This is a summary of 2 AMN articles on the following subjects: Africa, COVID, Afghanistan, Terrorism.
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- Africa: Will Africa ever get the COVID vaccine?
- Violence against civilians surges in Afghanistan after peace talks
Published 2021-02-23 12:45:55 by News Desk in Africa
FPA – Monrovia — With a reported death toll of more than one hundred thousand and more than three million reported cases, the African continent appears to be at the bottom of the pile of countries likely to receive vaccines for the deadly Coronavirus. Such disparity is driving concerns among regional stakeholders fearing the lack of vaccines at the disposal of the continent. In a statement last week, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF) said it is deeply concerned about the lack of vaccines available for African countries. “Nobody will be protected against COVID-19 until everybody is. There will be no… Read on ->
Tags: Africa, COVID
Published 2021-02-23 12:34:12 by News Desk in Asia-Australia
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan escalated sharply after peace talks began last year, the United Nations said in a report released on Tuesday, calling for a ceasefire as negotiators met for the first time after weeks of inaction. US-brokered peace talks began in September but progress has since slowed and violence has risen with uncertainty over whether international forces will pull out troops by May as originally planned. Civilian casualties were 8,820 in 2020, according to the United Nations’ mission to Afghanistan’s (UNAMA) annual report. That was 15% lower than the previous year, but the report’s authors noted with alarm a… Read on ->
Tags: Afghanistan, Terrorism
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