Africa 

Tunisia receives over 1 mln covid doses, oxygens from France

Tunisian on Friday took delivery of more than a million doses of covid-19 vaccines from France. At the port of Rades, a southern suburb of Tunis, the French navy also delivered three tanks filled with liquefied oxygen. In this north African nation, medics are currently struggling to deal with rise in the number of infections. French Secretary of State, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said the doses will enable the inoculation of around 3,000 people in a day. “The pandemic is very active, the virus is on the rise, and this is why…

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Africa 

Hundreds of Ugandans given fake Covid jabs: health officials

At least 800 people in Uganda received fake Covid-19 vaccines last month from unapproved people as the country is battling a surge in cases from the ongoing fourth wave. The counterfeit jabs were administered over May and June during a deadly surge of the coronavirus in the East African nation, when new infections soared to record highs of about 1,700 cases per day. The fraudsters targeted people looking to pay for immunisation, including corporate employees, at a time when vaccines were in short supply, said Dr Warren Naamara, the director…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Parents Raised Their Girls And Let Boys Raise Themselves — Singer Simi

Simi Nigerian singer, Simi has opined that many of our parents raised their girls and let the boys raise themselves. The ‘Duduke’ singer took to her Instagram Stories to share her opinion on the difference in upbringing between men and women. Read Also: Why I Like Babies And Little Children – Simi In her words: “Many of our parents raised their girls and let the boys raise themselves. This is why lots of people think boys are easier to raise. If their boys fumble, they say “boys will be boys”. If…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Singer alleges racism after he was dropped from Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony

A musician claims he was cut from the Olympic opening ceremony because he was black. Latyr Sy, a Senagalese percussionist based in Japan for 20 years, accused organisers of racism after he was booked and then cancelled for inclusion at the curtain-raiser. “It’s totally racist,” Mr. Sy reportedly said: “I was told they said ‘Why this guy? Why this African guy?’ “I’ve seen a lot of stuff, I’ve felt a lot of things, but this just doesn’t fit with the Olympics. Why should I be silent?” Tokyo 2020 failed to…

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Africa 

Central African Republic: Aid group halts work after attacks on staff

Charity Doctors without Borders said Friday it was suspending operations in the Central African Republic (CAR) after its staff came under attack by armed groups. The organization accuses fighters of attacks on health workers and facilities. In June, a convoy transporting patients to MSF’s hospital in Batangafo was caught in an ambush by armed men, leaving a patient’s caretaker dead. “NGOs and also the Central African population are targeted by armed groups. This year we have documented 130 cases against NGOs with 3 cases of murder,” said Denise Brwon, the…

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Africa 

Clashes at Paris protest over virus passes

Last updated: 4 hours ago Protesters clashed with police in Paris on Saturday at a rally against a bill requiring everyone to have a special virus pass to enter restaurants and other venues and mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all health care workers. Legislators in France’s Senate are debating the bill Saturday after the lower house of parliament approved it Friday. French virus infections are spiking and hospitalizations are rising anew. The government is trying to speed up vaccinations to protect vulnerable populations and hospitals and avoid new lockdowns. Most French…

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Pacific 

‘Lack of global solidarity’, slow vaccination rates put Indonesia in COVID glare

UN News asked Resident Coordinator, Valerie Julliand, about the situation in the country and what the rest of the world could learn from Indonesia’s experience. What is the current situation in Indonesia? UN Indonesia Valerie Julliand, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Indonesia. UN Indonesia Indonesia, like many of countries in South East Asia, had until recently been successful in mitigating the worst health impacts of COVID-19; some form of physical distancing measures have long been in place. Since taking up my post here in October 2020, I’ve only met most of…

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Africa 

South Sudan names woman to head parliament

Jemma Nunu Kumba, the incumbent secretary-general of the ruling party, will become the first woman to preside over the parliament of South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, which gained its independence ten years ago. She will be responsible for the implementation of the peace agreement. President Salva Kiir, who is also chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), announced Friday afternoon that Ms. Kumba had been appointed to head a newly “reconstituted” parliament. “Jemma (Nunu Kumba) will be the next Speaker of Parliament,” he said at a general assembly…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Vybz Kartel’s lawyer says new evidence shows text messages used to jail singer were fake

Home | News | General | Vybz Kartel’s lawyer says new evidence shows text messages used to jail singer were fake Lionel Messi cools off in N100m a month mansion with family in Miami after Copa America triumph Tension at Old Trafford as top Man United star rejects N28.2b offer, set to leave with PSG interested <!– –> 22 hours 49 minutes ago 1 <!– –> Dancehall music superstar Vybz Kartel could be free by 2022, according to his lawyer Isat Buchanan Buchanan said that the Blackberry cellphone used to…

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