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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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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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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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Why Twitter picked Ghana as its head quarters in Africa

– – Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. In a statement the company said “in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.” According to Twitter it decided to settle…

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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

– – A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal leaves and prekese, a traditional African spice and medicinal plant product. Customs officials found the items in the man’s luggage when he arrived on a flight from Ghana. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were however concerned about the giant African snails found in the luggage. They considered the snails highly invasive, consuming at least 500 types of plants, wreaking havoc on tropical and…

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Kobena Sekyi: Ghanaian lawyer who wore African cloth to court

– – Africans have been celebrating the decision of an educated elite who hailed from Ghana to wear only African cloth to court. William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, popularly known as Kobena Sekyi was born in 1892 and died in 1956. He was an educated elite who vowed never to wear European clothing again until his death. Sekyi also became the first lawyer in the British colony (Gold coast) now Ghana to appear in court in a traditional African cloth. Kobena Sekyi, he was the only educated elite in Africa who vowed…

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Ghana says ‘stress caused mass fish deaths’ along beaches

– – Ghanaian officials have sought to give explanation for the cause of deaths of fishes and some dolphins washed ashore during the Easter festivities in some coastal communities. More than 60 dead dolphins and tonnes of different species of fish were washed ashore along the coasts. In Axim-Bewire in the Western Region, over 60 dolphins were also washed ashore on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Prior to that discovery, tonnes of large species of fish have also been spotted in Osu in the capital Accra and Keta in the Volta Region.…

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Dead dolphins and fishes washed ashore in Ghana

– – More than 60 dead dolphins and tonnes of different species of fish have been washed ashore along the coasts of Ghana. In Axim-Bewire in the Western Region, over 60 dolphins were washed ashore on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Prior to that discovery, tonnes of large species of fish have also been spotted in Osu in the capital Accra and Keta in the Volta Region. Environmental officers have taken samples of the species of dead fish and sea mammals to the laboratory for analysis following suspicious that they did…

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Nigerian man killed with body parts missing in Ghana

– – Police in central part of Ghana are investigating the circumstances under which a Nigerian man was killed in a town called Kasoa. According to police officials the 30-year-old Nigerian popularly known as God’s power was murdered this month. Residents in the Gomoa Bantama community where he was found dead said he was staying with two other Nigerian friends. Police found the lifeless body of the deceased in a pool of blood Sunday, March 21 with parts of his body reportedly missing. Roommates of the victim who are all…

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Trisolace: Creating agribusiness opportunities for young Ghanaians

– – For years, young people especially in Africa did not have the interest in creating business opportunities in Agriculture as they consider the sector unattractive and not worth the needed investment. That is however changing in countries like Ghana where a company called Trisolace Farms is helping to young people fall in love with snail and mushroom farming. Trisolace Farms trains, provides input and buys back produce from those that benefit from its services. Photo: Facebook / Trisolace Farms Organizations interested in snail raising education for their members, made…

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