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Health / Medical

Africa races to increase vaccine manufacturing capacity, concerns rise over Europe’s control

          By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency     As Africa races to be more independent in vaccine production, Europe is seeking greater control in building and scaling of local manufacturing hubs. In June, France hosted the launch of African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator (AVMA) an approximately US$1 billion project geared towards making vaccines more available in Africa - away from African soil. Only 2% of vaccines […]

todayJuly 2, 2024 35


EU fines fragrance firm 15.9 mn euros for ‘deleting WhatsApp messages’

      The EU today handed US giant International Flavors & Fragrances a 15.9-million-euro ($17.1-million) fine for obstructing a major cartel probe after an employee deleted WhatsApp messages. Brussels antitrust regulators raided several companies across Europe including IFF last year over suspicions the fragrance firms were colluding to fix prices. The European Commission, the EU's antitrust regulator, said during those inspections it sought to review the phones of some […]

todayJune 24, 2024 11


French voters scramble for proxy votes

More than 550,000 proxy-vote applications have been submitted so far in the build-up to the French general election. The second round of the vote falls at the start of the French school summer holidays. Ross Cullen reports.

todayJune 19, 2024 10

Business / Economics

How Dangote refinery is flipping the script on Africa’s oil

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     Nigeria's Dangote refinery, a 650,000 barrels per day facility, has recently exported its first-ever jet fuel cargo to Europe, a move that signals not just growing production, but Africa's potential to become a major player in the global petroleum market. S&P Global in a report on May 30 explains that Bp, a British multinational oil and gas company, transported […]

todayJune 6, 2024 10


Europe’s hydrogen rush targets Tunisia, other sunny African countries

          By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     TE H2, a joint venture that includes involves TotalEnergies (as the major partner), EREN Groupe, and Austria’s leading electricity company, VERBUND, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Tunisia to explore the viability of this project, according to a press statement. The move is just the latest in a flurry of announcements involving […]

todayMay 31, 2024 11


UK wildlife group accuses European zoos of animal welfare breaches

    A British wildlife conservation group on Friday said it had uncovered thousands of breaches of animal welfare standards at zoos across Europe, urging improvements. The Aspinall Foundation claimed it had found more than 3,000 breaches of standards set by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) at 29 zoos over 18 months. The EAZA aims to ensure its member zoos and aquariums "maintain the highest standards of […]

todayMay 22, 2024 29


Eenauki di dulife po 550 da kwatwako ko matanga eameno lo momeva la Senegal

Omatanga eameno a Senegal okwa lopota akwa tako eenauki di dulife po 550,  oku hovela pe tameko lo mwedi May 2024, odo da li tadi ke ndabala oku fadukapo oku dja moilyolongo yo uninginino wAfrica,  okuya kenenedu la Europe. Eelopota odati,  eenauki oda kwa twako pefimbo lo ikonga yo pa4,  oyo ya li ya unganekwa ketanga leameno lo momeva moshilongo osho. Etanga leameno olati,  pefimbo lo ikonga yali ili metifa […]

todayMay 17, 2024 9