Sports 

Ghana Football Association neglected Jerry Akaminko after injury setback

Former Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng claims the Ghana Football Association have neglected his former teammate Jerry Ankaminko. Akaminko is currently with Indonesian side Persik Kediri after sometime out due to an injury he sustained whiles in action for Ghana. The 32-year-old picked up an injury in a friendly against the Netherlands prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a situation which saw him miss a chance of making a dream World Cup appearance as a footballer. He was able to recover along the line but struggled to find his feet.…

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Africa Covid19 

COVID-19: Police vow to prosecute those who fail to wear facemasks in public

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it would prosecute those who violate the compulsory use of face masks in public places in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer CSP Frederick Nnudam, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner, CP Imohimi Edgal in a Statement on Tuesday, said all the Divisional Police Officers, DPOs and other members of the Enforcement Committee have been mandated to arrest and prosecute offenders The Statement reads in parts, “In its renewed efforts and determination to enforce the provisions of the Quarantine and Restriction…

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Aerospace Africa 

Rwanda Moves to Increase Air Force Capacity by Acquiring Textron C-208 EX Aircraft

ATI Engineering Services LLC of Pennsylvania has been awarded USD10.1 Million contract to supply two Textron C-208 EX utility aircraft for the East African country’s airforce, according to a Foreign Military Sales notification issued by the US Air Force (USAF). The EX is the third variant of the all-metal, high-wing 208 Caravan – introduced in 1984 – and the second iteration of the Grand Caravan, a stretched version of the 208, which arrived four years later. It is powered by a 870hp PT6A-140 engine. This contract provides the procurement of…

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Asia Covid19 

Israel already using steroid said to save 1/3 of most severe COVID-19 cases

After UK researchers announced that a steroid drug has been found to significantly increase the chances of survival for those seriously ill as a result of the coronavirus, a report Wednesday revealed that some Israeli hospitals have for months been including it in the range of medicines they use to treat the disease. Doctors at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, and Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem had been giving dexamethasone to some patients since the outbreak began earlier this year, Channel 13 news reported.…

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Aerospace Africa 

Police aircraft crashes in eastern Kenya

A light Kenyan police aircraft carrying a security team to a meeting in Marsabit, crash-landed in the eastern region of Meru in the early hours of Saturday June 13. The Eastern Regional commissioner and his security team were reportedly heading for a joint security meeting with North Eastern counterparts when the incident occurred.  Police spokesman Charles Owino said the chopper had six occupants, 2 pilots and 4 passengers-all members of Eastern Security committee. The injured passengers have been admitted at Meru Level 5 hospital. Police Airwing Commandant Rodgers Mbithi said he and the pilot in the…

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