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Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in Ghana

Two cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ghana, the Health Minister Kwasi Agyemang-Manu has announced. He made this known at an emergency press briefing organized by the Information ministry. The two cases are according to the Health minister tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research. The two are the first cases of the …

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WHO declares Coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

The novel coronavirus outbreak has been labelled as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO). WHO said it had been assessing this outbreak around the clock and was concerned with the alarming levels of the spread and severity of the disease. “We have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic,” the Director-General of the WHO, Dr. …

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$100m provided to enhance coronavirus preparedness – Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says he has directed the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, to make available the cedi equivalent of $100 million to enhance Ghana’s Coronavirus preparedness and response plan. This amount, according to President Akufo-Addo, “is to fund expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education.” Delivering an address to …

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Africa’s richest man is still searching for a wife

Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa and should hardly lack anything but he does when it comes to one thing – a wife. The Arsenal football club supporter who is divorced twice is still in dire need of a wife at the age of 62. In a recent interview with Financial Times (FT), Dangote reveled that despite an …

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Coronavirus: Dozens trapped as China quarantine hotel collapses

About 70 people were trapped after a hotel being used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in the Chinese city of Quanzhou collapsed. About 40 of the 70 have been pulled from the rubble of the five-storey Xinjia Hotel, state media says. Videos posted online show emergency workers combing through the building’s wreckage in the southern province of Fujian. It is …

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Coronavirus: What misinformation has spread in Africa?

As cases of the coronavirus increase around the world, there’s been a flurry of misleading or false news stories emerging, as well. There have been relatively few confirmed cases of the virus in Africa so far, but the authorities in some countries in the continent are still having to deal with misinformation. 1. No, you don’t need to shave your …

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What is The African Diaspora Development Institute about?

The African Diaspora Development Institute (The ADDI) is an entity that was born out of the realization that there is no one stop shop for everything African. Business Communities around the world, African Diaspora, or people interested in African tourism have to visit 55 African countries in order to find out information about Africa. There’s definitely a need for a …

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The City of Memphis To Honour Ghana In A Month-Long Celebration

For the last two years, the Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC, under the leadership of the Ambassador, H.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration have been working assiduously to highlight Ghana as the country of choice, for business and tourism throughout the United States of America. Sarkodie (left) and Stonebwoy As a result …

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Ghana’s Akufo Addo named “champion of the AU financial institutions”

African leaders have appointed Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo as “Champion of the African Union Financial Institutions.” The Chairperson of the African Union, the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement on Monday at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Credit: Myjoyonline.com Under the AU Agenda 2063, the creation of African Union Financial Institutions represents a flagship project. The …

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Oscars 2020: South Korea’s Parasite makes history by winning best picture

South Korean film Parasite has been named best picture at this year’s Oscars, becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. Renee Zellweger won best actress for playing Judy Garland in Judy. Joaquin Phoenix won best actor for Joker. Brad Pitt and Laura Dern won the supporting acting awards for their roles in Once Upon A Time …

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