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Coronavirus: WHO lists Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa among top-risk African nation – ghanapublisher.com

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The World Health Organisation has identified Nigeria and 12 others as high-risk African countries for the deadly coronavirus disease.

The other countries are Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

A statement by the body said the identified African nations have direct links or a high volume of travel to China.

The statement read in part, “WHO has identified 13 top priority countries (Algeria, Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia) which either have direct links or a high volume of travel to China.

“To ensure rapid detection of the novel coronavirus, it is important to have laboratories which can test samples and WHO is supporting countries to improve their testing capacity. Since this is a new virus, there are currently only two referral laboratories in the African region which have the reagents needed to conduct such tests.

“However, reagent kits are being shipped to more than 20 other countries in the region, so diagnostic capacity is expected to increase over the coming days. Active screening at airports has been established in a majority of these countries and while they will be WHO first areas of focus, the organization will support all countries in the region in their preparation efforts,”

WHO’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said it was critical that countries stepped up their readiness and “in particular put in place effective screening mechanisms at airports and other major points of entry to ensure that the first cases are detected quickly”.

Moeti added, “The quicker countries can detect cases, the faster they will be able to contain an outbreak and ensure the novel coronavirus does not overwhelm health systems.”

FG releases N71m for surveillance, screening

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved N71m to ensure that Coronavirus does not spread to the country.

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, told reporters after the Coronavirus Inter-Ministerial Multisectoral Preparedness and Response meeting in Abuja on Friday that a team had been set up to develop action plan for government on the next plan.

At the meeting was the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while the ministers of Interior, Police Affairs, FCT, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Transportation, Aviation and Finance were represented on the occasion.

The World Health Organisation and United States Agency for International Development, as well as government health agencies were also represented at the meeting.

Ehanire said, “We had a good and successful meeting with health commissioners from Lagos, Kano, Enugu and Rivers states as well as the FCT. We have addressed all the strengths and weaknesses in the system. We have set up a team to develop action plan for government.

“An advisory from the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday directed Nigerians to halt travel plan to China while also directing all returnees to Nigeria from China to be indoors within a period of two weeks to fully monitor possible symptoms.”

When asked how the FG intended to monitor the returnees to ensure total compliance, the minister said, “We are going to monitor all people entering Nigeria without looking at individual nationalities. People enter Nigeria on their own individual merit.

“We are increasing and improving surveillance and better collaboration among those who work at our ports of entry. We are looking at the airport largely, but also the seaports and the land ports. We are going to do some training for the officials.”

He added, “The President approved additional funds for the Port Health Services on Thursday. The resources are being provided for surveillance and screening activities that will be done (at the ports of entry).

“The amount approved is N71m for Port Health Services to scale up what they are doing. Every penny that was requested was approved.”

According to Mohammed, many travellers lie about their status and make screening difficult for officials.

He said, “We need a lot of public enlightenment. This virus will not make a distinction between public and private persons. We need to let people who travel know that there is a need for absolute transparency and absolute honesty when they are filling in their forms.

“Some people don’t take the forms seriously and they do mislead authorities when they are asked to declare their status. These are things we need to escalate.

“The National Orientation Agency has to do a lot of job because it is present in each of the 774 council areas. It can do a lot of taking information to the grassroots.”

When asked the amount of money earmarked by the FG for the campaign against Coronavirus, the minister said, “One of the major advantages of the declaration of global emergency for Coronavirus by the WHO is that they understand that combating it can be really expensive and there are states that cannot afford it.

“There are many partners that can help such countries. But right now, we are in the stage of working together ministerially to make sure we address the epidemic.”

On the possibility of stopping people from traveling to China, the minister said it would be difficult, adding that government could only give issue travel warning.

He added, “What we do is to give travel advisory to people. Unless it is very essential, we will advise people not to make some trips. It is a bit difficult to ban people from travelling. Another thing is that you cannot stigmatise people on the basis of coming from a part of the world with epidemic. Even if you have Nigerians in Wuhan, unless they indicate their interest that they want to come home, you cannot force them to come.”

He added, “We are in touch with our people in Wuhan. Our embassy in China has confirmed that we have about 16 people in Wuhan and that they are in touch with them. So far, they have not indicated their intention to come back and they are in self-isolation there. They will contact the embassy if there is a need to do so. To the best of my knowledge, none of them has contacted the virus.”

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The Most Wicked Persons In Africa, Number 4 Eats Human Flesh

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1. Joshua Blahyi or General Butt Naked

Joshua Blahyi or General Butt Naked was once a commander of the forces under the Liberian rebel leader Roosevelt Johnson. He gained fame for his role of violence during the first Liberian Civil War in the early 1990s and has admitted he was responsible for more than 20,000 deaths in that occured in liberia.

General Blahyi led many intoxicated young boys and youth into battles fighting naked or dressed in women’s attire .

This style of war according to his belief made them invincible.

He was a pervert during the war. But at the end he became a Christian preacher.(hmmmmmmmm)

2.Jean Kambanda

After becoming the government caretaker after the assassination of the then president of Rwander, he was held to be criminally responsible after it was found that he did not intervene to stop the genocide that took place when he could have stopped it.

Rather he supported them with arms and ammunition during the 1993/94 Rwanda Genocide.

However, he denied the knowledge of their intended use in a genocide which leaves his hand stained with the blood of over 800,000 souls

3.Joseph Kony

Joseph Kony formed a group which was called Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda.

He was heavily accused for being responsible for recruiting child soldiers with at least 60,000 children that were abducted .

According to reports, his military campaign led to killing of 1000 people every week. As a result, he was accused of ethnic cleansing and war against humanity in Uganda. Many children lost thier lives during the war

4.Idi Amin of Uganda

Another notable terror in Uganda

Idi Amin is also known as ‘Butcher Uganda’ because he likes to kill his political opponents and all those who oppose him.

It is estimated that 300,000 people were killed during 1971-1979 when Idi Amin came to power in Uganda.

Deaths were terrible for his country and, unfairly but understandably, for the reputation of Africa in general. In his quest to expel Asians and foreigners from his country

He also squandered millions of dollars of external aid that had been provided to Uganda over the years, money intended to build up Makerere University, one of the best institutions of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa.

Idi Amin eating habits are also fairly sadistic.

He likes to eat honeycomb and raw larvae during state dinners.

Idi Amin also likes to eat human flesh (cannibal) that he had execution died before.

5.Bosco Ntanganda

He was the warlord that help to overthrow the regime in Rwander in 1994. Due to his exploit in Congo, he was made its chief of military operations and was popularly known as the ‘Terminator’ He is responsible for at least a combined figure of 800 000 deaths and a long list of human right violations. This guy over exercise his powers and authority.

 

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Never Do These Things – They Attract Robbers To Your House

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Never Do These Things. They Attract Robbers To Your House

Every year many people experience house attack or burglary worldwide and as a way of avoid being a victim, some individuals protect their homes with alarms, strong doors with complex locks, security cameras, LED lights, smart locks and high-tech security gadgets.

Although these are all important, there are some habits of homeowners that attract or draw burglars (home intruders or attackers).

Those habits can make thieves pick your house as a target and start to watch your home and are waiting for the right moment to make a move.

In this article, we are going to touch some habits of homeowners that draw home intruders.

The expensive items in your home are what thieves are interested in.

Because of this, you should never leave a box(packaging box) for the garbage workers that shows that you have bought a super expensive item because you are loaded.

The box could be a packaging box of expensive electronics such as a flat-screen television, gaming consoles, home appliances amongst others.

Leaving these things in your garbage only call for home attackers. So it is essential to think of a way to dispose of discreetly away from the prying eyes of thieves.

Tall trees, abundant bushes and dense shrubs located in your home can be hiding spots and escape routes for burglars (home intruders or attackers).

These landscapes do not only attract thieves but also make their invasion into your house easier. Speaking of this, you should consider changing your landscaping and keep your yard well-manicured especially your lawn (an area of soil-covered land planted with grasses and other durable plants) since it can be an indicator that you have not been in the house for a while.

Thieves are advancing just as technology is also advancing.

Nowadays another mistake homeowners make is posting everything on social media. If you do that burglars can trace your whereabouts without even visiting your house to see if you are there or not. You might probably be thinking that home-invading crimes mostly happen at night. But surprisingly, most of them also happened during the day. A significant reason for this is because during these periods thieves expect people to leave for work or school. So you better think twice before posting photos of you chilling with your family at the beach or sharing your weekend plans on social media.

When thieves plan to attack a home, it means that the house has or is suspected to have some valuables or it is profitable breaking into.

Your home can easily be marked as a target when you leave high-priced possessions around in the prying eyes of thieves.

Home intruders can calculate your level of wealth by just looking around your house or peering through the windows.

To keep your home safe, your expensive items should be out of sight. If possible hide them in your locker or safe.

Without expensive items around your home, it will be difficult for thieves to size up your home.

Since no thief does not want to run into a homeowner, they look for signs that homeowners are not around and one of them is light off (light off = Nobody home).

To keep your house safe each corner of your house should have lights on during the night especially the front. Even during the day, if an intruder attempts to break in the front door and sees the front light turn on, he will likely assume there is a homeowner still inside and will leave your home untouched.

As you work on these habits do not forget to keep your doors and windows locked until in use. Make sure your windows and doors have strong locks and are generally difficult to force open from the outside.

Now it is time to make your voice heard. What other homeowners’ behaviours attract burglars? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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If Police Say “You Are Under Arrest”, Tell Him This And Watch Him Go Speechless

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I have observed that whenever people see some policemen coming their way, they normally flee even though they haven’t committed any offenses.

It appears that many people do not know their rights or are afraid of being arrested.

Anytime a police come your way, never panic, be calm and watch him do his thing before you react.

Do you know that if you panics too much, you might be suspected and you might be arrested for nothing.

Whenever a police say “you are under arrest”, don’t panic if you know that you did nothing wrong, instead tell him these things and watch him go speechless.

Firstly, ask for his ID card to confirm whether he is really a police man or not. If he is able to present his ID card to you, ask him for the warrant of arrest. Without a warrant of arrest, a police is not allowed to arrest someone according to the law of this country.

If he was able to provide the warrant of arrest, ask him for the police station and make sure you alert the neighborhood before you are being taken there. You can also call your lawyer at that spot to notify him of what is happening.

After doing all these thing, you can go ahead to follow them but if not, don’t follow anybody to anywhere.

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