Across the 54 Countries in Africa, these are the 5 top stories you may have missed:
Ethiopia to plant 20 billion trees by 2022
Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopian Prime Minister is leading a campaign that will see to the planting of 6 billion trees across the country this year – Africa News reports
The Prime Minister disclosed that it forms part of his ‘’Green Legacy’’ project to promote eco-tourism and combat the effects of climate change. The initiative highlights his focus on the environment ahead of the elections.
Namibia issues travel documents to children of gay couple
Namibia on Tuesday, 18th May, issued emergency travel documents to the twin daughters of a gay couple – Reuters Africa reports
According to the report, the couple has been battling to take their twin daughters home following their birth to a surrogate in South Africa.
Dr Willis Akhwale, the chairman of Kenya’s vaccination task force has disclosed that Kenya is about to exhaust its supply of COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week – BBC Africa reports
Willis revealed that Kenya had received more than one million doses out of 3.5 million AstraZeneca vaccines that it requested from Covax.
“We have vaccinated close to 940,000 Kenyans, so we don’t have more doses remaining,” he said.