Africa Midday

TOP STORIES ON AFRICA MIDDAY......

**** More than 150 vaccines are being developed around the world to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.....

****The United Nations Refugee Agency is urging all countries to intensify their efforts to end statelessness in the world......

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****European Governments have been urged to strengthen their "test-trace-quarantine" systems to help prevent future surges of COVID-19......

In Economic news..........Petra Diamonds says it is investigating allegations by a British non-governmental organisation that subsistence miners who trespassed on the firm's Williamson mine in Tanzania were detained, beaten and shot at, killing at least seven of them...............................

And in Sport.........International Olympic Committee president says the Olympics will go ahead as planned.