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Clinical evidence shows antimalaria drug chloroquine can cure coronavirus

Chloroquine phosphate, an antimalarial drug that has been on the market for years, has proved to be effective against the novel coronavirus, according to Sun Yanrong, deputy director of the biological center under China's Ministry of Science and Technology...

Coronavirus alert: Health workers warn Africa not prepared for new virus

At a Chinese-run hospital in Zambia, some employees watched as people who recently returned from China showed up with coughs but were not placed in isolation.A doctor tending to those patients has stopped coming to work, and health workers...

Ghana officials investigating 2 suspected cases of coronavirus

Health officials in Ghana are investigating two suspected cases of coronavirus in the capital, Accra, suspected cases involve two men, a Chinese and Argentine, who live together, but travelled on different dates from China.They reported themselves to the emergency...

Africans in China lockdown see no escape, feel trapped

The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.“Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor...

Malawi, Kenya and Ghana tries first malaria vaccine in babies

Malawi along with Kenya and Ghana are getting the first and only vaccine against malaria, one of history’s deadliest and most stubborn of diseases.Unlike established vaccines that offer near-complete protection, this new one is only about 40% effective. But...

Fall out of Cardi B’s Ghana visit fiasco

Ghana celebrities were enraged after Cardi B to choose to hang out by the pool side to enjoy a local delicacy Khebab, while they waited for hours for her to show up for a 'meet and greet' session.Enraged by...

Ghana grants 126 people from diaspora citizenship

As part of Ghana's celebration of the "year of return", the country has granted citizenship to 126 people from the diaspora who have been living in Ghana for many years, a statement from the presidency says.Marking 300 years since...

Sex-for-grades scandal: 2 Ghana lecturers indicted

Two lecturers at the University of Ghana will face a disciplinary commission after an investigation set up by the university found evidence that they had breached its code of conduct with their behaviour that was exposed in the BBC...

Blind Ghanaian student violently pulled from seat in Oxford

A blind Ghanaian student who was "violently" removed from a prestigious debating society has been cleared of any wrongdoing.Ebenezer Azamati was "accosted" by a security guard when he tried to return to a seat he had earlier reserved before...

Xenophobia Ghana style; Nigerian owned shops forcefully closed

Foreign-run shops, mostly belonging to Nigerians, were forcibly closed on Thursday in Kumasi, Ghana's second-largest city, by angry shopkeepers, the president of Ghana's trade union said on Friday.Joseph Obeng, president of the Ghana Union of Traders Association condemned what...
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Togo opposition leader heads to court to challenge vote results

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China Lied, Coronavirus did not originate in Meat Market – sceintists

USA based online news Breitbart reports that Chinese scientists have concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus did not originate at a wild meat market as...

Burundi says it killed at least 22 in pre-election violence

The Burundi government said on Tuesday it had killed at least 22 “wrongdoers” in the hills overlooking the main city Bujumbura since last week,...

Military funeral to be held for Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak

Egypt will hold a military funeral in the capital Cairo on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died on Tuesday at the...

Ethiopia pulls out of talks on Nile dam row

Ethiopia's Water Minister Seleshi Bekele has said the country will not participate in fresh talks on the future of a giant hydropower project on...