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Nigerian student dies of coronavirus in US after being denied testing

A 25-year-old graduating Nigerian student identified as Bassey Offiong has died after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) in the city of Detroit, US. He was expected to graduate with a chemical engineering degree at the Western Michigan University in a few weeks but died Saturday, 28 March, after allegedly having been turned down several times for a coronavirus test in the Kalamazoo …

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Coronavirus: Ghanaians in diaspora adopt measures to support their communities and home country

An emergency global conference call of Ghanaians abroad took place on Saturday, 28 March. Attended by members of the Ghanaian diaspora from Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Czech Republic, among others, the meeting discussed the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and how it’s impacting on their communities across the globe and also their home country. …

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Teaching Chinua Achebe to German high school students

School teacher Christine List writes on her experience taking her pupils to the African past in a literature class. The high school students read Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart for the project. List narrates her pupils’ mixed impressions of the literary voyage It had been four weeks since the students have been studying Africa in their geography project. During the …

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Charles Mohamed Huber’s life between two worlds

Ein Niederbayer im Senegal. Mein Leben zwischen zwei Welten (A Lower Bavarian in Senegal. My life between two worlds) is the story of Germany’s first  TV star of African descendant and former member of the federal parliament, from his childhood in a village in Lower Bavaria to national prominence. Charles Mohamed Huber, renowned for having been the first Black actor …

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Germany won’t lift coronavirus restrictions before April 20 – Chancellor Merkel’s top aide

Ministers won’t even consider relaxing the nationwide coronavirus lockdown for at least three weeks, a top German government official has said. Even then, measures could remain in place for some people. Germany is not planning to relax current restrictions on public life before April 20, Helge Braun, the head of the Office of Chancellor (Chancellery), has told a national newspaper. …

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Germany: Corona Social Protection Measures take effect

To protect citizens from existential hardship due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s Federal Government has put together a package of measures to provide support for the self-employed, workers, families and health workers, among others. A law on the social protection package, passed by both chambers of the federal parliament and signed by the president, enters into …

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Sowore raises alarm over plot to arrest and infect him with coronavirus

Rights activist Omoyele Sowore has cried out over an alleged plot to arrest and detain him. In a statement published on his Facebook page, the publisher of the online news platform SaharaReporters accused the presidency of working with the Nigerian army and the judiciary to obtain an unjustifiable court order for his renewed detention over the revelation of SaharaReporters that …

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