Across the African continent, here are the top five stories you shouldn’t miss.
AU starts distributing 400m Covid jabs
The African Union has started the distribution of 400 million Covid vaccines to member states, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced.
Several countries will receive the first of the monthly shipments on Thursday. The AU’s aim is to deliver 25 million vaccines a month by January. – BBC reports.
Security agents kill 115 in South-East in four months, says Amnesty
No fewer than 115 persons from the South-East have been allegedly killed by security operatives between March and June, a report by Amnesty International has revealed.
According to the report, relatives of the victims denied the deceased were part of the militants that were attacking security agents. – Punch reports.
Ethiopia: only 10% of humanitarian aid reaches Tigray
Only 10% of humanitarian aid is currently reaching Tigray, where famine threatens hundreds of thousands of civilians, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power, said Wednesday in Addis Ababa. – SkyDaily reports.
Ghana court acquits 21 arrested at LGBTQ event
A Ghanaian court on Thursday acquitted and freed 21 people who were arrested in May for attending an LGBTQ event during a crackdown on homosexuality. – Punch reports.
Residents say Tigray rebels take control of UNESCO site Lalibela
Rebels from Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region have seized Lalibela, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the neighbouring Amhara region famed for its 12th-century rock-hewn churches, residents told the AFP news agency. – Aljazeera reports.
Ado Aminu writes to expand human stories. When not reading, writing or arguing about how the patriarchy has and continues to ruin everything, you’ll find him daydreaming about his next cup of coffee. You can follow him on Twitter @PettyMuse.