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AFAG condemns unruly conduct in Parliament

Pressure group Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has condemned the unruly conduct of some Members of Parliament (MPs) on the floor of the House of Parliament during the election of Speaker for the 8th Parliament on January 6, 2020. The group’s leadership in a statement decried the needless confrontations and called for a speedy independent […]

African Continent to Soon Receive First COVID Vaccines, Health Officials Say

ANITA POWELL A ray of hope emerged Thursday for the Rainbow Nation, which has seen a massive spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases, as South Africa’s health minister announced a large shipment of vaccines is coming this month.   Zweli Mkhize said the country will receive one million vaccine doses by the end of January, and another […]

Uganda opposition leader Bobi Wine asks ICC to investigate rights abuses

Uganda’s main opposition leader has asked a tribunal in The Hague to investigate his country’s president for human rights abuses. At an online press conference, police accosted Bobi Wine and dragged him from his car. Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Thursday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate the country’s president and […]

In quest to find birth family, woman makes ‘life-altering’ discovery: She’s a princess

The life of Sarah Culberson, a Sierra Leone princess, changed forever when she learned of her royal status. But her story isn’t exactly a fairy tale. CHAR ADAMS Sarah Culberson saw the unthinkable during her first visit to Bumpe, Sierra Leone, in 2004 — children wandering with missing limbs, schools reduced to rubble, entire neighborhoods […]

Prickly pear seed oil: Clinical study reveals efficiency of promising product for export

The findings of a clinical study conducted to show the benefits of prickly pear seed oil in cosmetics and thus promote this Tunisian product, have proved promising. The anti-blemish, anti-dark circles, anti-wrinkle and firming virtues of the oil have been confirmed. A skin tolerance test was also conducted under dermatological supervision, confirming that this oil […]

Africa faces wait for mass COVID-19 vaccination – disease control group

MacDonald Dzirutwe & Alexander Winning Mass vaccination against COVID-19 is unlikely to start in Africa until midway through next year and keeping vaccines cold could be a big challenge, the continent’s disease control group said on Thursday. Some European countries expect to start rolling out vaccination campaigns as early as January. But health campaigners are […]

Israel, Morocco Agree to Normalize Relations ‘With Minimal Delay’

Morocco will become the fourth Arab state to resume relations with Israel in the back-end of the Trump presidency — after the US granted a key concession on disputed territory. Israel’s PM hailed a “joyous” development. Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Thursday said his country would “resume official contacts… and diplomatic relations with minimal delay” […]

International travelers may soon be required to get COVID-19 vaccination before flying

International air travel could come booming back next year but with a new rule: Travelers to certain countries must be vaccinated against the coronavirus before they can fly. Encouraging news about vaccine development has given airlines and nations hope they may soon be able to revive suspended flight routes and dust-off lucrative tourism plans. But […]

President Nana Akufo-Addo wins election

The incumbent Ghanaian president Akufo-Addo has held on to power following the release of official results. Tensions are rising in the normally peaceful country as his opponent calls foul play. The Ghanaian electoral commission on Wednesday declared incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the country’s presidential election. The 76-year-old Akufo-Addo from the center-right New […]

The plight of the Shona in Kenya who are demanding recognition after decades of statelessness

AMA NUNOO In the 1960s, about 100 Shona missionaries arrived in Kenya from Zimbabwe and Zambia to establish the Gospel of God Church. The move was accepted and welcomed by Kenya’s first president, Jomo Kenyatta, but his successors have not done much to integrate the Shona. The descendants of these missionaries are stateless in Kenya. […]

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