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Changing lives through the internet; The story of a Ghanaian beans seller

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  Independence day, Republic day, and other really important days have been popular in the history of Ghana for obvious reasons. However, 21st August 1995...
digital media

Digital media industry to hit $292 billion value in 2021

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The revenue of the global digital media industry is expected to hit $292.4bn value by close of 2021, a 15 percentage jump year-over-year (YoY),...
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Government urged to provide women with stimulus support

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Opanyin Maame Akua Benyah, the President of the Dansoman Methodist Circuit Women’s Fellowship of Mt Olivet has called on the government to provide and...
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By-elections in Zimbabwe remain suspended despite lifting of lockdown

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The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) said Monday it is still deciding on when electoral activities can resume following the easing of a two-month COVID-19...
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Stakeholders commended for sustaining GoG/UNFPA CP7 programme through COVID-19

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Stakeholders on the GoG/UNFPA Seventh Country Programme (CP7) in the Volta Region have been commended for meeting set targets despite a crushing COVID-19 lockdown...
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150,000 families receive welfare support in Rwandan capital during COVID-19 lockdown

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About 150,000 families in the Rwandan capital city Kigali have received welfare support from the government since Jan. 18 when a COVID-19 lockdown came...
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Zimbabwean government to decide on whether to extend COVID-19 lockdown

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The Zimbabwean government is considering whether to extend the 30-day Level 4 lockdown it imposed early this month to curb the spread of COVID-19,...
trade

COVID-19 lockdown: Traders express mixed reactions

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Some traders in parts of Accra have reacted differently towards the possibility of a second lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the...
Market

Ghanaian traders express worry over looming lockdown

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Some traders in parts of Accra have reacted differently towards the possibility of a second lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the...
Book Shops

Prices of stationery gradually shoots upward

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The prices of stationery in shops in the Central Business District of Accra has shot upward due to reopening of schools after the COVID-19...
Babies

Korle Bu records nine ‘X’mas babies

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Nine babies were born to seven mothers in the early hours of Christmas day at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra. The babies,...
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S. Africa experiences crime decline due to lockdown

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South Africa experienced some decline in many different crimes between July and September because of the national lockdown meant to combat COVID-19, said South...
Ghana Lebanon

Government spends one million dollars to evacuate 2,200 Ghanaians from Lebanon

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The flights cost of evacuating 2,262 stranded Ghanaian domestic workers from Lebanon during the COVID-19 lockdown was $1,062,600, Mr Charles Owiredu, a Deputy Minister...
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There was a rise in crime during COVID-19 lockdown – survey

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The Local Economies Tracker survey has revealed that localities witnessed an increase in crime during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. The survey indicated that about...
tourism in Ghana

South African tourism sees rebound following easing of COVID-19 lockdown

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by Grant Alexander South Africa's tourism sector has seen a rebound since the country further eased COVID-19 lockdown restrictions last week. ...
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South African president warns against complacency as country further eases COVID-19 lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday warned against complacency as the country is about to further ease the COVID-19 lockdown. The further easing of restrictions "is...
Spar Ghana

SPAR Ghana readies to support All Africa with Surplus food from all its...

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SPAR Market, formerly Citydia, has signed a partnership agreement to donate food and non-food items from all its stores to Food for All Africa....
United Nations

UN, partners continue needs assessments, emergency aid in Lebanon

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The United Nations and partners continue to conduct needs assessments and deliver emergency assistance to people most in need in Lebanon following last week's...
Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

COVID-19: AGI calls for special development fund for contractors

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The Construction Sector of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), has asked the Government to consider the establishment of a “special development fund” to...
Indaba

Manufacturing Indaba unveils Africa B2B

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Many companies are looking for new ways to access markets and clients, given the impact of COVID-19 on our economies. Current market...
hunger

COVID-19 causes hunger in S. Africa’s households: survey

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Almost half of South African households do not have enough money to buy food due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey released...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa marks 100 days in COVID-19 lockdown amid rising caseload

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South Africa on Saturday marked 100 days since the country went into a COVID-19 lockdown amid a rising national caseload. The country...
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South African president extends troop deployment to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to extend troop deployment across the country to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the parliament said on...
Anc President Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As Head Of State In The Republic Of South Africa May

South African government condemns violent taxi shutdowm in Gauteng

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South Africa's Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Monday condemned the use of violence by taxi drivers in a protest in Pretoria where drivers blocked...
Gender violence

South African president condemns surge in gender-based violence during COVID-19 lockdown

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Saturday condemned a rapid rise in gender-based violence during the COVID-19 lockdown, urging all South Africans to join fight against...
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Chinese business owners in Botswana hailed for not laying-off staff during COVID-19 lockdown

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Godisang Radisigo, the mayor of the Francistown City Council (FCC), Botswana's second largest city, on Friday expressed his city's gratitude to the Chinese...
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Namibia trade group says alcohol ban affects economy

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Namibia has lost 970 million Namibian dollars (58 million U.S. dollars) as a result of an alcohol ban imposed due to the COVID-19 lockdown,...
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Nigeria’s police chief confirms arrest of 799 suspects of rape cases

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Nigeria's police chief Mohammed Adamu on Monday said about 799 suspects had been arrested in connection with rape cases in the country between January...
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Normal life in Tunisia resuming after lifting of COVID-19 lockdown

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The third phase of the national strategy for partially lifting the coronavirus lockdown in Tunisia was started on Thursday. In Habib Bourguiba Avenue, the main...
A policeman inspects a construction site as some violators sit on the ground in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 3, 2020. A consistently high number of people have been arrested for violating lockdown regulations over COVID-19 in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele said on Friday. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South African government to appeal court ruling invalidating some lockdown regulations

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The South African government announced on Thursday that it has decided to appeal a court ruling which declares some of its COVID-19 lockdown regulations...