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Cameroon’s deadly mix of war and coronavirus

Prominent Cameroonian human rights activist Beatrice Titanji leapt for joy when a major secessionist group declared a ceasefire on 29 March to protect people from the “fury” of coronavirus in the central African state’s English-speaking heartlands, but her hopes have since been dashed as fighting continues to rage. “It’s a scary situation. Thousands are trapped in the bushes,” Dr Titanji ...

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Coronavirus: 160 stranded Nigerians depart U.S for Abuja

The first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are on their way back home. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, made the first batch of evacuees. They are returning aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the federal government ...

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Indian and Chinese troops ‘clash on border’ in Sikkim

Dozens of Indian and Chinese soldiers have exchanged physical blows in a clash on the shared border, Indian media report. Seven Chinese and four Indian troops were injured, an army official reportedly said, near the Naku La sector in the border state of Sikkim. Local commanders spoke and resolved the dispute, which took place on Saturday. The two countries have ...

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Coronavirus: South Africa’s death toll rises to 186 as cases hit 9,420

South Africa has recorded a total of 9,420 cases, with eight more deaths, bringing the death toll to 186 as of Saturday, May 9, 2020. “We are saddened to report eight new deaths, seven from the Western Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal. We have also been advised that one of the deceased was a nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape ...

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We’ve learnt nothing from May 9 disaster – Godfred Yeboah

Godfred Yeboah

Former Asante Kotoko left-back Godfred Yeboah believes lessons from the May 9 disaster have not been taking serious considering how some fans still misbehave during games in the Ghana Premier League. Yeboah, known as TV 3 in his playing days, and a member of the Kotoko side that played the game was lamenting on how the shocking disaster occured and ...

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Hearts of Oak must change their recruitment policy – Ernest Thompson

Ernest Thompson

Former Accra Hearts of Oak Board Secretary Ernest Thompson has called on the club to review their recruitment policy. According to him, the recruitment policy of the club has to be changed as the club currently lacks quality players to compete. Speaking to Nhyira FM Sports on the club’s policies, Thompson advised the management of the club to buy three ...

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Coronavirus: It’s not the right time for churches to assemble – Otabil

Dr Mensa Otabil

The head pastor of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Dr Mensa Otabil believes the fight against COVID-19 will suffer a major jolt if churches are allowed to assemble to worship. According to him, the pandemic is real and churches have a responsibility to protect their members than seek their own interest. Pastor Otabil stressed on the need for churches to admonish ...

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‘Coup’ in CPP

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) say they have quelled a coup d’etat by Lawyer Bright Akwetey, a three-time failed flagbearer aspirant of the CPP and Yaw Asamoah. According to CPP in a disclaimer dated May 10, 2020, “last Friday, May 8, 2020, an illegal meeting called by the Chairman of the legal and constitutional affairs committee, Bright Akwetey was quelled ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 4,700 with 494 recoveries

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has jumped to 4700, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The recoveries have also shot up to 494. He made this announcement during his ninth televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020. As of Sunday, 9.30 pm, Ghana had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. The number ...

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Government extends ban on public gathering till May 31

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gathering including religious activities, festivals and funerals till the end of May. This is in pursuant to the Executive Instrument (EI) 64 and takes effect on Monday, May 11, 2020. Delivering his ninth address to the nation on measures taken to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Akufo-Addo said the closure ...

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