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Internet-based research advised in Botswana amid COVID-19

Health authorities in Botswana on Wednesday have suspended research permits for studies conducted by physical interactions due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases. ...
GABORONE, March 13, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Myra Sekgororwane (L), Chief Executive Officer Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) talks during a media briefing on the impact of COVID-19 in Botswana's tourism sector in Gaborone, Botswana, March 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Tshekiso Tebalo)

Botswana makes progress in women’s participation in governance

Botswana has made commendable progress in women's participation in governance in its public service, parastatal organizations and private sector, an official said Wednesday. ...

Zambia secures 2 million oral cholera vaccine doses

Zambia has secured two million oral cholera vaccine doses as part of efforts to eliminate the water-borne disease, a government official said on Tuesday. ...
Cocoa Coffee

Dutch authorities seize huge cocaine haul hidden among coffee beans

dpa/GNA – Dutch customs investigators discovered over 1,300 kilograms of cocaine hidden between a load of coffee beans in the port of Rotterdam,...

Defendant in 2020 serial rape cases in Germany confesses

GNA/dpa - The defendant in a German case concerning a series of rapes of young women in Berlin and the surrounding state of...

Terrorism trial begins of former ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hotelier

dpa/GNA – The terrorism trial of a former hotelier who saved hundreds of people's lives during the Rwanda genocide started in the capital...
Group Of U S Backed Syrian Rebels Surrenders To Government

Russia, Turkey and Iran call for end to foreign interference in Syria

dpa/GNA - Representatives from Russia, Turkey and Iran ended a two-day meeting on ways to re-invigorate stalled talks on a new constitution for...
Kidnapped students

Unknown gunmen abduct 44 people, mostly children in Nigeria

dpa/GNA – At least 44 people, most of them children, have been abducted from a school in west-central Nigeria, a local government official...

Britain’s 99-year-old Prince Philip admitted to hospital

dpa/GNA - Britain's Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was admitted to hospital after "feeling unwell," according to a statement...

Thousands turn out to protest in Myanmar despite fears of crackdown

dpa/GNA - Protests sparked by Myanmar's recent coup grew to their largest size yet on Wednesday, as hundreds of thousands of people flooded...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

US to pay more than US$200 million to WHO by end of month

dpa/GNA - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that the United States will meet its obligations to the World Health...

Kim Jong Un’s wife makes first public appearance in more than a year

dpa/GNA - The wife of Kim Jong Un has made her first public appearance in more than a year, at a concert dedicated...
Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Gaza Strip receives its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines from Russia

dpa/GNA,- The Gaza Strip received its first batch of vaccines against Covid-19 on Wednesday, health officials in Gaza said. Two thousand doses - or enough...

EU to order up to 300 million more doses of Moderna Covid-19 shot

dpa/GNA - The European Commission has struck a deal with US pharmaceutical giant Moderna to buy up to 300 million additional doses of...
ice cream

Germany: 1,000 isolated after virus outbreak at ice cream factory

dpa/GNA - Around 1,000 people have been placed in quarantine after a mass coronavirus outbreak at an ice cream factory in the German...

Switzerland set to start lifting Covid-19 curbs on March 1

dpa/GNA - Switzerland plans to reopen shops, museums, zoos and amusement parks at the start of March as a first step out of...

Britain to intentionally infect people with virus in first such study

dpa/GNA – In order to gain a better understanding of the coronavirus, a British study will intentionally infect participants with the pathogen, the...
Pictures of houses built on waters ways with sewerages connected to streams

Youth Association in Sunyani threatens legal action against estate developers

The Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA) has threatened legal action against estate developers and house owners who have built around flood-prone areas in the...
Social Prison Donation

Female inmates of Ho Central Prisons pampered on Valentine’s Day

'Groom Dat Girl,' a girl-child empowerment initiative, on Valentine's Day, served female inmates of the Ho Central Prisons with acts of kindness to mark...
Ignatius Baffour Awuah

3 million jobs created and 3,000 lost in banking sector

About three million jobs were created in the first term of the Akufo Addo Administration, and 3,000 lost in the banking crisis, Mr Ignatius...
Oguahyia Oduropanin Birikorang I, Chief of Edubiase

Edubiasehene worry about slow pace of development in Abadwum

Oguahyia Oduropanin Birikorang I, Chief of Edubiase has expressed worry over the slow pace of development in Abadwum, a farming community in the Adansi...
ghana water company

Ghana Water Company ration’s water in Takoradi

Management of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) in the Western Region has begun rationing water in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis due to the low level...
Social Training Employers

Allow domestic workers to enjoy public holidays – Labour Officer

Employers have been called on to respect the rights of workers and allow them to enjoy public holidays or pay for extra hours in...
Education Ngo Pupils

NGO welcomes pupils to school with a party

Pupils from 15 basic schools in the Sagnarigu, Gushegu, and Kumbungu Assemblies in the Northern Region have been treated to nutritious meals, beverage, and...

Producer Price Inflation for January 2021 is 9.1 percent

The year-on-year Producer Price Inflation (PPI) rate for January 2021, was up at 9.1 per cent compared to seven percent in December. The rate represents...

Constant practice of mathematics eliminates fear – Patty Assan

Mrs Patty Assan, the Director of Schools and Instructions , has urged students to constantly practice mathematics to eliminate the perceived fear associated with...

Unemployed murdered over GH₵100.00 utility bill at Dunkwa-on-Offin

Collins Dorman, a 30-year-old farmer has been stabbed to death at Atechem, a suburb of Dunkwa-on-offin in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality of the...

Driver’s mate remanded over defilement

The Nkawie Circuit Court has remanded a 23-year-old driver’s mate into prison custody for defiling a six-year-old girl at Denkyemuoso, in the Kwadaso Municipality. ...
Supreme Court

Election Petition: Supreme Court to hear Petitioner’s two applications and closing addresses

The Supreme Court is expected to hear two applications filed by former President John Dramani Mahama, the Petitioner in the ongoing Election 2020 Petition...

Orderly remanded for causing harm to lover’s eye over GH₵2.00

An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into Police custody, a 38-year-old Orderly in a health facility in Accra, for punching the right eye of...