Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has taken to his Twitter page to hit hard on French President Emmanuel Macron, for saying “the real problem of Africa is lack of civilisation: how can one woman give birth to 6, 7 or 8 children?”.
ORIENTAL TIMES understands that Macron said this when he was speaking with an Ivorian journalist on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. Macron said, “The problems Africa face today are completely different … and are ‘civilisational’.
“What are the problems? Failed states, complex democratic transitions and extremely difficult demographic transitions.
“It’s by a more rigorous governance, a fight against corruption, a fight for good governance, a successful demographic transition when countries today have seven or eight children per woman.
“At the moment, spending billions of euros outright would stablise nothing. So the transformation plan that we have to conduct together must be developed according to African interests by and with African leaders.”
Reacting to the two-year-old comment in a tweet on Monday, Fani-Kayode urged Macron to leave Africa alone.
“President Emmanuel Macron of France said “the real problem of Africa is lack of civilisation: how can one woman give birth to 6, 7 or 8 children?”Is civilisation sleeping with your teacher at 15 and then marrying her even though she looks like your grandmother. Leave Africa alone!And for those ignorant, self-hating Africans that are prepared to condone his “lack of civilisation” insult and even commend him for it I say shame on you!”
Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo Donates His 3 Months Salary To Assist Victims And Patients Of COVID-19
President Nana Akufo-Addo has set up a COVID-19 emergency fund to solicit contributions from the public to assist victims and patients of the Coronavirus in Ghana.
In his address to the nation on the 27th of March 2020, the president announced a partial lockdown of Accra, Kasoa, Tema and Kumasi which is to take effect from 1 am on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
As part of the fund, the President announced that he has ordered the Controller General to pay his next three months’ salary into the fund. These months are April, May, and June.
He also reiterated his desire to see Ghana overcome the menace of the spread of the Coronavirus.
President Akufo-Addo concluded by asking all and sundry to stick to his earlier directives and not go contrary to it.
S. Africa Records First Two COVID-19 Deaths, As Cases Surpass 1000
South Africa has recorded its first two deaths from coronavirus, the health ministry announced on Friday.
Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize confirmed the news in a statement, saying two people had died as a result of Covid-19.
“This morning, we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from Covid-19.
“These two deaths occurred in the Western Cape. One at a private hospital and the other at a public hospital,” Mkhize said in a statement.
“We will give more details later on,” he said.
Minister of @HealthZA Zweli Mkhize confirms first deaths due to #CoronaVirusSA #Covid19SA. More details will be provided later on, when the Minister announces the latest confirmed cases. https://t.co/aMUfReOya0 pic.twitter.com/9hMPtXLyom
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) March 27, 2020
The health ministry also announced that by Friday morning, the number of positive coronavirus infections around the country had surpassed 1,000.
Coronavirus Cases In South Africa Rises To 900
The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa on Thursday rose to 900, President Cyril Ramaphosa says as the country prepares to institute a lockdown.
“We now have more than 900 people who are infected and we fear that it might rise even much further than that.
Earlier, the country had reported 709 confirmed cases of the potentially deadly respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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