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Lebanese move to West Africa, escaping the crisis at home: Over a century of conflict, crisis and famine have scattered Lebanese all over the world. But these days Lebanese find it much easier to obtain visas from West African destinations than from America or European countries. Jobs are easier to get hold of, too. Someone always knows someone who has an opening, says Karim Maky, a Senegalese of Lebanese descent. Skilled workers are paid well. And most West African countries already have Lebanese churches, mosques and schools. Read the rest...  
  There has always been a large community of Lebanese in Ghana. Now, more and more are seeking refuge there

Nigeria’s Twitter ban prompts ridicule—and fear: Snuffing out free expression used to be pleasingly simple for autocrats. Back in 1984, when President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria first ran the country, as a military dictator, he simply arrested journalists and then decreed retroactively that any person who had published something that brought the government “ridicule or disrepute” was “guilty of an offence”. On June 4th the self-described “converted democrat” was at it again, suspending the local operations of Twitter, an American social-media service. Read the rest from The Economist...

  President Buhari reveals a thin skin and an authoritarian streak
France rejects CAR spying charges against French national: French national Juan Remy Quignolot has been accused of spying and conspiracy by prosecutors in the Central African Republic, nearly a month after he was arrested in the capital, Bangui, according to public prosecutor Eric Didier Tambo. "The accusations are of espionage, illegal possession of military and hunting weapons, criminal association, harming domestic state security and conspiracy," Tambo told French newswire AFP, adding that any trial would take place within the next six months. Read the rest...  
  French President Emmanuel Macron and his Central African Republic counterpart Faustin-Archange Touadéra at the Élysée Palace
Covid Sverige - 23 ny coronadödsfall och 14,546 totalt: 23 nya dödsfall med bekräftat covid-19 har registrerats i Sverige sedan i fredags. Därmed uppgår den totala antalet av avlidna i landet til 14,546. 1,080,733 personer har bekräftats smittat med covid-19 i Sverige. Det är 2,671 fler än i fredags. 136 får intensivvård med anledning av covid-19, 19 färre än i fredags. 48.8 procent av Sveriges vuxna befolkning (3,969,401 personer) har fått minst en dos av vaccin mot covid-19. 28.8 procent (1,868,568 personer) har även fått sin andra dos. (SVT text, June 8, 2021)
In Ghana, the total number of Covid-19 related deaths has been put at 787 with 48 new cases since the last count. The country has had 94,228 confirmed cases so far.

NDC blasts Akufo-Addo, Bawumia for disregarding COVID-19 protocols at Sir John’s funeral: The National Democratic Congress, NDC, has chided President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for being part of the final funeral rites of the former CEO of the Forestry Commission, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, that flouted the government’s existing COVID-19 protocols. The President, his vice, the Chief Justice, and other state officials filed past the remains of Sir John last week amidst blatant neglect of the COVID-19 safety protocols. This is in spite of the fact that the one-time NPP General Secretary died of COVID-19. Viral videos from the funeral showed many people crowded at the venue with a handful of them wearing facemasks. The number of people seen at the funeral were also far more than the expected 100 directed by the government as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Read the rest on modernghana...

Covid Sverige - restriktionerna börjar lättas: I dag tisdag 1 börjar Sverige öppnas när det första lättnadssteget av fem träder i kraft. Restriktionerna kommer enligt planed lättar vidare framöver i juli och september, meddelar regeringen på en pressträff. Från och med i dag får krogar servera alkohol fram till klockan 22 och ha öppet till 22:30. På sport-, kultur- och andra evenemang utomhus med anvisande sittplatser tillåts 500 personer. 50 personer får gå på biografer och teatrar som har sittplatser inomhus. Sommarläger och kollo för barn, likson mindre cuper och tävlingar, tillåts. No new Covid figures will be published today. FMH says there has been and attempt to enter their computer system. The next statistics will be announced on Thursday, June 3rd. (SVT text, June 1, 2021)
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