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Lockdowns as Africa starts to tackle ‘one of the biggest health challenges in a generation’


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Countries across Africa have begun to initiate lockdowns as cases of COVID-19 rise above 1,000, with Nigeria announcing it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for a month in the continent’s most populous country.

Key points:

  • Nigeria recorded the first case in sub-Saharan Africa only three weeks ago
  • South Africa has cancelled visas for 10,000 Chinese and Iranian citizens
  • Virunga National Park has closed to protect its mountain gorilla population

Experts are concerned the continent will not be able to handle a surge in cases without the depth of medical facilities available in more developed economies.

“This is one of the biggest health challenges Africa has faced in a generation,” said Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation’s regional director for Africa, said.

“Adopting approaches which are adaptable to the African context is key to containing the spread,” she said.

Africa now has more than 1,100 cases of the coronavirus, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Many African countries have already shut their borders, closed schools and universities and barred large public gatherings.



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Africa’s fragile healthcare systems face grave challenges with COVID-19. (Reuters: Feisal Omar)

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South Africa bars foreigners

Nigeria announced the first coronavirus case in sub-Saharan Africa just three weeks ago.

Authorities said the country’s first patient, a man who had travelled from Italy, was now fit to go home.

It has banned all religious activities for at least a month.

Nigeria’s international flight ban came a day after Africa’s busiest airport, in Johannesburg, blocked foreigners from disembarking and two major airlines — Ethiopian Airlines and South African Airways — announced sweeping cancellations of international flights.

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In South Africa, which has the most cases in sub-Saharan Africa, more citizens have taken to wearing masks and gloves in public.

The number of confirmed cases in the country rose by 38 to 240 on Saturday.

The South African Government announced this week it would revoke nearly 10,000 visas issued this year to people from China and Iran, and visas would now be required for other high-risk countries that had been visa-free, including Italy and the United States.



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There is major concern over what will happen when coronavirus takes hold in Africa. (AP: Themba Hadebe)

Burkina Faso now has the most virus deaths of any country in sub-Saharan Africa, along with the most total cases in West Africa at 64.

It is one of Africa’s most fragile states with a growing humanitarian crisis caused by attacks linked to Islamic extremists.

More than 130 health centres have closed, Burkina Faso’s Government and aid groups say.

Jerry-Jonas Mbasha, cluster coordinator for WHO in Burkina Faso, said he was “much worried about what might happen in the next one week, two weeks from now.”

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Efforts to protect gorillas

Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, has shut its gates due to the crisis.

“The park’s temporary closure of mountain gorilla tourism is being undertaken as a precautionary measure and it’s in line with the World Health Organisation’s recommendation to restrict movement and limit social contact,” it said in a statement.



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A park ranger walks past a mountain gorilla in the Virunga National Park in eastern Congo. (AP: Jerome Delay)

“It has been taken following advice from scientific experts indicating that primates, including mountain gorillas, are likely susceptible to complications arising from the COVID-19 virus.”

More than 275,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally, including over 11,000 deaths, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.

At least 88,000 people have recovered.

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Pop Smoke – Okay Okay Lyrics


Play this song

[Intro: Pop Smoke & French Montana]
Axle
You know what it is
When you here that, ha (It’s how you niggas cap, it’s how you niggas cap)
Trap House Loud
Niggas runnin’ their jewels, runnin’ their jewels (Okay, okay)
This is [?]
From the Brooklyn Bridge

[Chorus: Pop Smoke & French Montana]
Look, my bitch go loko (It’s how I roll, ha)
Ooh back, baby, ooh back, baby, woo (Ha)
Let me see some (Ha), okay, okay (I see ya)
Okay, okay

[Verse 1: French Montana & Pop Smoke]
Montana (Okay, okay)
Is that your whip? Is that your bitch? (Okay, okay)
When the cash be slippin’ (Okay, okay)
Put this on my hip (Okay, okay)
I got a thing for Bugattis
My youngins itching’ to body
And I ain’t lookin’ behind
I cut that rearview on the side (Okay, okay)
I got French over like Vanessa
Williams in the millions, forty cop on her dresser
It’s that South Bronx, baby
Loko, loko (Loko), dough boy, loko
Nigeria, loko, loko, ball, couldn’t go pro
Watch your leg, David shoot it out with the po-po (Uh-huh)
They be like, “Coke boys, goddamn, where’s the cocaine” (Uh-huh)
Half a mill for a show
Goddamn, came from the four train (Uh-huh)
Still live by the cold main
Twenty-four karat on the gold chain (Bling)
Four finger gold ring
Still got the old one

[Chorus: Pop Smoke]
Look, my bitch go loko
Ooh back, baby, ooh back, baby, woo
Let me see some, okay, okay (I see it)
Okay, okay

[Verse 2: Pop Smoke]
Look, you cannot say Pop, and forget the Smoke
I’m from the floors, where niggas tote
They couldn’t be Crips, so they turned folks
Drivin’ through the ‘Ville, droppin’ the choke
I gotta laugh, ’cause these niggas jokes
Just like, “Who these niggas
I don’t know,” but I’m on go
And I’m in like Bugatti, movin’, too hottie
Givin’ pumps, like, “Who shot ya”
Me and Trey, that’s four choppers
McDaver, boy, you see us, helicopters
Hermes, pick him up
They gon’ send him to the doctor
I’m in the hood like an engine, revvin’, get that nigga
My chick is McLaren, your chick is Fendi
And I got couple cases, let me know (It’s a fact)
If you want smoke, ’cause boy I can send ’em
And I got a bad bitch, ass up
Face down, yeah, she love doggystyle
And she got a Louis bag
That hold the extendo
Okay, okay (Okay, okay)
Okay, okay (Okay, okay)

[Chorus: Pop Smoke]
Look, my bitch go loko
Ooh back, baby, ooh back, baby, woo
Let me see some, okay, okay (I see it)
Okay, okay
Look, my bitch go loko
Ooh back, baby, ooh back, baby, woo
Let me see some, okay, okay (I see it)
Okay, okay


Keybone – Nobody Does lyrics


Hey, Dr Jazz, turn me up
Let show these fools how we do it on the west side
For we all know it’s the best side
Ride with me, let’s ride!

Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does
Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does

I told you bro, they will want to know how we roll
How hard we go, yet just going pro, just so you will know
They are all snakes and fakes, They ain’t got nothing to offer
Got them running for the cover, I ain’t Yemi’s lover
Neither am I trying to be that father figure
I will rather see God than to see the wack live
Take a vac, leave! If that’s you, I have got a clue
Some things will never change, but this will and that’s true
Some other Kings were trained, but his skills in Dad’s shoes
It’s all baby steps, I drink what my old lady preps
Think about life and crazy celebs
I’m more about money, cash and banks we can stash those
Move up the ranks, give thanks, abash foes
Nobody knows how your trash goes
But now they know how the best does, don’t come and test us
We are in the kitchen, cooking hits for investors

Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does
Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does

Nobody bursts thus, they could hurt their vocal chords
Nothing but local gawds, trust me, it’s all hype
It’s just me, I’m alright, I don’t need no favors
I’m way sharper than razors, other rappers they play are soft
X-Ray us, but they can’t find “Chi-chi”
I’m long gone in an Audi tt, unstoppable, I’m untoppable
I’m topping my game everyday while you are comical
Before you crop into my aim, check where you are coming to
A straight shooter, dreaming like Martin Luther
Ladies screaming like he is Freddy Krueger, Dr Jazz is the producer
Keybone is the maestro, running things like on hydro
Only a psycho will think funny or micro
Wherever I go they want to know my viewpoint
Especially on a new joint, Rather than jumping
Make sure you will be humping, I’m all yours
The floor’s yours, so be bumping

Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does
Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does

Someone’s been asking what they see in us
Could it be because we are indigenous, is that why they are digging us?
We keep it icy and spicy, all about the jolly, we have got the lolly
I’m from the west of Nigeria, never hailed from Cali
Now you have heard from the horse’s mouth
Kick all of your sources out
They are rumor mongers and have no place amongst us
I’m way stronger now, even looking younger, how?
They want to know my secret, but they can’t keep it
Setting the bar higher, so they can’t leap it
They call it game, got in it for the fame
I came for the claim, that’s why I’m spitting flames
Hitting lames and switching lanes, till they can’t keep up
They slip up, they ain’t got nothing on rap and hip hop
This is what we do, and surely there’s a sequel
Africa’s magic, west side, no equals

Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does
Nobody Does It Like We Do
Nobody Does


British Council Residential Story Making West Africa workshop 2018 (Fully Funded)



Application Deadline: February 21st 2018


British Council in collaboration with the
African Storybook Initiative invites writers and illustrators to participate in a
residential workshop for the production of mother-tongue based multilingual storybooks. The workshop is a component of the broader Story Making West Africa project which aims to promote the arts, education and mother-tongue based multilingual education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Story Making West Africa workshop pilots an initiative to create stories in indigenous languages and is an opportunity for individual West African writers and illustrators to contribute to the production of these storybooks at any African Storybook reading level, in indigenous languages and English.
Workshop Output 1: Up to 20 draft story manuscripts with ten manuscripts selected for publishing. Each manuscript will consist of 12-page stories in at least two languages (an indigenous African language and English).
Workshop Output 2: Illustrators draw and colour five sets of illustrations (that is, five story manuscripts).

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WORKSHOP DETAILS
The 5-day workshop will bring together participants in Abuja, Nigeria from 12 to 16 March 2018 from Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ghana and will be facilitated by trainers from the African Storybook initiative. The workshop will be fully funded by the British Council inclusive of travel, accommodation and a small stipend as per diems.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Applications will be evaluated against the following criteria:

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HOW TO APPLY
Interested writers and illustrators must be a resident of any West Africa country living and working in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal or Sierra Leone; and are required to complete the online application meeting the criteria above using this link https://goo.gl/T8eFfa by midnight 21 February 2018

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Please note:
Only successful applicants will be contacted by 1st March 2018
Selected participants must be available to travel for the workshop from 11th to 17th March 2018 and must be able to get a short term insurance to cover their stay in Nigeria
Illustrators will be expected to attend the workshop with a laptop installed with their preferred illustration software.

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Chai! Masquerade seriously flogs members of the Lord’s Chosen church (video)


This is serious, a video trending online shows a masquerade flogging members of the Lord’s Chosen church as they were busy carrying out their street evangelism.

In the video, the members of the church can be seen dressed in their usual neon green apron, walking the street. Soon, a masquerade is seen flogging the church members as they scatter to safety, with some jumping into a nearby bush.

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The young men who make up the masquerade’s entourage can be seen in the video cheering him as the flogging continues. There is a second masquerade at the scene but he was not part of the flogging.

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Download Instrumental: Patoranking – No Kissing Baby (Beat By S’Bling)


Download and Listen to patoranking no kissing baby instrumental freebeat featuring sarkodie produced by beat producer and music director s’bling. This is one of patoranking viral hit track that brought him to limelight in Nigeria and all over africa.

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Download Instrumental: Patoranking – My Woman ft Wande Coal


Listen and download patoranking my woman instrumental free beat presented to you by www.instrumentals.com.ng this is one of patoranking earliest and viral trending hip hop hits featuring wande coal in Nigeria,

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Download Instrumental + Hook: Burna Boy – Heaven Gate ft Lily Allen


Listen and download burna boy heaven gate instrumental featuring lily allen, this great music is one of the dop hip hop afrobeat music burna boy has released, He added a unique sensational touch to this Nigeria song while featuring a foreign artist.

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Download Instrumental: Simi – Tiff (Beat by Oscar Heman-Ackah)


Listen and download this wonderful simi tiff instrumental free beat produced by oscar heman-ackah and it is a wonderful hip hop afrobeat type Nigeria music by one of the best female music artistes in Nigeria and Africa.

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