African Leaders Condemn Vaccine Apartheid as an ‘Indictment on Humanity’

To date, just 3% of Africa’s 1.3 billion-strong population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, which has killed more than 200,000 people on the continent. World Health Organization officials warned last week that Africa is on track to receive 470 million fewer vaccine doses this year than previously expected, a shortfall that the WHO’s Africa director blamed on “export bans and vaccine hoarding.”At the current pace of vaccination, nearly 80% of African nations are set to miss the WHO’s goal of ensuring that at least 10% of every country’s population is inoculated against Covid-19 by the end of September.”Unfortunately, the global rollout of the vaccine has not been impervious to the scourge of inequality,” President Hage Geingob of Namibia said during his speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

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‘This is not a conflict: this is apartheid’: over 16,000 artists sign letter in solidarity with Palestine – Mondoweiss

Over 16,000 artists, including hundreds of Palestinian artists, six Academy Award winners, and eight Pulitzer Prize winning writers, have signed a letter denouncing Israel’s apartheid system and calling on countries “to cut trade, economic and cultural relations.”

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