Ghana Suspends all Public Gatherings, Closes Schools As Coronavirus Cases Increase
The president of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended all public gatherings, including prayer sessions in mosques and churches, as the country's number of infected cases of the coronavirus pandemic climbed from two to six on Sunday.President Nana Akufo-Addo, in...
Rwanda Confirms First Coronavirus Case
Rwanda announced on Saturday its first case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19.In a statement, the health ministry said the patient is an Indian citizen who arrived in the country from Mumbai on March 8."An Indian citizen who arrived from...
Kenya: Government Bans Public Events After First Case of Coronavirus
Kenya has banned all major public events after confirming its first case of the new coronavirus in a woman who had returned to the country from the United States, the health minister said on Friday.Kenya, the richest economy in...
Ghana, Gabon Confirm First Cases of Coronavirus
Gabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases. The region has so far been less badly hit by coronavirus than Europe or China. Ivory...
Algerian President Orders School Closure After First Coronavirus Death
The president of Algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune has ordered schools to close throughout the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The closure starts immediately and will continue until 5 April, according to a statement made by...
Coronavirus in Africa: Burkina Faso Confirms Two Coronavirus Cases
Burkina Faso's health ministry has confirmed two coronavirus cases - the first reported in the country. The patients are a Burkinabè couple who recently returned from France in February, Health Minister Claudine Lougue told reporters. The man is 73-years-old and the...
Egypt Records First Coronavirus Death in Africa
A German tourist has died from the coronavirus in Egypt, becoming the first fatality of Covid-19 to be recorded in Africa. The 60-year-old had arrived in Egypt a week ago and complained of a fever. He was taken to a hospital...
South Africa Confirms First Case of Coronavirus
South Africa confirmed its first coronavirus case after a 38-year-old man who traveled to Italy tested positive, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. The infected South African, who was part of a group of 10 people who traveled to Italy, returned...
Coronavirus: Man Locks Wife in Bathroom Over Coronavirus Fears
Police in Lithuania intervened in a domestic dispute on Wednesday after a man locked his wife in the bathroom over fears that she may be carrying the coronavirus. "We got the report that a husband and two adult sons refused...
Coronavirus: This Study Explains Why Men Are Affected More Than Women
The coronavirus that originated in China has spread fear and anxiety around the world. But while the novel virus has largely spared one vulnerable group — children — it appears to pose a particular threat to middle-aged and older...
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Samuel Green, the Abolitionist Who Was Convicted for Possessing a Copy of an Anti-slavery Novel
Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated abolitionist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.