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Under fire, Trump defends his remarks about downplaying coronavirus threat

U.S. President Donald Trump defended on Wednesday his remarks in an earlier interview that he wanted to downplay the coronavirus threat to the U.S....
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief defends WHO after Trump threat

by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored on Wednesday the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19...
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South African president defends national lockdown against COVID-19 amid growing defiance

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday defended the 21-day national lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic which began on midnight Thursday, saying it is...
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)

WHO chief defends China for receiving praise over epidemic control

By Zhang Penghui “Looking back, effusive praise has been given to China. Has the Chinese government approached the WHO to ask it to stand up...
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Aduana Stars Coach Stands by Military Approach to Training

Warrant Officer (WO) Paul Tandoh, the head coach of Aduana Stars, has strongly defended his military style approach at training his boys. "That's my philosophy...

S. Africa: Energy Minister Stands Strongly Behind Oil Deal with Sudan

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe on Thursday rebuffed criticism against an oil deal with South Sudan, saying South Africa must do what was right to...

Madagascar High Court Defends Rajoelina’s Election

Madagascar's High Constitutional Court upheld Tuesday the victory of Andry Rajoelina in the second round of presidential vote last month. "We declare that Mr....
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Ghana’s government defends drone health delivery system deal

The Ghanaian government on Wednesday defended its decision to introduce the use of drones technology for medical delivery despite calls for its suspension by...
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Duke Micah faces Yoann Boyeaux in defense of his WBC title

All set for April 21st at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn where Duke "the baby faced terminator" Micah from Accra, Ghana by way of...
Mr. ​Edwin Kweku Andoh Baffour, Communications Directorate, FSG, second from left, in a chat with Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation.

GMO Seminar: Food Sovereignty Ghana Defends Its Stand

Food Sovereignty Ghana (FSG) on Tuesday morning April 10 participated in a seminar organised by the National Bio Safety Authority (NBA) at the Teachers...
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Boakye Agyarko Stands in Defence of ExxonMobil Deal

Mr Boakye Agyarko, the Minister of Energy, has said the Government signed an oil exploration contract with the ExxonMobil Company to explore for oil...

South African central bank defends Capitec Bank as solvent and capitalized

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on Tuesday disagreed with the U.S. based company, Viceroy Research, about Capitec bank, the second largest retail bank...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the United Solidarity and Brotherhood rally in Gaziantep, Turkey, August 28, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Erdogan rationalizes missile system purchase deal with Russia

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved to justify Turkey's purchase of a Russian-made S-400 missile defence system, a day after its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation...

President Trump Defends His Decision on James Comey

Democratic and Republican lawmakers will be “thanking” Donald Trump for firing FBI director James Comey, the president has said. In early morning tweets, Mr Trump...

Chieftaincy Minister Backs Nkonya, Alavanyo Chiefs Suspension

The Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister Samuel Ahiave Dzamesi has supported the decision of the Volta Regional House of Chiefs to suspend the chiefs...

Sculptor Behind Ronaldo’s Statue Defends His Piece

The sculptor behind a statue of Cristiano Ronaldo that left football fans scratching their heads has said his work is just “a matter of...

Ghanaian Supervisor Backs Lebanese Supervisor Jihad in Assault Case

The Kitchen Supervisor at the Ablenkpe Branch of Marwako, Bernard Opoku, has defended the Restuarant’s Supervisor, Jihad Chabaan, who has been accused of dipping...

US Justice Department Backs Trump’s Travel Ban

The US Department of Justice has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of...

Grant Explains Brimah Inclusion Against Cameroon

Black Stars head coach Avram Grant has defended his decision to start with goalkeeper Razak Brimah in Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Cameroon in the...

U.S. pop star defends explosive anti-Trump speech after causing social media stir

Pop singer Madonna defended her bold remarks she made at Saturday's Women's March in the country's capital, saying she spoke metaphorically and meant no...

GNPC Justifies Decision to Invest Outside Its Interests

The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation(GNPC) has justified its decision to invest outside its core mandate. The corporation insists the move is only a strategic one...

Majority Explains Re-introduction of Parliamentary Affairs Ministry

The Majority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has defended the re-introduction of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs by the Nana Akufo-Addo...

Kufuor’s Aide Backs Mahama on His Bungalow Request

Special aide to Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, Frank Agyekum, has said granting former President John Mahama’s request of maintaining his official residence as his retirement...

SSNIT Stands By Its 18% Pension Benefits Increment

The Social Security National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has justified its 18% increment of pension benefits.This is despite complaints of pensioners who had hoped for...

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko Stands in Support of Jinapor’s Appointment

Samuel Abu Jinapor Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has risen to the defense of Samuel Abu Jianpor who has been penciled by the President-elect as a Deputy...

Mahama Ayariga Explains Last Hour E-waste Contract of €18m

The Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Mahama Ayariga has defended the government’s decision to sign a new waste management contract worth  €18...
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Senya West: Police Backs Massive Security Presence

The Central Regional police command has defended the use of some military patrols embarked on by the Ghana Armed Forces in the Awutu Senya...
Main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari speaks after casting his vote at a polling station in the 'Gidan Niyam Sakin Yara A ward' at Daura in Katsina State on March 28, 2015. Voting began in Nigeria's general election but delays were reported countrywide because of technical problems in accrediting electors. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Buhari speaks on why he values Tinubu

President Buhari Muhammadu Buhari has jumped to the defense of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over...

Gareth Southgate Shields Chris Smalling And Luke Shaw From Mourinho’s Criticism

England interim boss Gareth Southgate has defended Manchester United’s Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw after criticism from their club manager, Jose Mourinho. The United boss...

Donald Trump Voice Support to Police Shooting in Milwaukee

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said initial evidence suggests the shooting of a black man by police in Milwaukee was justified....