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Covid-19: Ivory Coast becomes second country to get Covax vaccines

– Advertisement – Ivory Coast has become the second country after Ghana to receive coronavirus vaccines under the global vaccine-sharing programme Covax. The West African nation received 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday, delivered from a plant in India. Authorities in Ivory Coast say they intend vaccinating health workers, teachers and members of the security forces from March. “Let us celebrate this as a moment of global solidarity in the struggle against the pandemic”💬CEPI CEO, Richard Hatchett speaking on this week’s COVAX deliveries ✈️Doses of the @AstraZeneca /…

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Opinion: The reflections of a day-old Lesbian

As one would expect, I have done my fair share of introspection on the events of the past 24 hours (from February 24-25, 2021) and I can understand how anyone with subpar or at best average intellect would make the inference that was made from my earlier post. I did say I was grateful for the community of like-minded people I have by which I meant the feminist community on social media, other allies and friends I could call and vent to about some of the ludicrous arguments being made…

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Flights grounded at Ghana’s main airport as staff begin strike

– Advertisement – Passengers are stranded at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana as airport staff embark on strike. The strike had disrupted domestic and international flights as the airport workers demand the dismissal of their Managing Director Yaw Kwakwa over allegations of mismanagement. The irate workers also locked out the embattled MD who had earlier denied allegations levelled against him by the aggrieved staff. The strike follows a statement issued by the union directing all general staff to withdraw their services at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) from 06:00hrs…

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Over 300 schoolgirls abducted by gunmen in Nigeria

– Advertisement – Over 300 schoolgirls have been abducted by gunmen in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State in Nigeria. The bandits carried out the abducted of the schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe. The State Police spokesperson Mohammed Shehu told local media “We are right now on our way going to the school where the incident happened.” According to a staff of the school who witnessed the abduction, the gunmen arrived in the school on Friday morning with vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students.…

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The 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians for 2020

– Advertisement – As part of its annual programme to celebrate and honour Nigeria’s most outstanding youth, leading African PR and rating firm Avance Media has published the fifth edition of its annual 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians ranking. The list which is centered on revealing the most hard-working youth features individuals who stood tall in their business and careers amidst the COVID- 19 pandemic and the EndSARS protest. Putting diversity into consideration, the list features young people from varied industries and sectors including Politics, Civil Society, Music, Business, Media,…

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Anxiety grips LGBTQ+ people in Ghana after office shutdown

– Advertisement – Many LGBTQ+ persons in Ghana are now living in fear after police raided their community center in the capital, Accra to shut it down. On Wednesday police stormed the office space which is within a residential community to lock it up. The shutdown was carried out reportedly on the orders of the owner of the facility who gave it out to leaders of the LGBTQ+ last year for rent. For weeks now there has been a huge public uproar over the opening of the office space which…

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Ghana is first in Africa to receive Covid-19 vaccines under COVAX

– Advertisement – Ghana on Wednesday morning took delivery of 600,000 AstraZeneca doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The consignment arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Ghana’s capital, Accra via an Emirates airline plane. The government said the doses are part of the first batch of vaccines the country is acquiring through the Covid-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) which Ghana among 92 countries have signed unto. Ghana thus becomes the first African country to receive the Covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility. #Ghana🇬🇭 becomes the first African country to receive…

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Global music streaming giant Spotify expands services in Africa

– Advertisement – The world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now available in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda as of February 23. With a worldwide community of more than 345 million monthly active listeners, Spotify will offer a world-class audio listening and music discovery experience to listeners. The Spotify service is available for free or with an upgrade to Spotify Premium, a subscription service that offers an ad-free music listening experience. The company said it will launch in 39 countries on the continent. The countries are,…

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African UN leaders criticize ‘sexist and racist’ coverage of WTO’s first female boss

– Advertisement – Senior African leaders at the UN are unhappy with media coverage of the first female boss of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The WTO this month announced officially the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new director-general. The former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi will take over the role effective March 1, becoming the first woman and also African to lead the institution. But reportage on her historic appointment has been criticised by African UN leaders who say “sexist and racist” language used in coverage of the…

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Over 100 feminists solidarize with LGBT+ Ghanaians

– Advertisement – A group of over 100 Ghanaian feminists have announced their solidarity with “LGBT+ Rights Ghana and queer and transgender Ghanaians everywhere.” Members of the LGBT+ community in Ghana have come under serious attack following news of the commissioning of an office and work space for them in Ghana’s capital Accra. Ghana is a highly conservative and religious nation, which has driven support for anti-LGBT+ activities. But with a surge in attempts to resist the acceptability of the LGBT+community in Ghana, the group of Ghanaian feminists wrote a…

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