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Coronavirus: Ghanaian Diaspora recommends measures to deal with pandemic

Representatives of Ghanaian communities – from Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Japan and Ireland, took part at a meeting by conference call on Saturday (11 April) to discuss possible sustainable measures to adopt in dealing with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) within their respective communities. Below is the official report issued by …

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Revisiting Psalm 23: Why Christians misunderstand this covenant between God and man

Professor Jason Osai* of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, writes on the biblical Psalm 23 and why he holds that this “covenant between God and man” is often misinterpreted and misunderstood by Christians. He identifies the “fundamental determinant of the utility, efficacy and functionality” of the two-party pact and how to make the Psalm work for humanity. In …

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Germany’s president calls for patience, solidarity in face of coronavirus pandemic

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called efforts to curb coronavirus a “test of our humanity”. It is the first time a German president formally addressed the nation on television other than at Christmas. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on the nation to show patience, discipline and solidarity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, in a rare televised address aired …

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Germany: Visitors allowed to overstay their visa because of Coronavirus – Interior Minister

Anyone who is in Germany with an expired Schengen visa does not have to fear any punishment for the time being, the German press agency dpa has reported. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer issued on Friday a corresponding administrative directive, allowing such visa overstayers to remain in the country until 30 June. The Federal Ministry of the Interior is responding …

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Keeping your smartphone Corona-free: Kaspersky shares top tips

The lockdown that countries all over the world are currently experiencing is putting a renewed focus on personal hygiene. But despite people being advised to wash their hands often, how many apply the same rigour to their smartphones? Kaspersky provides a few tips on keeping mobile devices ‘virus-free’. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, it is frightening to think how much …

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Jack Ma Foundation opens search for African business heroes 2020

The Jack Ma Foundation has opened the application process for its Africa’s Business Heroes competition. Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) is organized by the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative, established in 2019 to cultivate and empower young African entrepreneurs by giving equal opportunities to those who harnessed the power of small businesses and technologies. Through its associated activities and training, business leaders …

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Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Centre in 17 African countries

Facebook users can opt in to follow the centre to get notifications and see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 9, 2020/ — Facebook is expanding its Coronavirus Information Centre to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centres form part of Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19 …

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Coronavirus: Facebook launches tools for religious groups in Africa

Facebook launches tools to keep faith-based communities connected during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The tools are part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in keeping communities safe, connected and informed during this pandemic JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 9, 2020/ — Facebook has launched key resources to help faith groups stay connected and engaged during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The resources include the “Faith …

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Book: The complexities of race, class and hair at home and abroad

Award-winning Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie dissects the complexities of race, class and hair in her novel Americanah, writes Michael Nnaji*. Born and bred in the Nigerian university town of Nsukka, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie already has two universally acclaimed novels, Purple Hibiscus and Half of A Yellow Sun, and the collection of short stories The Thing Around Your Neck, as …

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Ghanaians abroad to hold second global meeting on coronavirus

Ghanaian communities across the globe will hold an international conference call on the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on Saturday, 11 April. It’s the second meeting they will be holding since the outbreak of the international public health crisis. The Saturday meeting is expected to deliberate on the implementation of the measures agreed at the first meeting, which took place on …

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Ghanaian community in Germany adopts measures and strategies on coronavirus

Members of the Ghanaian community from Karlsruhe, Kiel, Mannheim, Cologne, Freiburg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Bremen, Frankfurt, Duisburg, Berlin Flensburg and Darmstadt gathered at the weekend through a conference call to discuss how best to support the Ghanaians in Germany during the ongoing pandemic crisis. The confab, third community meeting of the community since the outbreak of …

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Africa needs $100 billion in aid over coronavirus pandemic – AU finance ministers

African Ministers of Finance met in an online conference over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on 31 March 2020, following the first meeting on 19 March 2020. The meeting, moderated by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, discussed the impact of the global health crisis on the continent, especially the social and economic impact of social contact restriction measures on …

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Europe’s coronavirus death toll tops 30,000 as young patients die of disease

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, more than three-quarters of the deaths registered in Italy and Spain, according to a new tally by the press agency AFP published on Wednesday. A total of 30,063 deaths have been recorded in Europe out of 458,601 cases, making it the continent hit hardest by the pandemic, according …

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Coronavirus: Germany extends social contact restrictions until April 19

“A pandemic doesn’t take a vacation,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said announcing an extension to Germany’s coronavirus restrictions. German residents have been urged not to travel over the Easter holidays. Germany’s social distancing measures have been extended through the end of the Easter holiday break, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday following a call with federal state leaders. The extension, which …

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Stay in touch thanks to Ortel!

Right now it’s really important to stay in touch with friends and family. For this reason, you’ll get significantly more Internet from Ortel Mobile on many of its flat-rate packages from now until the end of May . You can also top up your credit really easily at any time – either online or in many supermarkets, petrol stations and …

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Germany: New laws and regulations from April 2020

Usually, new laws and regulations take effect at the beginning of every month in Germany. It’s not different for April 2020 despite the corona crisis. In fact, as a result of government’s emergency relief measures against the pandemic, there’re several additional changes, ranging from new regulations protecting tenants against eviction to those governing welfare benefits as well as support grants to …

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