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People queue outside a supermarket in Gaborone, capital of Botswana, April 2, 2020. Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared a state of emergency following confirmation of three coronavirus cases in that country. He has also announced a lockdown beginning on April 2 for 28 days. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana secures markets for sheep, goat meat in Saudi Arabia, Norway

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Saturday announced that his country has secured lucrative markets for sheep and goat meat in Saudi Arabia and...

China continues to be on frontline in assisting Zimbabwe’s fight against COVID-19

As Zimbabwe battles with COVID-19 which has so far caused the loss of 152 lives from 5,815 infections, China continues to be one of...

TikTok confirms to challenge Trump’s executive order

The video-sharing social networking company TikTok confirmed Saturday that it will file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. House passes US$25 billion bill to boost Postal Service in defiance of White...

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday passed a bill to provide the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service (USPS) with 25 billion U.S. dollars. ...
Sierra Leone Prison

Mexican drug cartel leader sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of journalist

A federal judge in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua has sentenced an organized crime leader to 50 years in prison for the murder...
A staff member disinfects subway train carriage in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 13, 2020. To ensure the safety of passengers, Changsha has stepped up various prevention measures at subway stations to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, such as disinfection in subway stations and subway train carriages, temperature measuring, setting up new observation points and publicity of epidemic prevention information. (Xinhua/Chen Zeguo)

Economic crisis caused by COVID-19 “most synchronized” in history – economist

The economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic is the "most synchronized" in history and its prospects of recovery is quite uncertain, Colombian...

Mass testing on market vendors drives up daily high COVID-19 infections in Rwanda

The Rwandan Ministry of Health on Saturday reported a record daily high of 109 new COVID-19 cases, including 81 from mass testing on market...
Boko Haram

Boko Haram to recruit fighters from Nigeria’s IDPs camps – Umaru Zulum

Umaru Zulum, governor of Nigeria's restive northeastern state of Borno, on Saturday warned that the Boko Haram insurgents are negotiating with fighters from the...
California fires

From DC-10 to C-130: big airplanes fighting infernos in America’s West

With record amounts of wildfires exploding throughout America's West, overwhelmed officials in Colorado and California are turning to bigger planes to fight the fires,...

European Union welcomes cease-fire in Libya

The European Union (EU) on Saturday welcomed the cease-fire announcements made by the UN-backed Prime Minister of Libya Fayez Serraj and Speaker of the...
Women's Champions League - Quarter Final - Arsenal v Paris St Germain - Reale Arena, San Sebastian, Spain - August 22, 2020 Paris St Germain's Perle Morroni, Nadia Nadim, Signe Bruun and Christiane Endler celebrate after the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Villar Lopez

Tough PSG beat Arsenal to book semi-final against Olympique Lyon in Women’s Champions League

Paris Saint-German won a tight Women's Champions League quarterfinal 2-1 against Arsenal in the Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian on Saturday night to assure...

Zambia’s copper exports to China affected by regional COVID-19 lockdowns

Zambia's copper exports to China have been affected by COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by some countries in the southern African region, an industry body said...

Truck crash kills two in Nigeria’s Lagos

A truck had a brake failure on Friday night and rammed into another stationary truck here, leaving two persons dead, an official said on...

Gunmen kill police officer in SW Nigeria

A group of unidentified gunmen on Friday night attacked a police station at a residential area of Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state...

Africa CDC urges avoiding prevention fatigue amid easing lockdowns

The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has urged the continent to avoid coronavirus "prevention fatigue." The urgent call was made by...

Ghana’s fisheries is on the verge of collapse – Yamoah

Friends of the Nation (FoN),a Non-Governmental Organization(NGO), has called on the Government to take steps to stop the Illegal pair trawler (saiko) fishing in...
Politics Cpp Congress Wa

CPP will wrestle power from NPP in December – Chairman

David Deribaa, the Upper West Regional chairman of the Conversation People's Party (CPP) has expressed hope that the party would work harder than before...

AfCTA’s birth, President Akufo-Addo deserves commendation

The month of August saw Africa making a bold step to break a historic barrier that militated against its progress and the development of...

NPP launches 2020 manifesto, promises to transform country forever

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday launched its election 2020 manifesto with a promise to provide a leadership of service to transform...

Bono Regional CPP delegate’s congress ends peacefully in Sunyani

The Bono Regional delegates congress of the Convention People's Party (CPP) to elect a flag-bearer and National Executives for Election 2020 ended peacefully in...
President Akufo-Addo signing the CFTA Agreement

Ghana’s peace and stability will remain intact before, during and after elections – President...

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Saturday assured Ghanaians and the international community of a peaceful atmosphere before, during and after the December 7 2020...

NPP Government will make a National Equipment Leasing Policy

A National Equipment Leasing Policy to facilitate affordable leasing of capital equipment to public and private entities for development projects will be...
Agro Ecology Workshop

CIKOD engages farmers on promotion of agro-ecology

The Center for Indigenous Knowledge and organizational Development (CIKOD) has organized a two-day workshop for peasant farmers and organizations in agro-ecology practice to...
Plant Breeders Bill

CSO rejects plans to implement Plant Breeders Bill

The Civil Society Food Sovereignty Platform, a Civil Society in Ghana, has condemned government’s upcoming plans to discuss the implementation of the Plant Breeders...
Ncce Awareness

Easing restrictions does not guarantee irresponsible lifestyle

Reverend Leonard Aglomasa, Biakoye District Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has admonished Ghanaians not to use the easing of some restrictions by...
Foundation Support

Crime Check Foundation supports Seli Ministries

Crime Check Foundation (CCF), a Non-Governmental Organization with a focus on crime prevention advocacy has presented assorted items with cash of GHC 2, 000.00...

Eight arrested for burning e-waste at Agbogbloshie

A team of officers from the Accra Regional Police Command and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has arrested eight scrap dealers for allegedly engaging...
Education School Security

Dwenti SHS students write WASSCE amidst tight security

Dwenti Senior High School (SHS) in the Sekyere-Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region, which was closed down in July, this year, for breach of...

We welcome hot meal but money is better – JHS Teachers

Teachers in Junior High Schools (JHS) have welcomed Government’s one hot meal initiative for pupils and staff in the wake of COVID-19 ahead of...
John Mahama

No vigilante forces on Election Day – Mahama

Mr John Dramani Mahama, the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), says the Party is opposed to the formation and deployment of...