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In a Recent Inter-Continental Video Conference, Ghanaian and U.S. Leaders Are Named to the Board of The Collaboration for IT and Communications Excellence

The NGO’s Mission: “To Help Ghana’s Students and Entrepreneurs to Become Leaders  in a Tech-Driven Global Economy” PHILADELPHIA, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A group of business, professional, academic, civic and public-sector leaders, from    Northern and Southern Ghana, and from across the U.S., recently convened, by video conference, in the first, inter-continental, organizational board meeting […]

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2Africa: a transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners

2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe MENLO PARK, California, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most […]

Medical/Health Care

The Small Southern African Country of Lesotho is Attending its First COVID-19 Patient

Healthcare workers in the tiny Southern African country of Lesotho are attending to the country’s first COVID-19 patient. Lesotho’s health ministry confirmed the country’s first case Wednesday, making it the last of the 54 countries on the continent to report the disease. Authorities say the patient, who is in isolation, tested positive after arriving in […]


South Africa Set to Move Toward Easing Lockdown Restrictions

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said most of the country will move toward relaxing coronavirus restrictions later this month even as the number of confirmed cases topped 12,000. During a televised address Wednesday evening, Ramaphosa announced officials will immediately begin work on a proposal so that by the end of May, most of the country […]

Medical/Health Care

France’s Pasteur Institute on Front Lines of Africa’s COVID Response

PARIS – There are few days when the Paris-based Pasteur Institute and its far-flung network are not in the news. Last week, France’s flagship research foundation and its U.S. counterparts announced promising compounds for clinical testing against COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Its scientists estimated a French strain of the virus could […]

Medical/Health Care

Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

People with disabilities face stigma because of their impairments. They are often marginalised, more so if they have psycho-social disabilities. This makes it difficult for them to access basic services such as healthcare. But community based workers have specialised skills and experience working at a household and community level. They are able to identify, screen […]