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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)

Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories, misinformation on novel coronavirus

The World Health Organization (WHO) has commissioned a rapid response team from an Austrian university to counter conspiracy theories and misinformation around the novel...

Court adjourns ex-Beige boss trial

Prosecution in the case involving Michael Nyinaku, former defunct Beige Capital boss on Wednesday prayed the court for more time to file documents...

2020 Futsal AFCON: Egypt cruises to final after beating Libya

Three-time champions Egypt became the first team to qualify to the finals of the ongoing 2020 Total Futsal Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after...
Trump impeachment trial

Protesters rally in San Francisco against U.S. Senate’s Trump acquittal

Around 100 demonstrators on Wednesday rallied in downtown San Francisco to protest the U.S. Senate's acquittal of President Donald Trump over abuse of power...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Democratic lawmakers urge Trump to extend New START

Two U.S. Democratic lawmakers Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to extend the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia. "With...

Mortgage applications move up in U.S. housing market

Mortgage applications increased in the United States as mortgage rates remained at a low level, according to a report from Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)...
Photo shows the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province. (Photo by Wang Wei/People’s Daily)

WHO says new hospitals in China’s Wuhan remarkable effort, pays tribute to lab staff

The World Health Organization (WHO) said here Wednesday that the construction of new hospitals in China's city of Wuhan for novel coronavirus patients is...
Michael Pompeo

Pompeo to visit Germany, Africa, Middle East next week

The U.S. State Department said Wednesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will kick off his six-country visit next week. Pompeo will...

Nigeria to experience longer rainy season in 2020

Nigeria is likely to experience longer period of rainy season in 2020, compared to 2019, a senior official with the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency...

Tanzania set to establish special butcheries for game meat

The government of Tanzania is planning to establish butcheries specifically for game meat, an official told parliament on Wednesday. "Under the new...

Namibia court upholds results of November presidential election

Namibia's Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed an election challenge of the November 2019 presidential election. Five presidential candidates led by independent candidate...

Kenya’s e-learning initiative boosts digital literacy

When Kenya launched a "laptops for schools" program in 2013, the initiative attracted cheers and jeers in equal measure. Those who supported...
Daniel arap Moi

Zambia president consoles Kenya over ex-leader’s death

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday expressed sympathy with the people of Kenya following the death of Daniel arap Moi, Kenya's former president. ...
reproductive System

Kenya to host Pan African conference on reproductive health, rights

Kenya will next week host a pan African conference to discuss novel strategies required to advance sexual and reproductive health of vulnerable populations like...
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Tools

Uganda calls for sustained fight against Female Genital Mutilation

Uganda on Wednesday called for a sustained fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) if the United Nations target of eliminating the procedure by 2030...

Zimbabwe to deport 300 Malawians

Zimbabwe will deport 300 Malawians who were arrested in 2019 while en route to South Africa, the Department of Immigration has said. ...
jail bars

Driver, 26, jailed 12 months for stealing

A 26-year-old driver has been jailed 12 months by the Nkawie Circuit Court for stealing a motorbike valued at GHC 2,400.00, at Bantama in...

AIPS Africa is living up to its strategic plan – AIPS Africa President

Mr. Mitchell Obi - President of Africa session of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), has said the continental body is gradually regaining...

Morocco, Angola, two others to battle for Futsal AFCON final slot

Defending Champions, Morocco will battle Angola for a final spot when they clash today at the Hizam Hall in Laayoune, Morroco. ...

Women must earn a place in sports not favours – Watta

Madam Evelyn Watta - Vice President of International Sports Press Association (AIPS), has said women must work hard to break into leadership in...

Bayern carve out 4-3 win over Hoffenheim to book German Cup quarterfinals

Bayern Munich advanced into the next round after beating wasteful Hoffenheim 4-3 on Robert Lewandowski's brace in the round of the last 16 in...

U.S. Senate acquits Trump on both articles of impeachment

U.S. President Donald Trump was acquitted on Wednesday afternoon by the Senate after the chamber voted down both articles of impeachment against him that...
Ghana Football Association (GFA)

Ghana FA appoints Tuffour to lead its integrity action program

The Ghanaian FA has appointed Obed Tuffour as its compliance and integrity officer, in respect of FIFA requirements. FIFA has recommended that...
petroleum revenue

Oil prices rise amid easing demand concerns

Oil prices jumped more than 2 percent on Wednesday as investors' concerns for sluggish crude demand eased. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI)...

UN envoy urges all-out effort to turn around deteriorating ocean ecosystem

The international community should make every effort to turn around the deteriorating ocean ecosystem, Peter Thomson, United Nations secretary-general's special envoy for the ocean,...
barrick gold

Gold futures rebound on technical buying

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed higher on Wednesday, as investors turned to technical buying after gold...

Labour Commission invites Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists

The Ghana Labour Commission has invited the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists to a hearing on Friday, February 7, 2020, on their...

GNFS solidarize with 2019 National Best Maize Farmer

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) last Monday visited the farm of Mr John Dimah, 2019 National Best Maize Farmer, whose farm...

Fear grips residents in Western Region over coronavirus

Residents in the Western Region,especially those around the Ghana– La Cote d’Ivoire border and the ‘galamsey’ prone areas have expressed fear over the outbreak...
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

U.S. Senate reconvenes for final votes on articles of impeachment against Trump

The U.S. Senate reconvened Wednesday afternoon for final votes on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The votes, respectively, on...