Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana jails actress for posting her nude pictures online

– – Popular Ghanaian actor Rosemond Brown known as Akuapem Poloo has been jailed three months by a court for posting her nudes online. She was convicted of the crime on Wednesday for taking her nude pictures with her son who was also half-naked and posting them on her Instagram page. State prosecutors say the actor on June 30, 2020, celebrated her son’s seventh birthday by taking her nude pictures together with him. The said post went viral on social media and after several complaints she removed the post and apologized.…

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Africa Investments 

African Union holds global conference to accelerate African vaccine development and manufacturing capacity

African leaders assembled at a global meeting to discuss the status of local pharmaceutical manufacturing on the continent, underscored the need to increase local production of vaccines and therapeutics to achieve greater public-health security.  “The production of vaccines and access to vaccines is an absolute priority,” Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, said Monday in opening remarks at the start of the two-day virtual meeting, convened by the African Union. The meeting was attended by several African heads of state, health, finance and trade ministers from across the continent, as…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Pastor Adefarasin, If Nigeria Is A Scam, Then We’re All Scammers, By Fredrick Nwabufo

It is the bounden duty of every citizen to hold the government to account. In fact, citizenship is a call to duty – for the state. And there is no compelling duty which supersedes citizens subjecting their employees – the government – to scrutiny and constant vigilance. Criticising the government is within the rights of every citizen, and active citizenship demands taking the government through its paces. No government is without criticism, and none is too special for criticism.  However, we must distinguish between any government and Nigeria as a…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Why Twitter Picked Ghana Over Nigeria, By Chido Nwangwu

On Monday, April 12, 2021, Nigerians and the rest of the African continent read the important tweet that the owners of Twitter decided a few hours earlier to make Ghana its African headquarters.  Why?  What happened to the giant of Africa, Nigeria – which has more Twitter users than the entire population of Ghana?  Nigeria, who did this to you?  The tweet came from the CEO Jack Dorsey, who commended the forward-looking people of Ghana: “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and President Nana Akufo-Addo.” Ghana’s…

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Africa Investments 

Lutte contre la corruption en Afrique : la Banque africaine de développement et l’OCDE appellent à plus de vigilance dans le contexte actuel de crise…

La Banque africaine de développement et l’Organisation pour la coopération et le développement économique (OCDE) ont estimé, lors d’une table ronde virtuelle organisée mercredi 14 avril, que le contexte actuel lié à la pandémie de Covid-19 nécessitait une vigilance accrue dans la promotion de la conformité des entreprises et de lutte contre la corruption, en particulier en Afrique.  La rencontre intitulée « Conformité des entreprises en matière de lutte contre la corruption en Afrique : pratiques, défis et perspectives » a permis de dresser un état des lieux des efforts de lutte contre…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Generational Tension And Children Up In Arms By Azu Ishiekwene

I was visiting a senior over the weekend when our conversation devolved into the soul of the Nigerian banter: how is the country going, I asked? He paused. After a moment of reflection, he took a deep breath and said, “There is tension.” I thought that was obvious and required no special gift to see. The tension sucks. There is tension between those in government and those who are not. Even among those in government, there is tension between the cabal and the fringe players. Tension between those who think…

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Africa Ghana Malawi World 

Thousands of expired Covid vaccines to be destroyed in Africa

– – Several African countries are set to destroy Covid-19 vaccines currently in circular as they have expired this week. The vaccines were donated to these countries under the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) with the support of the African Union. Malawian health officials have signaled they will destroy over 16,000 of the expired coronavirus vaccines. 102,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs were donated to Malawi last month but 16,400 were not administered before they expired. “We have used most of the vaccines sent by the AU. On Tuesday,…

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Africa Business Ghana Nigeria West Africa World 

Twitter office in Ghana sparks anger among Nigerians

– – Some Nigerians have not been happy with the decision to pick Ghana as host of the Africa headquarters of social media giant Twitter. Making the announcement on Monday, the US based social media company cited Ghana’s role as a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech and online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate as reasons for choosing Ghana. The company also said Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with its overarching goal…

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Africa Featured Mozambique Southern Africa World 

Mozambique: Looking to its past for lasting peace

– – The government of Mozambique has taken many approaches to end conflict and encourage economic development in the past fifty years. Colonial independence, nationalization, villagization, and Marxism were all tried, with accompanying political upheavals, civil war, and massacres. Peace and economic stability was finally reached in the 1990’s, under the newly elected democratic government. Former Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano credited the sustained peace and resulting economic development to the implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) under the Mozambique military and police. IDT is a brain based technology which…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian actor convicted for posting her nudes online

– – A popular Ghanaian actor Rosemond Brown known as Akuapem Poloo has been convicted by a court for posting her nudes online. State prosecutors say the actor on June 30, 2020, celebrated her son’s seventh birthday by taking her nude pictures together with him. Akuapem Poloo took the pictures with her son who was also half-naked and posted them on her Instagram page. The said post went viral on social media and after several complaints she removed the post and apologized. – – Akuapem Poloo, admitted when she was…

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