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John McDermott

Chief Africa Correspondent for @TheEconomist

Joined on 5 February, 2008

http://www.economist.com

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Quoted @HEBobiwine

Yes, for standing and defeating Gen. Museveni in an election, which he resoundingly rigged, I am still under house arrest 8 days later! I thank all friends in Uganda and abroad who continue to stand with us, until we put an end to this indignity. Uganda will be free.

This story is not over

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Despite all the challenges 2020 a record-breaking year for fundraising for African start-ups. Fintech dominating

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Replying to @eolander: "I can be 100 percent Congolese and 100 percent Chinese," said social media influencer and aspiring popstar Zhong Feifei in a…

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Quoted @xannykpena

Bernie በጋሻው

Bernie meme from Ethiopia

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Quoted @ReutersAfrica

South Africa to pay big premium for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from India's SII - Business Day

What’s maddening is that South Africans risked their health to be part of AZ trials and the government then accepts the argument that SA didn’t participate in research & development of the vaccine.

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Very noticeable in the past two weeks how many of the people I follow across the continent either getting covid or reporting friends passing from the disease. Supports data suggesting harsher second wave.

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Quoted @gyude_moore

Congratulations to @POTUS. Joining my voice to other Africans at home and in the Diaspora who hope for a better, more substantive engagement. We're rooting for you and hope you can achieve your agenda - both for the American people and for the world. THREAD

Yes yes yes 👇

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"I can be 100 percent Congolese and 100 percent Chinese," said social media influencer and aspiring popstar Zhong Feifei in a Q&A with Teen Vogue.

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Replying to @shurufu: Ms. @TheAmandaGorman was glorious.

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Ms. @TheAmandaGorman was glorious.

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A lot of love for Amanda Gorman on my feed from across the continent

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Replying to @MamadouSowICRC: Amanda Gorman. You are amazing! ❤️

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Replying to @MvembaDizolele: Amanda Gorman!

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Replying to @nthakoana: #InaugurationDay Amanda Gorman!

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Quoted @Wamagaisa

#AmandaGorman what a powerful performance! #Inauguration2021

Zimbabwe love

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Amanda Gorman. You are amazing! ❤️

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Amanda Gorman!

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Quoted @JoeBavier

Exclusive: COVID-19 shots to cost $3 to $10 under African Union vaccine plan. Nice scoop from @DG_Lewis and @winning_alex

The global and pan-African vaccine response is, compared with past pandemics, remarkable, even if it is still not as fast and fair as one would like.

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Replying to @thomas_m_wilson: At this rate it will take years to vaccinate some populations, prolonging the pandemic: “The longer the virus is able…

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At this rate it will take years to vaccinate some populations, prolonging the pandemic: “The longer the virus is able to travel the world, the greater the risk of mutations and the greater the risk that the vaccines we do have will become ineffective”

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Is there an estimate of excess mortality for England & Wales in 2020?

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Just filed my last piece of the year.

Bloody knackered but I feel so lucky to do this job.

Among other things, in 2020 I’ve reported on:

— How African politics is becoming more competitive. Young people sick and tired of their ageing rulers (1/12)

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