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Women Left Behind: Gender Gap Emerges in Africa’s Vaccines
October 15, 2021
the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media: The vaccines could make your blood stop or cause you to miscarry. Women who took it wouldn't get pregnant again. ... read more »
Africa Detecting Just 1 in 7 COVID-19 cases, Says WHO Study
October 15, 2021
Only one in seven COVID-19 infections in Africa are being detected, meaning the continent's estimated infection level may be 59 million people, according to a new study by the World Health Organization. ... read more »
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Ethiopian PM Begins 2nd Term Saying War Exacts ‘Heavy Price’
October 5, 2021
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was sworn in Monday for a second five-year term running a country in the grip of a nearly year-long war against Tigray forces he described as ``hateful`` toward the nation, while a handful of visiting African leaders urged him to hold things together. ... read more »
Nigerian Doctors Call off 2-month Strike Despite Pay Arrears
October 5, 2021
Doctors in Nigeria's government hospitals have suspended a two-month strike for payment of salaries owed to many and improved working conditions. ... read more »
Ethiopia’s Oromo Protest, Demand Freedom for Jailed Leaders
October 4, 2021
Members of Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromo, protested Saturday against the government and called for the release of jailed opposition figures as they gathered in the capital for their annual Thanksgiving festival of Irreecha. ... read more »
Distribution Problems, Hesitancy Slow Uganda Vaccination Bid
October 4, 2021
The light bulb hanging from the ceiling flickered on and off, infuriating the technician in this remote Ugandan town as he checked the refrigerators filled with vaccine doses to confirm they were still working. ... read more »
Africa Internet Riches Plundered, Contested by China Broker
October 4, 2021
Outsiders have long profited from Africa's riches of gold, diamonds, and even people.?Digital resources have proven no different. ... read more »
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Algeria Blasts French Leader, Bans Flights, Recalls Diplomat
October 4, 2021
Algeria has refused permission for France to fly military planes in its airspace and announced the recall of its ambassador from Paris in the wake of what it said were ``inadmissible'' comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron. ... read more »
With Recall Effort Faltering, Gascon Recall Effort Being Restarted
September 16, 2021
With their original recall campaign falling short, organizers of an effort to oust Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon announced today they have formed a new political committee and will start again from scratch. ... read more »
Black Star Network: Roland Martin Announces New Black TV Network
September 9, 2021
Martin announced his new network on the third anniversary of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily digital show specifically targeting African American audiences five days a week. The show has enjoyed expansive audience growth averaging 20 to 30 million views a month. ... read more »
Senator Bradford Secures More than $130 Million in Direct, Equitable Investments for His District in the State Budget
July 1, 2021
This week, the California Senate and the Assembly passed an unprecedented budget. While Governor Gavin Newsom has yet to sign Assembly Bill 129: the Budget Act of 2021, this measure does represent a three-party agreement between the Senate, Assembly, and the Newsom Administration. ... read more »
Price, Ridley-Thomas, and Harris-Dawson lead charge to protect Blacks from menthol flavored tobacco 
June 24, 2021
Flavored tobacco products are moving closer to being banned from Los Angeles retailers with efforts led by the L.A. City Councilman Curren Price to protect the health of African Americans. ... read more »
Supreme Court Win for College Athletes in Compensation Case
June 22, 2021
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday the NCAA can’t limit education-related benefits — like computers and paid internships — that colleges can offer their sports stars, a victory for athletes that could help open the door to further easing in the decades-old fight over paying student-athletes. ... read more »
Garcetti Signs $11 Billion Budget, With Nearly $1 Billion for Homeless Crisis 
June 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed the city's $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which allocates historic spending of nearly $1 billion to combat Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.  ... read more »
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