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.Continue reading “Another Kenyan succumbs to Covid-19 complications in Minneapolis, Minnesota”
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.Continue reading “Covid-19: 33 Ghanaians Have Died In New York – Ghana’s US Ambassador”
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.Continue reading “Coronavirus kills 20 Ghanaians in the United States”
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.Continue reading “Worker From Congo Dies After COVID-19 Outbreak at Iowa Plant”
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.Continue reading “COVID-19: First batch of stranded Nigerians depart U.S.”
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.Continue reading “Fear keeps undocumented immigrants from hospitals despite coronavirus”
By Doug Stone | Voice of America
Kemi Lawani tries to keep up her spirits in the face of financial adversity, especially in front of her two young children. But sometimes she can’t help but think the deck has been stacked against her amid the coronavirus pandemic shutdown in the northern U.S. state of Minnesota.Continue reading “Nigerian-born Salon Owner Barely Staying Afloat as She Awaits Government Rescue Funds”
By Adelani Adepegba | The Punch
Evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the novel coronavirus will begin on May 10, the Consulate of Nigeria in New York has announced. It said 700 Nigerians have registered with the missions in the US for the evacuation, which would be done in batches.
The Consul-General, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, disclosed this in a notice on Sunday.Continue reading “Evacuation of 700 Nigerians from US begins on May 10”
By Danielle Paquette | The Washington Post
She was supposed to stay in New York for a month, exploring the city and swapping business cards. Then the pandemic struck, and her country shuttered its airports. Now, Nuong Faalong, a broadcast journalist from Ghana, is trapped on a friend’s pullout couch.
“This is a terrible nightmare,” said Faalong, 33, who doesn’t have American health insurance — or any idea when she can leave.Continue reading “Some Africans are stranded in the United States, with no way home or health insurance: ‘We’re just trapped’”
By Ebimo Amungo
As Corona Virus ravages the world, straining health systems to creaking point in America, Italy, Spain, and countries considered advanced, the world watches with trepidation as the virus makes its way slowly, but surely, towards Africa. The World Health Organization and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have warned about the consequence of the virus taking hold in Africa. The prospects are dire for a continent with a dilapidated healthcare system and governments burdened with myriad fiscal and political challenges.Continue reading “Africa’s Billionaire Entrepreneurs Are Helping the Continent Battle the Covid 19 Challenge”