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Cameroon footballer donates Sh1.6 million to students stranded in coronavirus-hit China



Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s striker Christian Bassogog has donated Sh1.6 million (10 million CFA francs) to Cameroonian living in areas struck by the deadly coronavirus in China.

According to the Cameroonian press, Christian Bassogog donated 10 million CFA francs to his compatriots, the majority of whom are students stranded in the city of Wuhan which has been under quarantine since 23 January.

“China holds a special place in my heart and this is where I exercise my profession,” said Bassogog after meeting the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cameroon.

“This money is intended to help Cameroonian nationals living in China, in particular students. It is important that we meet in such times and show such support and love to the needy.

“We want more Cameroonians around the world to reach out and support not only their compatriots but also China as a nation, “he added.

The 24-year-old footballer, who plays club football with the Chinese Super League Henan Jianye, is currently in Yaoundé following the suspension of the championship in China because of the virus.

His donation comes after President Paul Biya also ordered that $82,000 (Sh47,970,000) be made available to the country’s embassy in Beijing to provide assistance to Cameroonians living in the affected areas.

According to Journal du Cameroun, Cameroon’s embassy in China said there were close to 300 Cameroonians, mainly students, living in Hubei Province, considered the epicentre of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Kenyans students stranded in China

Despite the families of students stranded in China pleading with the State to bring back their children, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo on Thursday ruled out the possibility of evacuating at least 100 Kenyans in Wuhan, 91 of them who are students and two expectant.

The CS said the government disbursed Sh8.5 million to support the students through basic needs supplies.

None of the students is infected with the deadly virus.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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