Former Togolese Prime Minister and diplomat, Edem Kodjo is dead at the age of 82.
Edem who served as the prime minister of Togo from 1994 to 1996 and from 2005 to 2006, under the leadership of a former president Gnassingbe Eyadema, died in Paris on Saturday April 11.
Togolese Foreign Minister, Robert Dussey tweeted;
“A brilliant academic, and an ardent Pan-African, our beloved Edem Kodjo died in Paris after a long illness.
“You will always remain a reference for us’. On the eve of Easter, you practicing Christian return to your creator. Condolences to his family.”
Edem also served as Togo’s Minister of Finance from 1973 to 1976 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1976 to 1978. He was elected as the Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at its summit in Khartoum on July 18–22, 1978.
The President of Namibia, Hage Geingob, and Malian President Ibrahim Keita have also condoled with the family of the deceased and his nation.
Togo on Friday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus after a 42-year-old woman tested positive following her return from a trip to Benin, Germany, France, and Turkey.
The presidency in the West African nation of eight million people said the patient, who lives in the capital Lome with her family, was “currently isolated in a treatment center for infectious diseases” after testing positive on Thursday.
“From February 22 to March 2, 2020, she visited Benin, Germany, France, and Turkey before returning to Togo via the land border with Benin,” the presidency said in a statement.
It said all people who had contact with the patient in the country “have been identified and put in quarantine.”
In sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal has registered four cases, all foreign nationals, and South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon have one case each since the outbreak emerged in December in China.
Controversial journalist, Kemi Oluloyo, has taken to her social platforms to claim that singer Davido is already married.
According to the controversial journalist in an Instagram post which she has since archived, Davido got married to his second baby mama, Amanda in 2017.
Olunloyo also shared the photo of a man and Davido, claiming the man is Amanda’s dad.
”Which baby shower? Davido and his FIRST Father-in-law Togolese American Mr. Teko Samlan, Hermadine Samlan-Adeleke’s dad during their parlor wedding in 2017. Swipe to see how Hermadine aka Amanda aka mama Hailey who Davido hid her real name from you for years dropped a disturbing Message to Chioma today. She ain’t happy I blew her cover. She and Chioma don’t talk. Teko did not let Adeleke impregnate his daughter without a ring. I told you 2 yrs ago that Adeleke is already married.
“Chioma will be the second wife. A big wedding is planned outside🇳🇬 Deji Adeleke’s new Gulfstream jet will be used to wash am. He just paid for it fully. Davido was teasing his fans with it. Dad owns the jet🙄 Family gets bigger when Deji Baba Olowo’s 28yo girlfriend delivers his baby this month I think. That baby was due Valentine’s😲👶🏾 Sophia! Sophia! You remain the babymama. Go marry someone else and have another kid. 😁😁😁#kemitalksgist I have the Adeleke’s in the palm of my hand. Even the DSS can’t protect them 😁😁😁”