South Africa recalls toxic J&J’s cough syrup currently retailing in six African nations

South Africa recalls toxic J&J’s cough syrup currently retailing in six African nations

Kenya and Nigeria have already issued recalls for the same syrup, which is used in the treatment of hay fever and other allergic conditions affecting the upper respiratory tract.

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Hailed as Africa’s largest infrastructure investment, Lapsset Corridor Project slips into limbo as Kenya fends off fierce resistance

Hailed as Africa’s largest infrastructure investment, Lapsset Corridor Project slips into limbo as Kenya fends off fierce resistance

Not coincidentally, there has been increased terror attacks along the Lapsset corridor as al-Qaeda-supported al Shabaab Somali terrorist outfit has over the past few years turned the Boni Forest in Lamu, Garissa – which is to be upgraded to a city – Mandera, Wajir and Moyale into its terrorism theatres.

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World Bank: African economies’ growth won’t be strong to dent poverty despite positive forecast

World Bank: African economies’ growth won’t be strong to dent poverty despite positive forecast

The East African Community region, in contrast, is expected to grow 5.3 per cent this year, due to strong growth in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. West Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria, is forecast to grow 3.3 per cent this year, below its long-term average.

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Uproar over efficacy of its Covid vaccine forces Moderna to pause plans to build factory in Kenya

Uproar over efficacy of its Covid vaccine forces Moderna to pause plans to build factory in Kenya

The drugmaker said it had taken more than $1 billion in losses and write-downs related to the cancellation of previous orders from Africa.

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Death of two migratory ‘super-tuskers’ prompts Kenya to raise red flag over Tanzania’s wildlife hunting

Death of two migratory ‘super-tuskers’ prompts Kenya to raise red flag over Tanzania’s wildlife hunting

The killing broke an unofficial moratorium on hunting elephants near the Kenyan border. The ban was agreed in 1995 after an outcry over the shooting of four Kenyan elephants on the Tanzanian side in 1994, conservationists said, although the prohibition did not set out detailed regulations.

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Covid vaccine lies: ‘What we’ve learnt is that scientists cannot be trusted, they lie all the time’

Covid vaccine lies: ‘What we’ve learnt is that scientists cannot be trusted, they lie all the time’

According to Thacker, “If you’re going to be a corrupt journal the way Science Magazine has turned itself into a completely corrupt institution, then we need to begin to think about whether or not publicly funded research can be published in these journals.”

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Editors of influential science journals face US House committee for disseminating falsehoods on Covid vaccines

Editors of influential science journals face US House committee for disseminating falsehoods on Covid vaccines

A House investigation and Freedom of Information Act requests later revealed that a month before publication, Fauci and Collins reviewed drafts of the paper. A July 2023 report by the subcommittee found that Fauci, key virologists and government officials used the paper to suppress the Covid-19 lab-leak theory.

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French media giant Canal+ makes mandatory buyout offer for South Africa’s MultiChoice

French media giant Canal+ makes mandatory buyout offer for South Africa’s MultiChoice

The French media company has broad reach in French-speaking African nations, MultiChoice has a stronger presence in English-speaking countries, including South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.

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Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

A raft of agreements between at least five African countries and Blue Carbon could give the company control over large swaths of land on the continent. In Kenya, Indigenous populations already have been evicted to make way for other carbon credits projects, according to rights groups like Amnesty International and Survival International.

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Ethiopia, Turkey ties stretched over Somalia maritime deals that threaten to shift dynamics

Ethiopia, Turkey ties stretched over Somalia maritime deals that threaten to shift dynamics

Turkey and its predecessor state, the Ottoman Empire, have had a long history of interactions in the Horn of Africa, going back to the 16th century. But formal diplomatic ties between Ethiopia’s Emperor Menelik II and the Ottoman Empire’s Sultan Abdul Hamid II were not initiated until 1896. At the time, the Ethiopians had just defeated the Italians at the Battle of Adwa.

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