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Covax delivers first Covid vaccines in 'momentous occasion'

Doses land in Accra as part of scheme seeking to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’ Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovax has delivered its first Covid-19 doses in a milestone for the ambitious programme that seeks to offset “vaccine nationalism” by wealthy countries and ensure poor ones do not wait years to start inoculating people.An aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine landed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Wednesday, where jabs will be ad...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Ghana, Accra, Abidjan Ivory Coast, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


First Covax coronavirus vaccines delivered to Ghanaian capital

Scheme seeks to offset ‘vaccine nationalism’ and ensure poor countries do not face delaysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovax has delivered its first Covid-19 doses in a milestone for the ambitious programme that seeks to offset “vaccine nationalism” by wealthy countries and ensure poor ones do not wait years to start inoculating people.An aircraft carrying 600,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine landed in Accra, the capital of Ghana, on Wednesday, where jabs...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Ghana, Accra, Abidjan, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


"I don’t want to see my children’s, children’s children have to say 'Oh please like me, please respect me, please know that I am important, please value me.' What is that?"

Said Stevie Wonder, explaining why he is moving — permanently — to Ghana (CNN). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Stevie Wonder, Ghana, Ann Althouse, Said Stevie Wonder


Samuel L Jackson: 'A fullness comes upon me every time I land in Africa'

As their hard-hitting TV show Enslaved comes to an end, the star and his wife LaTanya Richardson talk about roots, race, revolution – and how to get rid of ‘the orange man’From Spike Lee joints to Tarantino thrillers, Star Wars to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Samuel L Jackson has done it all. Last year he was named “Hollywood’s most bankable star”, with films grossing a total of $13bn to date – more than the annual GDP of Iceland. The New York Times has described him as “his own genre”.And yet...
Tags: Family, Hollywood, Television, Celebrity, Film, Documentary, Africa, Race, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, Television & radio, New York Times, Slavery, Identity politics


'Poverty made it seem he wasn't loved': one man's unchaining in Ghana

The story of Baba, chained to a tree for three years, moved people around the world to help. Mental health nurse Stephen Asante witnessed his journey to freedomHundreds of thousands with mental health conditions being chained, says charityLast November I travelled with the Guardian to the upper-east region of Ghana. Our aim was to see how mental illness is treated in communities that have scant access to health services. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, Mental Health, Global development, Ghana, Baba, Stephen Asante


How text messages are helping people fight counterfeit medicine in Africa

According to World Health Organization statistics, 42% of detected cases of substandard or falsified pharmaceuticals between 2013-2017 occurred in Africa— substantially more than on any other continent. Poor, underdeveloped countries experience a penetration rate of approximately 30% of counterfeit pharmaceuticals as opposed to less than 1% in developed countries.In Ivory Coast, Adjame, the biggest street market of fake medicines in West Africa, alone accounts for 30% of medicine sales in Ivory ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, Nigeria, Africa, West Africa, Kenya, World Health Organization, Intellectual Property, Ivory Coast, Niger, Ghana, Saharan Africa, Intellectual Property Law, IP LAW, Counterfeit Drugs


What's the most depressing religion in the world?

That's a question I had after writing the previous post, which made me think: This is like religion, but it's the most depressing religion in the world — no salvation, no joy....Isn't it characteristic of religion that there's something rewarding for you, the believer — some uplift in the present or bliss in the afterlife? No, maybe sometimes there's only compulsion for fear of pain and punishment.I googled my question — What's the most depressing religion in the world? — and here's some of what...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Religion, Earth, Afghanistan, South Africa, Netherlands, Bahrain, Kuwait, Ghana, Atheists, Amanda Marcotte, Ann Althouse, BMC Public Health, Religion Substitutes, Libya Honduras


"In their eagerness to display dazzling empathy and solidarity, they only muddied the current conversation about race."

Writes Robin Givhan in "Congress’s kente cloth spectacle was a mess of contradictions" (WaPo).A brief history of kente cloth would emphasize that it is the pride of Ghana, where it originated, and it is typically worn on special occasions....[The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 isn't] “black” legislation. No one, whatever their race or ethnicity, should want inhumane police officers roaming through their city....The stoles read as a vague and confused declaration by lawmakers that they stood tog...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Congress, Ghana, Democratic Party, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Robin Givhan


'A lot of benign neglect’: how Ghana’s social changes are isolating older people

The modernising economy is changing family structures – but can ‘western’ residential homes be accepted culturally?After breakfast on a Friday morning, a small group of elderly people are engaging in gentle exercises – walking to one end of a walled compound and back. Some of them need the assistance of nurses or walkers, or both, to complete the journey.“Usually, we do this a couple of times but it is a little bit cold today so we are going just once,” says Henry Ofori Mensah, administrator at ...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, Mental Health, Global development, Dementia, Older people, Ghana, Accra Ghana, Kasoa, Coronavirus outbreak, Henry Ofori Mensah


Covid-19 could mark a deadly turn in Ghana's fight against fake drugs

With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’When Joana Opoku-Darko’s daughter Anna was 18 months old, she came down with malaria, a disease common in Ghana and especially deadly for children.She bought medication from a pharmacy in Ghana’s capital, Accra; when Anna’s fever didn’t subside she took her to a hospital, where they ran some tests. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Global development, Healthcare Industry, Pharmaceuticals industry, Anna, Ghana, Accra, Global Health, Joana Opoku Darko


Resurrected tech: How discarded devices are recycled across the globe

How are global innovators overcoming the inequality that is forged in the technologies of Silicon Valley?Ramesh Srinivasan, a professor at UCLA, points to examples of indigenous communities in Mexico that have created their own cell phone networks, as well as groups in Ghana and Nairobi that recycle discarded devices from the West to make entirely new technologies.These groups have successfully decentralized technology governance by using their resources and upping the ante on creativity and inn...
Tags: Design, Technology, Internet, Mexico, Africa, Environment, Sustainability, Society, Computers, West, United States, Innovation, Inequality, Consumerism, Ghana, Srinivasan


Children forced into sex work among 230 people rescued in Niger raid

Police discover trafficked minors coerced into exploitative work and men from Ghana who were recruited online and enslavedChildren as young as 10 were among more than 230 people rescued last month during a series of raids combating sex trafficking and forced labour in Niger.Operation Sarraounia uncovered 46 children in forced begging and sex work and hundreds of Ghanaian men who had been recruited online and then enslaved in the capital, Niamey, said Interpol, which provided assistance. Continue...
Tags: Law, Africa, World news, Global development, Child Labour, Niger, Ghana, Interpol, NIAMEY


Trafficked children among 230 people rescued in Niger raid

Police discover trafficked minors coerced into exploitative work and men from Ghana who were recruited online and enslavedChildren as young as 10 were among more than 230 people rescued last month during a series of raids combating trafficking and forced labour in Niger.Operation Sarraounia uncovered 46 children who had been sexually abused or forced to beg and hundreds of Ghanaian men who had been recruited online and then enslaved in the capital, Niamey, said Interpol, which provided assistanc...
Tags: Law, Africa, World news, Global development, Child Labour, Niger, Ghana, Interpol, NIAMEY


Cast out: the women of Ghana’s ‘witch’ village – in pictures

As women age in rural Ghana, signs of dementia, mental health issues or even menopausal symptoms can result in them being declared ‘witches’ and pushed out of their community. Around 80 women live in such exile in Kukuo ‘witch village’All photographs by Robin Hammond Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Mental Health, Global development, Ghana, Robin Hammond, Kukuo


Shackling of Ghana's mentally ill – in pictures

Stigma, misinformation and a dearth of psychiatric resources mean many Ghanaians resort to chaining up their loved ones or patients, sometimes for years on endThe scandal of Ghana’s shackled sickAll photographs by Robin Hammond Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Mental Health, Global development, Ghana, Robin Hammond


Does the ADA protect employees who travel to areas that potentially expose them to coronavirus?

Coronavirus is 2020’s pandemic du jour. It’s a serious, and potentially deadly, respiratory virus that (likely) started in Wuhan, China, and has now made its way into the U.S. with five confirmed cases. Suppose you fire an employee who you fear might have been exposed to the virus. She exhibits no symptoms, but because she had recently traveled to an area in which she could have been exposed, you think it’s better safe than sorry not to have her work for you anymore. She sues for disability di...
Tags: Law, Court, Ada, Ghana, Lowe, EEOC, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Dan Schwartz, Wuhan China, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Łukasz Dyłka


WorldCover raises $6M round for emerging markets climate insurance

WorldCover, a New York and Africa-based climate insurance provider to smallholder farmers, has raised a $6 million Series A round led by MS&AD Ventures. Y-Combinator, Western Technology Investment, and EchoVC also participated in the round. WorldCover’s platform uses satellite imagery, on-ground sensors, mobile phones, and data analytics to create insurance options for farmers whose crops yields are affected adversely by weather events—primarily lack of rain. The startup currently operates in Gh...
Tags: TC, Uber, Asia, New York, Money, Indonesia, Mexico, Finance, India, Africa, Insurance, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Uganda, Mobile Phones


The Guardian view on the Stansted 15: a sledgehammer prosecution | Editorial

The activists who blocked a deportation flight from departing were charged under legislation introduced to counter terrorist threats. Their case sets a chilling precedentThe case of the 15 activists convicted on Monday over a non-violent protest which stopped a deportation flight from leaving Stansted airport should not only worry all those who care about the rights of those threatened with removal. It should alarm anyone who cares about the right to protest. The disproportionate charge will hav...
Tags: Travel, UK, Human Rights, Protest, Law, Nigeria, Africa, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Sierra Leone, Liberty, Air transport, Transport, Crown Prosecution Service, Heathrow Airport


'Girls who leave militias get rejected': helping child soldiers go home – podcast

Lucy Lamble talks to Sandra Olsson from Child Soldiers International, who works with girls formerly caught up in armed groups in Democratic Republic of the Congo as they struggle to settle back in their communitiesAfter studying in Gothenburg and Ghana’s Cape Coast, Sandra Olsson worked for Unicef before joining Child Soldiers International and researching the lives of girl soldiers in eastern DRC. Often used as ‘wives’ and sexually abused by other soldiers, many former girl soldiers are shunned...
Tags: Children, Africa, Society, World news, Global development, Democratic Republic of the Congo, CSI, Unicef, Ghana, Gothenburg, Child Soldiers, Lucy Lamble, Child Soldiers International, Sandra Olsson


Potential nominee profile: Amul Thapar

When President Donald Trump selected his first Supreme Court nominee a year and a half ago, only one of the final four frontrunners had never served as a judge on a federal appeals court: Amul Thapar, then a district-court judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky and a favorite of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Although he lacked federal appellate-court experience, usually a prerequisite for a Supreme Court justice, Thapar was one of four candidates, along with Thomas Hardiman, Will...
Tags: Featured, Winter, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, India, Court, Barack Obama, United States, Williams, Tennessee, Social Security, Bia


For Immediate Release 134: We start with Starbucks and end with drones

In this April edition of The Hobson & Holtz Report, Neville and Shel talk about… Starbucks’ response to a racial incident in Philadelphia that went viral and sparked protests In an effort to reduce “noise pollution,” Ghana wants Muslims to issue the call to prayer via WhatsApp The line between earned and paid media is blurring and consumers don’t care which is which There’s a reckoning coming for terms and conditions Augmented Reality is making huge inroads (except in corporate communications)...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Business, Technology, Social Networks, Wikipedia, US, Barack Obama, Social Media, Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Society, Blogging, Whatsapp, Software


"Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?"

The title of this post is the title of this lengthy recent Guardian article taking an in-depth look at how Portugal achieved and operationalizes its distinctive approach to drug use and abuse.  The extended article takes a deep dive into a lot of particular, but here are excerpts from the more general discussion: In 2001, ... Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances.  Rather than being arrested, those caught with a personal supp...
Tags: Law, Australia, France, White House, US, Canada, South Africa, Chile, Portugal, Denmark, Ghana, UN General Assembly, Douglas A Berman, Goulão


‘My baby went to sleep and didn't wake up’: young lives lost to Ghana's silent killer

Malnutrition prevents almost a fifth of children in Ghana from growing properly. The problem is particularly acute in Bentum, Apprah and Nyanyano, rural communities with scant medical facilities, where pregnant women rarely get the right food and mothers have nowhere to turnAll photographs by UBELONG There is no war or famine in Ghana, and the economy is growing, yet malnutrition remains a silent killer that accounts for one-third of all child deaths in the country.Although mortality rates are s...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Hunger, Global development, Sanitation, Food Security, Maternal health, Ghana, Malnutrition, Nutrition And Development, Stunting, Bentum Apprah, Nyanyano


"In countries such as Ghana, the intended audience for the Nivea ad, and Nigeria – where an estimated 77% of women use skin-lightening products..."

"... the debate has so far, understandably, focused on health. The most toxic skin-lightening ingredients, still freely available, include ingredients such as hydroquinone, mercury and corticosteroid. It’s not unusual for these to be mixed with caustic agents ranging from automotive battery acid, washing power, toothpaste and cloth bleaching agents, with serious and irreversible health consequences."From "Nivea's latest 'white is right' advert is the tip of a reprehensible iceberg/No amount of s...
Tags: Health, Law, Nigeria, Africa, Advertising, Ghana, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Light And Shade, Afua Hirsh


Amnesty International releases report on global death sentences and executions in 2016

Amnesty International has released on the worldwide use of the death penalty in 2016. This AI webpage provides a kind of summary of some of the full report's most salient facts and figures.  Here are some of those numbers: At least 1,032 people were executed in 23 countries in 2016. In 2015 Amnesty International recorded 1,634 executions in 25 countries worldwide — a historical spike unmatched since 1989. Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan — in that ord...
Tags: Usa, Law, North Korea, China, Nigeria, Iran, Taiwan, Thailand, Egypt, Pakistan, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Amnesty International, Sudan, Bangladesh, Nauru


The global waiting room: displaced migrants headed to US in limbo in Tijuana

Families fleeing violence in Latin America and migrants from outside of it make up an unprecedented crisis of homeless people stranded just outside the USOutside in America: learn more about our ongoing homelessness projectThey came from different corners of the world, a fashion designer from Ghana, a school teacher from Haiti, a brick layer from El Salvador, believing this city was their doorway to America.They envisaged a few days, maybe a few weeks, while figuring a way to cross, then poof, t...
Tags: Americas, US, America, Society, World news, US news, Poverty, Homelessness, El Salvador, Haiti, Latin America, Ghana, Tijuana


'There will be more deaths': NGOs on Trump's anti-abortion rule

We asked NGOs how the reinstatement of the ‘global gag’ rule will impact what they do, and the people they work with. Here are some of the responsesThree days after his inauguration, Donald Trump reinstated the “global gag” rule, which prohibits the use of US aid money for abortions, prevents NGOs from using private funds for abortion services, from referring women to groups that provide abortions, and even from offering information on services.We asked NGOs around the world to tell us how the p...
Tags: Health, Family, Gender, Indonesia, Africa, Women, Pregnancy, Americas, US, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Feminism, Nepal, Chile


UN’s ban on child labour is a ‘damaging mistake’

Academics say policy ignores benefits and reflects western prejudiceA group of international academics has condemned a United Nations convention which bans child labour as “harmful and unnecessary”, arguing that allowing young children to work can have positive effects which are not being taken into account. Related: 'My kids hate me … I sold them': slavery and child labour in Ghana – in pictures Continue reading...
Tags: Law, UK News, World news, United Nations, Un, Child Labour, Ghana


Logan Center Exhibitions curator to study Pan-Africanism in local and contemporary art

Just weeks after arriving in Chicago, Yesomi Umolu, now exhibitions curator at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, stumbled across the African Festival of the Arts in Washington Park. Surrounded by music, arts and crafts celebrating the traditions of the continent, Umolu’s wheels began to turn. “I thought, What is this thing, and why is it here?” said Umolu. “There must be a history to it.” Yesomi Umolu download Embe...
Tags: Society, Chicago, United States, University Of Chicago, Ghana, Logan, South Side, Washington Park


We need to stop treating people with disabilities as less than human

It’s 10 years since the UN established a convention on rights for people with disabilities, but we are still far away from achieving equalityIn the many countries I’ve visited over the past several years while researching conditions for people with disabilities, the one constant – and haunting – refrain I’ve heard from people with disabilities has been: “I am treated as less than human.”It wasn’t hard to understand why they might feel that way when I saw a five-year old girl in Ghana dressed in ...
Tags: Human Rights, Indonesia, Africa, Society, World news, Disability, Asia Pacific, United Nations, Serbia, Global development professionals network, Un, Ghana



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