South Africa: Court Approves “Miracle” COVID-19 Drug

South Africa: Court Approves “Miracle” COVID-19 Drug

JOHANNESBURG, 7 April 2021 – A court in South Africa has ruled in favor of the use of an anti-parasitic drug as part of a cocktail of treatments for COVID-19. The High Court in Gauteng handed down the ruling after agreeing with the arguments made by advocates of...
Africa: Calls for a Pandemic Treaty

Africa: Calls for a Pandemic Treaty

NAIROBI, 31 March 2021 – More than 20 world leaders have called for a new global treaty to help the world prepare for future pandemics, according to a joint op-ed published by several newspapers. Twenty-five heads of government and international agencies come...
South Africa: Court Approves “Miracle” COVID-19 Drug

Algeria: Don’t Use Iveermectin to Treat COVID

ALGIERS, 31 March 2021 – Algeria’s health ministry has warned against using the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin to treat COVID-19. Ivermectin poses a “danger to human health”, the independent daily newspaper El Khabar reported Tuesday, citing a letter from...
South Africa: Court Approves “Miracle” COVID-19 Drug

South Africa: Tackling COVID-19 With an Unauthorized Drug

JOHANNESBURG, 27 March 2021 – A drug allegedly effective in treating COVID-19 faces a medical and legal battle in South Africa, as medics seek emergency use authorization. The drug, Ivermectin, has been used so far to treat parasitic worms, but has more recently been...
South Africa: Apology for Disrepecting Ethnic Attire

South Africa: Apology for Disrepecting Ethnic Attire

JOHANNESBURG, 26 March 2021 – A mall in South Africa has suspended its manager for denying admission to a shopper because he was dressed in traditional regalia. Video gone viral of the incident shows the manager at Boulders Shopping Center in Johannesburg turning away...
South Africa: Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccines Sold

South Africa: Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccines Sold

JOHANNESBURG, 22 March 2021 – The South African government has sold one million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to other African countries. South Africa’s health minister, Zweli Mkhize, confirmed the information Monday. The Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine was sold...
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