Michael Jordan’s 20-page love letter to girlfriend in the ’80s sells for $25k at auction – Read excerpts

A 1989 handwritten love letter from Michael Jordan to actress Amy Hunter has now been sold for $25,703, with the price of the auctioned letter benefitting from Jordan’s recent 10-part docuseries The Last Dance. Six years ago, the letter had been sold for only $2,560. But Jordan’s penciled confessions to his inamorata is not the only thing that has seen good PR since Last Dance. The NBA icon’s rookie card has now sold for $97,200 while a game-day jersey has also gone for $288,000 following the release of the documentary.…

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Top nine coronavirus myths in Africa

Chinyere Okoroafor If you log on social media, almost everyone is talking about COVID-19. The outbreak has become a trending topic on all platforms. But because COVID-19 is still relatively new, a lot of misinformation and false facts have surfaced across the web.So it is important to know what is true and what is not. Here are the nine myths in Africa circulating about COVID-19: 1. Mosquitoes spread coronavirus (False) 2. Useless remedies (antibodies, hydroxychloroquine) can stop Coronavirus (False) 3. Fantastic remedies (sesame oil rubbed on your body, child’s urine,…

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Farmers, miners in Ivory Coast embrace use of drones

Farmers and miners in Ivory Coast are embracing the use of drones for light work. Until recently, stock checks and growth reports are done on foot. But now, this is done in record time. Thanks to these equipment manufactured by Ivory Coast drone. “With a drone today we can calculate the stockpile of gravel that’s been produced. The customers said if it’s true, we don’t see how a drone can do that, yes it’s possible. It goes through 3D machines, it goes through image processing and when we did the…

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South Africa: Mounting Pressure On Families Holding Out Against Coal Mine Expansion

“We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down” “We know that if we are not here, our house will be burnt down,” says Tholakele Mthetwa. In April her home, in the village of Ophondweni, KwaZulu-Natal, was raked by gunfire while the family was in bed preparing to turn in for the night. 19 spent cartridges were found on the scene. In the first week of May, a neighbour, Bheki Mdletshe, received an SMS: “If you are stubborn enough not to move we will shoot…

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Ghana: HOLD for 6PM — Fears for Livelihoods Over Fishing Harbor Demolition

Demolition of Accra’s iconic James Town fishing community began late last month, to construct a China-funded multi-million-dollar fishing harbor.  Local authorities pulled down over 300 temporary and permanent structures, including businesses, a school, and places of worship in the largely poor, densely populated area.  While many are excited about the prospect of development, the demolition has also raised fears for already precarious livelihoods. Rubble is all that’s left of a brightly colored playground in Accra’s James Town fishing community that children once enjoyed before it was demolished in May. The…

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Africa: 85,778 Active COVID-19 Cases Across Continent, 414 Critical

As of June 3, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1572,374. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 4,494 and recoveries 67,100. South Africa has the most reported cases – 35,812, with deaths numbering 755. Other most-affected countries include Egypt (27,536 cases), Nigeria (10,819), Algeria (9,626), and Ghana (8,297). The numbers are compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (world map) using statistics from the World Health Organization and other international institutions as well national and regional public health…

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