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CCA Launches its U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative

On Tuesday December 15, 2020, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted the official launch of its U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative. The high-level virtual event showcased CCA’s vision for the 2-year initiative and convened U.S. and African business executives, senior government officials and leaders from multilateral institutions to explore lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and inform a path …

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AfroXmas hypes port city of Tema in Ghana for Christmas masquerade fun

SyPhics Studios in partnership with 4syte TV, both of Ghana, and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) is holding this year’s edition of AfroXmas — the biggest Masquerade carnival in Greater Accra on Christmas day, December 25, 2020, in Tema. With over 12 masquerade groups in the Tema Metropolis participating in the event, this year’s festival promises to be more special …

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Nigeria is now the No.2 bitcoin market on this fast-growing global marketplace

During the police brutality protests in Nigeria in October, bitcoin saved the day when the government shut out protesters from using local payment platforms for collecting donations to support it. The young, tech-savvy protesters quickly switched to using bitcoin, and in about a week bitcoin accounted for around 40% of the nearly $400,000 raised. It was just one high-profile example of …

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Beale Street Music Festival now for 2021, other Memphis in May events still scheduled

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Due to the continuing threat of COVID 19, adjustments have been made to the 2021 Memphis in May event calendar as the effects of the pandemic are expected to extend into the spring. World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will proceed as planned May 12-15, 2021 with strict COVID19 protocols in place. The World Championship will be somewhat different and possibly …

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Emmanuel Macron: French president tests positive for Covid

France’s President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for Covid-19, the French presidency has said. The 42-year-old took a test after symptoms appeared and will now isolate for seven days, a statement from the Elysée Palace said. Mr Macron “is still in charge” of running the country and will work remotely, said an official. France this week imposed an overnight curfew …

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Ghana: Jerry Rawlings’ funeral postponed

The final burial rites of former President Jerry John Rawlings has been postponed indefinitely, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The funeral arrangement had initially been scheduled for December 20, 2020. But concerns raised by some family members led to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ask the family of the late former President, to resolve all outstanding matters …

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10 of Africa’s Richest Kings and their net worth as at 2020

Riches and royalty go hand in hand. It is a rare phenomenon to find a poor ruler. In the 21st century, rich African kings earn their wealth from government taxes, community donations, businesses, inheritance, and other ventures. Their net worth is estimated based on the assets held after accounting for debt. Here is a look at the top 10 richest …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Ghana’s Edward Asare wins amid deadly pandemic

This 27-year-old Ghanaian named Edward Asare has shown his true mettle amidst COVID-19 by rising from the point of being unemployed for over two years to becoming a force worth reckoning with in the Ghanaian social media landscape. Mr. Asare, originally from Dawatrim-Asesewa in the Eastern Region, granted TheAfricanDream.net an insightful interview early in August of 2020 where he shared …

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UN envoy calls for investigation into electoral violence in Ghana

The United Nations, on Monday, called on the Ghanaian authorities to investigate incidents of electoral violence in the December 7 polls. The UN also called on the government to hold the perpetrators accountable in line with Ghana’s commitment to guaranteeing the respect of human rights and the rule of law. Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Special Representative of the United …

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Eswatini’s PM dies after contracting Covid-19

The government of Eswatini says Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini has died, four weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus. A government statement said Dlamini, 52, died on Sunday afternoon in hospital in South Africa. No cause of death was mentioned, but Dlamini had recently been receiving treatment for Covid-19 in South Africa. Dlamini had been prime minister of Eswatini, formerly …

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