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COVID 19 : FLATTENING THE OTHER CURVE -Marricke Gane

Throughout this COVID-19 crisis, most people have referred to the need to FLATTEN THE CURVE. That curve usually refers to the high number of infection cases that will keep rising IF we do not carry out any interventions like mass testing, isolation, and lockdowns. It is these interventions that flatten the curve. BUT… there is […]

SOUTH AFRICA: Nation welcomes Miss Universe back home

Zozibini Tunzi, who was crowned Miss Universe in December last year, was given a hero’s welcome when she arrived home at the weekend, for the first time since her victory. She was described by Miss Universe as “a proud advocate for natural beauty”. Zozibini arrived from New York and went to several welcome home parties. She tweeted […]

GHANA: Mahama signs a social contract with Ghanaians

The former president and the Presidential candidate for the National Democratic Congress – NDC  John Dramani Mahama has unveiled plans to remove the indemnity clauses in Ghana’s 1992 constitution when re-elected as the president of the Republic of Ghana in December 2020. In what appears to be a strategic policy announcement trending on social media […]

Sweden cuts aid to Tanzania as opposition demands electoral reforms

Tanzania’s main opposition Chadema party on Monday called for electoral reforms, saying the country’s constitution must be amended to guarantee the independence of the electoral commision. The country’s commitment to democratic practices was also questioned by Sweden who on Monday said it would reduce aid ahead of a general election later this year. President John […]

Kenya’s ex-president Daniel Arap Moi dies

Kenya’s former president Daniel Arap Moi has died aged 95, according to a statement from the current head of state Uhuru Kenyatta, announced on the state broadcaster on Tuesday morning. Moi, a former schoolteacher who ruled Kenya for 24 years, becoming the country’s longest-serving president had been in hospital for over a month. Despite being […]

MALAWI: Court cancel May 2019 presidential results , orders new vote

Malawi’s constitutional court has annulled last year’s controversial election, which saw President Peter Mutharika narrowly re-elected. The judge found there had been widespread irregularities in the 21 May vote. This is the first election to be legally challenged since Malawi’s independence in 1964. A new vote will take place within 151 days. There have

NIGERIA: Anger as Lagos motorbike taxi ban takes effect

Commuters in Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos were outraged as the ban on motorbike and motorised tricycle taxis caused lengthy delays during rush hour. Monday was the first working day that the ban had come into force in Lagos state, where motorbike taxis, locally referred to as okadas, and motorised tricycle taxis, known as keke napeps, […]
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