play that Kenya simply could not cope with
Fijian born Jone Kubu, one of seven debutantes for Kenya got the proceedings underway, drilling home two penaltie...
Senegal’s army reported Monday that it had captured several rebel posts and camps in Casamance of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) around Badème -- and along the border between the towns of Bagame and Bouniak.
The offensive left two army personnel wounded, an officer who stepped on an anti-personnel mine and a soldier who was shot, a local commander, Lieutenant-Colonel Mathieu Diogaye Sene, told reporters in Ahinga, a few kilometres from the border.
Details of the means used or possible confrontations with the rebels were not shared and he did not say anything about possible losses to the enemy.
The military operation launched two weeks prior is to tighten control of the border with Guinea-Bissau to the south.
An area separated from the north of Senega...
Senegal has successfully joined the growing list of Africa countries to secure the patent right to manufacture the Covid’19 vaccines next year.
The West African country signed a deal on Monday with a Belgian biotech group Univercells to produce the jabs from next year.
As the world is rushing to vaccinate billions of people against the pandemic, Africa’s initiative to secure the jabs has been minimal given that only 7 million people have been vaccinated.
Senegal joins the likes of Egypt, Morocco and South Africa in the list of African countries that have successfully secured the rights to produce the jabs.
Several reports revealed that the UNivercells had signed a letter of intent for collaboration with Institut Pasteur in Senegal in April.
Univercell further revealed t...
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Emirates today commenced trials of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass– a mobile app to help passengers easily and securely manage their travel in line with any government requirements for COVID-19 testing or vaccine information.
The first passengers travelling from Dubai to Barcelona on EK 185 today trialed the ‘digital passport’ to verify and share their pre-travel COVID-19 test status with Emirates.
The trials are a step towards making travel more convenient, enabling travelers to manage COVID-19 related documentation digitally, safely and seamlessly throughout the travel experience. In the future, travelers will also be able to share vaccination certificates with authorities and airlines to facilitate travel.
Adel Al Redha, Emirates’ Chief Operating...
Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) while receiving the MTNi-Ug Forest Development Plan For Rukungiri District For the Period of 2019 to 2029. MTNi-Ug is abroad based Organization that also improve Household income, Food Security and Agro-industrialization by donating short term plants like Vegetable seeds, Organic fertilizers and pesticides to peasants, Fruit plant Seedlings for Agroforestry in Uganda.
District leaders lead by Chief Administrative Officer Mr Byamungu Elias, Ass. RDC, Production Officer, all in place for the launch
Mr Byamungu Elias (CAO Rukungiri District) Vs Dr Semakura Jibril Owomugisha (CEO MTNi-Ug) growing a Fruit tree at Rukungiri District Headquarters.
Million Trees National Initiative Uganda (MTNi-Ug) ...