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Mrs Esther Gyebi-Donkor

Ghana ports record increase in transit traffic

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Ghana’s Sea Ports recorded an increase in transit traffic last year despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related restrictions. The Ghana Ports...

Europe stumbles through COVID-19 pandemic after 1 million lives claimed

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For Danica Angela Marcos, the weirdest yet saddest scenario was to watch her grandfather's funeral live on Zoom, seeing her cousins crying on the...
More than 30,000 Togolese sought asylum in Ghana and other neighboring countries following the 2005 election results. Photo: UNHCR/D. Kamphuis

UNHCR proposes new resettlement plan for refugees in Kenyan camps

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The United Nations refugee agency said Friday it has shared with Kenya a proposed set of sustainable and rights-based measures aimed at identifying solutions...

World Health Day focuses on eliminating health inequities amid COVID-19 pandemic

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World Health Day, which falls on Wednesday, is focusing on building a fairer, healthier world for everyone. This World Health Day, WHO is calling...

Vaccine nationalism stalling global fight against COVID-19 pandemic – Kenyan expert

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"Vaccine nationalism is the biggest risk to the global effort to counter this pandemic," a Kenyan expert has told Xinhua ahead of Wednesday's World...
Teacher

Zimbabwe suspends June 2021 school examinations due to COVID-19

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The Zimbabwean government on Wednesday announced the suspension of the June 2021 locally-run Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) examinations, citing disturbances due to the...

Kenya’s air travel industry to take 3 years to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels

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Kenya's domestic air travel operators on Wednesday said the industry could take up to three years to recover to pre-COVID-19 levels. Eutychus Waithaka, executive secretary...
European Union

Life expectancy falls across European Union amid Covid-19 pandemic

(dpa) - Life expectancy across the European Union dropped last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, interrupting a decades-long trend upward, official figures show. The starkest...
Ebola

New Ebola outbreak kills 3 in Guinea – Africa CDC

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The West African country of Guinea has detected five Ebola virus cases and three Ebola-related deaths over the past one week, the Africa Centers...
COVID-19

Deeper cooperation needed to end COVID-19 economic scarring

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The economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic has begun in some parts of the world but many vulnerable nations remain in recession with rising...
Road

The year of roads, myths or reality?

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An expository tour of Accra brought to memory the old song literally translated “movement across has exposed me to things”. ...
rice

The Upper East and North East Rice Valleys: The Hub of Food Basket of...

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Despite the huge agricultural potentials of Ghana, there has never been a year without the country facing food and nutritional insecurity problems. In fact, research...

School children defy COVID-19 protocols during Easter break

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Children in Koforidua in the New Juaben South Municipality of the Eastern Region, during the Easter school break have been found to be playing...
Christians

Christians in Sekondi-Takoradi mark Good Friday without street procession

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The usual street procession held after the Good Friday church service in Sekondi was absent this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal...
Joe Biden

Biden unveils major infrastructure plan amid opposition to tax hike

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a 2-trillion-U.S.-dollar infrastructure plan, touting it as a "once-in-a-generation" investment in America and proposing a corporate...
World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO warns slow vaccine roll-out prolonging COVID-19 pandemic

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As the European region currently fights a resurgence of COVID-19 transmissions, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on Thursday called upon...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

More than 25 leaders back idea of pandemic Treaty – WHO boss

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More than 25 leaders from "the G20, G7 and from every region" have united in urgent call for an international treaty for pandemic...
COVID 19 vaccine

South Africa approves Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

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The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Thursday said they have approved the use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine with certain...
Dr Mithika Mwenda

Why Kenya must not relent on climate action despite COVID-19 pandemic

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They say life moves in a cycle and indeed the coronavirus global pandemic episodes is proving it so, given that most countries including Kenya are finding...
MTN Donation to Hospital

MTN Ghana Foundation gives to Effia NKwanta hospital

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The MTN Ghana Foundation has presented quantities of COVID-19 supplies to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional hospital in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Chinese medical team deserves appreciation in fight against COVID-19

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The Chinese medical team in Ghana deserves appreciation for its immense contribution to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a Ghanaian diplomat said here...

MTN donates PPE to Zuarungu Health Centre

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MTN Ghana Foundation has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Zuarungu Community Health Centre in the Bolgatanga East District of Upper East...
Un Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution threatening livelihoods of marginalized communities

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The growing crisis of plastic pollution has threatened vulnerable communities of their health and livelihoods, says a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report launched in...

Jumia Ghana launches food festival to support local restaurants

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Africa’s E-commerce platform Jumia has announced the launch of another exciting Food Festival Campaign which kicked off on Monday 29th March 2021 and runs...

Kenya’s rural community health volunteers on frontline of saving lives

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Jael Onditi is a community health volunteer (CHV) who supplements the formal health system in promoting disease prevention in remote villages in western Kenya. She...
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Kenya’s open-air market traders count losses amid pandemic

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Margaret Mackenzie is one of the traders at the open-air Maasai market located in the downtown section of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, which operates...
COVID-19

Anxiety grips Kenyans amid revised COVID-19 measures

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As Kenyans thought they were shrugging off the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus fastened its firm grip on the east African nation...

Two NGOs to provide entrepreneurial skills to 500 women

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Global Affairs Canada in collaboration Plan International, Non-Governmental Organisations are funding implementation of GHC40,000 project to provide entrepreneurial skills training to enhance the socio-economic...

Executive Women Network empowers members to be influential

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The Executive Women Network (EWN) has organised a webinar for its members to inspire, empower and support women...
Loans

Liberia Business Woman Appeals For Soft Loan

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The owner of  an uptown Mini-restaurant in central Monrovia, Madam Wango Moserat Feaflen has make a passionate appeal to banking institutions , international financial...