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Heroes of COVID-19: GoldCoast Literacy Program gifting children smiles

Daisy Mina Antwi is our COVID-19 hero at TheAfricanDream.net for June 2020. Daisy is Founder at the GoldCoast Literacy Program (GCLP) in Ghana, a nonprofit organization that focuses on enhancing and increasing child literacy and children literature in Ghana. The global pandemic did not steal the desire of GCLP to see every child enjoy and have fun reading in Ghana, …

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South African Airways Rescue Plan Details 26 Aircraft Fleet By 2021

South African Airways has set out the details of its Business Rescue Plan after entering bankruptcy protection in December 2019. The airline shared plans on June 16th to streamline its route network and increase its fleet to 26 aircraft by the end of 2021. SAA’s Business Rescue Plan The week has been pivotal for the future of South African Airways. …

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19 Ways to Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day in 2020

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a global health crisis all over the world. Therefore, in 2008, the United Nations declared that June 19 would be World Sickle Cell Day. According to the SCDCoalition.org “SCD continues to be a major global public health issue. It remains a major killer of infants and children in the developing world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa …

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ACLU Urges UN to Address US Police Brutality

NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a statement demanding, along with a coalition of 600 other human rights groups, that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) hold a special meeting to address US police brutality. The goal, a global response to the issue, comes in hope of finding the U.S. in violation of international …

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Investing in Africa’s health-care & STEM workers can help fight next pandemic

As industrialized economies start to see Covid-19 cases decline, the threat the coronavirus poses to much of Africa will soon become front and center. This is certainly not the first time a disease or virus has drawn attention to the vulnerabilities of health systems in the global south. However, the truly worldwide nature of the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity …

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Why the United States must teach Black History at Elementary School level

Author of this piece, Idrissa N. Snider The real story of African people, being stripped from their native civilizations, cultural customs and practices to build the wealth flowing in America through the most egregious form of systemic economic and social abuse, is nearly non-existent in the American classroom. With the recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd …

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Wanna learn about racism in America? Don’t watch “The Help”, watch these

Hello, and welcome to your first of many lessons in learning about racial inequality in the United States. As protests erupt, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of police and fueled by years of systemic racism, you may be looking for resources to help you better understand why black folks are upset, angry, tired, fed up, sad, emotionally drained and …

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Protests spread in Senegal over Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

Senegal’s government on Thursday relaxed a dawn-to-dusk curfew as protests spread in the capital Dakar over lockdown restrictions to fight the spread of Coronavirus. Since Tuesday there have been series of violent protests in the holy city of Touba and Darkar as protesters burnt tyres, blocked roads, torched an ambulance, and looted office buildings. Senegal’s economy has been hard hit …

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Ghana: Supreme Court orders EC to provide legal basis for refusing old voter IDs

The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission (EC ) to provide the legal basis why it decided to refuse to accept the existing voters’ identification card as a form of identification in the upcoming mass voters registration exercise. A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court, presided over by the Chief Justice, Justice Anin Yeboah, gave the order Thursday, June …

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