1) MALARIA EPIDEMIC : Kenya To Roll Out Malaria Vaccine
Health authorities in Kenya have started administering doses of the world’s
first licensed malaria vaccine to young children in rural areas facing high
Kenya’s health ministry describes the milestone as “a historic day” for the
East African country as the health minister launches vaccinations in remote
Homa Bay county.
The parasitic disease kills about 435,000 people every year, the majority of
them children under 5 in Africa.
2) BREXIT : Speaker Warns Boris To Follow The Law
The speaker of Britain’s lower house of parliament has made it abundantly
clear he is not going quietly into retirement.
House of Commons Speaker John Bercow warn Prime Minister Boris Johnson
to expect Parliament to take aggressive action to make sure its legislation
designed to block a “no-deal” Brexit is respected.
He says he will allow “procedural creativity” in making sure Johnson does not
violate the new law, which took effect this week.
3) PENSION REFORM : Massive Transport Strike Paralyzes Paris
A massive strike paralyzed Paris public transports as unions protested a
sweeping pension reform by French President Emmanuel Macron’s
Trains that were still circulating were noticeably less crowded than usual, as
authorities recommended people living in the Paris region to work from home
or choose other means of transport.
Paris public transport company RATP employees are protesting a pension
reform planned for next year that is expected to make them work longer