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Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
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Local Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target

India, Egypt and Cuba among first states to develop and make their own vaccines as Covax falls behind Developing countries are increasingly turning to homegrown Covid vaccinations as the UN-backed Covax programme falls behind.While western countries roll out booster jabs to their own populations, Covax, which was set up by UN agencies, governments and donors to ensure fair access to Covid-19 vaccines for low- and middle-income countries, has said it will miss its target to distribute 2bn doses g...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, India, Africa, Americas, Senegal, European Union, Society, World news


The WHO says rich countries should hold off booster shots until every nation has vaccinated 10% of its population. These 43 countries are short of that mark.

People wait in long lines and for hours to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine at the Manolo Morales Hospital in Managua, on September 4, 2021. STR / AFP The WHO wants all countries to have vaccine rates of more than 10% by the end of September. It has called for rich countries to hold off booster shots until then, and prioritize vaccines abroad. Here are the 43 countries that have fully vaccinated less than 10% of their population. See more stories on Insider's b...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Iraq, Nigeria, US, Trends, Senegal, Syria, Ukraine, Taiwan, Uganda, Afghanistan, Egypt, Sierra Leone, Pakistan


Coronavirus live news: Germany to start booster vaccines in September; Iran posts new record daily cases

Germany will also offer vaccines to children over 12 from September; Iran reports more than 37,000 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours for the first timeIbiza plans for foreign ‘detectives’ to infiltrate parties to catch rule breakersBoris Johnson hints amber travel watchlist plan may be ditchedHundreds arrested in Berlin at protest against Covid restrictionsMillions under strict lockdown in China after Covid outbreak 6.31pm BST Senegal has told employers that turning away workers who have not ...
Tags: Science, China, Germany, Berlin, Senegal, Iran, Rome, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Johnson, Lazio, Reuters, Coronavirus


First human culture lasted 20,000 years longer than thought

Homo sapiens emerged in Africa around 300 thousand years ago, where their fossils are found with the earliest cultural and technological expressions of our species. This repertoire, commonly referred to as the "Middle Stone Age", remained widely in use across much of Africa until around 60-30 thousand years ago. New research in Senegal shows this 'first human culture' persisted until 11 thousand years ago - 20 thousand years longer than previously thought.
Tags: Science, Africa, Senegal


Glass beads from medieval sites suggest more complex trade networks

Glass beads from remote medieval sites in Mali and Senegal suggest long distance trade networks may have been more extensive than previously thought -- while a modern bead fragment also implicates a modern grave looter!
Tags: Science, Senegal, Mali


African trade routes sketched out by mediaeval beads

The chemical composition of glass beads and their morphological characteristics can reveal where they come from. Archaeologists from the University of Geneva analyzed glass beads found at rural sites in Mali and Senegal from between the 7th and 13th centuries AD. The scientists demonstrate that the glass they are made of probably came from Egypt, the Levantine coast and the Middle East. The results show that international trade linking Africa to Europe and Asia during was connected with local an...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, Senegal, Egypt, Middle East, Mali, University of Geneva


Photos from 10 countries around the world show why most Americans say they are 'embarrassed' by the US coronavirus response

Infection rates in China and New Zealand are so low that people can get cheek-to-cheek without risking much. The same can't be said in the US. Getty Images Countries like China and New Zealand have learned how to dance effectively with the coronavirus, minimizing and controlling their outbreaks. But the US has not, and still carries the unenviable distinction of tallying the most confirmed coronavirus cases of any country, and the most deaths.  Here's a glimpse into 9 other countries a...
Tags: South Korea, New York, Texas, Science, News, California, Cdc, France, China, India, New York City, Africa, US, America, Trends, Senegal


Coronavirus live updates: Greece faces 'huge difficulties' when flights resume; Toronto makes masks mandatory

India has over 550,000 infections; Spain looking at 11 fresh outbreaksGlobal report: WHO to send team to China to investigate Covid-19 originsLeicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions?Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersUK coronavirus updates – liveWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 4.12pm BST Governments in Nigeria and Senegal are the latest in West Africa to ease restrictions on internal travel and reopen schools, a...
Tags: Science, Greece, China, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Toronto, Senegal, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Canada, United States


Coronavirus live news: Iran records over 3,000 new cases; Wuhan doctor is China's first Covid-19 fatality in weeks

Wuhan doctor who worked with whistlebower dies; Abu Dhabi closes borders; Dr Fauci says he hasn’t spoken to Trump in two weeksSingapore reopens schools ‘We can’t relax’: Europeans face up to life after lockdownCritics round on UK government over ‘ridiculous’ rules for quarantineUK coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 12.19pm BST A group of current and former world leaders on Tuesday called on the G20 to convene an urgent summit to provide a “strongly coordinated global r...
Tags: UK, Science, China, Senegal, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Abu Dhabi, Wuhan, Trump, Afp


New aflatoxin biocontrol product lowers contamination of groundnut and maize in Senegal

Recently a team of plant pathologists have developed an aflatoxin biocontrol product, Aflasafe SN01, for use in Senegal, which includes four atoxigenic isolates native to Senegal and distinct from active ingredients used in other biocontrol products in Africa and elsewhere. Tests conducted in important crop production areas of Senegal for 5 years in more than 500 fields found that this product is highly efficient in reducing aflatoxin contamination in groundnut and maize.
Tags: Science, Africa, Senegal


How people in Senegal are turning an invasive weed into a source of clean energy

The Typha weed, or cattail, has been destroying rice crops in rural Senegal for over 30 years. But it's now become a source of economic opportunity.
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Confronted by Drones, Monkeys Warn Comrades of Incoming 'Eagle'

Researchers in Senegal recently flew drones in the vicinity of green monkeys to see how the primates might respond. Incredibly, the monkeys produced an instinctual alarm call consistent with an eagle sighting. Kinda makes sense—except for the fact that green monkeys aren’t threatened by eagles.Read more...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Monkeys, Drones, Ecology, Animal Behavior, Primates, Primate Intelligence, Drones Monkeys Warn Comrades of Incoming Eagle


Niger sounds alarm over 'fake' meningitis vaccine

Health authorities in Niger said Friday they had found a fake version of a meningitis vaccine after the country had launched a campaign to innoculate millions of children against the disease. Niger launched a week-long campaign on March 5 to vaccinate six million children against meningitis, which killed nearly 200 people two years ago. The country lies in the so-called "meningitis belt" stretching from Senegal in the west to Ethiopia in the east, where outbreaks of the disease are a regular o...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger


Senegal president wins re-election on back of economic boom, opposition unhappy

Senegal's economy has boomed since Sall came to power in 2012, propelled by construction of a new airport, motorways and an extension of the electricity grid that has won applause from international donors and the local elite. Former Dakar Mayor Khalifa Sall and Karim Wade, son of former President Abdoulaye Wade who was in power from 2000 to 2012, were barred from running due to corruption convictions that the opposition say were politically motivated. Challenger Idrissa Seck, who came second ...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Dakar, Abdoulaye Wade, Sall, Khalifa Sall, Karim Wade, Ousmane Sonko, Idrissa Seck


Senegal president wins re-election with 58 percent of vote

Senegal President Macky Sall won re-election with 58 percent of votes cast in last Sunday's poll, according to provisional results announced by the official counting body on Thursday. Opposition candidate Idrissa Seck came second with 21 percent of votes, while Ousmane Sonko placed third with 16 percent. Sall, whom rights groups have criticized for squeezing out rivals, was tipped to win after a modernizing first term that propelled Senegal's economic growth to more than six percent - one of t...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Macky Sall, Sall, Ousmane Sonko, Idrissa Seck


Senegal president on course for strong election win: media, sources

By Diadie Ba DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegalese President Macky Sall is on course for a strong election victory, according to preliminary results from Sunday's vote provided by local media and a source inside the electoral commission on Tuesday, though opposition candidates have rejected the numbers. Media website Dakaractu.com said that Sall had won over 58 percent of the vote based on preliminary data from polling stations, while the commission source said he won 59.5 percent. Official results a...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Macky Sall, Sall, Diadie Ba DAKAR Reuters, Dakaractu


Senegal president's camp claims re-election victory but opposition cries foul

Prime Minister Mahammed Dionne, a Sall ally and appointee, said early results showed Sall had won 13 out of 14 regions, securing 57 percent of the vote. "The results compiled so far allow us to say this," Seck said at a press conference with Sonko. Sall has won support by launching an ambitious reform and infrastructure program that helped Senegal's small fish-exporting economy expand more than 6 percent last year, one of the highest rates in Africa.
Tags: Science, Senegal, Sall, Seck, Mahammed Dionne, Sonko Sall


Senegal PM says President Sall won re-election in first round of vote

Senegal's prime minister said President Macky Sall won the first round of an election on Sunday with at least 57 percent of votes, even as the opposition said preliminary results showed a run-off was unavoidable. "We must congratulate the President for his re-election in the first round," Prime Minister Mohammed Dionne told journalists, also citing preliminary figures. Official results are due by Friday at the latest with a run-off for the top two on March 24 if no one secures a majority.
Tags: Science, Senegal, Macky Sall, Sall, Mohammed Dionne


Polls close in Senegal election that President Sall is tipped to win

"The elected president will have to be the president of all Senegal. Polling stations in Dakar closed on schedule at 6 p.m (1800 GMT) after a largely incident-free election day. Senegal's small fish-exporting economy expanded more than 6 percent last year, one of the highest rates in Africa, driven by an ambitious reform and development plan that included the construction of a new railway.
Tags: Science, Africa, Senegal, Dakar, Sall


President Sall tipped to win as Senegal votes

Senegal's small fish-exporting economy expanded more than 6 percent last year, one of the highest rates in Africa, driven by an ambitious reform and development plan that included the construction of a new railway. Supporters chanted 'Ole, Ole' and flashed 'V' for victory signs, as Sall cast his vote in his hometown of Fatick. "The elected president will have to be the president of all Senegal.
Tags: Science, Africa, Senegal, Sall


Senegal holds vote with president tipped to win

Senegal's small fish-exporting economy expanded more than 6 percent last year, one of the highest rates in Africa, driven by an ambitious reform and development plan that included the construction of a new railway. The 57-year-old told thousands gathered for his final rally in Dakar on Friday that he would deliver universal healthcare and better access to education in a second term.
Tags: Science, Africa, Senegal, Dakar


Polls open for Senegal's presidential election

DAKAR/FATICK, Senegal (Reuters) - Polls opened in Senegal on Sunday in an election President Macky Sall is expected to win after strong economic growth in his first term, although rights groups criticize him for squeezing out rivals. About 6.5 million people are registered to vote at polling stations that will remain open until 6 p.m. (1800 GMT). Official results are due out on Friday with a run-off for the top two on March 24 if no one secures a majority. (Reporting by Sofia Christensen and Jul...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Dakar, Macky Sall, Alessandra Prentice, FATICK Senegal Reuters Polls, Sofia Christensen, Juliette Jabkhiro


Senegal's modernizing president leads field in upcoming election

Sall, 57, is facing only four contenders in the first round of voting - the smallest presidential field since 1988 - after two of Senegal's best-known opposition figures were ruled out because of corruption convictions. The growth was driven in part by a series of infrastructure projects including a new airport, 221 km (137 miles) of multi-lane motorways, a wrestling stadium and an express train that will connect the capital to a new city that has begun to rise from the semi-desert outside Dak...
Tags: Science, Senegal, Dakar, Sall, Dakar Billboards of Sall


'Africans are tired': hairdresser hopes for change as Senegal election nears

For Yaya Niass, who cuts hair in a roadside shack on the outskirts of Dakar, the time for political change in Senegal - and in Africa as a whole - is well overdue. "We are late in terms of development compared to other continents ...so I expect from the next president, from the next African presidents that they work to ...be in power for the people," he said as the country prepares to elect a new leader on Sunday. "The African people are really tired, we make do...but I think states really hav...
Tags: Science, Africa, Senegal, Dakar, Yaya Niass


Senegal Coach's Fist-Pumping Celebration Meme Is a Real World Cup Highlight

Aliou Cissé, an icon on the field and online
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Wheat in heat: the 'crazy idea' that could combat food insecurity

Durum wheat varieties can withstand 40C heat along the Senegal River basin, and could produce 600,000 tonnes of foodIn the northern Senegalese village of Ndiayene Pendao, close to the border with Mauritania, Fatouma Sow is pulling weeds. Her team of female farmers tread carefully among the tall, ripening plants as they prepare to harvest the country’s first ever crop of durum wheat.They had grown onions and tomatoes on the one-hectare plot (2.47 acres), Sow explains, but the crops took too long ...
Tags: Science, Africa, Environment, Senegal, World news, Poverty, Middle East and North Africa, Farming, Agriculture, Global development, Mali, Food poverty, Food Security, Mauritania, Senegal River, Ndiayene Pendao


No longer king of the jungle: New fund to aid Africa’s lions

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s Niokolo-Koba National Park is home to fewer than 50 lions after years of poaching decimated not only them but also their prey. Small patches of lion skin are sold at local fetish markets for $10, and their bones have a thriving market in Asia. Sightings have become so rare that […]
Tags: Asia, Science, News, Africa, Senegal, Dakar Senegal, Nation & World, Niokolo Koba National Park


NASA study finds a connection between wildfires and drought

For centuries drought has come and gone across northern sub-Saharan Africa. In recent years, water shortages have been most severe in the Sahel—a band of semi-arid land situated just south of the Sahara Desert and stretching coast-to-coast across the continent, from Senegal and Mauritania in the west to Sudan and Eritrea in the east. Drought struck the Sahel most recently in 2012, triggering food shortages for millions of people due to crop failure and soaring food prices.
Tags: Science, Environment, Senegal, Nasa, Eritrea, Sudan, Sahara Desert, Mauritania, Sahel, Saharan Africa


Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Senegalese children lowers overall malaria burden

Giving preventive antimalarial drugs to children up to age 10 during active malaria season reduced the cases of malaria in that age group and lowered the malaria incidence in adults, according to a randomized trial carried out in Senegal and published in PLOS Medicine by researchers from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, and other collaborators.
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