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Covid cases rise sharply in Sheffield

The number of positive Omicron-related Covid cases has “sky-rocketed” according to Greg Fell, director of public health Sheffield. Since the final weeks of December 2021 and now, the number of positive cases have risen to the region of 2000 per 100,000, mostly among working age adults.

Olivia Blake Sheffield Hallam MP Joins Nationalities and Borders Bill Protest

On 18th December, human rights activists staged a demonstration outside Sheffield Town Hall to protest against the Nationalities and Borders Bill currently progressing through Parliament. The draft legislation includes provisions to criminalise refugees and asylum seekers who enter the UK by illegal routes. It also includes powers to strip individuals of their British citizenship without …

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Greg Fell, Director of Public Health (Sheffield) on the Omicron variant

We courted Sheffield’s Director for Public Health Greg Fell in the wake of developments surrounding the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The Omicron Covid variant identified and announced by South African scientists has been highlighted as a variant of concern and saw rapid changes to international travel, especially for Southern African countries. Mandatory hotel quarantine came …

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CONCERNS FOR AFRICAN TRAVELLERS IMPACTED BY THE OMICRON VARIANT

The Omicron Covid-19 variant identified and announced by South African scientists has been highlighted as a variant of concern and has since seen rapid changes to international travel, especially for Southern African countries. Beside flight cancellations, there are mandatory hotel quarantine restrictions that have been imposed on those arriving in to England from South Africa, …

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African Activists Protest at COP26 in Glasgow

We joined activists who had travelled to COP26 in Glasgow and spoke to them about their expectations from the proceedings. Apart from leaders and organizations deliberating on behalf of countries, African activists were there and spanned across several nations including Botswana, Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia among many. There were also activists from Zimbabwe in the …

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President Hakainde Hichilema of Zambia addresses Zambians in the UK, stakeholders.

President Hakainde Hichilema addressed Zambians living in the UK and other stakeholders on 4th November 2021 following his participation at COP26 in Glasgow. The discussion themed “Zambia: The Next Five Years” was hosted by the Royal African Society in London. African Voices Platform was honored to provide the livestreaming service in collaboration with Zambians Together …

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Sheffield’s Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers – Nyara School of Arts

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Danaë Wellington, founding Artistic Director of Nyara School of Arts discusses their upcoming film “Passing the Baton – The Legacy of the Windrush Pioneers.” The Sheffield made film will premiere on 1st November at Theatre Deli in Sheffield. This marks the latest in our Black History Month coverage.

Global Education Summit with African insights from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya and Nigeria

AVP CEO, Baillor Jalloh was at the Global Education Summit 2021 in London. He spoke with African delegates and event organiser Alice Albright, the CEO of Global Partnership for Education. We also have summit closing remarks from the co-hosts Uhuru Kenyatta and Boris Johnson. Alice Albright, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for …

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