Category Archives: Government

US to Pay Nearly $2B for COVID Vaccine Under Development

The U.S. government will pay $1.95 billion to American drug maker Pfizer and German biotech company BioNTech SE for 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, if it proves to be safe and effective. The companies said Wednesday they finalized a deal with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Defense Department

Congo PM Threatens Government Resignation Over Minister’s Arrest

KINSHASA – Democratic Republic of Congo’s prime minister protested on Sunday over the brief arrest of the justice minister, saying the coalition government could resign over the issue and calling on the president to guarantee Cabinet members’ legal protections. Justice Minister Celestin Tunda was detained by police on Saturday evening and released following several hours

Malawi’s New President Sworn in Amid High Expectations

BLANTYRE – Malawi’s new President Lazarus Chakwera was sworn in Sunday in the capital Lilongwe, after he defeated two candidates, including former President Peter Mutharika, in the tightly contested presidential election rerun held last week. There was jubilation from hundreds of people who gathered at the Bingu International Convention Center, in Lilongwe to witness Chakwera

Minnesota Salon Owner Barely Staying Afloat as She Awaits Government Rescue Funds

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of profiles of Americans struggling with the economic impact caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Kemi Lawani tries to keep up her spirits in the face of financial adversity, especially in front of her two young children. But sometimes she can’t help but think the