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South Africa Sells Off Astrazeneca COVID Vaccine, Places Fresh Order From Pfizer
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South Africa Sells Off Astrazeneca COVID Vaccine, Places Fresh Order From Pfizer

South Africa has sold a million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for distribution in 14 fellow African nations, the health minister announced Sunday. The country has ordered vaccine does from Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer and now hopes to immunise two-thirds of the population, though so far only 183,000 doses have been administered. South Africa last month suspended its vaccination programme, which had started with AstraZeneca jabs after doubts were raised over that vaccine’s efficacy against a local variant of Covid-19. Pretoria instead announced its intention to sell its AstraZeneca doses to the African Union (AU). In a statement, Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, said “the first batch of vaccines that is being delivered will benefit 9 (AU) member states. The ...
Quit WHO Now – Madagascar President To All African Nations
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Quit WHO Now – Madagascar President To All African Nations

The President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina has called on all African Nations to quit the World Health Organization (WHO) because of the bad faith of Europe towards Africa. The Malagasy president says, Europe created organizations with the desire for Africans to remain dependent on them. Africa has found a medicine against Coronavirus but Europe thinks they have a monopoly of intelligence as such they are refusing to acknowledge it. It is against this backdrop that I invite all African Nations to quit the international organizations in order for us to build ours. My country Madagascar leaves all the organizations tonight and I call on other African Nations to do same.
See The Only 6 African Nations Yet To Record Any Case Of COVID-19
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See The Only 6 African Nations Yet To Record Any Case Of COVID-19

Six of Africa’s 54 nations are among the last in the world yet to report cases of the new coronavirus. The global pandemic has been confirmed in almost every country, but for a handful of far-flung tiny island states, war-torn Yemen and isolated North Korea. In Africa authorities claim they are spared by god, or simply saved by low air traffic to their countries, however some fear it is lack of testing that is hiding the true impact. – South Sudan – The east African nation is barely emerging from six years of civil war and with high levels of hunger, illness and little infrastructure, observers fear the virus could wreak havoc. Doctor Angok Gordon Kuol, one of those charged with overseeing the fight against the virus, said the country had only carried out 12 tests, none ...
Coronavirus: Somalia, Benin Republic, Liberia, Tanzania Confirm First Cases
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Coronavirus: Somalia, Benin Republic, Liberia, Tanzania Confirm First Cases

Tanzania, Liberia, Benin and Somalia confirmed their first coronavirus cases on Monday, as more African nations shut their borders amid fears the disease could cause their fragile health systems to collapse. The new cases mean 30 African nations - more than half the continent - are now treating nearly 400 patients with coronavirus. Somalia, which has been at civil war since 1991, is completely reliant on donors to support its meagre public hospitals. Fighting between Islamist insurgents and the internationally-backed government has forced more than 2.6 million Somalis to flee their homes. Many live in makeshift tents made of sticks and scraps of material. Health minister Fawziya Abikar Nur said on Twitter that the ministry had quarantined and tested four Somalis who came from ...
Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Others As Top-risk African Nations
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Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Others As Top-risk African Nations

The World Health Organisation has identified 13 high- risk African countries for coronavirus . They are Algeria, Angola , Ivory Coast , DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya , Mauritius , Nigeria , South Africa, Tanzania , Uganda , and Zambia . A statement from WHO said the identified African nations have direct links or a high volume of travel to China . " WHO has identified 13 top priority countries ( Algeria, Angola , Cote d’ Ivoire , the Democratic Republic of the Congo , Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya , Mauritius, Nigeria , South Africa , Tanzania , Uganda and Zambia ) which either have direct links or a high volume of travel to China . " To ensure rapid detection of the novel coronavirus, it is important to have laboratories which can test samples and WHO is supporting countries...
Bishop Oyedepo To Plant 10,000 Churches In 2020
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Bishop Oyedepo To Plant 10,000 Churches In 2020

Bishop David Oyedepo has just announced the planting of 10,000 more churches this year adding to about 11,000 churches presently which will make 21,000 churches at the end of the year. It will be recalled that the church planted her first 5 churches in 1987 and by 1994, she reached out to African nations. In 2001, she reached out to other continents of the world and by December 2009, she had a total of about 700 churches. The Church planted about 1,200 churches in 2010, 1,500 in 2011 and 2000 by 2012 respectively. She announced about 5,600 churches excluding Lagos as at the end of 2014. Added to some 150 churches planted from 2015 to 2018 as well as 5,082 planted last year, the churches reached about 11,000. Bishop David Oyedepo announced in December 2019 that Winners Chapel...
Putin Wrote Off $20 Billion Debt Owed By African Nations
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Putin Wrote Off $20 Billion Debt Owed By African Nations

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has written off $20 billion of accumulated debt owed by African countries during the Soviet era. Putin said this during the Russia-Africa forum in Sochi. He added that the funds from those debts were being used to set up special programmes to support Africa’s economic development. “Russia had recently written off $20 billion of debt owed by African countries,” Putin said, adding, “funds from those debts were being used to set up special programmes to support Africa’s economic development.” “It was not only an act of generosity but also a manifestation of pragmatism because many of the African states were not able to pay interest on these loans,” he said. The Russian president also said Africa was attractive to Russian businesses as many...
AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report
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AFCFTA: What President Buhari Said As He Formerly Accepts Committee Report

President Muhammadu Buhari has formerly accepted the report of the committee to assess impact and readiness for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, AFCFTA. Buhari said that for AfCFTA to succeed, African nations must develop policies that promote African production, among other benefits. He formerly accepted the report from the committee at the Presidential Villa on Thursday. According to him, “It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to this occasion to receive the report on the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Nigeria’s readiness for it. “It has been over a year now since the African Union Heads of States adopted the Phase I Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at its 10th Extraordinary Summit in Kigali, ...
UN Puts Biafra In The List Of African Nation
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UN Puts Biafra In The List Of African Nation

This is a good news to all Biafrans and it is worth to be celebrated Among across the glob. When united nation held their meeting last year in U S,they listed all Africa countries, and biafra was not included.it was like the UN has forgotten the issue of biafra,not knowing that the work is going on underground. According to a report by biafran radio(Radio Biafra),"we thank God that today biafra is listed among Africa nation,"the broadcaster stated. Also,IPOB leadership was reported to be the leading secessionist groups among many nations in Africa that want a separate state. We gathered that there are five nations that want to be on their own.information milling around say that Nnamdi kanu,the IPOB leader will represent Biafra in UN upcoming meeting in June,since IPOB is the only regi...
Donald Trump’s Daughter, Tiffany’s Alleged Wealthy New Boyfriend, Michael Boulous Grew up in Nigeria With his family
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Donald Trump’s Daughter, Tiffany’s Alleged Wealthy New Boyfriend, Michael Boulous Grew up in Nigeria With his family

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, Tiffany is reportedly in a relationship with a wealthy young man, who grew up in Nigeria with his family. The 25-year-old law student is seeing handsome Michael Boulos, who grew up in Lagos, where his well-connected family owns a multibillion-dollar conglomerate that trades in vehicles, equipment, retail and construction. His mother is popular humanitarian and SPAN CEO, Sarah Boulous. A source tell Page Six that Tiffany met London-based Boulos, whose family is of Lebanese origin, on vacation in Mykonos, Greece, this summer. Things have been going so well that Tiffany who split from ex, Ross Mechanic in 2017, brought Boulos to the Trumps’ Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving.  “Tiffany is happy she has so far been able to keep things with Michael un...
Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months
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Trump Orders All Liberians In America To Vacate The Country Within 12 Months

President Trump said on Tuesday he will end a special immigration program that has allowed nearly 4,000 Liberians to legally live and work in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Liberians will now face a similar situation to thousands of people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan who had their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) terminated by the Trump administration. They either have to leave the country at the expiration of the deadline or risk becoming undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Liberians were first granted TPS in March 1991 under former President George H.W. Bush due to armed conflicts that were gripping the country, and starting in 1999, Liberians were transferred into a separate program called Deferred Enforced Departure, a classification that allowed th...
West African Journalists Urged To Unite In Deepening Regional Democracy
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West African Journalists Urged To Unite In Deepening Regional Democracy

President of the West African Parliamentary Press Corps (WAPPC), Mr. Andrew Edwin has called for bilateral relationship between Ghanian and Nigerian press corps, saying both countries have genuine commitment to advancement of democracy through reportage in the sub-region. Mr Andrew who was accompanied by the Treasurer of the Corps stated this while paying a courtesy call on the Nigeria Senate Spokesperson, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi in Abuja. He stressed that Africa continent and the global world stand to benefit if there was strong democratic union between Ghana and Nigeria which he said was reflected in ECOWAS in the past years. “Strong and vibrant bilateral relations between Press Corps is for the benefit of all particularly Africans and that is why we seek to deepen relation...
U.S. Urges Nigeria To Diversify Economy For Growth
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U.S. Urges Nigeria To Diversify Economy For Growth

The U.S. on Tuesday urged Nigeria to create an enabling environment for processing of agricultural products to encourage sales of such products in the international market. Harry Sullivan, the Acting Director for Economic and Regional Affairs, made the call in a teleconference with journalists organised by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy. He said that Nigeria’s over-dependence on oil could hinder economic growth; therefore, there was need for diversification. Mr. Sullivan also said that there was need to seek update on U.S. economic policy in Africa and efforts towards expanding trade and investment under the aegis of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). According to him, AGOA is a scheme initiated by the U.S. government in May 2000 to assist the economies ...
Customs Tackles Diversion Of Petroleum Products to Neighbouring Countries
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Customs Tackles Diversion Of Petroleum Products to Neighbouring Countries

For the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), a fresh challenge of tackling smuggling and diversion of petroleum products to neighbouring countries is a battle to fight headlong. There have been cases of smuggling of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrole, diesel and kerosene, through Idiroko, Seme and other borders linking Nigeria with some African nations. The Ogun State Area Command recently bemoaned the unpatriotic act of smugglers, who are diverting petroleum products to neighbouring countries, even at a time when the nation is facing fuel supply challenges. The Area Controller, Sani Madugu, at a media briefing, said the Command intercepted 276 Jerry cans (25 litres each) of petrol; nine drums and 32 kegs of diesel; and five drums of kerosene at Idiroko border in the last...
Nigeria, S. Africa, Ghana Summon US Diplomats After Donald Trump Remark
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Nigeria, S. Africa, Ghana Summon US Diplomats After Donald Trump Remark

Nigeria’s government on Monday summoned a representative of the the US ambassador to explain reported remarks by Trump that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from “s***hole countries”, according to the Foreign Ministry, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama “sought clarification on the veracity or otherwise of the substance of the remarks, stressing that if they were true, they were deeply hurtful, offensive and unacceptable”, it added in a statement. Under Secretary of State Steven Goldstein also told CNN that the top US diplomats in South Africa and Ghana were also called on to meet with those governments, Haiti, Botswana and Senegal have also summoned diplomats over the matter, and more diplomats are expected to be called this week, Goldstein said. Trump had asked ...
‘The Slave Auctions In Libya Is A Mockery Of Alleged Solidarity Of African Nations In AU – Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo Reacts
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‘The Slave Auctions In Libya Is A Mockery Of Alleged Solidarity Of African Nations In AU – Ghana President, Nana Akufo-Addo Reacts

Ghana's President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has reacted to the disturbing report on slave trade of African migrants in the North African country, Libya. Taking to his Twitter page, President Akufo-Addo described the slave auctions of African migrants, as a mockery of the alleged solidarity of African nations grouped in the African Union (AU).
Leadership, Finance Hinder Policy Implementation In Nigeria – Obasanjo
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Leadership, Finance Hinder Policy Implementation In Nigeria – Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Wednesday, identified poor implementation of development policies by African governments as a big impediment to the prosperity of the continent. The former president spoke in Lagos at the public presentation of the book `Making Africa Work`. The book was co-authored by Obasanjo, Greg Mills, Jeffrey Herbst and Davies Dickie, all of the Brenthurst Foundation. Obasanjo, who chairs the foundation, said African governments were never in want of sound development policies, but most of them suffered setbacks owing to little or no implementation. He blamed the situation on lack of political will by leaders, poor funding and lack of continuity in governance. Obasanjo said some ambitious policies were never executed because African countri...
Uk Nollywood Producers Guild Inauguration at the Houses of Parliament
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Uk Nollywood Producers Guild Inauguration at the Houses of Parliament

As African film-makers in the diaspora, the onus is on us to channel our creative ingenuity in a manner that is both artistically and financially beneficial to all. That is why we, independent film producers from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Kenya, South Africa and other African nations, have come together under the umbrella of UK Nollywood Producers Guild (UKNPG) to have a common and united association. The name ‘Nollywood’ is a reflection of the strength of the idea started in Nigeria; that has become so powerful that it has now come to encompass the entire continent of film-makers. The official inauguration was held at the historic buildings of the British Houses of Parliament, in Westminster. It had in attendance Jeremy Lefroy, the MP representing Stafford...

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