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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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Quebec researchers find effective drug against COVID-19

MONTREAL — A team of researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute believes they have found an effective weapon against COVID-19: colchicine, an oral tablet already known and used for other diseases. For Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, who led the study, this is a “major scientific discovery” and colchicine is the first “effective oral drug to treat out-of-hospital patients.” “To be able …

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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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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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Meet Adjoa Asamoah, Prez Biden’s Advisor for Black Engagement

Adjoa B. Asamoah is a seasoned executive, award-winning impact strategist, international influencer, and leading authority on racial equity, with expertise in organizational and leadership development, leveraging cultural intelligence and behavioral psychology to create meaningful systems change. She was tapped by the Biden-Harris campaign to serve as the National Advisor for Black Engagement and has served as a trusted advisor to numerous federal, state, …

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Fire breaks at site of world’s largest vaccine producer and kills five

Five people have been killed following a fire outbreak at the site of the world’s largest vaccine producer in western India. The blaze started at a building that was still under construction at the Serum Institute of India’s facilities in Pune on Thursday afternoon. Footage showed thick plumes of smoke billowing from a building on the company’s sprawling site. The …

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Joe Biden sworn in as 46th US president

After vowing to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, Joe Biden has officially been sworn in as US president. His oath of office was administered by Supreme Court Justice John Roberts. Giving his inaugural address, President Biden said “This is America’s Day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. “Through a crucible for the …

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Nigeria’s Burna Boy featured on US inauguration playlist

Nigerian artist Burna Boy will feature on the official playlist for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.The award-winning singer’s song ‘Destiny’ will be played alongside other international artists such as Dua Lipa, Tame Impala, and Kygo. The playlist was curated by American actress Issa Rae’s record label Raedio and Derrick Jones, better known by his stage name as DJ D-Nice.American artists included on the playlist include Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, and Kendrick …

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President-elect Biden to be sworn in as Trump leaves office

All eyes will be on America later today as President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, alongside Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Nick Ferrari and Nicola Thorp look ahead to what we can expect from today’s events. Biden’s first act: Orders on pandemic, climate and immigration In his first official acts as US president, …

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