Kenyan DJs in diaspora keep the party going amid Covid 19 curfews

By DIANA MWANGO | Business Daily

At 10pm on a Friday, DeejayAisher, a stage name for Philly Ojallah, hangs headphones around her neck, her fingers tuning buttons and knobs on her turntable. She dances a bit and introduces herself to her audience just as she does in nightclubs. Only that she is streaming the disco music live from her living room in Berlin, Germany to thousands of people watching from around the world.

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Chinese TV drama series deepen cultural ties with Kenya

By Xinhua | Global Times

George Obara’s fascination with Chinese culture dates back three decades ago when he studied computer engineering in the Asian country at a time when it was a rare honor to pursue education in a foreign land.

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Fresh hope for stranded South Africans in Myanmar

By Yolisa Tswanya | IOL

South Africans stranded in Myanmar have banded together as there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for them to return home. The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) has been working to bring home many South Africans stuck in foreign countries, but due to borders being closed some in Myanmar are yet to be assisted.

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COVID-19: African Immigrants and Matters Arising

By Francis Onabis

I woke up this morning, with shocking news. In Verona Italy 100 out of 140 immigrants tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. The story is the same in Milan and other cities around Italy. This occurrence begs for the question, is it possible God made African so bad that we just can’t figure out what is right or wrong. Obey simple orders; most importantly we don’t want to help ourselves.

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Saudi Arabia’s African roots traced to annual Hajj pilgrimage and British colonization

By RUBA OBAID | Arab News

An estimated 10 percent of the Saudi population is of African descent, living mainly in the Western Region, and particularly in Makkah. Their roots lie in the annual Hajj pilgrimage and the British colonization of Africa in the 19th century.
For hundreds of years, pilgrims and oppressed Muslims from that continent traveled to Makkah and Madinah, and chose to make those cities their home. They came mainly from Chad, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Mali, Senegal and especially Nigeria.

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South African woman on living in Korea during the pandemic: ‘I went from being paranoid to taking each day as it comes’

By Karabo Mavuso | NEWS24

Last month over 100 South Africans were brought home from the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. While each member of that group tested negative for the virus they were still taken to Limpopo to be quarantined.

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11-Year-Old Kenyan girl Stuck in India Appeals to President Uhuru

By NONI IRERI | Kenyans.co.ke

11-year-old Matilda Chelagat has been a patient at the Yashoda Hospital in India for one month.She had travelled to the country to seek treatment for her condition, aplastic anaemia, but found herself stranded in the country after her parents were unable to raise funds to settle the hospital bill.

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Coronavirus: Watford star Welbeck donates relief materials to Ghanaians

BY TAIYE TAIWO | SPORTING NEWS

Watford forward Danny Welbeck donated a £10,000 relief package to residents of his mother’s home town in Ghana as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the global economy. The relief package distributed to residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality includes food, sanitary items and sanitizers.

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China Denies City Discriminating Against ‘African Brothers’

By Reuters

BEIJING — China has dismissed allegations leveled by African and U.S. diplomats that foreigners of African appearance in the city of Guangzhou were being subjected to forceful testing for coronavirus, quarantine and ill treatment.

“We do not have discrimination in China against African brothers,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a daily news briefing, accusing the United States of trying to exploit the issue to harm Beijing’s relations with African nations.

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