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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...
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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....
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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. https://twitter.com/samirasawlani/status/1244734467157221377?s=19 "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: adomonline.com...
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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: Buhari To Address Nigerians Today

President Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will, at 7pm today March 29, address the nation. This was made known in a statement released by the Presidency. Read below: ”President Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm.Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.” the statement read....
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COVID 19: Eleven More Cases Confirmed In Ghana

As of 29th March 2020, at 10:30 hrs, 11 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Ghana. Ten (10) of the new cases were among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in Tamale under the direction of the Regional Security Committee of the Northern Region. The 10 cases were Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following intelligence report. The eleventh case was recorded in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Ghana’s total cases now stand at 152 with five deaths. Source:...
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Mali On Lock-Down After Recording First Two Cases

A nationwide curfew was announced on Wednesday, March 25 by Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, after the West African country reported its first two coronavirus cases same day. The two patients are Malian nationals, a 49-year-old woman from Bamako and a 62-year-old man living in Kayes. They arrived in the country from France on March 12 and 16, respectively. The government said the two patients were being taken care of by the country’s health authorities. In a televised address, Keita said the government will enforce a curfew between 21:00 to...
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Rwandan Police Shoot 2 People Defying Coronavirus Lockdown Orders

Police in Rwandan are said to have shot and killed two people who defied lockdown orders imposed by the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). According to a report by Bloomberg, the two men in their twenties “attempted to tussle with officers.” A Rwanda National Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera told Bloomberg via phone on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Rwanda began a two-week lockdown on March 22, 2020 restricting travel between towns and cities and asking people to stay indoors. Its measures are among the most...
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