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US News Vaccines: In South Africa, Macron pleads for a temporary lifting of patents

04:15  29 may  2021
04:15  29 may  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Emmanuel Macron presents the "Sport Pass", a help to push children at the sports practice

 Emmanuel Macron presents the it could benefit 5.4 million children in September © Ludovic Marin / AP / SIPA Emmanuel Macron during 'a trip to Pont-Saint-Marie, in dawn, on May 19, 2021. Politics - It could benefit 5.4 million children in the upcoming school year present in dawn on Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron Visited a Gymnasium of Pont-Sainte-Marie (dawn) to mark the beginning of the resumption of sports activities.

Emmanuel Macron et son homologue sud-africain Cyril Ramaphosa à Pretoria le 28 mai 2021. © AP - Themba Hadebe Emmanuel Macron and its South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa in Pretoria on May 28, 2021.

After Kigali, Emmanuel Macron has Prosecuted its mini African tour in South Africa. He arrived at Pretoria this Friday for a visit centered on the Pandemic of Covid-19, with South Africa being the country the country of the most affected continent. Emmanuel Macron and Cyril Ramaphosa launched a call to the international community on the production of vaccines.

with our special envoy to Pretoria, Pierre FIRTION

Emmanuel Macron and Cyril Ramaphosa have appealed for Africa to be in medium-term capacity to make vaccines and not just vaccines against CVIV-19. France will put the problem on the table at the next G7 in early June where South Africa and India will be invited.

Macron will propose to Kigali to name an ambassador of France to Rwanda

 Macron will propose to Kigali to name an ambassador of France to Rwanda Rwanda-France-Macron: Macron will propose in Kigali to appoint an ambassador of France to Rwanda © Reuters / Sarah Meyssonnier Macron propose in Kigali to appoint an ambassador of France At Rwanda Paris (Reuters) - The French President, Emmanuel Macron, will propose next week in Kigali to appoint an ambassador of France to Rwanda, we learned Friday from the Elysee.

"Patents must not be a brake", "said Emmanuel Macron during a joint press conference with his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, finally arguing to request a temporary lifting of rights even if Priority remains the technology transfer.

South Africa is one of the most advanced countries to manufacture these vaccines soon. In this context, Emmanuel Macron announced this Friday afternoon that France would support financially, with other partners such as Germany, the United States or the World Bank and South African pharmaceutical laboratories like Aspen or bivouac .

The French President pleaded for greater transparency on the price of vaccines, particularly with regard to the poorest countries. Emmanuel Macron has in parallel announced that France added 500 million euros into the ACT-A initiative. For its part, the European Union will deliver 100 million doses to the COVAX solidarity mechanism carried by the countries of the European Union and WHO.

Macron threatens to withdraw the French soldiers if the Mali goes "in the direction" of a radical Islam .
© Copyright 2021, the Obs Emmanuel Macron said that France would remove its troops if Mali went "in the direction From a radical Islamism, in an interview at JDD broadcast Sunday, after a second coup in nine months. France, with about 5,100 men in Barkhane, supports Mali, which has been facing a jihadist over part of the North, having plunged into a safe crisis before spreading to the center of the country.

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