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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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South African Airways Vacations® exciting “Stunning South Africa” Package

Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 9, 2020) – South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®), the leisure division of South African Airways, has announced a no single supplement offer on the popular “Stunning South Africa” air-inclusive vacation package. Starting from $4,399* (restrictions apply) per person, this offer is valid for travel from New York-JFK or Washington, DC-Dulles between April 1 and May …

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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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Meet Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women of 2020 according to Forbes

This is a first-of-its-kind Pan-African compilation of the continent’s leading women, drawn from business, politics, media, science, sports and public life, who are challenging the status quo and creating a trail on terrain where there was none. They are reshaping history, closing inequalities and pioneering new avenues of wealth creation and in turn, lifting others with them. Africa’s 50 Most …

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South African Airways Vacations® — 50% off for kids and more savings!

Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 2, 2020) – South African Airways Vacations® (SAA Vacations®), the leisure division of South African Airways, is offering a discount of 50% for children under age 18 on its popular “Best of South Africa” air-inclusive package. Starting from $4,999* (restrictions apply) person and $2,499* (restrictions apply) person for children under 18 years of age, this offer …

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Havana Chapman-Edwards Returns to Ghana to Fight for Girls’ Education

Two years ago, TheAfricanDream.net interviewed Havana Chapman-Edwards aka “The Tiny Diplomat” before she made her first trip to Ghana to visit the St. Bakhita Orphanage in Ghana’s capital city Accra. Turn full circle and in March 2020 Havana has another trip to Ghana. Havana was living in Washington D.C., United States (US) at the time, but she travels around the …

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Olympian Akwasi Frimpong of Ghana at African Youth Survey launch in DC

According to Akwasi Frimpong: “It was an honor to be invited to the Atlantic Council of the United States (US) in Washington DC as a panelist representing the African youth at the US launch of the very first ‘African Youth Survey’ in partnership with the Atlantic Council and the Ichikowitz Family Foundation (IFF).“ The Winter Olympian from Ghana who disclosed …

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Is the Ghana media already failing the future of Ghana?

The media is a powerful institution. Per the 1992 constitution of Ghana, it is the fourth estate of the realm. No doubt those who put together the constitution knew the powerful role the media must, should and will play as the years go by. But what do we see these days, the supposed powerful institution of the media has now …

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