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300m Covid-19 vaccine doses secured by the African Union

– Advertisement – The African Union has reportedly secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for the continent. But that number of doses still falls short of the anticipated doses required for protection for the over 1.2 billion people in Africa. Over 3,085,009 cases of the virus have been confirmed in Africa and more than 73,504 deaths, according to Africa CDC. #COVID19 update in Africa as of 13/01/2021 at 9 AM EAT. Cases — 3,107,979., Deaths – 74,444 and Recoveries –2,538,888.More at https://t.co/7xkrFH4etK#AfricaResponds #TestTraceTreat #FactsNotFear pic.twitter.com/Oc2nS2asMx — Africa CDC…

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Ethiopia PM meets AU envoys over Tigray crisis

– Advertisement – Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has met the African Union mission trying to resolve the current crisis in the Tigray region. The envoys have been to Addis Ababa hoping to mediate between Ahmed’s government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) as conflict surges. The Ethiopian Prime Minister earlier rejected what he called international interference in resolving the crisis in the Tigray region. Ahmed in a statement said the international community should “standby until the government of Ethiopia submits its request for assistance”. UN Secretary General António…

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AU, Ecowas condemn violence in Nigeria and call for dialogue

– Advertisement – The African Union has now “condemned” the violence that has characterized ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Rights group Amnesty International has said that at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in Lagos on Tuesday. At least 49 people have been reported dead just on Tuesday the protests against brutalities across Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS protests worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives. The Nigeria’s army has dismissed the reports of its soldiers shooting at protesters as…

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AU, Ecowas condemned for keeping mute on crisis in Nigeria

– Advertisement – The African Union and West African regional bloc Ecowas have been condemned widely by many Africans for keeping silent on ongoing violence in Nigeria. Protesters in Nigeria have been demanding at end to police brutalities forcing the government to disband the notorious police unit called the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). The government then replaced the disbanded unit with a new one called the Special Weapons and Tactics (Swat) to carry out the duties handled by the Sars. Protests have however continued for days with citizens not…

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AU explains why ex-ambassador Chihombori-Quao was sacked

The African Union has said that its former Permanent Representative to the United States of America, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao was sacked for misconducting herself while in office. In October this year many Africans in the Diaspora were angered by the sacking of Dr. Chihombori-Quao by the African Union. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao who was appointed to the position in December 2016 was able to galvanize the support of people of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. She has been heard on several occasions criticizing the west for maintaining neo-colonial policies…

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Teachers from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya grab first AU Teacher Prize

The African Union has honoured three teachers on the African continent for their contributions to the teaching profession. A teacher each from Uganda, Kenya and Ghana were the first to be honoured at the inaugural award ceremony for the first Continental Teacher Prize. Top three teachers were Augusta Lartey-Young from Ghana,  Gladyce Kachope from Uganda and Eric Ademba from Kenya. Augusta Lartey-Young teaches at the Presbyterian Boy’s Secondary School in Ghana while Erick Ademba is a teacher at the Asumbi Girls School in Kenya. Gladys Kachope from Kenya teaches in…

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Africa World 

Africans demand end to visa restrictions in online petition

A group of Africans has launched an online petition to have visa restrictions in Africa eliminated to ease movement across the continent. A new Visa Openness Report in Africa in June revealed that majority of African countries are still unwelcoming to Africans. In that report 51 percent of African countries still demand that Africans secure visas before visiting their territories. That policy means many Africans struggle to travel freely across borders on the continent. So far only 25 percent of African countries no longer require visas for African citizens. But 24…

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Sacked AU Ambassador demands $234k due her before exiting

The African Union (AU) Permanent Ambassador in the United States, Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao was told by the chairperson of the AU Commission this month that her services would no longer be needed. Her sacking which takes effects from November 1, 2019 however sparked outrage from many Africans especially those in the diaspora. Dr. Chihombori-Quao who was appointed to the position in December 2016 has been able to galvanize the support of peoples of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. In a letter dated October 7, 2019 the chairman of…

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Africa World 

Outrage over the sacking of AU Ambassador Chihombori-Quao

Many Africans in the Diaspora have been angered by the sacking of the African Union (AU) Permanent Ambassador in the United States. Dr Arikana Chihombori-Quao appointed to the position in December 2016 and has been able to galvanize the support of peoples of African Descent in the U.S and beyond. Chihombori-Quao is very outspoken and has become a leading voice for Pan-Africanism. She has been heard on several occasions criticizing the west for maintaining neo-colonial policies that are meant to keep Africa poor. In some media interviews she has called out…

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Rwanda accepts to take in African refugees held in Libya

Rwanda has reached a deal with the African Union to take in African refugees being held in worsening conditions in detention centres in Libya. These refugees mainly migrants will be evacuated to Rwanda under an agreement reached with Rwanda’s government and the African Union. The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday that a first group of 500 refugees will be evacuated in coming weeks. There are 4,700 estimated number of refugees currently in custody in Libya, under a new transit mechanism. UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch told a news briefing…

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