Category: Africans in America’s Media

Why Kenyans Want An Apology From New York Times

By BRUHAN MAKONG | Capital News

A section of Kenyans now want the New York Times to apologize over its report of the Jan 5, 2020 Al-Shabaab attack on Manda Bay which said that Kenyan forces “hid in the grass” during the assault on the camp which hosted both Kenyan and US troops.

Kenyans on different social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, say that a recently released review on the attack, led by the United States Africa Command released by Pentagon is a clear testimony that Kenyan troops were more involved towards pacifying the situation.

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A Nigerian Doctor’s Fight for Equitable Access to Vaccines

By Ginanne Brownell | The New York Times

Dr. Ayoade Alakija, an infectious disease specialist based in Nigeria, is co-chair of the African Union’s Vaccine Delivery Alliance (AVDA). In December 2021, Dr. Alakija, nicknamed Yodi, was put in charge of accelerating equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines for the World Health Organization’s global initiative known as the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator. She uses the term “global north” to describe high-income countries and “global south” to describe low- and middle-income countries.

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