WHO to get monkeypox tests for Africa, as new cases reported | News

Preparations for vaccination against monkeypox begin in Africa as it reported 1,597 cases and 66 deaths in 2022 so far. The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of procuring thousands of monkeypox tests for Africa but is not recommending mass vaccination at this stage, its Africa Director Matshidiso Moeti has said. She added … Read more

UNFPA holds forum in Ghana on connecting African diaspora | United Nations News

A high-level diaspora forum has held in Accra, the Ghanaian capital, on advocating for the recognition of the diversity and cultural contributions of people of African descent to the development of societies around the world. Convened by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), it had in attendance high-profile personalities including Natalia Kamen, UN Under-secretary General … Read more

Nigerian fans riot after World Cup qualification defeat to Ghana | Qatar 2022 News

Abuja, Nigeria – Ghana held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the Nigerian capital on Tuesday, winning the tie on away goals to become the first African country to book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But angry reactions from the home fans in and around the stadium blighted the “Jollof derby”, … Read more

Ghana passes controversial tax bill after opposition walkout | News

Ghana is struggling to revive its economy from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Ghanaian Parliament has approved a new electronic transaction tax which the government says will help raise $900m in much-needed revenue but which has sparked widespread popular criticism. The E-levy bill, passed on Tuesday, will introduce a … Read more