Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Nigeria and Ghana Report first cases of the omicron variant

The Coronavirus omicron variant has been detected in west Africa. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), three persons with history of travel to South Africa returned positive tests for the new covid-19 variant; “These cases were recent arrivals...

South African protesters demand boycott of Miss Universe pageant in Israel

Comcerned South African protesters, protested outside the offices of Miss South Africa beauty pageant organizers on Friday, due to their continued nonchalance and going ahead to participate in the Miss Universe show in December in Israel. “We are protesting due...

Ethiopia declares Nationwide state of emergency as Tigrayan rebels gain ground

Officials in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa have called on residents to register their weapons; and get ready to protect their neighbourhoods amid fears that rebels could advance on the city. The federal government has now declared a nationwide state...

Senegalese builders are rejecting concrete for an eco-friendly alternative

In Senegal concrete is cheap and omnipresent, yet some Senegalese builders are now reverting to the use of earth; bricks and revisiting traditional building methods in order to provide better insulation and heat-protection to buildings. This approach, used by...

Afghan only girls boarding school moves to Rwanda to escape the Taliban

Afghanistan’s only boarding school for girls has temporarily shifted to the East African country of Rwanda; as announced by the school’s  co-founder Shabana Basij-Rasikh Monday. According to VOA, In a tweet, Basij-Rasikh, president of SOLA (School of Leadership Afghanistan), said...

Ethiopia to Build Local Social Media Platform to Rival Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

Ethiopia has begun growing its personal social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, although it doesn’t plan to dam the worldwide providers; the state communications safety company mentioned on Monday. Ethiopia has been engulfed since final 12 months...

Survivors of 1921 Tulsa race massacre accept Ghanaian citizenship

The Two African American siblings who are survivors of a well documented massacre of Black people in the city of Tulsa in Oklahoma have rounded up a visit to Ghana by accepting to be citizens of Ghana. 107-year-old Viola Fletcher...

Rwanda deports Belgian lawyer, Vincent Lurquin representing Hotel Rwanda Hero, for violating immigration laws

A Belgian lawyer known as Vincent Lurquin who claimed to be representing Paul Rusesabagina who is currently being charged for; terrorism, specialized international and border crimes and is currently being tried in a Kigali-based court; has been deported and further barred...

Libyans Celebrate to mark the anniversary of ‘liberation’ of Tripoli

Hundreds of people in Libya's capital Tripoli celebrated its complete liberation from the militia of warlord Khalifa Haftar. The Tripoli residents gathered late Thursday in the city's Martyr's Square; holding the Libyan flags and banners of victory. They also chanted...

Update: Pray for Haiti as Death toll reaches nearly 2,000

At least 1,941 people are known to have died in Haiti in Saturday's powerful earthquake; rescue workers have managed to pull 34 people alive from the rubble; but many are still missing after the 7.2-magnitude quake. However, the search...

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