World Africa's top shots: Joyous jumpers and Sahara runners

03:20  08 october  2021
03:20  08 october  2021 Source:   bbc.com

Zimbabwe's vaccine mandates squeeze some of world's poorest

  Zimbabwe's vaccine mandates squeeze some of world's poorest HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — For months, Acholo Jani was told to get a COVID-19 vaccination because it might save his life. He hesitated, fearful of potential side effects. But the moment he was told it would save his job, Jani got in line. The 43-year-old mechanic's employer is among many in Zimbabwe mandating shots for their staff, including the government, which is requiring the vaccine for its 500,000 employees. That sets the southern African nation apart from nearly every other on the continent, where the most immediate challenge is still simply acquiring enough doses.

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On Boston Marathon, history of Indigenous runners should not be ignored .
Rescheduled Boston Marathon being held on Indigenous Peoples Day, despite portions of 26.2-mile course being held on traditional Indigenous lands. “Indigenous people are treated as relics of the past, who don’t exist from 1900. We still get it today,” said Jordan Marie Daniel, a professional runner and founder of Rising Hearts, an Indigenous-led grassroots group dedicated to racial, social, climate and economic justice. “It just comes down to ignorance, racism and a lack of education,” Daniel added. “It’s why we’re really pushing the narrative within the running community of having these conversations.

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