AU commences distribution of 400m COVID-19 jabsThe African Union has commenced 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.
Ghana Court acquits 21 arrested at LGBTQ eventA 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.
Ethiopia: Only 10% of humanitarian aid reaches TigrayOnly 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.
Residents say Tigray rebels take control of UNESCO site LalibelaRebels 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.