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Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1

Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1By Harrison Arubu UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday renewed his call for a global vaccination campaign as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) reached one year. In a statement, Guterres said fairness in vaccine distribution was the “greatest moral test of our time.” It was on March 11, 2020 that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic, reports the NAN. Noting that the world had been facing a “tsunami of suffering” since then, Guterres said there was “some light at the end of the tunnel” with the rollout of the vaccine. “COVAX, the global vaccine equity mechanism, has started to be distributed around the world, including some of the low-income countries. “Yet I am deeply concerned that many low-income countries have yet to receive a single dose, while richer countries are on track to vaccinate their entire populations. “We see many examples of nationalism and vaccine hoarding in […]

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Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1

Guterres renews call for global vaccination campaign as COVID-19 pendulum 1Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday renewed his call for a global vaccination campaign as the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) reached one year. In a statement, Guterres said fairness in vaccine distribution was the “greatest moral test of our time.” It was on March 11, 2020 that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a pandemic, reports the NAN. Noting that the world had been facing a “tsunami of suffering” since then, Guterres said there was “some light at the end of the tunnel” with the rollout of the vaccine. “COVAX, the global vaccine equity mechanism, has started to be distributed around the world, including some of the low-income countries. “Yet I am deeply concerned that many low-income countries have yet to receive a single dose, while richer countries are on track to vaccinate their entire populations. “We see many examples of nationalism and vaccine hoarding in richer countries, as well […]

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Stevie Wonder Will Be Moving to Ghana for this Reason

Awards winning Michigan performer Stevie Wonder has once again revealed his plans to permanently move to Ghana. The 74-time Grammy nominee and the 25-time winner made this known in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. According to Stevie, “I wanna see this nation smile again. And I want to see it before I leave to travel […]

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African Scholars Join Forces to Investigate African Narratives in New Scholarship Program

African Scholars Join Forces to Investigate African Narratives in New Scholarship ProgramJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 15, 2021, – / African Media Agency (AMA) / – Does the development community contribute to stereotypical narratives about Africa? How is the continent represented in cinema, literature and spoken poetry? How is the restitution of African art in Africa discussed? These are some of the research topics that scholars who have been selected to participate in the first Africa No Filter Scholars Program will pursue. Selected fellows will bring academic rigor and an evidence-based approach to African No Filter’s work to understand and change harmful and stereotyped narratives about Africa. The fellowship is part of a larger research agenda to understand the narrative and its impact. It is co-funded by Facebook and supported by the African Union, AUDA-NEPAD, and the New York-based Africa Center. African fellows, who are based both on the continent and in the diaspora, will conduct research in more than 15 African […]

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala talks Women’s Empowerment & Inequality Issues on CNN | Watch

Former Nigerian finance minister and current World Trade Organization soon to be Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala join CNN in a conversation to discuss women’s empowerment. In the conversation, she stated, “In the book, we say something about a sort of pecking order in the world where you have white males, then black males, then white females, […]

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Biden sees 'some' Republican support for big Covid package

Biden sees 'some' Republican support for big Covid packageUS President Joe Biden on Wednesday said he expects “some” Republican support for his huge new Covid-19 economic relief package but signaled that Democrats should stay united and push ahead regardless. “I think we’ll get some Republicans,” he said in an Oval Office meeting with Democratic senators. The package being pitched by Democrats is worth $1.9 trillion and includes $1,400 stimulus checks to Americans hit by the drawn-out pandemic’s drag on the economy. A Republican counter-offer would total only $600 billion. x Biden, who came into office calling for unity in heavily divided Washington, said he was not open to reducing the cash payments, although he said that distribution of the checks could be “better” targeted. “People need it and frankly they’ve been promised it,” he said in a recording played on CNN of a conference call Biden had with House Democrats. “I’m not gonna start my administration by breaking […]

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