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As COVID-19 cases are set to reach 2 million deaths globally, challenges in vaccine access for low- and middle-income countries, a growing rate of daily deaths in Africa, and vaccine hesitancy remain.
The African Union’s vaccine acquisition task force has secured 270 million COVID-19 vaccines for African nations, marking the first batch obtained for continentwide vaccination.
The EU executive says it has finally reached a deal on the bloc's relationship with African, Caribbean, and Pacific states. Now it needs to win over EU governments. A few issues stand in the way.
Early reports suggest the variant, first identified in South Africa, is now cropping up elsewhere, with possible consequences for African health systems and economies.
U.N. chief António Guterres formally announces his intentions to seek another term, and so far he is not facing any formal competition. His good standing with member states might ease his way to reelection, experts say.
A wide-ranging report by the U.K. politicians who monitor aid and development have found that sexual abuse committed by aid staffers still continues despite measures taken to stamp it out since 2018.