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In-person early voting for U.S. president begins in state of Virginia

In-person early voting for the U.S. president kicked off Friday in the U.S. state of Virginia and will run through Oct. 31. ...

Turkey begins clinical trials of Chinese COVID-19 vaccine

Turkey has begun its first clinical trials of China's COVID-19 vaccine, testing it on three volunteers, the country's health minister has said. ...
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Vice President begins two-day tour of Upper East Region

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has arrived in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, to begin a two-day working visit to the region. The...
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Ghana begins monthly stipends payment to 500 women premier league players

The Ghanaian government, through the youth employment agency (YEA), has commenced the payment of monthly stipends to 500 players in the country's women's premier...

Nigerian government begins profiling of women, children in IDPs camps in restive Borno state

The Nigerian government has commenced profiling of women and children in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the restive northeast state of Borno...

Final phase clinical trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine begins in U.S.

A multi-site, Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating an investigational COVID-19 vaccine known as AZD1222 has begun, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced...
Kpone link road

Construction of Tema industrial-Kpone road begins

Mr. Amoako Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways ,has cut sod for the rehabilitation of the 7.2 kilometer Tema Industrial Area to Kpone link...
Illegal Immigrants

UN begins distribution of food aid for refugees, asylum seekers in Somalia

Two UN agencies on Thursday kicked off the distribution of the more than 1,500 metric tons of life-saving food aid for refugees and asylum...
Ec Registration

Phase four of EC Registration begins at Ablekuma North

Expectant registrants turn out in their numbers as the fourth phase of the Electoral Commission’s (EC) Voter Registration Exercise began on Sunday, July 19,...
VRA Stakeholders Engagement

Pwalugu Multi-Purpose Dam: VRA Begins Aggressive Stakeholders Engagement

The Volta River Authority (VRA) is currently undertaken an aggressive Stakeholder and Community Sensitization in the Upper East and North East Regions as part...
Data Collection

Household Registry begins emergency data collection

The Ghana National Household Registry (GNHR) has commenced an emergency data collection on poor and vulnerable persons in the Greater Accra Region. Dr Prosper Laari,...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon begins cleanup of payroll to remove ghost workers

Cameroon has embarked on a cleanup of the payroll system in order to remove ghost workers, said Minister of Public Service and Administrative Reform...
italy quarter

Italy’s hard-hit region of Lombardy begins COVID-19 antibody testing

The Italian region of Lombardy, the part of the country hardest hit by the global coronavirus outbreak, began antibody testing on Thursday as part...
Nigeria railway

Nigeria begins sterilization of railway facilities to curb COVID-19 spread

Nigerian authorities on Sunday said the disinfection of all railway facilities had commenced as part of measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19...
United Nations

UN begins solidarity flights in Africa to boost COVID-19 response

The first UN "solidarity flight" is scheduled to leave Ethiopia shortly to bring medical supplies and protective equipment to boost COVID-19 response on the...

Curfew begins in Kenya to help curb spread of COVID-19

A countrywide curfew came into effect in Kenya on Friday evening as the country intensifies measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Nigeria begins contact tracing of COVID-19 confirmed case

Nigerian health authorities on Friday began contact tracing of the first confirmed case of the COVID-19, a measure taken to monitor the health of...
stock market

Global stock trading platform begins operation in Nigeria

A global trading platform that allows users to invest in stocks listed on foreign stock exchanges has launched its products in Nigeria. ...
Oil drilling in WCTP block 2

Ghanaian Energy Company begins drilling in WCTP block 2

Springfield Exploration and Production Limited (SEP), an Independent Ghanaian energy company drilling in Deepwater offshore Ghana, on Monday October 7th spudded its Afina-1x well...

Volkswagen begins pilot production of battery cells in Germany

Volkswagen has opened a pilot production line for the manufacturing of automotive battery cells, Germany's largest car manufacturer announced on Monday. According...
Nigerien soldiers practice apprehending a suspect. Photo : REUTERS

Trial of 14 soldiers begins in Nigerian state

A trial of 14 soldiers accused of kidnapping, murder and desertion, among other offences, began Saturday in Nigeria's Rivers State. General Officer...
Economics Project Leap

LEAP Beneficiaries Empowerment Project Begins

A project to economically empower beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme by putting them into commercial activities thereby enabling them to...

Zimbabwean power utility begins load shedding to manage power shortfall

Power utility Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) began load shedding Monday to manage a power shortfall caused by limited generation and reduced...
Fnn Expansion

Family health hospital begins infrastructural expansion

Family Health Hospital is embarking on a massive infrastructural expansion work on the Eye, Dental and Dialysis centres for patient care and for teaching...
Naruhito faces the delicate balancing act of continuing his father's legacy of bringing the monarchy closer to the people while upholding the centuries-old traditions of the Chrysanthemum Throne. [Japan Pool/Reuters]

Emperor Naruhito Begins A New Era in Japan

Emperor Naruhito's reign began Wednesday as he ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne marking the beginning of a new imperial era in Japan. Emperor Naruhito, 59, following...
Akufo-Addo government

President Akufo-Addo Starts 2-day Visit to Western North Region

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, on Wednesday, commence a two-day working visit to the newly created Western North Region to engage and cut...
Launch Code

GSA Starts Handing District Assemblies Building Code

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has kick-started distribution of the first comprehensive Ghana Building Code to metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) across the...
Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo to Tour New Regions

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will start a five-day tour of some of the new regions on Wednesday, April 10, to gain first-hand knowledge...
Farmers Biometric Registration

Mfantseman Assembly Starts Biometric Data Collection for PFJ

The Department of Agriculture of the Mfantseman Municipal Assembly has begun the biometric registration of farmers under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)...
Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu

ECOWAS Health Meeting Opens in Accra

The Second ECOWAS Best Practices Forum in Health opened in Accra on Monday to review Good Practices identified by Ghana after the Grand-Bassam, Ivory...