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Meet The Ghanaian Slave Who Later Became A Jamaican Queen

Queen Akua, Queen of Kingston in Jamaica Queen Akua, the Queen of Kingston in Jamaica or Cubah Cornwallis, as she is popularly known, is lost in history due to the improper documentation that makes it hard to follow or believe in her existence. Queen Akua originates from the Ashanti Empire in Ghana which was then the Gold Coast. She was born around 1680/90. Exact date is unknown. She was forcibly transported to the Island of Jamaica as a slave by the British. Her enduring legacy and fierce resistance to slavery and...

Covid-19: Akufo-Addo’s Message To Boris Johnson

President Akufo-Addo and UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has wished the Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) a speedy recovery from the Coronavirus disease. Mr Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care.” The Prime Minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” on Sunday. A No 10 statement read: “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister...

Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved To Intensive Care As Symptoms ‘Worsen’

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care”. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, the spokesman added. The prime minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” on Sunday. A No 10 statement read: “Since Sunday evening, the prime minister has been under the care...

Pastors Want Churches Listed As ‘Essential Services’

A group of Kenyan pastors have asked the government to include churches in the list of “essential services” to allow them to remain open as the country battles the Covid-19 outbreak. The preachers representing churches in Makueni country in eastern Kenya, say faith is the “best way to fight the unseen enemy.” They want to be allowed to hold Sunday services in open grounds while adhering to the proposed one-metre distance between people to prevent infection. The government has banned public gatherings and police officers have been enforcing the ban....

COVID-19: Prince Charles Speaks After Recovery

Prince Charles, who had mild symptoms, has recovered from coronavirus Prince Charles has spoken for the first time about suffering Coronavirus which he described as a ‘strange, frustrating and often distressing experience.’ The 71-year-old Prince of Wales made his first appearance in a video recorded Wednesday morning at his home in Scotland since coming out of self-isolation on Monday. In the video, Prince Charles also paid tribute to emergency services workers and shop staff in a three-minute video and stressed the importance of living with hope. He said: ‘Having recently...

Female MP Compares Coronavirus To Bad Boyfriends

Millie Odhiambo A Kenyan MP has tickled many with her comparison of coronavirus to lousy men and bad boyfriends. "Avoid overcrowded places, like your boyfriend’s heart,” Millie Odhiambo said in parliament, quoting memorable health advice she said others have “jokingly” given. "Mouth, eyes and the nose,” she was then heard saying apparently in reference to areas one should protect while out in public to avoid contracting the virus. “If you are avoiding men, you are avoiding mouth, eyes and nose.” Source:
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Former Congo President Dies Of Coronavirus

Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango Jacques Joaquim Yhombi-Opango, former president of the Republic of the Congo, has died after contracting coronavirus, his family said. Yhombi-Opango died in a Paris hospital on Monday. He was 81. Yhombi-Opango was ill before he contracted the virus, his son told AFP news agency. He led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was toppled in 1979, being ousted by the country’s current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso. Born in 1939 in the country’s northern Cuvette region, Yhombi-Opango was an army officer who rose to power after the assassination of...
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Coronavirus: CNN Anchor Tests Positive

Chris Cuomo CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Covid-19. He is feeling well, and will continue to anchor his 9: p.m. program ‘Cuomo Prime Time’ from his home. “In these difficult times that seem to get more difficult and complicated by the day, I just found out that I am positive for coronavirus,” Cuomo wrote in a message on Twitter. I have been exposed to people in recent days who have subsequently tested positive and I had fevers, chills and shortness of breath,” he...
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