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COVID -19: Krachi East Municipal distributes over 50,000 nose masks

Krachi East Municipal Assembly has started distributing free nose masks and alcohol- based hand sanitizers to traders, shops, public organisations and individuals on the...

South African matric pass rate drops

South Africa achieved a 76.2 percent pass rate in the 2020 matric results, down 5.1 percent in comparison to the 2019 results, said the...

Ugandan presidential candidate Kyagulanyi withdraws petition challenging poll results

Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi on Monday instructed his lawyers to withdraw a petition with the Supreme Court in which he sought to challenge...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Alarm as two giraffes electrocuted in Kenya’s conservancy

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said it has confirmed two giant giraffes were electrocuted in an incident in Soysambu Conservancy, in the country's northwest Nakuru...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Two Somali federal leaders urged to join talks on election impasse

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has called on two federal member state leaders to join the consultative talks aimed at resolving the deadlock on delayed...
Donald Trump

United States Supreme Court clears way for prosecutors to access Trump’s financial records

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against former President Donald Trump's effort to shield his financial records from prosecutors in New York, clearing the way...
Pain Pills

Common side effects of Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccines and ways to deal with...

Side effects such as pain and swelling at the shot spot, fatigue, headache, fever and chills are common for Moderna and Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine...
Education Ama School

Two-thirds of poorer countries cut education budgets due to COVID-19

Despite additional funding needs, two-thirds of low- and lower-middle-income countries have cut their public education budgets since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2020. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that an advance squad of the WHO-led team of international experts had already arrived in China to lay the groundwork for the rest of team members who will cooperate with their Chinese counterparts against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)

WHO and partners launch vaccine injury compensation program for poorer countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners have agreed to launch a program for claims of serious side effects among people in 92...
Who Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

High-income countries’ vaccine deals undermine COVAX – WHO boss

Deals between some high-income countries and manufacturers of COVID-19 vaccines are undermining the WHO-led COVAX initiative by reducing the number of doses it can...
Ebola vaccine

11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by WHO arrive in Guinea

A total of 11,500 doses of Ebola vaccines donated by the World Health Organization arrived in Guinea on Monday evening, according to a statement...
Quality inspectors on Sinovac vaccine production lines use digital technology platforms to monitor the quality and efficiency of vaccine packaging on December 20. Photos: Li Hao/Global Times

China to aid 19 more African nations with COVID-19 vaccines – Wang Wenbin

China has provided COVID-19 vaccine aid to Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe and will aid 19 more African countries as part of its commitment to...

Exiled Rwandan politician gunned down in South Africa

Seif Bamporiki, coordinator of Rwanda National Congress, a Rwandan opposition group in exile, was shot dead in Nyanga, Cape Town on Sunday, said South...
Cyril Ramaphosa

Attacks on judges concerning – South African president

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said attacks on the country's judiciary system and judges by some politicians were worrying. Ramaphosa said on Monday that allegations...

Tanzanian police arrest four over spreading COVID-19 misinformation

Tanzanian police said on Monday they have arrested four people in connection with disseminating false information on deaths caused by COVID-19, leaving the public...
LGBT Rainbow Flag © 2008 Ludovic Berton (Wikimedia Commons)

Pentecostal and Charismatic Council calls for closure of LGBTQI Office

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has called on the Government to close down, without delay, the alleged Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...
Dr Dominic Ayine

Election Petition: Dr Ayine apologises to Supreme Court

Dr Dominic Ayine, a Spokesperson for the Petitioner in the 2020 Election trial, has rendered an unqualified apology to the Supreme Court in his...
Sammy Gyamfi

Petitioner not being treated fairly – Sammy Gyamfi

Mr Sammy Gyamfi, a Spokesperson for the Petitioner in the 2020 Election Petition trial, has expressed disappointment at the ruling of the Supreme Court...
Womens Premier League

Women’s Premier League to expand to 18 next season

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has decided to expand the Women’s Premier League from its current format of 16 Clubs...
Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (left) receiving the credentials from Dr Francis Kasolo

Foreign Minister-designate receives credentials of WHO Representative

Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration-designate, has received the credentials of Dr Francis Kasolo, the newly appointed World...

Injured zookeeper recovering after lion attack in Germany

dpa/GNA - A keeper who was attacked by a lion at Osnabrueck Zoo in north-western Germany is still in hospital but is recovering...
cycling's UAE Tour

Coronavirus contact: leader and team withdraw from UAE Tour

dpa/GNA - Leader Mathieu van der Poel and his Alpecin-Fenix team withdrew from cycling's UAE Tour on Monday after a member of staff...

EU officials offer condolences for Italian ambassador killed in Congo

dpa/GNA - EU officials expressed their condolences to the family of Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio, who was killed in an attack on a...

Philippines intercepts 25 live reptiles intended for export to Taiwan

dpa/GNA – The Philippines has intercepted 25 live reptiles concealed in bamboo chimes and lanterns intended for export to Taiwan, the Bureau of...

Russia reports first cases of H5N8 bird flu virus in humans

dpa/GNA - Several people in Russia have been found to be infected with avian flu of the subtype H5N8, in cases of animal-to-human...

US deports 95-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard to Germany

dpa/GNA - A 95-year-old man who served as a Nazi concentration camp guard arrived in Germany on Saturday after being deported from...

Sanofi offers facilities for Johnson and Johnson vaccine production

dpa/GNA - French pharmaceutical company Sanofi said on Monday that it is prepared to help with the production of the new Johnson and...
U.S. and Turkey

Turkey identifies 13 abducted and executed by militants in Iraq

dpa/GNA - Turkish authorities have identified 13 people, including military and police personnel, who they say were executed by militants in northern Iraq. One...

Czech court rejects some coronavirus restrictions retroactively

dpa/GNA - The Czech Republic's Constitutional Court on Monday retroactively declared some of the government's coronavirus containment measures unconstitutional. A spokeswoman for the...
Anja Karliczek

Germany’s return to school collides with stalling Covid progress

dpa/GNA - Most of Germany's states began sending children back to school on Monday following their longest period of lockdown yet, in a move...