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Most South Africans want to be innoculated against Covid, Ipsos survey finds

Most anti-vaxxers fear the potential side-effects of the vaccine

America’s Africa policy needs a rethink

When it comes to engagement with Africa, the United States has lost ground to China, Russia, Turkey, and the Gulf States. That’s why the new Biden administration needs new policies for the continent, writes Gregory Meeks, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the US Congress

Egypt, Seychelles get first jabs

The two countries have rolled out China’s Sinopharm vaccine, but data issues are likely to keep some countries from doing the same

WhatsApp panics as users flee to rivals in privacy boycott

The encrypted messaging service is having to embark on some damage control after criticism about its new terms and conditions

2020 in pictures

Mail & Guardian pictures editor Paul Botes presents some of the most striking images of 2020

How US foreign policy under Donald Trump has affected Africa

Lesotho has been used as a microcosm in this article to reflect how the foreign policy has affected Africa

We should not ignore Guinea’s constitutional coup

Citizens have for a year protested against the president seeking a third term in office despite a two-term limit. Many have been killed — and 90 more people died in this week’s crackdown

Carlos on safety first, Russia-style

Who cares about safety when you are first?

WHO wants to review Russian vaccine safety data

President Vladimir Putin said Russia had become the first country to approve a vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the new coronavirus

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Time is not on our side in Libya

Simmering tensions could see the country partitioned between east and west

Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

South Africa must have a stake in artificial intelligence technology

The country needs an institute that will be a conduit for AI knowledge to industry, society and government

The fable of SA’s special economic zones

The country is being pushed to develop more SEZs. But is this a viable strategy, given unemployment and ‘deglobalisation’?

How South Africa and Germany can help the world

Both countries have a strong orientation towards multilateralism and democratic values

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Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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