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Kenya banks on charter flights to boost tourist arrivals

Kenya will rely on charter flights to boost tourism numbers during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic period, a government official said Saturday. Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet...
Sudan Ethio

Ramadan traditions in Sudan fade away amid economic, COVID-19 pressures

Despite a long-time observance of Ramadan traditions as a social legacy, the Sudanese people this year have to abandon some of them in the...
Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia

Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia poised to support maternal health in Ghana

The Ghanaian Women’s Association of Georgia (GWAG) will hold its sixth Annual Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 24, to support the delivery of improved...
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Protest against coronavirus rules remains banned in Dresden

A German court has confirmed the ban of a rally by the Querdenken (Lateral Thinking) movement in the eastern city of Dresden, the capital...
Employees work in a welding workshop of an automaker in Qingzhou, east China's Shandong Province, Feb. 28, 2021. (Photo by Wang Jilin/People's Daily Online)

Experts expect robust growth in Chinese automotive market

China's automotive market will recover from the coronavirus crisis with strong growth of more than 6 per cent this year, according to estimates from...
The streets are seen near the European Union headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 24, 2020. The cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Europe exceeded 200,000 as of Tuesday evening. The hardest hit countries remained to be Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with over 150,000 cases in combination. (Photo by Riccardo Pareggiani/Xinhua)

Coronavirus infections remain high in Germany amid third wave

Health authorities in Germany have reported 23,804 new coronavirus infections and 219 new deaths to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control within...
Pedestrians wearing masks are seen in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country, state TV reported. Since Iran announced the first batch cases of the coronavirus in the country on Wednesday, 43 Iranians have been confirmed infected by the virus, eight of whom have died. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Officials in Iran jump the queue for Covid-19 vaccinations

Some officials in the administration of the south-western Iranian city of Abadan pushed their way to the front of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, prompting...
Iraq war

Suspected Islamic State militants blow up oil well in Iraq

Attackers believed to be from the Islamic State militant group on Saturday blew up an oil well in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, local...
FILED - The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (L) sails alongside the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier (not pictured) during a military exercises conducted in the disputed waters of the South China Sea. Top defence officials from the Philippines and the United States held talks on Sunday, including on the disputed South China Sea, where large numbers of Chinese vessels had been spotted recently. Photo: Markus Castaneda/US Pacific Fleet/dpa - ATTENTION: editorial use only and only if the credit mentioned above is referenced in full

US and Japan commit to taking on ‘challenges from China’ together

The leaders of the United States and Japan emphasized their commitment to countering challenges from China and ensuring a peaceful, free and open Indo-Pacific...
Russia Naval Base

Russia sends warships for manoeuvres amid tension in eastern Ukraine

Amid renewed tension in eastern Ukraine, Russia has sent 15 warships to the Black Sea for a manoeuvre. They passed through the Kerch Strait on...

Suspected Egyptian terrorist and 2 local militants killed in Philippines

A suspected Egyptian terrorist and two Filipino Islamist militants were killed in a firefight with government troops in the southern Philippines, the military said...

At least 7 government force members killed in attacks in Afghanistan

At least seven members of the pro-government forces were killed in overnight attacks by the Taliban in two Afghan provinces, officials confirmed on Saturday. In...
COVID-19 vaccine

Peru’s ex-president barred from politics for 10 years over early jab

Peru's former president Martin Vizcarra was banned from holding a public office for ten years on Friday because he was vaccinated against coronavirus last...

Amazon, Microsoft team up to battle facial recognition lawsuits

Cloud-computing rivals Amazon and Microsoft have teamed up to defend themselves against twin lawsuits challenging how the companies built their facial recognition software. Illinois residents...
space station crew members land safely

Three space station crew members land safely on Earth

After months on the International Space Station (ISS), three crew members have returned safely to Earth. The Soyuz capsule carrying cosmonauts Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and Sergey...

Hong Kong court sentences Jimmy Lai and other activists to jail

A court has dealt a new blow to Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, sentencing several opposition figures and activists to up to 18 months in...

UNICEF launches radio campaign in NE Nigeria to boost education

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched a school radio clubs program in Nigeria to support campaigns for the development of education in...

COVID-19 testing lab rekindles hope to Ethiopia’s passenger flight service

The Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Africa's busiest airport and the continent's leading gateway, is aspiring to revive its COVID-19-affected passenger traffic with a...
UNFPA Centre

Orange Support Centre will address SGBV issues in Ghana – UNFPA

Mr Niyi Ojoulape, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Country Representative, says the Orange Support Centre would help reduce cases of Sexual and Gender-Based...
Ghana Mission

Ghana Mission and others donate US$59,850 to COVID-19 Fund

The Ghana Mission in Washington DC and the Ghana Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, have donated $59,850 to the Ghana...
Charles Ohene Andoh

Assin North and Adansi South DISECs move to maintain peace

The Assin North District of the Central Region and the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region have taken steps to bring lasting peace...
Supply Chain

CISCM lauds Government for promoting E-governance

The Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM) has lauded government’s efforts at promoting electronic governance (E-egovernance) to enhance Ghana’s industrial revolution. “As a...
Mr Alan Kyerematen.

Ghana will serve as entry point for Canadian investors

Ghana has assured Canadian investors of her readiness to serve as the entry point to the Sub-region for opportunities in the regional market. Under the...
Prince Philip

Duke’s coffin lowered into Royal Vault

The mortal remains of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, was on Saturday interred in the Royal Vault of St George’s Chapel at Windsor...
Western Regional Minister visits late Agyako’s family

Western Regional Minister visits late Agyako’s family

Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Western Regional Minister, has visited the family the late Charles Kwakye Agyako to commiserate with them. He was accompanied by...
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Ghanaians must be interested in our heritage sites

Mr William Nsuiban Gmayi, Head of Communications, Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, has called on Ghanaians to be proud of and interested in managing...
CHPS compound

Daborinsa community gets CHPS Compound

Mr James Agalga, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa North in the Upper East Region, has commissioned a Community-Based Health Planning and Services...

Ada East District provides borehole for Gbanavie Community

The Ada East District Assembly has resolved the water problem confronting the Gbanavie Community with the construction and handing over of a mechanised borehole...
RM Visit

CDS calls on Western Regional Minister

The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), Vice Admiral Seth Amoama, has paid a working visit to the Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere...
Road Network

Agormor residents unhappy with deplorable roads

Residents of Agormor and surrounding communities in the Akatsi North District of the Volta Region have appealed to the authorities to help fix the...