Zambian nun praised as ‘unsung hero’ of COVID pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic and its many sorrows has come a new appreciation for essential workers, and now a Roman Catholic nun in Zambia has been named one of “seven unsung heroes” by wealthy philanthropist Bill Gates. Gates recently featured Sr. Astridah Banda in his popular “Gates Notes” newsletter and praised her work on FM 99.1 Yatsani Community Radio in Zambia, where she shares critical coronavirus information in multiple languages. “When the coronavirus arrived in Zambia, she noticed that most of the public health bulletins about social distancing, masks, and…

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Surge of Covid-related Interest in Investment Migration from Nigerian Citizens

The massive volatility driven by Covid-19 has pushed the steady growth in investment migration into overdrive, with a nearly 50% increase in enquiries overall as the pandemic coursed around the globe in the six months to June 2020 compared to the same period last year. Due to the uncertain outlook of the Nigerian economy, clients are predominantly seeking alternative citizenship options to secure their wealth and their families’ future, with specific interest in Caribbean programs from Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada. Private investors who prefer to invest…

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USAfrica: Obasanjo’s accurate Buhari is failing Nigeria. By Prof. Wole Soyinka

Loading… Special to USAfrica magazine (Houston) USAfricaonline.com I am notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, General, twice former president and co-architect, with other past leaders, of the crumbling edifice that is still generously called Nigeria. I have no reasons to change my stance on his record. Nonetheless, I embrace the responsibility of calling attention to any accurate reading of this nation from whatever source, as a contraption teetering on the very edge of total collapse. Loading… We are close to extinction as a viable comity of peoples, supposedly bound together…

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Morocco: HM the King Congratulates Costa Rica President On His Country’s Independence Day

Rabat — HM King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Costa Rica, H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, on the occasion of his country’s Independence Day. The Sovereign expresses, in the message, his warmest congratulations and best wishes for good health and happiness to President Quesada, wishing the Costa Rican people continued progress and prosperity. HM the King, who commends relations of friendship and cooperation between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Costa Rica, underlines his determination to continue joint action with President…

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Cote d’Ivoire: Court Clears Ouattara’s Third-Term Bid for Presidency, Gbagbo Barred

The Ivory Coast Constitutional Council has approved President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term in office amid fresh violence. Vehicles were reportedly set alight by protesters in several cities. Ivory Coast’s top court on Monday cleared the way for President Alassane Ouattara to run for a contentious third term in the upcoming presidential election as several cities saw violent protests. The Constitutional Council barred some of Ouattara’s opponents, including former President Laure and former rebel leader turned prime minister, Soro Guillaume, but allowed the candidacy of former President Henri…

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