Africa South Africa World 

Omicron: AU, UN criticize travel restrictions on African countries

– – The African Union and United Nations have strongly criticized travel restrictions placed on several Southern African countries following the confirmation of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that the restrictions could lead to “travel apartheid”, describing them as “deeply unfair, punitive and ineffective” in stopping the spread of the variant. He said Africans should not be collectively punished for sharing health information with the world. The AU chairperson Chairperson Mahamat Faki said wealthier nations should help the continent increase its vaccination rates…

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Africa World 

Spotify Wrapped reveals Ghana’s top albums, artists, and more

– – As the countdown to 2022 starts, nothing can round off this incredible year better than Spotify Wrapped, which sums up what made 365 million Spotify users around the globe vibe throughout the year. In 2021, the world slowly came out of its quarantine lifestyle to embrace the New Normal. While at it, Spotify entered Ghana’s space, in line with the rise of audio streaming in Sub-Saharan Africa. Now, for the fifth year running, Spotify is unveiling the top artists, albums, songs and playlists through Wrapped. Spoiler alert: the…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Your Walk Cannot Bring Peace Without Justice, By Buhari Olanrewaju Ahmed

We are in the middle of a mourning period over citizens who were brutally killed on their own soil whilst demanding for justice, calling for peace and unity as good citizens do in defence of their country. The Nigerian soil and its flag have been desecrated by the Nigerian Army empowered to protect citizens against external aggressions. The Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu who gave the order for the killing that took place at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020, shamelessly came out to put more salt to…

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Africa 

UN condemns killing of Indonesian peacekeeper in DR Congo

The attack by the so-called Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in eastern DRC, took place on Monday, near the town of Beni, when a MONUSCO patrol came under fire. The injured peacekeeper is reportedly in a stable condition. I strongly condemn the killing of a @MONUSCO peacekeeper from Indonesia in a cowardly attack in the Beni region yesterday. This crime must not go unpunished. I reiterate my gratitude to Indonesia for its strong support to the @UN and @UNPeacekeeping. pic.twitter.com/cS6aEG6q5M — Jean-Pierre Lacroix (@Lacroix_UN) June 23, 2020 They ‘risk their lives…

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Africa 

Devastating South Sudan coronavirus deaths,’a tragedy that can be prevented’, Security Council hears

But limited testing and social stigmatization is likely obscuring the true magnitude of the pandemic, said Mr. Shearer, who heads the UN Mission in the world’s youngest nation (UNMISS). The Mission’s greatest fear is that the additional pressure of responding to COVID-19 on South Sudan’s weak healthcare system will disrupt vaccinations, maternal health services and treatment for curable diseases like malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. The result could be a “devastating” increase in deaths that would likely greater than the loss of life from COVID-19 itself. Systemic threat “COVID is going to hit…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Salsa Kings’ Multi-Feature App Available for Download at Google Play and App Store

Salsa Kings’ Multi-Feature App Available for Download at Google Play and App Store – Music Industry Today – EIN Presswire Trusted News Since 1995 A service for music industry professionals · Thursday, December 2, 2021 · 557,400,500 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools News Topics Newsletters Press Releases Events & Conferences RSS Feeds Other Services Questions? Sourced From Nigerian Music

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

R. Kelly and manager allegedly tried to ‘intimidate, silence’ sex abuse accusers

According to PageSix, they both allegedly tried to intimidate them with tactics that included calling in a shooting threat to a theater premiering a documentary about the singer, new court papers show. The three ladies involved, Lizette Martinez, Lisa Van Allen and Faith Rogers who claim they were sexually abused by the 54-year-old convict filed the Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit alleging that; “Kelly and his inner circle … began an orchestrated effort to silence, harass, bribe and intimidate those brave young women and their friends and family.” They alleged the…

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Africa 

Ghana, Nigeria detect Omicron variant, increase vaccination efforts

Ghana announced on Wednesday that its scientists have detected cases of the omicron variant in passengers who arrived in the country ten days ago. Speaking at a launch event for “COVID-19 vaccination month,” Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General for Ghana’s Health Service, said the cases had come mainly from Nigeria and South Africa. They were picked up through testing of passengers arriving at Ghana’s Kokota International airport. Reports from virologist William Ampofo confirmed that weekly samples of 200 passengers arriving at the airport detected that 28% of those arriving from Nigeria…

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Africa 

Cameroon: Campaign to change attitudes to female condom use

In Cameroon, the prevalence of HIV AIDS is decreasing according to statistics. The CAMPHIA survey focused on providing estimates of HIV risk and burden by measuring annual HIV incidence, HIV prevalence, show that 3.7 percent of adults are living with HIV in Cameroon, representing approximately 500,000 individuals. The annual rate of new HIV infection among adults was 0.24, or 31,000 new cases per year. But young girls between 15 and 24 years of age are still the most infected segment of the population, and presenting the most challenge, in part…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

FALL IN LOVE WITH AUTUMN 2021 AND CANCEL HATE WITH RHYTHM AND SOCIAL BLUES FROM HARRMONIKA MUSIK

FALL IN LOVE WITH AUTUMN 2021 AND CANCEL HATE WITH RHYTHM AND SOCIAL BLUES FROM HARRMONIKA MUSIK – Music Industry Today – EIN Presswire Trusted News Since 1995 A service for music industry professionals · Thursday, December 2, 2021 · 557,391,994 Articles · 3+ Million Readers News Monitoring and Press Release Distribution Tools News Topics Newsletters Press Releases Events & Conferences RSS Feeds Other Services Questions? Sourced From Nigerian Music

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