Christopher Sam

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Uganda: Soldiers finally leave Bobi Wine’s home

Ugandan police and the army have now left the home of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi — popularly known as Bobi Wine. They had earlier remained at his home despite a court order for them to leave. The security officers have been stationed at Bobi Wine’s home in Magere village, Wakiso District since January 14 when he went out to …

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Kenya adopts Trusted Travel digital tool for COVID-19 test result verification

0n 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ministry has collaborated with the African Union and Africa CDC, with technical support from PanaBIOS to implement an online …

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CAR troops ‘kill 44 rebels’ who surrounded capital

Officials in the Central African Republic say government troops have killed 44 rebel fighters who had surrounded the capital, Bangui, in an attempt to overthrow the new administration. A government spokesman told the French news agency that the soldiers had captured the village of Boda with the help of Russian paramilitaries. There’s no independent confirmation of the government claim, which …

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Mali reopens schools after weeks of closure

Schools in Mali reopened on Monday after several postponements following a teachers’ strike and efforts to control the spread of coronavirus. Education authorities said that measures had been put in place to ensure pupils learn in a safe environment. This will include a 20-minute health awareness lesson to be undertaken by all pupils throughout this week. The education ministry also …

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US-based Ghanaian couple charged with fraud

A Ghanaian couple in the United States of America has been charged with fraud after falsely applying for loans under the CARES Act and remitting the funds to individuals residing in Ghana. According to federal authorities, between July and August last year, the couple submitted fraudulent applications for at least three Economic Injury Disaster Loans totaling about $194,700. They created …

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The intriguing story of the first and only Black person known to have ever met Hitler in person

In the autumn/fall of 1932 when African-American scholar Milton Samuel J. Wright became the first and only person of African descent known to have had a face-to-face conversation with the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, Wright was at the time a Ph.D. student of economics at Heidelberg University. Some sources say the African-American academic, born in Georgia, had just completed two years of study …

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Amanda Gorman: The 22-year-old poet at Biden’s inauguration

Amanda Gorman “screamed and danced her head off” when she found out she had been chosen to read one of her poems at Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony. At the age of 22, the Los Angeles-born writer and performer is the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration. She told the BBC’s World Service she felt “excitement, joy, honour and humility” …

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Top South African minister dies after Covid battle

Prominent South African politician Jackson Mthembu has died of Covid-related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. Mr Mthembu, who since 2019 had been serving as the minister in the presidency, was a parliamentarian and long-serving member of the governing African National Congress (ANC). He had worked his way up the ranks over many years and has been described as a …

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Here are four of Africa’s longest serving Presidents

Africa over the years has been known for its leaders who refuse to leave power even when it is glaring that they were no longer needed. Some of them hold on to power attributing it to the desire of citizens who still want them to continue to serve. Many of these leaders oversee elections considered by analysts as not free …

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