African Countries Should Reopen Economies Gradually, Once Data Shows It’s Safe, Experts Say

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – The World Health Organization, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Economic Forum have issued guidelines for African countries looking to reopen their economies after weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus. Health authorities are concerned that opening up too quickly could trigger a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases on the continent. With the coronavirus having thrown many African economies into a deep freeze, many governments are facing pressure to end lockdowns and travel restrictions so people can get back to work.…

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Pandemic Likely to Worsen West Africa’s Looming Mass Hunger, WFP Warns

GENEVA – A recent U.N. assessment estimates more than 21 million people across West Africa will be short of food during the coming lean season between June and August when food stocks are at their lowest. U.N. officials report they will need urgent assistance from the international community to survive. Armed conflict, widespread displacement and climate change are pushing millions of people across West Africa, including the volatile Sahel region into hunger. Added to this toxic mix is COVID-19. The World Food Program warns the pandemic is likely to more…

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Gor Mahia legends relive 1987 continental feat

The tension at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani was so immense you could actually touch it with your hands. Gor Mahia were staring at history and clinching their first ever continental title, facing Tunisian giants Esperance in the final of the CAF Cup Winners Cup. Having drawn 2-2 in the first leg, Gor needed a win or a low scoring draw to make history. And few minutes into the first half, they got their feet halfway there with Peter Dawo hitting the opener. He did it in a cheeky manner.…

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