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Isolated Togolese haven’t tested positive to Coronavirus – KMA

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has described as false reports suggesting that 11 out of 12 Togolese nationals detained in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, had tested positive for Coronavirus. According to a press release issued by the Assembly and signed by its Public Relations Officer, Henrietta Afia Kunadu Aboagye, “A letter signed by the Metro […]

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Accra, Kumasi begin three-day clean-up exercise

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, in conjunction with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Environmental Service Providers Agency have embarked on a three-day deep clean-up exercise of Accra Metropolis. The exercise – which is simultaneously being done in Accra and the Kumasi metropolis – is aimed at ensuring that lorry stations, market centres, […]

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Premier League captains hold discussions over fund to help the NHS in the fight against coronavirus

Premier League captains have held discussions about coming together to generate a fund that would be devoted to help the NHS in their fight against Covid-19.  Jordan Henderson, Liverpool’s skipper, was instrumental in getting the talks off the ground but all his contemporaries — including Everton’s Seamus Coleman — have been heavily involved in finding […]

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Buahema Christian writes: A shift towards appreciation

What does appreciation mean to you? To me, it’s gratitude for a lesson learned combined with curiosity, and a continuous yearning for learning and an optimism lovingly marinated in a generous dose of hope. It is a recipe made for success. In 2008, my company Shear Power Ventures, with the support of sponsors including Ghana […]

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Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter and her eight-year-old son are missing after kayak got blown away

The Maryland mother and son who disappeared when their kayak drifted down Cheasapeake Bay on Thursday have been identified as Maeve Kennedy Townsend and her son, Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean.  Their identities were confirmed by Maeve’s husband, David McKean on Thursday afternoon. McKean is the granddaughter of Senator Robert F Kennedy McKean and the grand-niece […]

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Specialist doctor at Ridge Hospital tests positive for COVID-19

A specialist doctor at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as the Ridge Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19. The affected doctor returned to Ghana from South Africa where he attended a medical conference. This makes the case an imported one. He is now under self-quarantine as a result. A release from the Ridge […]

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Cameroon records 203 new cases as COVID-19 tally hits 509

Cameroon’s coronavirus tally as of April 3 stood at 509, Health Minister Manaouda Malachie confirmed in his daily briefing posted on Twitter. Of the current figure, 203 were new cases that came from tests run 800 travellers arrived in the country recently. Cameroon also has 17 recovered patients with eight deaths. “Our active case finding […]

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Government pens open letter pleading for PPE and antigen and antibody kits

The Government today penned an open letter pleading for firms who can make PPE and coronavirus tests to come forward (pictured, one of the forms) The Government today penned an open letter pleading for firms who can make personal protective equipment (PPE) and coronavirus tests to come forward – despite firms who offered help weeks […]

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Covid-19: Pregnant woman infected in Upper East; cases now 205

The first confirmed case of Covid-19 in the Upper East Region is a pregnant woman stationed in the regional capital Bolgatanga with her family. The case brings Ghana’s total of confirmed cases of the virus to 205 up from 204 on Thursday. Confirming this on Starr Today, the Upper East Regional Minister Paulina Tangoba Abayage […]

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Nothing to Something: Kweku Afro sings about his life struggles [Video]

Fast-rising Afropop singer, Kweku Afro, has outdoored his first single for 2020. The track, produced by himself, is about his own journey; a motivational spiel that emphasises the value of diligent hustle. Titled ‘Nothing to Something’, Kweku shares the low times he has had in life. But like all true winners, those troubling experiences, rather […]

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Coronavirus US: New York state deaths hit 2,935 after 562 rise

The coronavirus death toll across the state of New York has risen by 562 in just 24 hours, bringing the total number of victims to 2,935, and the number of infections has gone past 100,000.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed the startling new figures at a press conference on Friday morning where he pleaded with the […]

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Ethiopia’s coronavirus tally hits 35 amid race to bolster ventilator stockpile

April 3: Ethiopia cases reach 35, Jack Ma donation distributed Confirmed cases of the virus have reached 35 in Ethiopia with six new cases being the highest rise since the first case was recorded last month. Ethiopia’s current tally is relatively low as compared to other countries in the region like Kenya and Rwanda with […]

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Coronavirus: China questions US government’s approach

Beijing’s chief medical advisor on the novel coronavirus has questioned the US governments’ abilities to fight the pandemic amid a tit-for-tat row between the two nations over the global emergency. Epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan claimed he worried about what would happen in America, adding ‘the problem of the US will be the problem of the world’, […]

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COVID-19: Citi TV to provide free transport for health workers beginning April 6

Citi TV, will from Monday, April 6, 2020, provide buses to transport nurses, doctors and paramedics free of charge to their respective workplaces. The gesture forms part of the station’s contribution towards the national effort in fighting the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ghana. Four buses have been dedicated for the purpose and they will ply […]

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Niger president agrees with Talon: lockdowns are not Africa-friendly

Niger president Mahamadou Issoufou says he agrees with his Benin counterpart, Patrice Talon, that lockdowns are not Africa-friendly and that the continent stood to lose more with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Issoufou was speaking in an exclusive interview with French broadcaster France 24. Whiles discussing the overall impact of the pandemic on Africa, he called […]

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Bernie Ecclestone reveals his delight at becoming a father for the fourth time at the age of 89

Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed he will be a father again at 89 – saying it would make no ‘difference’ if he was 29. The former Formula 1 chief’s fourth child will be his first with wife Fabiana Flosi. The baby, his first boy, is due in the summer. ‘I don’t see there’s any difference between […]

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Kenya president apologizes for police excesses during curfew

President Uhuru Kenyatta, apologized to Kenyans for reported police brutality in enforcing a curfew imposed to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the East African country. Speaking during a live video call with two Kenyans who were cured of the Covid-19 on Wednesday, Kenyatta regretted the manner in which police officers enforced restrictions on movements […]

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Sacked aircraft carrier captain is given a standing ovation by his crew as he walks off warship

The captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was given a rousing salute by his now-former crew as he left the aircraft carrier for the last time after being fired over a letter he wrote demanding his sailors be quarantined after a coronavirus outbreak.   Videos posted to social media by sailors shows a large crowd of […]

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African Hotelier pledges luxury property to support Covid-19 fight in Ghana

After supporting poor communities with food and supplies before a 14-day lockdown in Accra, the capital city of Ghana over the past weekend, real estate developer, industrialist and hospitality giant, Nana Kwame Bediako also known as “Freedom Jacob Caesar”, pledged one of his premier properties, Number 1 Oxford Street, a 5 star luxury serviced apartment […]

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Mpraeso MP donates GHC5,000 to Atibie Hospital

The Chairman of Parliament’s Select Committee on Defence and Interior Seth Kwame Acheampong has supported the Atibie Government Hospital with an amount of GHC5,000 for hand sanitizer production. The hospital’s Pharmacy Department has produced Hand Sanitizers which is one item used to prevent the contracting of the Coronavirus(COVID-19). The Medical Superintendent Dr. Akoto Ampaw in […]

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Tyson Fury WILL be Anthony Joshua’s opponent of choice if restricted to one fight in 2020

Tyson Fury will be Anthony Joshua‘s opponent of choice if he is restricted to one fight this year, promoter Eddie Hearn has said. Joshua is scheduled to fight Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20 but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means that date is likely to be moved back. If the delays go […]

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Boeing 787s to be turned off and on every 51 days to prevent ‘potentially catastrophic failure’

Boeing’s 787 airliners will soon have to be turned off and on again at least every 51 days to prevent ‘several potentially catastrophic failure scenarios’.  A directive from the US government will force the planes to be shut down regularly to avoid glitches in the on-board computer systems. If left for too long without being […]

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Darkovibes unveils debut album titled ‘Kpanlogo’

Ghanaian Afrobeats artist Darkovibes has unveiled his highly anticipated debut album ‘Kpanlogo.’ The album fuses elements of Ghanaian Afrobeat with hip-hop, rap, and trap, and features collaborations with Runtown, Mr. Eazi, King Promise, Kwesi Arthur, Joey B, Peruzzi, and Mugeez (R2Bees). Talking about the inspiration behind his debut studio album, Darkovibes said he wanted to […]

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‘Close up’ social distancing as Lagos distributes coronavirus food aid

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, is the country’s most impacted with coronavirus infection. As of April 3, Lagos alone accounted for 98 out of 190 cases recorded across Africa’s most populous country. The state government led by governor BabaJide Sanwo-Olu weeks back announced a stimulus package to cushion the less vulnerable members of the state. But […]

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Why some Angolans are defying coronavirus lockdown

President Joao Lourenco of Angola recently declared a state of health emergency and ordered a 15-day lockdown across the southern African country. A key plank of the measure being that traffic on public roads is prohibited except in emergencies. The move being part of efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak. But residents in the capital […]

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Terrorist groups in Africa could exploit coronavirus to boost ops

Both the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda see the coronavirus as a threat, but some of their fighters also see the upheaval from the pandemic as an opportunity to win over more supporters and strike harder than before. Messages from the Islamic extremist groups show concern about the virus mixed with bravado, asserting that it […]

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Kenya coronavirus: Cases hit 122, 6 year-old dies, pastors want ‘essential service’ label

April 3: Kilifi deputy governor arrested, pastors want churches to be made “essential” Deputy governor of Kilifi County has been arrested by authorities for failing to self-isolate. Gideon Saburi was declared virus-free yesterday after undergoing treatment. On Friday, he was handcuffed after his release and taken away by security operatives from the Coast General Hospital […]

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