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Ghana reaches out to Madagascar for its Covid-19 herbal remedy

Ghana’s government has said it has reached out to Madagascar for its Covid-19 herbal remedy. The country’s information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said on Tuesday in a media interview that once the drug is supplied to Ghana, it would be tested for efficacy. Nkrumah was quoted as saying on the state broadcaster, GBC that “We are considering it (Covid-organics). We …

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Nigeria Quarantines illegal British Commercial Flight amid covid-19

The Nigerian Government on Monday announced that it had placed crew members of Flairjet, a British airline company, who illegally conducted commercial flights into the country. On Sunday, Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, announced that the government had impounded the aircraft for violating the ban on all commercial flights operations. Sirika while speaking during the Presidential Task Force on …

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Meet Ghanaian lady who works as nurse at night and lawyer by day

Ghanaians on social media have been celebrating a woman who works as a lawyer and also a nurse at one of the country’s top health facilities. Elizabeth Owusua during the day pursues her dream of being a lawyer, helping people access justice but at night she goes to the hospital to serve as a nurse to save lives. Owusua reportedly had a childhood …

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Obama says Trump’s Covid-19 response has been a ‘chaotic disaster’

Former President Barack Obama delivered a blistering critique of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis, describing it as “an absolute chaotic disaster” during a private call Friday night with people who worked for him in the White House and across his administration. The searing comments, confirmed to CNN by three former Obama administration officials on the call, offered the starkest assessment …

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Pennsylvania county votes to make racism “a public health crisis”

In a rather startling fashion, racism is now a public health crisis in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania after local authority voted 12 to 3 on a motion that was based on a 2019 report that said Pittsburgh had one of the worst quality of life for black people in the United States. The report compared access to public health services for different ethnicity …

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Coronavirus found in semen of infected men, might be sexually transmitted

Chinese researches have said they have been able to found traces of the coronavirus in the semen of some severely infected men. The new study found evidence of the virus in six men out of a group of 38 patients with COVID-19 at Shangqiu Municipal Hospital in China. Semen was found in samples provided by six men included four who were still infected and two who …

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EU blacklists Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Zimbabwe over money-laundering

The European Union has blacklisted four African countries over money-laundering concerns as it says their financial transactions require further scrutiny. Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius and Zimbabwe were part of 12 countries placed on the EU’s blacklist. The other countries blacklisted are Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, Cambodia, Mongolia and Myanmar. But the blacklisting will have to be approved by the European parliament …

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WHO warns Covid-19 could kill 190k people in Africa if measures fail

The World Health Organization has estimated that the coronavirus could kill between 83,000 and 190,000 people in Africa if containment measures fail in the first year of the pandemic. It also warned that between 29 million and 44 million could also be infected in the first year. WHO Africa head Matshidiso Moeti told reporters in a teleconference that these projections were made …

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