Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Same-sex Marriage Will Never Happen During My Tenure—President Of Ghana

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has declared that same-sex marriage will never happen during his tenure. He said this at the installation program for an Anglican Archbishop held in Mampong on Saturday. ''I have said this before, and let me stress again that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo that same-sex...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine withdraws court case disputing presidential election results – Reports

According to the electoral commission results, which he disputed, Bobi Wine secured nearly 35 per cent of the vote. Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, said on Monday he was withdrawing his case over election fraud from the country’s highest court, media reported. The singer-turned-politician ran as against longtime incumbent President Yoweri...

South Africa Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Campaign

President Cyril Ramaphosa was among the first to be inoculated Wednesday as South Africa launched its coronavirus vaccine campaign using Johnson & Johnson jabs, after the rollout was delayed. South Africa earlier this month received a million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca formula but halted administering it over concerns it would not protect against a widespread...

Okonjo-Iweala To Be Confirmed As WTO Boss Today

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at which the former Nigerian finance minister and World Bank veteran is expected to be formally selected as...

DR Congo Faces New Ebola Outbreak, Months After Overcoming Dreaded Disease

The Democratic Republic of Congo says it is working to contain a possible resurgence of Ebola in the eastern region of the country after a case of the deadly hemorrhagic fever was confirmed on Sunday. Kinshasa’s health ministry stopped short of declaring an outbreak but said tests done on a woman who presented with symptoms...

NEWSHerdsmen killings: ECOWAS Court to rule on suit against Nigerian govt

The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja, on Friday, heard arguments in the case by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government of Nigeria. SERAP wants justice for the authorities’ failure to prevent, account for and investigate atrocities against Nigerians and other residents by herdsmen and other unknown perpetrators. The court adjourned the...

US Calls on Eritrean Forces to Leave Ethiopia’s Tigray Immediately

The United States has said all soldiers from Eritrea should leave Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region “immediately.” A State Department spokesperson cited “credible reports of looting, sexual violence, assaults in refugee camps and other human rights abuses.” “There is also evidence of Eritrean soldiers forcibly returning Eritrean refugees from Tigray to Eritrea,” the spokesperson said. The statement reflects...

Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings to Be Buried Wednesday

Ghana’s former President and the country’s longest-serving leader, Jerry John Rawlings will be buried on Wednesday. His body has been lying in state since Monday and hundreds of people have taken the opportunity to pay their last respects. The funeral rituals are taking place with strict enforcement of coronavirus restrictions. Mr Rawlings died on 12 November at...

Mali Junta Dissolved Five Months After Coup

Mali’s military junta which ousted former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta five months ago has been officially dissolved, according to a government decree. The decree was signed by the transitional President Bah Ndaw and Prime Minister Moctar Ouane. The junta, the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), had still remained in place even after...

Kobe Bryant Death Anniversary: Fans Still Mourn Icon, Daughter

On this day in 2020 the world lost an icon. It’s been a year since Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Southern California. They were on their way to a basketball tournament on a Sunday morning. Bryant, Gigi — that’s what most called his daughter — and...

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