West Africa

Burna Boy song ‘Destiny’ in Biden’s inauguration playlist

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A Nigerian artist has featured in the official playlist of the new american President Joe Biden’s inauguration. Burna Boy‘s song titled Destiny will feature alongside other big international artists’ songs. The 46-song playlist was curated to reflect the diversity in the US, the Biden inauguration team said in a statement. …

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Ellen Sirleaf does not agree with ‘wealthy countries’ in the supply of vaccine

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The former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the co-chair of a panel reviewing the world’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, has expressed her disappointment at the way rich countries are monopolising supplies of Covid-19’s vaccines. She told an online briefing of the World Health Organization that vaccine rollout in poorer …

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Two Guinean activists in prison for contesting the re-election of Alpha Condé


A court in Conakry, the capital of Guinea has sentenced two activists to one year imprisonment after they were arrested during pre-election demonstrations. Souleymane Condé and Youssouf Dioubaté were also fined 20m Guinean francs (1900,1300) each. They were arrested in September 2020 during protests against President Alpha Condé’s bid for …

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