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Botswana, Namibia explore partnership on water projec

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Thursday to explore the possibility of collaborating on a water project.

Namibia has already begun talks with an investor who is offering desalination water from the Atlantic Ocean. Being a good neighbour and alive to Botswana's water challenges,…

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Zimbabwe receives first vaccines from Sinopharm in China

Zimbabwe has received its first COVID-19 vaccines with the arrival early Monday of an Air Zimbabwe jet carrying 200,000 Sinopharm doses from China.

It is one of China’s first shipments of vaccines to Africa, after deliveries to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea.

The first Sinopharm vaccines are a donation from China to the southern African country.…

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European Union presses Zimbabwe to end rights abuses

The European Union is ratcheting up pressure on Zimbabwe over the lack of substantial reforms that have allowed for the humanitarian, economic, and social situation in the country to deteriorate, with persistent violations of human rights and limitations on democratic space.

Barely three weeks after the United Kingdom imposed targeted sanctions on…

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South Africa scraps AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

South Africa is considering trading its doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and beginning its inoculation campaign with Johnson & Johnson shots instead, the health minister said.

The country, worst-hit by the pandemic in Africa, has suspended its vaccine roll-out that was due to begin with Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine this week after a study…

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