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EU discriminating against some COVID vaccines received in Africa

After Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and his wife received two doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Nigeria, they assumed they would be free to travel this summer to a European destination of their choice. They were wrong.The couple — and...

Addressing structural exclusion of women, girls, non-binary groups and women with disabilities in Africa

Jean KemitareAs feminists, academia, human rights activists, and their allies head to the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) taking place in Paris from 30th June to 2nd July 2021, questions on the state of gender equality in Africa continues to...

UN rights chief calls for reparations for people facing racism

The U.N. human rights chief, in a landmark report launched after the killing of George Floyd in the United States, is urging countries worldwide to do more to help end discrimination, violence and systemic racism against people of African...

A rallying call for Gender Responsive Budgeting

A rallying call for all inclusive budgeting was reignited in Abuja, the Nigerian capital on Friday, 23rd April, 2021, when the Center for Gender Economics - Africa(CGE-Africa) launched the Gender Responsive Budgeting(GRB) Flagship Project.The CGE - a non-governmental organisation...

Eritrea admits presence in Tigray, tells UN its withdrawing

Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly for the first time the country's involvement in the conflict.The admission in a letter to...

Ghana takes delivery of her first COVID-19 vaccine doses

The World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots to Ghana on Wednesday, as the race is on to get doses to every nation to tame the virus.A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford...

Mali holds annual Festival of Slam and Honour

By Annie Risemberg VOAMali this year struggled with an Islamist insurgency, a worldwide pandemic, and an August military coup, all of which left most cultural events in the West African nation in shambles.But Mali’s annual International Festival of Slam...

The Tragic Silence: Rising Cases of Violence Against Women and Poor Policy Response

By: Onyinyechi Okechukwu and Tariro TandiThe year 2020 will not go in a hurry; yes, it will be off the human calendar for good but not without leaving scars of unpleasant memories of pain, poverty and losses. It will...

Activists seeking to return African art charged for theft in France

Associated PressA Congolese activist, Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza and four others went on trial in France on Wednesday on theft charges for trying to remove a 19th-century African funeral pole from a Paris museum, as part of a protest campaign...

Kenya female entrepreneurs lack access to capital

AljazeeraRaising start-up capital is one of the biggest challenges for women entrepreneurs in Kenya’s key manufacturing sector, with banks requiring collateral that most of them do not have, a new study has found.Most women work or run businesses in...
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Nearly a score killed in road ambush by Islamist militants in east DR Congo

At least 16 people, including six women and two children, have been killed in a suspected Islamist militant attack...
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