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Ghana first to receive vaccines through Covax: Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative. The World Health Organization (WHO) programme aims to ensure that vaccines are shared fairly among all nations. Many rich nations, who began their own vaccinations months ago, have faced criticism for buying or ordering more vaccines than they need. A total of 600,000 doses of the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University arrived in Ghana's capital Accra on Wednesday. Read more from BBC online...  
  The arrival of Astrazeneca vaccines in Ghana was met with jubilation and joy
Corona pandemin - Sveriges dödstal bland Europas lägsta: De flesta länder i Europa har drabbats betydligt hårdare av pandemin än Sverige, enligt en färsk sammanställning av överdödligheten. -Ungefär två tredjedelar av länderna i Europa har en betydligt högre över-
dödlighet än Sverige. Men i Norden är Sverige fortfarande i särklass högst, säger Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist, historiker vid Stockholms universitet.Överdödligheten har räknats ut genom att jämföra hur många som har dött under 2020 jämfört med snittet för 2016-2019. Siffrorna kommer från Eurostat och Statistiska centralbyrån. (Svt text February 19, 2021
Stevie Wonder to move to Ghana permanently: Stevie Wonder has announced his big decision to move to Ghana permanently. The Los Angeles resident made this announcement during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her show “The Oprah Conversation” on Apple TV+. Mr Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, has visited the country on numerous occasions and has been recorded in the past describing Ghana as a place with “more of a sense of community” having “fallen in love” with the country during his visits. His decision to permanently relocate to Ghana is out of his frustration in seeing his children and grandchildren demand the “respect” he believes they duly deserve. The 70-year-old is one of the most successful songwriters and musicians of all time. Considered a child prodigy, Stevie Wonder started his career early and was signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the very young age of 11. Read more...  
  Stevie Wonder, 70, has announced his decision to move to Ghana permanently

US busts '$50m Ghana-based cyber fraud scam': US investigators say they have busted a "Ghana-based criminal enterprise", with the arrest of six of its "ringleaders" in the US on charges of laundering more than $50m (£36m). "The scams we allege in this investigation include romance scams targeting the elderly, business e-mail compromise scams, and even fraudulent Covid-19 relief loans," the FBI's William F. Sweeney said in a statement. Four of the accused had between them controlled more than 45 bank accounts in which more than $50m had been deposited between 2013 and 2020, the statement alleged. A vast majority of the deposits consisted of large wire transfers and cheque or cash deposits from various US-based individuals and entities, the statement added. As part of the investigation, four luxury vehicles suspected to have been purchased with the proceeds of fraud had been seized, the statement said. The vehicles were: Two 2019 Rolls Royce Cullinans, One 2020 Bentley Continental GT, One 2020 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG.


Why obesity is spreading across Africa: Processed food drives the obesity epidemic in cities. As the hard-up take jobs far from home, they are eating outside their homes as much as the rich do. Many flock to street stalls that hawk chips, sweets and pre-prepared millet and sorghum. Junk food is everywhere. A survey found that 25% of children aged between six months and five years in Niger had scarfed at least one packaged snack or drink in the previous 24 hours. It was 30% in Burkina Faso, and over 40% in Mali and Ivory Coast. Few people are educated about the risks of junk food. Junk food is “exciting for people, it’s new, it’s convenient,” says a nutritionist. More...

  Obesity is spreading across Africa and often co-exists with malnutrition. Many people on the continent are eating junk food
Alarming Covid-19 figures in Sweden: 234 nya coronarelaterade dödsfall har rapporterats in i Sverige sedan fredagen, meddelade Folkhälsomyndigheten under tisdagens pressträff. Därmed har totalt 9 667 personer avlidit i landet efter att ha smittats av coronaviruset. 17 397 bekräftade fall av corona har rapporterats in sedan fredagen. Totalt har 506 866 personer bekräftats smittade. 372 personer får i nuläget intensivvård för covid-19. Det är en minskning med sju personer sedan fredagen. (Svt text January 12, 2021)
FHM: Bär munskydd i rusningstid: Folkhälsomyndigheten har nu tagit beslut om ett nytt allmänt råd om munskydd i kollektivtrafiken, uppger myndigheten på sin hemsida. Alla i Sverige som reser med kollektivtrafik rekommenderas att, där det inte går att hålla avstånd genom att boka plats, bära munskydd under följande tider på vardagar: 7-9 samt 16-18. "Det är mer effektivt att hålla avstånd än att befinna sig nära andra och ha munskydd", säger statsepidemiolog Anders Tegnell i ett uttalande på hemsidan. (Svt text December 30, 2020)
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Swedish-born Ghanaian Jeffrey Aubynn-Obeng named Malmo FF assistant coach...
Isaac Hien signs for Djurgården...
Ghana’s election - Skirt and blouse...
Ghana goes to the polls today...
700 000 sålda munskydd på en vecka...
Coronaläget i Sverige - 61 nya dödsfall - totalt 6 225...
When Rawlings visited Stockholm...
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Open letter to outgoing Ambassador by Anthony Turkson...
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