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Ghana: Daughter of late President Rawlings warns of funeral scam

– Advertisement – The eldest daughter of Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings has warned against online fraudsters who claim to be raising money for her father’s funeral. Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings, in a statement posted on her Facebook account on Thursday, said fake social media accounts had been created in her name to solicit funds. She said the fraudsters are targeting people who are sending their condolences. Ms Agyeman-Rawlings is the MP for the Klottey Korle constituency in Ghana’s parliament. – Advertisement – Former leader Jerry Rawlings died on 12 November aged 73. The…

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Kenyan man ‘comes back to life’ in mortuary

– Advertisement – Kenyans were left shocked after a man reported to be critically ill and declared dead regained consciousness at the morgue. The man called Peter Kigen, 32 had collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital. He was pronounced dead and morgue attendants were preparing to embalm him when he regained consciousness. Mortuary attendants were getting ready to embalm Peter Kigen’s body when they noticed some movements.https://t.co/XJEd0rZmm0 — The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) November 26, 2020 Peter Kigen was presumed dead on Tuesday by staff at Kapkatet hospital,…

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UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ about crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

– Advertisement – UN Secretary General António Guterres is “deeply concerned” about the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and supports efforts by the African Union to de-escalate the situation, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Mr Guterres has also called for the protection of civilians ahead of a threat by the Ethiopian army to start an assault on the region’s capital, Mekelle. “We’re following reports of the possible military action around Mekelle with great alarm. The Secretary General is very concerned about the impact that will have on civilian population, on…

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15 African countries hit with Trump’s new immigration rule

– Advertisement – 15 African countries have been hit with latest travel restrictions imposed by outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump. The new rule for foreign travellers means citizens of the 15 African countries will have to post bonds of up to $15,000 to visit the US. According to a new temporary travel rule which comes into effect on December 24 the six-month pilot program targets visitor and business visas. The policy is meant to act as a deterrence to those who overstay their visas, the US state…

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South African woman shortlisted for global teacher prize

– Advertisement – A South African woman has been shortlisted for this year’s world’s best teacher prize. Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba is among the ten shortlisted for the top prize. She teaches at a primary school in Limpopo in northern South Africa and told the BBC that she wants to raise aspirations among her pupils. “I introduced project-based teaching knowing that we still have resources to experiment and practical lessons and I also use the indigenous knowledge. So I knew we grew up doing things a certain way I engaged members…

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine released after 37 died over his arrest

– Advertisement – Bobi Wine has emerged as the strongest challenger against  76 year old President Yoweri Museveni, in the presidential election scheduled for January 14. The United States condemned the violence that characterized his arrest. It said in a statement that it “deplores the violence that has claimed multiple lives today, and we extend our sympathy to the victims’ families and loved ones. We urge all parties to renounce violence, undertake good-faith measures to reduce tensions, and respect fundamental freedoms.” – Advertisement – Opposition presidential candidates suspended their campaigns…

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DR Congo declares end to recent Ebola outbreak

– Advertisement – The Democratic Republic of Congo has again declared an end to the recent Ebola outbreak that claimed 55 lives. The country is free from the deadly disease after more than 40 days without a case. DR Congo’s health minister said “Congratulations to the government, health workers, responders & communities for this achievement while battling Covid-19.” The 11th #Ebola outbreak in #DRC🇨🇩 has officially been declared over by DRC health minister @LongondoEteni! Congratulations to the government, health workers, responders & communities for this achievement while battling #COVID19!🥳 End…

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Egypt finds treasure trove of over 100 sarcophagi

– Advertisement – Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, the largest such find this year. The sealed wooden coffins, unveiled on site amid fanfare, belonged to top officials of the Late Period and the Ptolemaic period of ancient Egypt. They were found in three burial shafts at depths of 12 metres (40 feet) in the sweeping Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists opened one coffin to reveal a mummy wrapped in a burial shroud adorned with brightly coloured hieroglyphic…

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EU Election Observation Mission begins work in Ghana

– Advertisement – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Ghana’s forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections has started its work. Chief Observer Mr. Javier Nart, a Member of the European Parliament from Spain, stated: “this mission is a clear sign of the EU’s strong commitment to supporting peaceful, credible and transparent elections in the country”. It is the EU’s third EOM to Ghana after 2008 and 2016, as well as an Election Follow-up Mission in 2019. “This is a unique and very interesting contest featuring, among the 12…

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Ivory Coast: 12 dead in fresh clashes over disputed polls

– Advertisement – At least 12 people are reported dead in clashes between the police and police officers in Ivory Coast over the recently conducted disputed elections. The three were killed in the central-eastern town of M’Batto between Monday and Tuesday when violence erupted over Alassane Ouattara’s third term bid. Nine people also died in violence in two other towns on Monday as the country’s top court validated Ouattara’s election victory. A police spokesperson said calm has been restored in some areas with the deployment of more police officers to…

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