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Covid-19: EU to give €100m for vaccination strategies and capacity in Africa

Covid-19: EU to give €100m for vaccination strategies and capacity in Africa

BY Victoria Ojeme The European Union has said it is set to make a donation of €100 million to curb the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic and provide vaccination strategies, capacity in Africa. The President of the EU, Ursula von der Leyen, made the announcement weekend. He said that the €100 million, is in […]

EU to tighten border restrictions for non-member countries

EU to tighten border restrictions for non-member countries

The 27 EU governments on Monday agreed to tighten border restrictions for travellers entering the bloc, including requiring proof of negative COVID-19 tests not more than 72 hours before departure. This also applies to travellers who came to the bloc on journeys deemed essential, such as for urgent family or professional reasons. Non-essential travel is […]

Post-Brexit trade deal set to pass UK parliament on Dec 30

Post-Brexit trade deal set to pass UK parliament on Dec 30

Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU looks certain to be passed when parliament is recalled on December 30 after the main opposition Labour party said it would vote in favour despite misgivings. The speakers of both the lower and upper houses of parliament — the House of Commons and House of Lords —  confirmed […]

EU set to approve COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas

EU set to approve COVID-19 vaccine by Christmas

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said an expert panel would convene on Monday, December 21, to evaluate the vaccine made by U.S. company Pfizer and German partner BioNTech.