TimeLine Layout

April, 2020

  • 2 April

    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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  • 2 April

    Prominent Nigerian doctor dies of coronavirus in UK

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has claimed the life of a prominent UK-based Nigerian doctor. Dr Alfa Saadu, 68, died on Tuesday afternoon at the Whittington Hospital in north London. He was infected with the virus while volunteering in a hospital in London. According to his son Dani Saadu, the doctor started to show symptoms of coronavirus two weeks ago and …

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  • 2 April

    Coronavirus: Germany extends social distancing 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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  • 1 April

    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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  • 1 April

    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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March, 2020

  • 31 March

    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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  • 31 March

    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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  • 30 March

    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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  • 30 March

    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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  • 29 March

    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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