BioNTech Marburg is one of the largest manufacturing facilities producing mRNA vaccines in the world.
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For the first time, the drug substance, or active ingredient for a COVID-19 vaccine - in this case mRNA - will be manufactured on the continent.
Governments are purposefully using laws that lack clarity, or ignore laws completely, to carry out illegal surveillance of their citizens.
Resource rich African countries do not have to fall victim to the resource curse.
Natural resource abundance in a country should not translate into a curse.
Informal workers in West Africa have been hardest hit by covid-19 lockdowns.
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Informal employment is significant in sub-Saharan Africa. The plight of informal workers needs to be highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Africa’s Great Green Wall must immediately speed up to meet the needs of people along the edges of the Sahara Desert.
The value of the rule of law is to challenge and constrain power. In this sense, the legacy of Habré’s trial and conviction is mixed.
Le Sénégal a le taux d'accès à l'électricité le plus élevé parmi les pays les moins développés d'Afrique.
Pour parvenir à l'accès universel à l'énergie d'ici 2030, le Sénégal doit doubler son taux d'électrification, déclare l’ONU.
De nouvelles preuves confirment que des différences culturelles intergroupes, notables et anciennes, ont façonné les dernières étapes de l'évolution humaine en Afrique.
Nigerian naval members sit in a vessel during a multinational maritime exercise.
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For the Deep Blue Project to work the government must address the factors that enable piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea.
Des migrants sénégalais protestent contre le racisme et la violence à Milan.
Un élément crucial qui favorise la migration est le fait d’avoir des liens personnels avec des migrants contemporains.
Portrait de l'écrivain franco-sénégalais David Diop dont le roman a remporté le.
prix international Booker 2021.
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Le roman de l'auteur franco-sénégalais, intitulé Frère d’âme (traduit en anglais par At Night All Blood is Black) est l'histoire poignante et marquante, sur le plan politique, d'un soldat sénégalais.
Violent protests in Dakar, Senegal, after opposition leader Ousmane Sonko is arrested on a rape charge.
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The Senegalese culture of discretion, called “sutura”, inhibits survivors of sexual violence from publicly denouncing perpetrators.
Coastal areas in West Africa are under intense pressure from demographic growth, economic expansion and ongoing climate change.
Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure, and understanding and managing their complex interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
Women make smoked fishes - locally called Okporoko - at Egede informal settlement in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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The contributions that women in West Africa’s fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible.
New evidence affirms that significant, long-standing inter-group cultural differences shaped the later stages of human evolution in Africa.
Activists highlight some of the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals in Lima, Peru (February 20, 2017).
A new report from the GovLab and the French Development Agency (AFD) examines how development practitioners are experimenting with emerging forms of technology to advance development goals.
A maize farmer in Kenya surveys his degraded land.
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Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land.
The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral.
The outrage over the teen film ‘Cuties’ diverts attention from the social structures that enforce conflicting expectations on young women.
President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast.
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President Alassane Ouattara (78) has been blowing hot and cold on whether he’ll be seeking a third term.
The township of Khayelitsha in Cape Town. South Africa has adopted First World COVID-19 responses for Third World reality.
Glaring capacity gaps aside, the failure to curb COVID-19 is not so much due to a lack of technical know-how but to a particular view of the world.