West Africa

Ghana receives first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine

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Ghanean authoritiies received the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses distributed by the global vaccine sharing initiative, Covax. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef, a plane carrying 600,000 doses of the of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine landed in Accra, the capital on Wednesday. “These 600,000 Covax vaccines are …

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Mohamed Bazoum declared winner of the presidential election in Niger


The National electoral commission (CENI) in Niger says the ruling party’s candidate Mohamed Bazoum has won the presidential election with more than 55% of the vote. His opponent, former president Mahamane Ousmane, alleged fraud as his supporters burned tyres in the streets. This is Niger’s first transition from one democratically …

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