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How Ghana ‘beat’ Nigeria twice in a week: From Twitter to German health HQ

Ghana Web 18 Apr 2021
More for the first reason than the second, the first being an announcement on Monday by Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, that the social media giant had chosen Ghana for their headquarters in Africa ... Twitter picked Ghana as the Regional office, Germany again picked Ghana as West Africa HQ for the Center for Global Health.
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Why China's vaccines are proving decisive in developing countries

China.dot.org 18 Apr 2021
... global vaccination rollout which has persistently been opposed by the West ... For Africa, Latin America and anywhere else outside of the West, China has undoubtedly proven the most reliable, the most affordable and the fastest route possible to finding a way out of the pandemic.
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Allen Onyema: Changing the aviation industry narrative

Business Day Online 18 Apr 2021
It is heartwarming to recall the role he played during the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa ... Air Peace’s “Random Act of Love” campaign also under the directive of Onyema features the largest airline in West Africa @flyairpeace randomly gift passengers amazing gift items.
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Cape Verde holds parliamentary vote amid major recession

Al Jazeera 18 Apr 2021
Neither of the two main parties is expected to emerge the outright winner in Sunday’s vote, giving four smaller parties a chance to have their say over the group of islands off the west coast of Africa ... She will be the first elected prime minister not only for Cape Verde but in Africa.
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Parliamentary presiding officers set to appear before the Zondo Commission

Independent online (SA) 18 Apr 2021
In fact the entire West Coast, including Namibia,” Craythorne said. He said the Namibian government and De Beers were still extracting worthy diamonds between the borders of South Africa and Namibia, saying it was proof to him that the West Coast still had large deposits of diamonds.
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Country diary: the ospreys are back – this is the ultimate spring thrill

The Observer 18 Apr 2021
The ospreys are back! All the way from west Africa, over 4,000km away, these powerful birds of prey have returned to the Scottish Highlands to breed ... ‘This area is called Badenoch – “the drowned lands” in Gaelic – and is cradled by the Cairngorm mountains to the north-east and the Monadhliaths to the south-west.’ Photograph.
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Chad's Deby takes early election lead, partial results show

Gulf Daily News 18 Apr 2021
Kilmapone Larme, head of logistics at the CENI, said they had still not received more than 30% of results ... The U.S ... An ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in West and Central Africa, Deby is one of Africa's longest-serving leaders, but there are signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation's oil wealth ... .
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Volta House of Chiefs congratulates, Afede, AWA on successful test fight

Ghana News Agency 18 Apr 2021
The statement lauded the Regional Minister and governments for executing such initiative, adding that, it has the potential to impact tremendously the growth of the Region, Ghana and West Africa. GNA. .
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Chad’s President Poised to Extend his 30 Years in Power

Voa News 18 Apr 2021
Preliminary results are expected April 25. Deby is viewed in Europe and the U.S. as a key ally in the fight against terrorism in West and Central Africa ... Opposition leaders had called on supporters to boycott the vote ... The U.S ... .
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Chad’s Deby takes early election lead as rebels near Ndjamena

Al Jazeera 18 Apr 2021
Results from 61 departments are yet to be announced ... Deby, 68, is an ally of Western powers in the fight against armed groups in West and Central Africa. He is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, but there are signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation’s oil wealth ... The measures sparked protests and labour strikes ... .
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US orders non-essential personnel out of Chad over fears of rebel attacks on capital

The Observer 18 Apr 2021
With total control, President Déby is Chad's greatest threat to stability. Read more ... Read more. An ally of Western powers in the fight against Islamist militants in west and central Africa, Deby is one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, but there are signs of growing discontent over his handling of the nation’s oil wealth ... TopicsChadAfricanews.
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Chad says it ‘destroyed’ rebel convoy heading toward capital

Finger Lakes Times 18 Apr 2021
Chad said its army has repelled rebels advancing southwards towards the country’s capital, N’Djamena, on Saturday ... A government spokesman said in a Twitter post the “Libyan mercenaries’ adventure” had come to an end ... The country has been a key contributor of troops in a multinational effort to defeat Islamist militants in West Africa’s Sahel region. .
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French trade advisors endorse Lagos Free Zone

Business Day Online 18 Apr 2021
The Ambassador also commended the LFZ for its Master Plan for the zone, which includes world-class infrastructure that is in line with its vision to be the preferred industrial hub and investment destination in West Africa.

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