By Chidinma Irene Nwoye | Quartz Africa
Six years ago, then 27-year-old Nimo Ibrahim started her new job deboning chickens at Pilgrim’s Pride in Cold Spring, Minnesota. For the young Somali refugee and single mother of three, the job was a lifeline as she had no other skills.
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By Christine Hauser | The New York Times
Representative Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Democratic congresswoman from Minnesota, said late Monday that her father had died from complications of Covid-19.
“It is with tremendous sadness and pain to say goodbye to my father, Nur Omar Mohamed,” she said on Twitter. “No words can describe what he meant to me and all who knew and loved him.”
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By Capital News
A Kenyan-American, Dr. Thomas Nyambane, who died of Coronavirus in the United States, has been buried in Minnesota with his kin in Kenya following his burial via zoom. Dr. Nyambane’s body could not be transported back to Kenya due to travel restrictions around the world.
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Some 41 Ghanaians who were in Washington DC, USA, have arrived in Ghana. Most of them were students who went on an exchange program sponsored by the State Department of the United States of America.
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By Collins K’ebwato | KDRTV
A Kenyan American Mr. Richard Mumia Shimaka died last week in the US due to Covid-19 complications, raising the number of Kenyans who have died in the Diaspora through symptoms related to the deadly Corona Virus in the USA.
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Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Baffour Adjei Bawuah has disclosed that a lot Ghanaians have died from COVID-19 in that country.
“Quite a number of Ghanaians have been affected and indeed we have 33 people who have been verified to have died from the disease in New York alone,” he said.
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Twenty (20) Ghanaians living in the United States (US) have died after contracting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The figures were disclosed by officials of the Ghana Embassy in the United States of America (USA). The victims are reportedly members of the Ghanaian community, most of whom reside in New York and New Jersey.
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By Associated Press
An immigrant from Congo who worked at the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Waterloo has died of the coronavirus, the company confirmed. The Congolese community in Waterloo has been mourning the death of Axel Kabeya, which several members announced on social media.
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By PM News | News Agency of Nigeria
About 160 Nigerians, including eight infants, who made the first batch of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have returned back home. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the evacuees returned aboard an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 aircraft under the special flight arrangements by the Federal Government for nationals stranded abroad.
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Fear of deportation. Fear of facing an unpayable bill. Fear of becoming a “public charge” and unable to obtain legal status. These are some of the reasons undocumented migrants including Africans are avoiding hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, many have contracted the disease and died, and the novel coronavirus is spreading with little check in the community.
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