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South africa urged to prioritize vaccination of undocumented migrants

South Africa so far has administered just over 16 million Covid-19 vaccines to its citizens. While this is a step forward, the project head of social justice organisation, Lawyers for Human Rights in South Africa, Thandeka Chauke says undocumented african migrants are worried of being denied fair access to the Covid-19 vaccination jab. ” The …

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EU rules to force USB-C chargers for all phones

Manufacturers will be forced to create a universal charging solution for phones and small electronic devices, under a new rule proposed by the European Commission (EC). The aim is to reduce waste by encouraging consumers to re-use existing chargers when buying a new device. All smartphones sold in the EU must have USB-C chargers, the …

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Bitcoin mining producing tonnes of waste (e-waste)

Bitcoin mining produces electronic waste (e-waste) annually comparable to the small IT equipment waste of a place like the Netherlands, research shows. Miners of the cryptocurrency each year produce 30,700 tonnes of e-waste, Alex de Vries and Christian Stoll estimate. That averages 272g (9.5oz) per transaction, they say. By comparison, an iPhone 13 weighs 173g …

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Man drags commercial sex worker, 2 others to court for stealing phone

A 30-year-old businessman Umar Aliyu on Friday dragged Ms Fatima Aliyu, a commercial sex worker, before a Sharia Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna for allegedly stealing his Samsung cell phone worth N80,000. The nominal complainant also filed a suit against two men, Muhammad Tukur and Imran Tukur for allegedly conspiring with Aliyu to commit theft. …

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Edo Community gets electricity first time ever

Inikorogha, an Ijaw enclave in Ovia South Local Government Area of Edo, is to be electrified for the first time since its existence. Mr Dennis Idahosa, a member of the House of Representatives who attracted the project, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Benin.   The representative of the Ovia Federal Constituency …

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Nigeria tasks ECOWAS on prompt transition to civil rule in Guinea

Nigeria has called on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to ensure a prompt return of democratic rule to Guinea after the recent military coup, insisting on a short transition programme that will usher in a new civilian government in that country.   Nigeria made the call Thursday at the Extraordinary Summit of …

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World Bank discontinues Doing Business report over irregularities

The World Bank Group on Thursday said it has discontinued the publishing of its Doing Business report after 18 years – the first edition was published in 2003.   The doing business index measured regulations directly affecting the ease of doing businesses in 190 countries.   World Bank said it reached the decision to discontinue …

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