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Botswana to use new application to improve public services

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Botswana has announced a mobile Gov App Hackathon Challenge expected to assist the country in the development of digital services for the public sector. ...
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Chinese firm commended for setting up irrigation system in Zambia

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A Zambian traditional leader has called on the Chinese firm to consider setting up irrigation systems for small-scale farmers in the Masaiti district upon...
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Zambia establishes roadmap on administration of COVID-19 vaccine

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The Zambian government said on Monday that it has put in place an implementation pathway for the smooth administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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Uganda protests Facebook’s closure of accounts of supporters

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Uganda on Monday protested Facebook's closure of accounts belonging to supporters of incumbent President Yoweri Museveni ahead of the Thursday general elections. ...
President Akufo Addo

President appoints caretaker ministers

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed caretaker ministers to hold the fort pending the substantive appointments. This follows the expiration...
Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Election Petition: President Akufo-Addo announces spokespersons

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The Legal Team defending President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the Presidential Election Petition has announced its spokespersons. They are Henry...
Presbyterian Church of Ghana

Presbyterian Church marks Epiphany with induction of Rev Nortey

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The Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Ashale-Botwe Circuit, has marked the Epiphany, the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles, with the induction of the Reverend...
Dr Stephen Opuni

Dr Opuni directed testing period for agrochemicals to be shortened-Witness

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Dr Stephen Opuni, former Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, directed that the testing period of agro-chemicals and fertilizers for use by the board should...
Court

GH¢18 million theft case involving doctor, two others adjourned to February 2

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The Accra Circuit Court-9 on Monday adjourned to February 2 the case involving a medical doctor and two others alleged to have stolen GHC18...
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Police arrest man in alleged secessionists’ case

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There was drama at the Kaneshie District Court premises on Monday when the police picked up a man believed to be in his early...
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)

Training on Infectious Disease management opened in Accra

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A five-week training on infectious diseases management was on Monday opened in Accra to improve the competencies of biomedical staff and facilitate orientation into...
Yussif Basigi

“Champions league is my target”- Basigi

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Coach Yussif Basigi, Head Coach of Hassacas Ladies FC has said, participating in the maiden Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Women's Champions League is...
Asante Kotoko

Rampant Kotoko dispatch Liberty Professionals

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A brace from Kwame Opoku ensured Asante Kotoko secured maximum points against Liberty Professionals in match-day eight of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League. ...
President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo fulfills promise to Anglican Church

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed gratitude to the electorate in the Ashanti Region for their massive support, resulting in his victory in...
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Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3.05 million

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent has reached 3,051,036 as of Monday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzania, and Mozambique pledge to strengthen economic, trade ties

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Tanzanian and Mozambican leaders on Monday pledged to strengthen economic, trade and security cooperation between the two neighboring countries. Tanzanian President John Magufuli and his...
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South African health department cautions about dangers of exhuming COVID-19 bodies

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Health department in the Eastern Cape Provine, South Africa, has issued a warning to communities about the dangers of exhuming bodies of people who...
Africa-China

Wang Yi’s New Year trip testament to rock-solid friendship between China and Africa

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China-Africa friendship remains rock-solid and stable, no matter what the international situation they face and what difficulties, obstacles, or disruptions they encounter, said Chinese...
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UNHCR discloses critical funding shortfall to meet COVID-19 response of refugees in Ethiopia

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday disclosed it only received 9.8 million U.S. dollars out of 34.9 million U.S. dollars...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

FAO steps up anti-desert locust operations in East Africa

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said Monday its anti-desert locust operation will continue in all affected countries in East...
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Nigerian troops kill 28 Boko Haram militants

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Nigerian troops have killed 28 Boko Haram militants in an operation in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe. In the operation conducted on...
Covid Re Testing

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases surpass 100,000 amid campaign for vaccines

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria surpassed 100,000 when the country's disease control agency reported 1,024 new cases late Sunday amid government...
Electricity

Bulinjin residents decry lack of electricity

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The residents of Bulinjin in the Buli Electoral Area have decried the lack of electricity at the community, which they say is adversely impacting...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Claims in the Election Petition are contrived, have no legal basis-EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) says the full results of the December 7, 2020 Presidential Election were known to Mr John Mahama and that the...
Covid

Central Region Schools COVID-19 Taskforce Inaugurated

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To check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Schools in the Central Region, the Regional Health Directorate on Monday, constituted a Seven-Member Schools...
Bolgatanga Technical University

Bolgatanga Technical University ready for reopening

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The Bolgatanga Technical University (BTU) in the Upper East Region has established a COVID-19 taskforce to ensure compliance with the protocols. It...
Cocoa

Galamsey and timber merchants destroying cocoa trees – Chief Farmer

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Mr Yaw Biredu Boateng, the Chief Cocoa Farmer for New Nsutam in the Eastern Region, has called for protection of cocoa farms as done...
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Two held for smearing pepper on Bolt driver’s face

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The Police have grabbed a second suspect in the case in which an unemployed man smeared powdered pepper onto the face of a Bolt...
Court

Court adjourns Ablekuma Central election shooting case to January 18

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An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the shooting case at Ablekuma Central during the election on December 7, to January 18. The court had earlier...
Mr Fred Owusu Obeng

Tafohene backs Fred Obeng Owusu for reappointment as MCE

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Nana Agyen Frimpong II, the Chief of Tafo, has urged people to stop the smear campaign against the former Municipal Chief Executive for Old...