Germany becomes 9th country to suspend Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over clotting concerns

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Germany has suspended the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine following advice from its national regulator to probe reports of blood clots. Germany becomes 9th country to suspend Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over clotting concerns Nine countries, including Ireland, the Netherlands and Indonesia, have now temporarily stopped using the vaccine after reports of people … Continue reading “Germany becomes 9th country to suspend Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine over clotting concerns”

Egypt appoints first female judges in State Council, General Prosecution

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-For the first time in Egypt’s State Council’s history, female judges will be allowed to assume positions in the council and the General Prosecution, the council said on Sunday.  File- Egypt state council. The State Council is a judicial body that looks at administrative disputes, disciplinary cases and appeals, and disputes, … Continue reading “Egypt appoints first female judges in State Council, General Prosecution”

Egypt targets ambitious 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2021/22

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Egypt aims to produce 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in the 2021-2022 financial year which starts in July, the petroleum ministry said on Sunday. The New Capital plant near Cairo is one of three new 4,800-MW gas-fired combined cycle plants built by Siemens in Egypt as part … Continue reading “Egypt targets ambitious 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2021/22”

Egypt targets ambitious 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2021/22

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Egypt aims to produce 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in the 2021-2022 financial year which starts in July, the petroleum ministry said on Sunday. The New Capital plant near Cairo is one of three new 4,800-MW gas-fired combined cycle plants built by Siemens in Egypt as part … Continue reading “Egypt targets ambitious 7.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in 2021/22”

South African students Union to shutdown all 26 universities from Monday

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The South African Union of Students (SAUS) plans to shutdown all South Africa’s 26 universities from Monday. South African students Union to shutdown all 26 universities from Monday The union says all Student Representative Council leaders are in support of the decision and has urged students to join in the fight … Continue reading “South African students Union to shutdown all 26 universities from Monday”

South African students Union to shutdown all 26 universities from Monday

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The South African Union of Students (SAUS) plans to shutdown all South Africa’s 26 universities from Monday. South African students Union to shutdown all 26 universities from Monday The union says all Student Representative Council leaders are in support of the decision and has urged students to join in the fight … Continue reading “South African students Union to shutdown all 26 universities from Monday”

Ghana: Govt to lend money to Ghanaians to rent home

London, March 15, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghanaians are to get financial assistance from their government to pay rents under a new scheme being considered by the parliament Govt to lend money to Ghanaians to rent homeThe Leader of Government Business in Parliament and Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu says the government of Ghana is set to introduce a National Rental Assistance Scheme … Continue reading “Ghana: Govt to lend money to Ghanaians to rent home”

Grammys 2021: Burna Boy, Wizkid make it 8 wins for Nigeria at music awards

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria Afrobeats stars Burna Boy and Wizkid have both won awards at the 2021 Grammys. The two take Nigerian artistes with Grammy Awards to eight Burna Boy, Wizkid add to Nigerian win at music awardsBurna Boy won the Best Global Music Album category while Wizkid won the Best Music Video for … Continue reading “Grammys 2021: Burna Boy, Wizkid make it 8 wins for Nigeria at music awards”

South Africa’s Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini dies of covid-19 -Buthelezi

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-After swirling allegations that there are tensions within the Zulu royal house between Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi and princes over how the burial of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini should be conducted, the secret is finally out. South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies, aged 72 The royal secrets were brought into the … Continue reading “South Africa’s Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini dies of covid-19 -Buthelezi”

South Africa’s Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini dies of covid-19 -Buthelezi

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-After swirling allegations that there are tensions within the Zulu royal house between Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi and princes over how the burial of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini should be conducted, the secret is finally out. South Africa’s Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini dies, aged 72 The royal secrets were brought into the … Continue reading “South Africa’s Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini dies of covid-19 -Buthelezi”

South Africa could get 20 million additional J&J vaccine doses

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The South African government’s agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses includes an option for an additional 20 million doses depending on the availability of stock, its health minister said. South Africa could get 20 million additional J&J vaccine doses“The agreement has been signed off for 11 … Continue reading “South Africa could get 20 million additional J&J vaccine doses”

South Africa could get 20 million additional J&J vaccine doses

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The South African government’s agreement with Johnson & Johnson for 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses includes an option for an additional 20 million doses depending on the availability of stock, its health minister said. South Africa could get 20 million additional J&J vaccine doses“The agreement has been signed off for 11 … Continue reading “South Africa could get 20 million additional J&J vaccine doses”

French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons Queen kneeling on Meghan’s neck

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Controversial French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked fury for seemingly mocking the death of George Floyd and Meghan Markle’s claims about racism in the Royal Family. French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons Queen kneeling on Meghan’s neck The satirical publication – targeted by gunmen in the 2015 Paris terror attacks – produced … Continue reading “French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons Queen kneeling on Meghan’s neck”

French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons Queen kneeling on Meghan’s neck

London, March 14, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Controversial French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked fury for seemingly mocking the death of George Floyd and Meghan Markle’s claims about racism in the Royal Family. French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons Queen kneeling on Meghan’s neck The satirical publication – targeted by gunmen in the 2015 Paris terror attacks – produced … Continue reading “French magazine Charlie Hebdo cartoons Queen kneeling on Meghan’s neck”

New virus found in bats is 95% identical to Covid-19

London, March 13, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Bats and covid-19 have almost become synonymous since the discovery of the dreaded pandemic but without any scientific proof. But a newly-discovered virus found in a bat in China is 94.5% similar to Covid, Bats are known to carry diseases which can be harmful to humans and are now links to … Continue reading “New virus found in bats is 95% identical to Covid-19”

Morocco orders 1 Million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

London, March 13, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco’s Health Ministry has ordered one million doses of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Morocco approved the use of the Russian vaccine and the US Johnson & Johnson to ensure the success of the vaccination campaign. Morocco’s Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb confirmed the news in a statement to the Spanish news … Continue reading “Morocco orders 1 Million doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine”

Morocco orders 1 Million additional doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

London, March 13, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco’s Health Ministry has ordered one million doses of the Russian Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Morocco approved the use of the Russian vaccine and the US Johnson & Johnson to ensure the success of the vaccination campaign. Morocco’s Health Minister Khalid Ait Taleb confirmed the news in a statement to the Spanish news … Continue reading “Morocco orders 1 Million additional doses of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine”

One in three women globally experience violence-WHO

London, March 13, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and partners. One in three women globally experience violence Across their lifetime, 1 in 3 women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner … Continue reading “One in three women globally experience violence-WHO”

Hospital cases reported from J&J vaccine trial in South Africa

London, March 13, 2021 (AltAfrica)-There have been cases of hospitalisation and allergic reactions in some health care workers who received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, confirmed to IOL. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receives a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Ramaphosa was … Continue reading “Hospital cases reported from J&J vaccine trial in South Africa”

AU leads continental initiative to produce covid vaccines for Africa

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-African Union, AU is leading a continental initiative to ensure covid vaccine security by ensuring local production by members states. African Union, AU seeks ‘continental capacity’ to produce vaccines To demonstrate its seriousness and commitment, a meeting is planned for April 12 between the AU and outside partners to create a … Continue reading “AU leads continental initiative to produce covid vaccines for Africa”

70% of Ghanaians want covid-19 vaccine-EPI

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s program manager for the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Kwame Amponsa-Akyianu says majority of Ghanaians are now willing to avail themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. 70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19On his accord, conspiracy theories have reduced drastically to the extent that Ghanaians are now rushing to get themselves … Continue reading “70% of Ghanaians want covid-19 vaccine-EPI”

Africa seeks ‘continental capacity’ to produce vaccines

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-As Africa lags in its efforts to vaccinate 60% of its 1.3 billion people as quickly as possible, the continent must develop the capacity to produce its own COVID-19 vaccines, the director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Africa seeks ‘continental capacity’ to produce vaccines A … Continue reading “Africa seeks ‘continental capacity’ to produce vaccines”

70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s program manager for the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Kwame Amponsa-Akyianu says majority of Ghanaians are now willing to avail themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. 70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19On his accord, conspiracy theories have reduced drastically to the extent that Ghanaians are now rushing to get themselves … Continue reading “70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19”

70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ghana’s program manager for the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Kwame Amponsa-Akyianu says majority of Ghanaians are now willing to avail themselves for the COVID-19 vaccine. 70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19On his accord, conspiracy theories have reduced drastically to the extent that Ghanaians are now rushing to get themselves … Continue reading “70% of Ghanaians want to be vaccinated against covid-19”

FIFA, partners launch new female football programme for gender equality in Africa

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The French Development Agency (AFD) and the NGO Plan International France are joining forces to launch the Championnes programme in Togo, Guinea and Benin. The goal? To empower girls and promote gender equality through football. FIFA, partners launch new female football programme for gender equality in AfricaTo empower women and girls … Continue reading “FIFA, partners launch new female football programme for gender equality in Africa”

FIFA, partners launch new female football programme for gender equality in Africa

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The French Development Agency (AFD) and the NGO Plan International France are joining forces to launch the Championnes programme in Togo, Guinea and Benin. The goal? To empower girls and promote gender equality through football. FIFA, partners launch new female football programme for gender equality in AfricaTo empower women and girls … Continue reading “FIFA, partners launch new female football programme for gender equality in Africa”

Trouble in Africa as more countries suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

London, March 12, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The suspension of AstraZeneca vaccine by some European countries is causing credibility problems for many African countries including Nigeria where the vaccine is still been deployed Trouble in Africa as more countries suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine Three European countries including Denmark, Iceland and Norway have have suspended use of the AstraZeneca … Continue reading “Trouble in Africa as more countries suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine”

Tokyo 2020: China offers Covid vaccination for Olympic, Paralympic athletes

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The Chinese Olympic Committee has offered Covid vaccine doses for those competing at the summer Games and at the 2022 winter Games in Beijing. Tokyo 2020: China offers Covid vaccination for Olympic, Paralympic athletes (IOC Image)The news was delivered by International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, who on Wednesday reiterated that the … Continue reading “Tokyo 2020: China offers Covid vaccination for Olympic, Paralympic athletes”

Denmark suspends AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot reports

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Denmark authorities said Thursday they were temporarily suspending the use of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as a precaution after some patients developed blood clots since receiving the jab. Denmark suspends AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot fears The move comes “following reports of serious cases of blood clots among people vaccinated with AstraZeneca’s … Continue reading “Denmark suspends AstraZeneca vaccine over blood clot reports”

Meghan racism row claims second casualty as Society of Editors boss Ian Murray resigns

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Ian Murray, the executive director of an industry body for the UK press has resigned after a row over its reaction to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s comments about racism in the media. Society of Editors executive director Ian Murray resigns after defending UK press over Meghan rowIan Murray said … Continue reading “Meghan racism row claims second casualty as Society of Editors boss Ian Murray resigns”

Hamed Bakayoko becomes 2nd Ivorian Prime Minister to die in office within one year

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Hamed Bakayoko, the Ivorian Prime Minister died Wednesday of cancer in Germany, the presidency announced, marking the second time within a year that the country’s premier has died in office due to illness. Ivorian Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko dies of cancer in Germany (Twitter Image)Bakayoko, 56, had been brought to Paris … Continue reading “Hamed Bakayoko becomes 2nd Ivorian Prime Minister to die in office within one year”

Ex Australian PM, Caribbean group, others want end to Commonwealth “slavery over Meghan race bombshell

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-A group of Commonwealth citizens have in the wake of Meghan and Harry’s bombshell claims of racism in the royal family have called for Queen to be dropped as their head of state. Meghan Markle speaking during her interview with Oprah Meghan says Harry was told there were ‘concerns how dark’ Archie would be (CBS) In the Caribbean, … Continue reading “Ex Australian PM, Caribbean group, others want end to Commonwealth “slavery over Meghan race bombshell”

Hamed Bakayoko becomes 2nd Ivorian Prime Minister to die in office in one year

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Hamed Bakayoko, the Ivorian Prime Minister died Wednesday of cancer in Germany, the presidency announced, marking the second time within a year that the country’s premier has died in office due to illness. Ivorian Prime Minister, Hamed Bakayoko dies of cancer in Germany (Twitter Image)Bakayoko, 56, had been brought to Paris … Continue reading “Hamed Bakayoko becomes 2nd Ivorian Prime Minister to die in office in one year”

Meghan race bombshell raises fresh doubt over future of Commonwealth nations

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-In countries with historic ties to Britain, allegations by Prince Harry and Meghan that an unnamed member of the royal family had “concerns” over how dark their unborn baby’s skin might be have raised a thorny question: Do those nations really want to be so closely connected to Britain and its … Continue reading “Meghan race bombshell raises fresh doubt over future of Commonwealth nations”

Meghan race bombshell raises fresh doubt over future of Commonwealth nations

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-In countries with historic ties to Britain, allegations by Prince Harry and Meghan that an unnamed member of the royal family had “concerns” over how dark their unborn baby’s skin might be have raised a thorny question: Do those nations really want to be so closely connected to Britain and its … Continue reading “Meghan race bombshell raises fresh doubt over future of Commonwealth nations”

Covid-19: Morocco vaccinates prisoners as national vaccine rollout hits 4,080,009

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco launched a vaccination campaign for prisoners at the Tiflet I local prison near Rabat on Wednesday. COVID-19, Morocco Launches Vaccination Campaign in Prison Near Rabat Tafouk Abtal, Head of the health division at the General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) said that the operation is taking place under … Continue reading “Covid-19: Morocco vaccinates prisoners as national vaccine rollout hits 4,080,009”

Covid-19: Morocco vaccinates prisoners as national vaccine rollout hits 4,080,009

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Morocco launched a vaccination campaign for prisoners at the Tiflet I local prison near Rabat on Wednesday. COVID-19, Morocco Launches Vaccination Campaign in Prison Near Rabat Tafouk Abtal, Head of the health division at the General Delegation for Prison Administration and Reintegration (DGAPR) said that the operation is taking place under … Continue reading “Covid-19: Morocco vaccinates prisoners as national vaccine rollout hits 4,080,009”

Rwanda rolls out covid-19 vaccination for refugees, asylum seekers

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)– Rwanda has started rolling out a COVID-19 vaccination program for groups of refugees and asylum seekers living in the country as a way of implementing the vaccination for all agenda.  Rwanda rolls out covid-19 vaccination for refugees, asylum seekers (KTPress Image)Last week, Rwanda started receiving over 350,000 vaccines under the … Continue reading “Rwanda rolls out covid-19 vaccination for refugees, asylum seekers”

Rwanda rolls out covid-19 vaccination for refugees, asylum seekers

London, March 11, 2021 (AltAfrica)– Rwanda has started rolling out a COVID-19 vaccination program for groups of refugees and asylum seekers living in the country as a way of implementing the vaccination for all agenda.  Rwanda rolls out covid-19 vaccination for refugees, asylum seekers (KTPress Image)Last week, Rwanda started receiving over 350,000 vaccines under the … Continue reading “Rwanda rolls out covid-19 vaccination for refugees, asylum seekers”

Nigeria launches four page temporary passport

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian government on Tuesday launched the Nigerian Temporary Passport (NTP) for its citizens living abroad.  Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola launched Nigerian Temporary passport. The NTP , a 4-page booklet will now replace the unstandardized Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) Twitter Image)“The temporary passport is a travel document designed for a … Continue reading “Nigeria launches four page temporary passport”

Zimbabwe okays Russian, Chinese vaccines, 2 others for emergency use

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Zimbabwe has authorised the emergency use of four COVID-19 vaccines, including Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s Sinovac, the minister of information said on Tuesday. Zimbabwe Vice President and Health Minister Constantino Chiwenga while taken his vaccination Zimbabwe has become the first African country to authorise the use of four different vaccines for covid … Continue reading “Zimbabwe okays Russian, Chinese vaccines, 2 others for emergency use”

Ghana to take delivery of additional 17.6m doses of covid vaccine by June

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Additional 17.6 million doses of covid-19 vaccines are expected in Ghana by June 2021, with more to come in the Ghana President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the nation Airport workers transport on dollies a shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the Covax global Covid-19 vaccination programme, at the Kotoka International Airport in … Continue reading “Ghana to take delivery of additional 17.6m doses of covid vaccine by June”

Michelle Obama to be inducted into US National Women’s Hall of Fame

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Former US first lady Michelle Obama will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame along with eight other women including former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, soccer icon Mia Hamm and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died last year. Former US first lady Michelle Obama is to be inducted into … Continue reading “Michelle Obama to be inducted into US National Women’s Hall of Fame”

Michelle Obama to be inducted into US National Women’s Hall of Fame

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Former US first lady Michelle Obama will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame along with eight other women including former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, soccer icon Mia Hamm and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who died last year. Former US first lady Michelle Obama is to be inducted into … Continue reading “Michelle Obama to be inducted into US National Women’s Hall of Fame”

Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-A new national airline for Ghana is soon to take to the airways afterPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  revealed that Cabinet haD granted policy approval for the establishment of a National Flag Carrier (Home Based Airline) with strategic partner participation. Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National AirlineIn his State of the … Continue reading “Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline”

Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-A new national airline for Ghana is soon to take to the airways afterPresident Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo  revealed that Cabinet haD granted policy approval for the establishment of a National Flag Carrier (Home Based Airline) with strategic partner participation. Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National AirlineIn his State of the … Continue reading “Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline”

Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-A new national airline for Ghana is soon to take to the airways after President Akufo-Addo revealed that Cabinet has granted policy approval for the establishment of a National Flag Carrier (Home Based Airline) with strategic partner participation. Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National AirlineIn his State of the Nation … Continue reading “Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline”

Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-A new national airline for Ghana is soon to take to the airways after President Akufo-Addo revealed that Cabinet has granted policy approval for the establishment of a National Flag Carrier (Home Based Airline) with strategic partner participation. Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National AirlineIn his State of the Nation … Continue reading “Ghana cabinet grants approval for new National Airline”

World Bank approves $440m to support railway safety in Egypt

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The World Bank approved a $440 million loan to support Egypt’s initiatives to enhance the safety and service quality of the country’s railways. World Bank approves $440m to support railway safety and service quality in Egypt The Railway Improvement and Safety for Egypt (RISE) total project cost is US$ 681.1 million, … Continue reading “World Bank approves $440m to support railway safety in Egypt”

WTO boss urges action to boost COVID-19 vaccine production in developing countries

London, March 10, 2021 (AltAfrica)-The World Trade Organisation’s chief on Tuesday called for action on boosting COVID-19 vaccine production in developing countries as several members of the global trade watchdog urged her to hold urgent talks with manufacturers to do so. WTO boss urges action to boost COVID-19 vaccine production in developing countriesNgozi Okonjo-Iweala, a … Continue reading “WTO boss urges action to boost COVID-19 vaccine production in developing countries”