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More than 600 journalists have died of Covid-19 since March 1 last year, a press freedom organisation said, calling for media workers to have priority access to vaccines. The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), which tracks the deaths of journalists around the world, said that of the 602 media workers known to have died from the...
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This year 2020 has seen quite a variety of exciting developments in the blockchain space. To name just a few: the emergence of decentralized finance (DeFi) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as major economic forces and sources of crypto network user tractions, the maturation of layer 2 Ethereum solutions and the rollout of a variety of...
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There will be tighter restrictions in Nelson Mandela Bay to curb the spread of Covid-19 as the Eastern Cape municipality heads into the festive season. There will be a longer curfew, tighter restrictions on alcohol sales, and alcohol consumption in public spaces will be strictly prohibited. Other Covid-19 hotspots may follow. During a Thursday night...
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Edward was lying on his bed when he heard shouting and banging. Last night had been fun: he’d hosted some friends at the LGBTQ+ homeless shelter where he lives and they had stayed up late, talking and drinking. As he pulled on his clothes, some men rushed into his room. They dragged him up by...
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Several countries and foundations were set to pledge more than $500-million yesterday for a global pool aimed at ensuring equitable access to coronavirus tests, treatment and vaccines for all nations, organisers of a French forum said. The Paris Peace Forum started yesterday and is dedicated to finding ways to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. It...
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A senior official in the South African Military Health Service (SAMHS) has blown the whistle on the defence force spending more than R200-million on a Cuban Covid-19 treatment that the health department here has banned from being used to treat symptoms of the virus.  The Mail & Guardian has learnt that the military has paid...
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Social worker Jane Nguka, 51, recently died an isolated, stigmatised death from Covid-19, leaving behind four children and a widower, despite having spent most of her adult life volunteering to serve Mathare Valley slum dwellers, Kenya’s second-largest densely populated settlement in Nairobi. A resident of the slum, she was declared posthumously Covid-19 positive and her...
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Members of Congress are urging the federal government to use blockchain solutions to boost COVID relief efforts. In a Wednesday letter addressed to the U.S. President Donald Trump and federal officials, lawmakers said blockchain technology can help identify and authenticate individuals set to receive government benefits, streamline supply chains and create a registry of medical...
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“We want to inform the Somali people that today, March 16 2020, we can confirm the first case of coronavirus in the country,” said Somalia’s health minister, Fawziya Abikar, in a televised statement. Suddenly, panic set in. Now the virus was real and on our shores. For years, Somalia has struggled with conflict, and one...
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