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02
FEB
1pm

First batch of COVID vaccines arrive in SA

South Africa has received its first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines, coming from India. The one million doses of the AstraZenica vaccine also called Covishield are directed to frontline workers, who are prioritised in the first phase of the national vaccination programme. Addressing the nation last night, president Cyril Ramaphosa said it is in the interest of the country to ensure that as many people are vaccinated so that population immunity can be achieved. Jane Rabothata reports.
29
JAN
3am

CONCOURT orders former SA President to appear before the Commission of Inquiry

The Constitutional Court in South Africa has ordered former President Jacob Zuma to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and give evidence.
The court has also declared that Zuma cannot invoke his right to remain silent as he had initially threatened. The former president was also ordered to pay the commission's legal costs and those of the two counsels.
29
JAN
3am

Women of childbearing age part of displaced by conflict in Mozambique

Around 120-thousand women of childbearing age are part of the more than half a million people displaced by conflict in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.
This is according to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. Along with several regional directors of other UN agencies, UNFPA's Dr Julitta Onabanjo visited the province in December to assess the humanitarian situation. In a recent press briefing regarding findings of the joint UN mission, Dr Onabanjo described what they witnessed in Carbo Delgado as harrowing, with extreme concern for women and children...
29
JAN
2am

Malawi appeal for $14.2 billion to fight hunger

Malawi has issued an appeal for 14.2 billion dollars to fight hunger which has affected 2.6 million people.
The 2.6 million people who will receive support include people in rural areas with low levels of crop production and those in urban areas who have lost income to Covid-19 pandemic.
28
JAN
8am

South Africa, Kenya lead PReP uptake in Africa

Uptake of HIV prevention medication Pre-exposure prophylaxis or PReP is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa, with Kenya and South Africa leading regional growth. More than 517-thousand people on the continent have been initiated on Prep, but scientist call for greater improvement on rolling out the drug. This is one of the important advances in HIV science, announced at the HIV research for prevention virtual conference. Jane Rabothata has more…
28
JAN
6am

Condom use and HIV testing rates low in Africa

This is according to an analysis of data from 38 African countries between 2003 and 2018. Findings of the study have been presented at the 4th HIV Research for Prevention virtual conference which kicked off on Wednesday.
27
JAN
10am

Condom use and HIV testing rates low in Africa

African countries are not on track to reach the 2030 targets for HIV testing and condom use. This is according to an analysis of data from 38 African countries between 2003 and 2018. Findings of the study have been presented at the 4th HIV Research for Prevention virtual conference which officially kick-started today. Jane Rabothata reports...
27
JAN
1am

4th HIV Research for Prevention conference

Scientists around the globe are this week meeting to reflect on vaccine investment for HIV, and the road towards additional prevention tools for the virus. The 4th HIV Research for Prevention conference which officially starts today, this year convenes virtually for the first time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers will also shed light on how efforts and knowledge gained in the quest for an HIV vaccine have helped speed up the development of the desperately needed vaccine for COVID 19. For more on the deliberations here's one of the conference chairs, Pontiano Kaleebu - Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute.
27
JAN
1am

OXFAM Inequality virus report

The world's mega-rich have already recouped their losses to Covid 19, while billions will live in poverty for at least a decade. This is according to a new report by the global charity, OXFAM which demonstrates how the pandemic is eroding progress made in addressing poverty. The Inequality Virus report reveals that the one-thousand richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months. Jane Rabothata has more
25
JAN
4am

Veganuary challenge 2021

The month of January is dedicated at promoting veganism as a healthy eating option. The month is therefore dubbed veganuary, which is a global challenge to eat more plant-based food and cutting out animal products from your diet for the first month of the year. Experts however do acknowledge that going vegan can be a very tough decision to make, especially if you are coming from a diet with meat in it. For more on this, Lulu Gaboo spoke to South African Ironman Champion and plant-based athlete, Kyle Buckingham.
21
JAN
7am

Women's Healthy Weight Day 2021

Gym chain Virgin Active supports Women's Healthy Weight Day which is observed today. The day acts as a reminder for women to celebrate their body and to think about what healthy weight means for their unique characteristics or circumstances. Channel Africa's Lulu Gaboo spoke to Nikki Cockcroft, Global Chief Marketing and Technology officer at Virgin Active South Africa.
21
JAN
6am

UN concerned about humanitarian situation in Northern Mozambique

The United Nations is deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian crisis and escalating violence forcing thousands to flee in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. More than 565-thousand people have fled their homes and villages due to attacks by non-state groups. Last December, UN Regional Directors for Eastern and Southern Africa visited the country to assess the plight and needs of displaced populations as well as of host communities. Lola Castro, Regional Director of the UN World Food Programme in southern Africa and the Indian Ocean states elaborates on what they've found.

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