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Celebrities who have died from the coronavirus

Stardom is no safeguard to the global coronavirus pandemic. Over the past two weeks, the list of celebrities revealing COVID-19 infections grew to include A-listers ranging from legendary actor Tom Hanks, 63, and England’s Prince Charles, 71, to Brooklyn Nets player Kevin Durant, 31, and late-night talk show host Andy Cohen, 51. Now, much like the rest of the population, the number of musicians, thespians, comedians and …

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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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A look at the life and times of Kobe ‘Black Mamba’ Bryant

Retired professional basketball player, Joseph Washington “Jellybeans” Bryant had a successful career as an NBA player plying his trade for the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and San Diego Clippers. As a coach, he handled teams in Italy, Japan and Thailand. It was thanks to his time in Japan and his love for the Kobe beef that he named his …

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2020 Golden Globes winners list

The 2020 Golden Globes has come to a close with some lucky winners coming out from film and television. The big night which took place on Sunday, January 5 inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel crowned ‘Farewell’ actress Awkwafina best actress in film musical or comedy, making her the first woman of Asian descent in Golden Globes history to win the …

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Fiber optics innovator Dr Mensah of Ghana meets Chinese billionaire Jack Ma

Dr. Mensah an Internet Pioneer and Fiber Optics Innovator met with Chinese business magnate Jack Ma in Accra, Ghana at the first Netpreneur Prize Awards. Chinese billionaire Jack Ma initiated the Netpreneur Prize through his philanthropic organization — the Jack Ma Foundation — and four African partners with the purpose to award US$1 million annually for the next decade in …

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Cashew is the new cocoa for farmers in Ghana

Cocoa is known as the main cash crop in Ghana – but cashews will soon surpass cocoa exports, Samuel Gyasi told me during my 6-month Kiva fellowship in Ghana. Samuel works for Advans Ghana, Kiva’s Field Partner in the region. The organization provides microfinancing to micro, small and medium-sized businesses with an emphasis on agriculture.I spent the first 2 months of my …

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Nominees for the GUBA Awards USA 2019 Announced At The United Nations

Nominees for the GUBA Awards USA 2019 Announced At The United Nations

Nominees for the United States edition of the GUBA Awards has been announced. The announcement took place on Thursday the 11th of July 2019 at the press launch held at the United Nations, New York. The press launch is a lead up to the awards which is scheduled to take place on Thursday the 26th of September, 2019, 6pm at The Pierre, …

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Black women win 2019 Miss USA, Miss America and Miss Teen USA

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For the first time, America’s top beauty pageants — Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America — have crowned black women as their winners at the same time. These black women conquered all of America’s beauty pageants in 2019. And that’s a big deal if you know pageant history. Beauty pageants early in their histories, some dating back to the 1920s, barred …

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Ex-president Bouteflika seeks forgiveness as Algerians face new era

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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) – Algeria’s Constitutional Council formalized the departure of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Wednesday from the office he held for two decades, as rattled international partners watched closely to see what’s next for an energy-rich country that is a key player in fighting terrorism. Bouteflika himself asked the Algerian people for forgiveness the day after he stepped down following …

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