Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Pose New Threat in Africa

JOHANNESBURG—On a morning last November, officers from customs and an organized crime unit, backed by two K9 units, raided a small warehouse in an industrial park and seized an alarming new contraband: fake Covid-19 vaccines. Inside, authorities found around 2,400 doses of

Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Pose New Threat in Africa

JOHANNESBURG—On a morning last November, officers from customs and an organized crime unit, backed by two K9 units, raided a small warehouse in an industrial park and seized an alarming new contraband: fake Covid-19 vaccines. Inside, authorities found around 2,400 doses of

Is Mexico's President a Threat to Its Democracy?

During a recent visit to a coal-fired power plant run by Mexico’s state electricity utility, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador recalled with nostalgia that only a few decades ago, the state produced all of the country’s electricity. Now, he lamented, it generated

Russia's Wealth Fund to Ditch Dollar Amid U.S. Sanctions Threat

ST PETERSBURG, Russia—Russia is to ditch the dollar from its sovereign-wealth fund, the country’s finance ministry said, as Moscow accelerates steps toward weaning its economy off the greenback amid the continuing threat of U.S. sanctions. The finance ministry said the National Wealth Fund,