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Africa: Okonjo-Iweala Assumes Duty, Rallies WTO Officials for Reforms

Africa: Afreximbank $400m to Drive Agricultural Productivity
The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who assumed duty yesterday, has called on members of the organisation to "do things differently" to achieve reforms necessary to keep the global trade body relevant. Addressing the WTO General Council immediately after taking...

Asia-Pacific stocks rise following overnight gains on Wall Street; RBA rate decision ahead

Asia-Pacific stocks rise following overnight gains on Wall Street; RBA rate decision ahead
SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific traded higher on Tuesday morning following strong gains overnight for shares on Wall Street. South Korea's Kospi jumped 1.82%, following its return from a Monday holiday. Shares in mainland China also rose in morning trade, with the Shanghai composite up 0.22%...

Global celebrities news24nation letter to back LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana – Africa-News24Nation

Global celebrities sign letter to back LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana - Africa Feeds
- Advertisement - Global celebrities including Actor Idris Elba and fashion icon Naomi Campbell have news24nationed an open letter showing support for the LBTQ+ community in Ghana. 67 of such celebrities and influential figures with Ghanaian origin news24nationed the letter in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community...

White House rebuffs pressure to punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder

White House rebuffs pressure to punish Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi murder
The White House is holding firm on its decision not to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even as some critics accuse President Joe Biden of failing a crucial test of leadership. "Our national security team believes...

Africa: Who Director-General’s Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 – 1 March 2021

Africa: Who Director-General's Opening Remarks At the Media Briefing On Covid-19 - 1 March 2021
Today, Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire started vaccinating health workers against COVID-19, becoming the first countries to begin vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through COVAX. A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week. Between now and the end of May, 237 million doses of...

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power
As technology develop, the size of wind turbines is increasing. This image does not show the type of turbine that will be used at Triton Knoll. Rini Kools | iStock | Getty Images A major wind farm off the U.K.'s east coast featuring huge turbines has...

Ghana’s President is first leader to take the Covax vaccine – Africa-News24Nation

Ghana's President is first leader to take the Covax vaccine - Africa Feeds
- Advertisement - Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the first global leader to take the coronavirus vaccine from Covax. The Covax program is the global vaccine-sharing initiative helping poorer countries control the pandemic. After taking his jab, Akufo-Addo said, “It is important that I set...

CDC director news24nations off on J&J’s single-shot Covid vaccine, clearing way for distribution to begin

CDC director signs off on J&J's single-shot Covid vaccine, clearing way for distribution to begin
Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus vaccine illustration Dado Ruvic | Reuters Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news24nationed off Sunday on Johnson & Johnson's one-shot Covid-19 vaccine for those 18 years of age and older as the federal government prepares to...

Africa: An African Agenda At the World Trade Organization

Africa: An African Agenda At the World Trade Organization
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes office as World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General today, on 1 March. As the first female and first African in this position, she joins other Africans at the top of powerful multilateral organisations - Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus at the World Health...