AFRICA

Monkeypox outbreak 2022 and what you need to know

Monkeypox, a disease caused by the monkeypox virus, occurs very infrequently and in very scattered locations in parts of Africa. There are two clades (or types) of the virus: a West Africa (WA) clade in which 1 to 3.6 out of 100 infected patients die (1% to 3.6% mortality) and …

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We need to capitalize on technology to boost Africa’s cultural heritage

Dr. Wale Okediran, the General Secretary of the Pan African Writers’ Association (PAWA) says there is a need to capitalize on the numerous benefits of technology to commercialize Africa’s intangible cultural heritage. He said this during the Indigenous African Music and Dance Conference, organized under the auspices of the Ministry …

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Gambian government says it will prosecute exiled ex-ruler Jammeh

The Gambian government has said it will prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for murder, rape, torture, and other alleged crimes committed during his more than 20-year rule. The Ministry of Justice said on Wednesday that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a commission that probed …

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Bole SHS assistant headmaster allegedly rapes final year student

The Assistant Headmaster of the Bole Senior High School (SHS), Issahaku Jeduah, has allegedly raped a 21-year-old final year student. According to the final year student of the school, on Friday, 20 May 2022, the Assistant Headmaster, sent for her during prep time. She indicated that the Assistant Headmaster’s invitation …

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No nurse has turned into a crocodile – Tafo gov’t hospital

The Tafo Government Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has denied claims that a student nurse turned into crocodile at the facility. This follows reports that a student nurse had turned into a crocodile causing, a pregnant staff nurse to collapse. According to the reports, the student nurse had …

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Senegal hospital fire kills eleven newborn babies

Senegal President Macky Sall has commented on a deadly incident at a hospital at a town east of the capital, Dakar. Eleven newborn babies were killed in an inferno at the newly inaugurated Tivouane hospital. Sall tweeted: “I learned with pain and dismay about the deaths of 11 newborn babies …

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Journalists in Africa are struggling, depressed

Panellists at the 2022 Turkiye-Africa Media Summit have observed that journalists in Africa are struggling and depressed and must be helped. They noted that the level of depression in the media profession continued to be swept under the carpet with mental health issues among journalists going unreported. The panellists said …

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Samia: How Tanzania used IMF, AfDB loans to improve livelihoods

Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan has defended her usage of loans from multilateral lenders, telling an audience in Accra that the institutions were her country’s lifeline in the Covid-19 pandemic. Samia, appearing on a panel alongside Presidents of Ghana, Mozambique, and Comoros, said the loans received from the International Monetary …

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ECOWAS Chair challenges Africa to fight for its independence

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on African nations and financial institutions to come up with an economic model that will benefit the Continent and not serve the interests of others. For far too long, profits from Africa’s resources had benefited foreign interests, while the Continent suffered abusive borrowing …

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Poliovirus found in drains in Tamale

The Noguchi Memorial Center for Medical Research has found the Poliovirus in samples of water scooped from some drains in the Sagnerigu Municipality and the Tamale Metropolis. The Deputy Northern Regional Director of Health in charge of Public Health, Dr. Hilarious Abiwu, disclosed this in an interview with GBC News …

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Tolon SHS fire: Students return to school, moved into temporary place

The Tolon District Assembly, District Education Directorate, and other stakeholders have partnered to provide temporary classrooms and accommodation to displaced students of Tolon Senior High School. The management of Tolon Senior High School last week directed over 600 students of the institution to return home following a fire that gutted …

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VIDEO&PHOTOS: Accra floods: Kaneshie Polyclinic shutdown

The Kaneshie Polyclinic in the Okaikoi South District of the Greater Accra region has been shutdown following heavy downpour which started at midnight of Tuesday, May 24,2022. According to reports, the wall separating the Polyclinic and the Ga Mantse Palace got broken, which made way for the water to enter …

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Kenya to break pattern of disputed elections

Kenyans are working toward breaking the pattern of disputed elections and preventing election-related violence in the upcoming general election slated for August, 2022. A pre-election assessment mission by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) said the potential milestone would require concerted efforts by all stakeholders, …

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Chaos in KALISCO as ‘town boys’ clash with students during jams

A group of outsiders invaded the Kalpohin Senior High School in Tamale and clashed with the students having an entertainment session last night. The clash occurred as the students attempted to stop the outsiders who had illegally entered the school campus from joining the entertainment programme. According to reports, one …

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UN: 18 million people facing severe hunger in Sahel region

The United Nations is warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months, citing the effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, climate-induced shocks, and rising costs. The hunger crisis may press increased numbers of people to migrate out of …

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Catholic Church suspends priest for joining 2023 race

The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Gboko, the Most Reverend William Avenya, has suspended a priest, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, from public ministry for getting involved in partisan politics. The priest is a Benue State governorship contender on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. His suspension was contained …

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East Africa remains haven for 1994 genocide fugitives

East Africa remains a haven for fugitives accused of committing the Genocide Against the Tutsi almost 28 years after the massacres, with the region hosting 785 fugitives of the 1,147 wanted criminals. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda currently host the biggest number of wanted fugitives, 408 and …

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At least four migrants drown, 10 missing off Tunisia’s coast

A boat mishap off the Tunisian coast has claimed four lives with 10 other migrants missing. According to the coastguard of the North African country, the illegal migrants were attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy, when the incident occured. The coastguard managed to rescue 44 people from the …

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Tolon SHS shut down following fire

Authorities at Tolon Senior High School have temporarily closed down the school following a fire outbreak earlier Thursday, May 19. The fire razed down the entire girls’ dormitory block. According to the headmaster of the school, Amadu Issifu, the decision to close down the school is to allow them put …

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