Africa: Three Artists Nominated for BET Awards

Africa: Three Artists Nominated for BET Awards

NEW YORK, 31 May 2021 – Three African artists – two from Nigeria and one from Tanzania – are among those nominated for this year’s American BET Awards. One of the three – Nigerian-born Burna Boy – was already crowned winner of the international...
Tanzania: No Longer Leaving the African Court

Tanzania: No Longer Leaving the African Court

DODOMA, 28 May 2021 – Tanzanian authorities have signaled their intent to reverse an earlier decision committing to withdraw from the African Court of Human and People’s Rights. The administration of late President John Pombe Magufuli announced plans to...
Tanzania: Finalizing Plans to Ratify AfCFTA

Tanzania: Finalizing Plans to Ratify AfCFTA

DAR ES SALAAM, 27 May 2021 – Tanzanian authorities have pledged to ratify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) between June and October 2021. The country’s cabinet is expected to endorse AfCFTA prior to its presentation for debate, adoption, and...
Africa: Celebrations Marking Africa Day

Africa: Celebrations Marking Africa Day

HARARE, 25 May 2021 – Celebrations are underway in several African countries notably in Ethiopia to mark Africa Day. The day commemorates the founding in 1963 of the erstwhile Organization of African Unity (OAU) renamed the African Union (AU). Zimbabwe’s President...
Africa: EU to Build Vaccine Hubs

Africa: EU to Build Vaccine Hubs

ROME, 22 May 2021 – The European Union (EU) says it intends to invest up to a billion euros, approximately 1.2 billion dollars, building COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing hubs in Africa. The commitment was given Friday by Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the...
Africa: Destroy Expired COVID-19 Vaccines – WHO

Africa: Destroy Expired COVID-19 Vaccines – WHO

GENEVA, 19 May 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has reversed itself, calling now for expired COVID-19 vaccines to be destroyed. The world body’s earlier guidance was for countries to continue administering the vaccines up to 36 months after the expiry date...
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