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The masks, however, cannot steal the smiles that show in our eyes even when the mask covers the mouth and nose. We all need to stay strong and help fight COVID-19.

Dr Hilda Boye (left) and in full personal protective gear for COVID-19 duties (right)

Written By Dr Hilda Mantebea Boye - Many people all over the world have been quite anxious about the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Many have lost their loved ones, their livelihoods and even their minds from the impact of this pandemic. On March 12, 2020, Ghana confirmed its first cases of COVID-19.

A prison term becomes the least of our concerns when our supposed freedoms have been corrupted like this. The structures intended to protect us continue to oppress us. We are not free.

Ernesto Yeboah writes... What is freedom?

I am due to stand trial in Akufo-Addo’s Ghana for organising a vigil to say Black Lives Matter. I could be jailed for up to one year on a false charge if the neo-colonial court pronounces me guilty. This concerns me, not for myself but for the fact that our legal system has been so efficiently structured against the People.

As President, Dr Magufuli brought his political and life philosophy to the fore. He was committed to checking political corruption in public office and reducing public spending and wasteful expenditure.

Who is John Magufuli, the exceptional African President?

Written By Hadiza Nuhu Billa - John Joseph Pombe Magufuli was born on October 20, 1959 at Chato, Geita, in Tanganyika, the mainland component of Tanzania.

Our emotions and psychological well-being are tied in with the numbers; When they go up anywhere in the world, we feel scared and unsafe. This is why the numbers coming out of the country’s health authorities make uncomfortable reading.

Covid and the numbers game

COVID-19 is a numbers game. The progress of the pandemic is tracked through numbers – numbers of people infected, the number of recoveries and deaths are the big columns we all look out for every day.