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Ghana's lavish funerals can last up to seven days. Now, a centuries-old tradition has gone online

Funerals are a big deal in Ghana and it is not uncommon, in some parts, for a ceremony to last up to seven days, drawing thousands of crowds adorned in flowing red and black robes and gold jewelry.

COVID-19 : Ghana cases hit 313 as another person dies

COVID-19 cases in Ghana have hit 313 after 26 new cases were recorded on Tuesday, April 7.

SA minister suspended for breaking lockdown rules

South Africa’s communications minister has been suspended for two months – one of which will be without pay – for having lunch with a friend during the coronavirus lockdown.

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has been the talk of the town since a photograph of her eating with Mduduzi Manana surfaced this week.

The image, which shows the two enjoying a meal at a table with four of Mr Manana’s family members, was posted on one of his social media accounts and has been re-posted by others many times: Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams having lunch with African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Mduduzi Manana despite the national lockdown pic.twitter.com/vFxryeJQLN — OceanWalz (@oceanwalz) April 7, 2020
South Africans have been called on to stay at home during the lockdown - now in its second week - and only go out and about for essential trips, such as work, to buy food or to seek medical care.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has talked to the minister about the picture, said in a statement on Wedn…

Kylie Jenner, 22, is Forbes' youngest 'self-made' billionaire for the second year in a row after selling off 51% of her cosmetics brand

Forbes has released the annual World’s Billionaires list and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner was named youngest 'self-made' billionaire for the second year in a row at the age of 22.

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion in Square stake for coronavirus relief

Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter and digital payments platform Square has announced he will donate $1 billion worth of equity in Square to his Start Small LLC to fund COVID-19 relief around the world.

Covid-19: Ghana Medical Association Applauds President Akufo-Addo For “Bold Decisions” Taken

The President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Frank Ankobea, has applauded the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the bold measures that he has taken to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.

“We Appreciate You Very Much” – President Akufo-Addo To Health Workers

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has extended the appreciation of the nation to all health workers across the country for the continued sacrifices they are making in caring for those infected with the Coronavirus, and in caring for the sick in general.

Judge denies temporary release for R. Kelly despite coronavirus fears

Singer, R. Kelly has been denied a release from jail after requesting to be freed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil legend, Ronaldinho released from Paraguayan prison and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days

Brazil legend, Ronaldinho has been released from a high-security jail in Paraguay and placed under house arrest after serving 32 days following his fake passport scandal.