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Pandemic at risk of worsening on Africa variants, scientists say

10 Sep 2021 /  Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg   1
The 'slow rollout of vaccines in most African countries creates an environment in which the virus can replicate and evolve,' the organisations said.

Zimbabweans favour unity government to fix economy: survey

8 Sep 2021 /  Ray Ndlovu, Bloomberg  
The country faces annual inflation of 50% and foreign currency shortages.

Zambian central bank governor Mvunga quits after opposition win

8 Sep 2021 /  Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi, Bloomberg  
Hichilema named Francis Chipimo, the deputy governor, to act in the position, the presidency said in an emailed statement Tuesday.

IMF approves almost $600m loan to Tanzania for pandemic

8 Sep 2021 /  Fumbuka Ng'Wanakilala and Eric Martin, Bloomberg   4
For their health system and economic-recovery efforts as the nation battles the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Africa’s third-best performing currency may have more to run

7 Sep 2021 /  Eric Ombok and Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg   
Uganda's shilling is benefiting from forex flows.

Get Covid-19 vaccine or please quit, Zimbabwe tells government workers

7 Sep 2021 /  Bloomberg News    1
'If you are a government employee, for the protection of others and the people that you are serving, get vaccinated.'

Elite Guinea army unit says it has toppled president

6 Sep 2021 /  Saliou Samb, Reuters   2
President's whereabouts unknown.

Zimbabwe licenses 57 cannabis producers as it eyes export market

6 Sep 2021 /  Godfrey Marawanyika, Bloomberg   
After medicinal cannabis was legalised in 2018.

Zimbabwe’s sound of hope

3 Sep 2021 /  Cathy Buckle   7
The contrast between the struggle of everyday life and the beauty of Zimbabwe is dramatic.

Most African nations to miss month-end virus vaccination target

2 Sep 2021 /  Katarina Hoije, Bloomberg  
'Only 39 million people, less than 3% of Africa’s population are fully vaccinated compared to more than 50% in Europe and the US.' 

Zambian president tells creditors in a tweet their money’s safe

2 Sep 2021 /  Taonga Clifford Mitimingi and Matthew Hill, Bloomberg   1
'We will engage transparently and in good faith.'

Zambia holds key rate as currency rally helps rein in inflation

1 Sep 2021 /  Taonga Clifford Mitimingi and Matthew Hill, Bloomberg  
With inflation seen decelerating faster than earlier expected. 

Zambia’s new president pledges to uncover country’s true debt burden

UPDATE
1 Sep 2021 /  Matthew Hill and Taonga Clifford Mitimingi, Bloomberg   2
'We had known for a long time that there was non-full disclosure,' Hichilema said.

J&J halts Africa HIV vaccine trial as prevention insufficient

UPDATE
31 Aug 2021 /  John Lauerman, Bloomberg   1
The trial, called Imbokodo, showed the vaccine was just 25% effective in preventing HIV infection over a period of two years.

Toxic leaded gasoline production ends as last refinery shuts down

31 Aug 2021 /  Laura Millan Lombrana, Bloomberg  
The end of the toxic fuel follows intense diplomatic efforts by the US and the United Nations over the past two decades.
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