Asamoah Gyan wants befitting send-off from Ghana to make his soul happy

kickgh.com & newsghana.com.gh Ghana’s legendary striker, Asamoah Gyan has said that his soul will be happy if he can be accorded a befitting farewell for his services to the national team. The 34-year-old Gyan, says he deserves the befittng farewell from the West African country considering his achievements for the national team since 2003. At age 34, Gyan looks forward to his official retirement from the national team and he recounts how some national team heroes never received their…

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COVID-19 cases across Africa exceed 107,000

allAfrica.com As of Sunday, May 24 confirmed the COVID-19 total cases from 55 African countries has reached 107,747 with reported deaths reaching 3,257 and recoveries 42,924. The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health departments. South Africa has the most reported cases — 21,342, with deaths numbering 407.  Other most-affected countries include Egypt…

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MultiChoice partners with One Africa Global Foundation on COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert

Maravi Express As part of efforts to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa, MultiChoice has partnered with One Africa Global Foundation for a continental broadcast of the COVID-19 Hope For Africa Concert on Sunday, May 31 from 20:00hrs CAT on Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 and GOtv channel 2). The One Africa Global Foundation, the development arm of One Africa Global, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working for the social development of vulnerable and less…

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Prophet Bushiri fires seven ‘rogue’ pastors, suspends five

By Aubrey Mothombeni, sundayworld.co.za Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has expelled seven of his foreign pastors and suspended five others pending an investigation, after accusing them of rebelling against him and his leadership. Bushiri ‘s decision is contained in a leaked audio recording which was shared by the church’s branch leaders and pastors across the country, in which Bushiri states that the pastors created a private WhatsApp group, where they were plotting a serious rebellion…

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Four ways to combat malaria in Africa in times of COVID-19

Analysis by Ifeanyi Nsofor, allAfrica.com Globally there are more than 5.1 million cases of COVID-19 with most cases currently in high income countries. The U.S. and Europe are responsible for 72% of COVID-19 cases, 63% of recoveries and 82% of deaths.  As of Friday, May 22, confirmed cases from 55 African countries has reached 99,976 with reported deaths reaching 3,094 and recoveries 39,335. South Africa has the most reported cases — 19,137, with deaths numbering 369. Other most-affected countries…

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Burundi clamps down social media as it went polls

By Daniel Finnan Follow, Radio France Internationale Burundians went to the polls on Wednesday for elections to choose a new president, parliamentarians and local councillors. However, voting was marked by a social media shutdown in the country and complaints about irregularities by the opposition. Ruling party flagbearer Evariste Ndayishimiye has told journalists that the elections were taking place in a secure environment.  “Anyone wanting to disturb them will pay dearly,” he had added, speaking as he cast his ballot…

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How African countries are dealing with elections during COVID-19

Analysis by Erik Asplund & Olufunto Akinduro, allAfrica.com Five countries have gone ahead with elections. Nine have postponed. A dozen more are up in the air. Despite the risks posed by the Coronavirus, Burundi went to the polls yesterday for general elections and in the run up to this vote, the country took drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Since late-April, there have been large-scale campaign events throughout the country with little social distancing.  After the…

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To stop falling behind, Africa needs proactive approach to beat pandemics

By Esther Rose, allAfrica.com The novel Coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 300,000 lives worldwide, and like in the rest of the world, Africa is seeing COVID-19 tighten its grip, with over 91,000 confirmed cases, 2,906 deaths and 35,843 recoveries by May 20, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While speculation grows on the origin of the virus and words become more heated between the US, China and the WHO, Africa as a developing continent, needs to find solutions…

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UNICEF, Airtel Africa partner to support children and families affected by COVID-19

By Duncan Mlanjira As millions of children are affected by school closures due to COVID-19, UNICEF announced a new partnership with Airtel Africa aimed at providing children with access to remote learning and enable access to cash assistance for their families via mobile cash transfers.  Under this partnership, UNICEF and Airtel Africa will use mobile technology to benefit an estimated 133 million school-age children currently affected by school closures in 13 countries across sub- Saharan Africa during the COVID-19…

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Two-time AFCON winning coach Hervé Renard eyes Ghana return

Ghanasoccernet.com Two-time Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) winning coach Hervé Renard hints that given the chance he can return to Ghana to guide the Black Stars win the African title. Speaking to Ghana TV3’s Juliet Bawuah, Renard — who was deputy to Claude Le Roy when the Black Stars won bronze at the 2008 AFCON — revealed his intentions of leading Ghana to win the prestigious football competition again. Ghana have gone drought since winning the title for the…

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