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South Africa’s Zuma faces no-confidence vote by party’s executive panel

By TJ Strydom | 11-28-2016

South Africa’s scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma is facing a vote of no confidence by the ruling party’s executive committee, media reported on Monday. The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) extended its scheduled meeting into a third day on Monday, after Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom proposed the motion of no-confidence on Saturday, said Beeld, an Afrikaans-language … Continue reading “South Africa’s Zuma faces no-confidence vote by party’s executive panel”


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Foundations laid to roll out Paris accord but poor short-changed

By Megan Rowling | 11-21-2016

Governments have plenty of unfinished business to hammer out a rulebook for the new Paris Agreement on climate change by 2018, experts said as U.N. negotiations wound up early on Saturday. Many environment and development groups welcomed the united front presented by some 195 nations as they faced a campaign threat to quit the accord … Continue reading “Foundations laid to roll out Paris accord but poor short-changed”


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WHO says funds secured for Africa pilots of world’s first malaria vaccine

By Kate Kelland | 11-18-2016

Funding for phase one of pilot deployments of the world’s first malaria vaccine in sub-Saharan Africa has been secured and immunization campaigns will begin in 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. The vaccine, known as RTS,S or Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, is only partially effective and needs to be … Continue reading “WHO says funds secured for Africa pilots of world’s first malaria vaccine”


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