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Eritrea records highest daily increase as 74 new COVID-19 cases confirmed

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Eritrea has risen to 955 after the Red Sea nation recorded 74 new cases of COVID-19...
Ethiopian Tigray

Unrest in southern Ethiopia leaves 66 dead

The unrest in Ethiopia's Southern regional state has killed 66 people, the state backed Ethiopia Human Rights Commission (EHRC) disclosed on Friday. ...
Beit Pic Data

At least 4 injured as Tanzania’s Zanzibar landmark historic building collapses

At least four people were injured on Friday when a section of Tanzania's Zanzibar historic landmark building collapsed. The four, part of...
President Adama Barrow

Gambian president urges tolerance, love in Christmas speech

Gambian president Adama Barrow has called for the continuous peaceful co-existence between Christian community and the Muslim majority through adherence to universal values of...

Namibian arts industry finds solace in technology for recovery

Despite economic challenges as a result of failure to perform live during the better part of the year because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Namibian...
UEW Catholic Church

Catholic leaders wonder how to rebuild congregations post-pandemic

dpa/GNA - On December 2, almost two months to the day since his parishioners were last permitted to attend Mass, Father Richard...
Protesters display placards in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement outside the United States Embassy in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, June 9, 2020. The death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was killed by police during an arrest in Minneapolis, United States, sparked worldwide protests calling for an end to police brutality and racism. (Xinhua/Joy Nyabukewa)

Philly police were ‘simply not prepared’ for George Floyd protests

tca/dpa/GNA - The Philadelphia Police Department and city officials "were simply not prepared" for large-scale protests this summer after George Floyd was killed...
File photo shows Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attending the 55th summit of the South American trade bloc Mercosur (Southern Common Market) in Bento Goncalves, Brazil, Dec. 5, 2019. Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for COVID-19, confirmed his official Twitter account and Facebook page on Friday. (Xinhua/Rahel Patrasso)

Brazil’s president again pardons convicted police officers

dpa/GNA - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued Christmas pardons to police officers and soldiers who he says "unintentionally" committed crimes on the...
Covid Vaccines

Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica first in Latin America to start vaccination

dpa/GNA Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica became the first countries in Latin America to begin vaccinating their populations against the coronavirus on Thursday. In...
Photo released by Turkish Defense Ministry shows Turkish army launches a military operation into northern Syria on the Turkey-Syria border, on Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish Armed Forces on late Wednesday began a land operation into northern Syria against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). (Xinhua)

Syria reports Israeli rocket attacks in Hama province

dpa/GNA - Israeli rockets targeted Syria's Hama province early Friday, the Syrian state agency Sana reported, citing the country's military. The projectiles apparently targeted...
earth tremor

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolts Philippines

dpa/GNA – A magnitude-6.3 earthquake jolted the Philippines’ main island of Luzon, including the capital Manila, on Friday, but there were no immediate...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Boris urges Britons to read Brexit trade deal after Christmas lunch

dpa/GNA - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson posted a video on Twitter late Thursday with a Christmas reading recommendation - the post-Brexit trade...
travel afcon

US to require negative virus test from arrivals from Britain by air

dpa/GNA - The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will be requiring airline passengers arriving from Britain to test negative for the...
French fire brigade tests truckers

French fire brigade tests truckers in Dover to help clear traffic

dpa/GNA - France has sent firefighters and 10,000 coronavirus tests across the English Channel to help clear the backlog of lorries trapped at...
FILE - In this June 25, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Embassy Kabul during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan. On Monday, March 23, 2020, Pompeo arrived in Kabul on an urgent visit to try to move forward a U.S. peace deal signed last month with the Taliban. Pompeo's trip to the Afghan capital comes despite the coronavirus pandemic, at a time when world leaders and statesmen are curtailing official travel. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

US to establish consulate in Western Sahara – Pompeo

dpa/GNA - The United States government has started the process of setting up a consulate in the disputed Western Sahara region. "Pleased to announce...
Drive-in Christmas services

Drive-in Christmas services allow Germans to worship despite pandemic

dpa/GNA - A church in Hamburg is hosting a Christmas service at a drive-in cinema to enable Germans to worship safely without fear of...
Choir performs in safety gear

Choir performs in safety gear at Notre Dame Christmas concert

dpa/GNA - Singers from the Notre Dame choir performed in helmets and worker's gear for a Christmas Eve concert in the heavily damaged cathedral...
Dallas Shoppers Amid Covid Pandemic

In muted Bethlehem midnight Mass, patriarch prays for end to pandemic

dpa/GNA, In a sombre Christmas celebration in the Biblical birthplace of Jesus, Roman Catholic spiritual leader in the Holy Land Pierbattista Pizzaballa prayed for...
Pope Francis

God is always with us, pope says in virus-gloom Christmas Eve Mass

dpa/GNA, Even at the worst of times, Christians should have faith in God, Pope Francis said in a sombre pandemic-era Christmas Eve Mass with...
Person voting

Poll finds two-thirds of the German populace willing to be vaccinated

dpa/GNA - Two-thirds of people in Germany are willing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, a poll has found. Some...
A tourist from California waves a U.S. national flag inside a vintage American car near the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, on July 20, 2015. Cuba and the United States reopened their respective embassies on July 20 as part of their recent agreement to restore diplomatic relations. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)

Some cause for concern as businesses relocate out of California

tca/dpa/GNA- That sound Californians are hearing from beyond the Sierra and as far away as the Gulf of Mexico is bragging. The announced headquarters relocations...

TNMA holds Nine lessons and carols service

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Assembly has organized nine lessons and carols service to usher their staff into the Christmas festivity. The Tarkwa crusaders chorale treated the...
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Christians urged to examine their lives

Reverend Dr Lazarus Akaburi, the Head Pastor of Redemption Assemblies of Church in Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional capital, has called on Christians to...

Trading slow down during Christmas

Some traders at Makola Market were hopeful that business activities will pick up on Christmas day. It was rather the...
Pastor Mensa Otabil

Let’s remember the poor – Mensah Otabil

Pastor Mensa Otabil, the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), has asked Christians to remember the poor during the Yuletide. He...

We will celebrate Christmas with joy, though with small gatherings

Some residents in the Ho Municipality says they intend to celebrate this year's Christmas festivity with small gatherings in compliance with the President's directive. ...
Reverend Ebenezer Ayer

Christ is God’s perfect gift to humanity

Reverend Ebenezer Ayer, Head Pastor of Priesthood Worship Centre, Assemblies of God, in Tema has reminded Christians that Jesus Christ, Saviour of Mankind, is...
Ashaiman Police

Ashaiman police mark Christmas in markets, streets

The police in Ashaiman was seen to be incharge of security during the Christmas festivities with strong visibility in markets and street corners. ...
Reverend Professor Benhardt Y Quarshie

Christians must be ambassadors of peace

Reverend Professor Benhardt Y. Quarshie of the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Osu, in Accra, has called on Christians to be ambassadors of peace for development. He...

Submit totally to Christ, Christians told

Reverend S.M.E.K Sevor, the District Pastor for the Global Evangelical Church, Ablekuma Fan Milk, in Accra, has asked Christians to submit themselves totally to...