A Program of Action in the Time of COVID-19

A Call for Social Solidarity in South Africa

We, as civic organizations, trade unions, organizations of informal workers, faith-based organizations and community structures in South Africa, call on all people, every stakeholder and sector, to contain the infection, reduce transmission and mitigate the social and political impacts of the COVID-19 virus.

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A Robust African Space Industry

According to the African Space Industry Report– 2019 Edition, the industry has launched more than 30 satellites into space and has over $7 billion in annual revenues which are projected to exceed $10 billion by 2024. The report from Space in Africa covers the continent’s journey into space from 1998 through May 2019.

Following is an excerpt from an article on the report.

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The HIV and AIDS Pandemic and the African Diaspora

By Deborah Morris-Harris, M.D

In 1981, there were several cases of atypical pneumonia and diarrhea in Boston area hospitals that caused severe wasting and resulted in death. The cases clustered demographically in young Haitian immigrants. At the same time, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reported cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Caucasian homosexual men, mean age of 39, in New York City and San Francisco.

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