The AU Commission took the "decision unilaterally without" consulting its members, South Africa says.
The South African firm will begin producing the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in 2022 and all will be marked for distribution for countries under the African Union.
This crisis presents the chance for the government to accelerate the undoing of the country’s corruption and apartheid inheritance — otherwise risk its survival.
The former South African president's latest hearing is being held virtually over fears of fresh protests after last week's unrest over his jail term left more than 200 dead.
Unrest swiftly degenerated into looting which destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed over 200 people, driven by widespread anger over the poverty and inequality that persist nearly three decades after the end of white minority rule.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says deadly violence and looting that have shaken the country over the past week were planned as death toll mounts to 212.
Violence initially started over the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma last week over a corruption inquiry driven by widespread anger over hardship and inequality that nearly three decades of democracy failed to address.
President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
Protests against the imprisonment of former President Zuma have dramatically turned to full-blown deadly unrest, unleashing looting and arson in multiple cities.
At least six people died amid violence and rioting as the Constitutional Court heard an application to review its landmark decision to jail former president Jacob Zuma for contempt of court.
Former South African president Jacob Zuma handed himself over to authorities to obey the country's highest court order that he should serve a 15-month prison term for contempt.
The court gave him five days to surrender to the authorities, which made the deadline Sunday but it agreed to hear his legal challenge to rescind the order.
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