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North Africa COVID cases plummeting after summer spike (Al Jazeera)

Weeks after a spike in coronavirus cases overwhelmed intensive care units across North Africa with severe oxygen shortages sparking public anger, case numbers are sharply declining.

Here is a look at the situation in the four countries of the Maghreb – Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Libya – based on official figures collected by the AFP news agency.

North Africa COVID cases plummeting after summer spike | Coronavirus pandemic News | Al Jazeera

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Middle East/North Africa/Pandemic – COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (Brookings)

Paul DyerIsaac Schaider, and Andrew Letzkus write: Since multiple vaccines for COVID-19 became available at the end of 2020, countries across the world have struggled to ensure that their populations have access to sufficient quantities of the vaccines.

go to Brookings: COVID-19 vaccination efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (brookings.edu)

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(Middle East/North Africa) Decoupling economic growth from emissions in the Middle East and North Africa (Brookings)

Martin Philipp Heger and Lukas Vashold write for Brookings: Economic growth plays a critical role in raising living standards and enabling human progress. However, economic growth needs to decouple from negative environmental consequences, as these, in turn, degrade the very foundations of human development. One example of a negative environmental consequence is airborne emissions that lead to climate change and air pollution. To meet any emissions reduction target, the minimum requirement is that economic growth decouples from emissions growth. Hence, at best, emissions would be reduced from year to year, at a steady pace, even if the economy grows—a process called absolute decoupling. At second-best, the growth rate of the economy would outpace the growth rate of emissions—a process called relative decoupling.

go to Brookings: Decoupling economic growth from emissions in the Middle East and North Africa (brookings.edu)

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(Middle East/North Africa) National human rights institutions: A reason for hope in the Middle East and North Africa? (Turan Kayaoglu, Brookings)

National human rights institutions: A reason for hope in the Middle East and North Africa?

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MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/PANDEMIC – Infographic: The stringency of Middle East and North Africa’s COVID-19 response (Paul Dyer, Isaac Schaider, and Andrew Letzkus, Brookings)

Infographic: The stringency of Middle East and North Africa’s COVID-19 response

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PANDEMIC/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA – Infographic: COVID-19 fatality in the Middle East and North Africa (Paul Dyer, Isaac Schaider, and Andrew Letzkus, Brookings)

Infographic: COVID-19 fatality in the Middle East and North Africa