Africa: Destroy Expired COVID-19 Vaccines – WHO

Africa: Destroy Expired COVID-19 Vaccines – WHO

GENEVA, 19 May 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed itself, calling now for expired COVID-19 vaccines to be destroyed. The world body’s earlier guidance was for countries to continue administering the vaccines up to 36 months after the expiry date...
Malawi: Calls to Move Away from Tobacco

Malawi: Calls to Move Away from Tobacco

LILONGWE, 27 April 2021 – Officials in Malawi have invited farmers to turn away from tobacco as millions of people worldwide drop smoking. Our farmers need to turn to crops other than tobacco, Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera said Tuesday. The world has changed,...
Malawi-South Sudan: Destroying Expired COVID Vaccines

Malawi-South Sudan: Destroying Expired COVID Vaccines

JUBA & LILONGWE, 26 April 2021 – Officials in Malawi and South Sudan say they will destroy 70,000 doses of expired Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. Malawi said it will destroy more than 16,440 expired doses while South Sudan is scheduled to destroy about 55,000...
Africa: Three More Nations Launch COVID Inoculation

Africa: Three More Nations Launch COVID Inoculation

BANJUL, 11 March 2021 – Authorities in Malawi, Rwanda and The Gambia have launched COVID-19 vaccinations, the latest African countries to kick-off inoculations. In each of the three countries, their Presidents: Adama Barrow (The Gambia), Paul Kagame (Rwanda) and...
Malawi: Tear Gas Fired to Disperse Students

Malawi: Tear Gas Fired to Disperse Students

LILONGWE, 1 March 2021 – Riot police fired tear gas to disperse students who blocked traffic in Lilongwe Monday, calling for a reopening of schools. In Lilongwe, the students used rocks, tree branches and whatever other obstacles they could raise to prevent traffic...
Malawi: Arrested for Using Bank Notes on Bouquets

Malawi: Arrested for Using Bank Notes on Bouquets

BLANTYRE, 18 February 2021 – Police in the Malawian town of Blantyre have arrested four men who used bank notes to decorate Valentine’s Day bouquets, news reports say. Police were led to the men by photos of the bouquets wrapped in bank notes posted on social...
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