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ABSA Bank supports Ghana’s COVID-19 Fund with US$173,000

ABSA Bank Ghana limited has donated one million Ghana cedis (173.100 U.S.dollars) to support the government of Ghana's efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic...

Six thousand samples of contacts so far taken for testing

Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Friday, said 6,000 samples of contacts of persons confirmed with...

WB approves US$500 million credit to improve secondary education in Tanzania

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors have approved 500 million U.S. dollars credit from the International Development Association (IDA), the Bank's fund for...
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Paris Club creditors cancel US$1.4 billion of Somali debt

The Paris Club of creditor countries have agreed to restructure Somalia's external public debt with an immediate cancellation of 1.4 billion U.S. dollars. The agreement...

Tanzania warns refugees to stop moving outside camps to avoid COVID-19 threat

Tanzania's Kigoma regional authorities on Wednesday warned refugees sheltered in camps in the region to stop moving outside their camp sites as a protective...
Ghana Football Association (GFA)

Ghana FA rallies support for fight against COVID-19

Kurt Okraku, president of the Ghana FA, has urged the football fraternity to join forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He said...

Senegal reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, total nearing 200

The Senegalese ministry of health on Wednesday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the country's total confirmed cases to 190. The...
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Coronavirus death toll reaches 196, total cases climb to 5,786 in Africa

The death toll from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent has reached 196 as confirmed positive cases surpassed 5,786, the Africa Center...
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Nigeria confirms 12 new COVID-19 cases, 151 in total

Nigeria on Wednesday declared 12 new cases of COVID-19, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the West African nation to 151. ...
Newmont Goldcorp

Mining firm offers US$100k to support Ghana fighting COVID-19

International mining firm Newmont Gold Corporation has offered 100,000 U.S. dollars to help Ghana fight the COVID-19 outbreak, a press release has said. ...

Nkoranza South, Achiase MPs laud government for hospital projects

Mr Charles Konadu Yiadom, Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza South, has applauded the Government of Ghana for adding Nkoranza South to the recipient...

Human Rights Reporters denounce brutalities

The Human Rights Reporters Ghana has condemned the alleged acts of brutalities meted out to Ghanaians in the wake of partial lock down in...
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Women in their 20s account for highest number of Australian COVID-19 cases

Women in their 20s account for the largest number of Australia's COVID-19 infections compared with other age and sex groups, health authorities said on...
Medical Masks

China moves to ensure quality of medical supply exports

China has taken new measures to ensure the quality of medical supplies exports amid the global fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), authorities...
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Maagrace Garment Industries donates to St. Joseph’s Hospital

Maagrace Garment Industries Limited, a sewing firm based in Koforidua has donated scrub uniforms to the St. Joseph’s Hospital at Koforidua in the Eastern...

Coronavirus: Mother, two sons on quarantine in Bongo

Three persons, a mother and her two sons have been quarantined in Bongo in the Upper East Region on suspicion that they might be...
Mr Albert Boakye Okyere

Ashaiman MCE ensures total compliance with lockdown regulations

Mr. Albert Boakye Okyere, Ashaiman Municipal Chief Executive, on Tuesday stormed the Ashaiman Main Market to ensure that traders complied with the social...
Ogidi Brown

“I am living in fear” – Ogidi Brown shares ordeal

Ghanaian musician, Ogidi Brown has said he is often filled with fear due to the ravaging effect of Coronavirus in Italy. ...

Vice President Bawumia donates 500 cedis to each ‘Ejisu’ Kayayie

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has donated GHC 500 to each of the stranded Kayayie (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in...
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COVID-19: Aker Energy postpones development of Ghana oil field

Aker Energy and license partners have taken the decision to postpone the development of the Pecan field in the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points...
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Tema food vendors commend President and Tema MCE

Food vendors in Tema, one of Ghana’s locked down cities for the coronavirus infections, are heaving a sigh of relief after misinformation about...
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Govt implementing programmes to cushion vulnerable against COVID-19 crisis

The Government has so far identified about 25,000 vulnerable people to provide for their health, nutritional and safety needs during the two-week restriction...

Train Operator at Port of Los Angeles charged with derailing locomotive near U.S. Navy’s...

A train operator was charged on Wednesday for deliberately running a locomotive at full speed off the end of rail tracks near the U.S....

Interpol-led operation nabs suspects in African countries

An operation led by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) has led to the arrest of several international suspects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and...

Former Somali PM succumbs to COVID-19 in Britain

Former Somali Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein died on Wednesday in Britain, about a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Hussein's family confirmed the death,...
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) welcomes opposition leader Riek Machar at State House in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Jan. 15, 2020. South Sudan warring parties on Wednesday agreed to continue with further consultations on the contentious issue of the number of states after Salva Kiir and Riek Machar met in Juba. (Xinhua/Daniel Majak)

South Sudan’s Kiir vows to peacefully address dispute with first vice president

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has pledged to peacefully resolve a running dispute with Riek Machar, his first vice president and long time rival,...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

U.S. becomes first country with more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases

The United States became the first nation with more than 200,000 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University. As...

Nigeria cautioned of cholera outbreak in NE

An international humanitarian organization warned on Monday the lack of basic sanitation facilities in overcrowded displacement camps will cause fresh cholera outbreak in northeast...
African Youth Games

African Youth Games: Kenya Joins 12 Nations in Battle

A battery of Kenyan young athletes departs for Kigali, Rwanda, optimistic to rule the roost at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees of...
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Gambia Endorses Agreement on African Free Trade

Gambia's National Assembly on Monday ratified the agreement that seeks to establish African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Lamin Jobe, Gambia's trade minister, while presenting...