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Pfizer’s Vaccine Provides Some Protection Against Omicron, a Lab Study Suggests
New York TImes
A report out of South Africa offered a first glimpse at how vaccinated people might fare against the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The study, published online on Tuesday, found that antibodies produced by vaccinated people were much less successful at keeping the Omicron variant from infecting cells than other forms of the coronavirus…. Read More>>

U.S.-AFRICA RELATIONS


Joe Biden Taps Former HP Boss Meg Whitman as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya

Business Daily
US President Joe Biden has nominated former chief executive of ICT firms Hewlett Packard and eBay Margaret Whitman as ambassador to Kenya… Read more>>

Why U.S. Summit Must Promote Global Development
The Citizen
Only a dozen African countries have been invited to the December 9-10 United States-organised Summit on Democracy. The virtual event will see representatives from more than 100 countries and regions join US President Joe Biden in a mega boot camp aimed at revamping the enterprise of democracy.
By inviting less than 25 per cent of the super majority African Union member states, the Biden Administration has stepped down its partnership tempo with Africa following a promising gesture by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after his recent three-nation maiden tour of the continent…. Read more>>

ICT


Tanzania: Kudos for Tanzania Boosting Digital Economy

Tanzania Daily News
Tanzania has become the first country in East Africa to manufacture optic fibre cables, realising its dream to build a digital economy. It is the fourth country in African continent to invest in such production that is a huge boost for digital economy, with the plant that is in Mkuranga District, Coast region that will have an annual capacity to produce 24,000 kilometres of optic fibre…. Read More>>

Why Young Nigerians Are Flocking to TikTok
AllAfrica
Research shows that young Nigerians, who are renowned for their ingenuity in entertainment spaces – can and do use TikTok as yet another positive space to build their personal brands, create connections and bolster their mental health… Read More>>

TOURISM


East African Community (EAC) Launches Tourism Campaign

Travel Daily News
The East African Community (EAC) has launched the EAC regional and domestic tourism media campaign set to publicise national and regional tourism products and services, in a move aiming at stimulating intra-regional travel. Dubbed “Tembea Nyumbani”, the campaign seeks to entice East Africans to travel in their specific countries and around the region, in an effort to revive domestic and regional tourism across the region, amid the pandemic…. Read More>>

South African President Calls for Lifting of Omicron Travel Bans
Al Jazeera
Cyril Ramaphosa says travel restrictions ‘scientifically unjustified’ as more countries report cases of new, highly mutated variant… Read More>>

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