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South African restaurants association stages sit-in over COVID-19 restrictions

The Restaurants Association of South Africa on Monday started staging its sit-ins at the Union Buildings in Pretoria over alcohol sale ban and curfew. ...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya and Britain sign new deal to boost defense ties

Kenya and Britain on Monday signed a new security deal in order to boost defense ties. Fred Matiang'i, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary of...
domestic violence

Zambia records 10 percent rise in gender-based violence cases in Q4 2020

Zambia saw an increase in the number of gender-based violence cases in the fourth quarter of 2020, figures released by the police on Monday...

DR Congo military arrest 33 Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military arrested 33 Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert, a lake shared by the two countries, a top Ugandan...

Tano South Assembly offers scholarships to 20 tertiary students

The Tano South Municipal Assembly has provided scholarship to 20 students to continue their education at the tertiary level. Mr...
Political Vigilantism

8 die in communal conflict in south Nigeria

At least eight people were killed following a communal conflict in Nigeria's southern state of Ebonyi, local police has said. The clash, on Friday,...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was voted into office in 2013 (AFP Photo/Aamir Qureshi)

Iran to re-embrace nuke commitments if United States lifts sanctions

The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday that Iran will re-embrace its nuclear commitments if the United States removes sanctions against it. "We have already...

Uganda postpones reopening of schools due to COVID-19

Uganda's schools and institutions of higher learning will remain closed amid the lasting COVID-19 pandemic, a senior education official said here on Monday. Only candidate...

UN builds jetty in Somalia to spur fishing industry

The World Food Program (WFP) has started building a fishing jetty in Somalia to help boost the fishing industry in the country, a senior...
Al Shabab

Somali army kills 24 al-Shabab militants in central region

At least 24 al-Shabab militants were killed on Sunday by government forces in central Somalia, a security official confirmed on Monday. "We foiled the militants'...

Ghana cannot afford to lose its human resources to COVID-19 – NCCE

Mr Kenneth Kponor, Volta Regional Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has called on the citizens to continue observing the COVID-19 preventive measures...

Western North Region records 26 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths

The Western North Region has recorded twenty-six new COVID-19 cases with two deaths. This brings to a total of 700 confirmed cases in the Region...
Nose Masks

It’s for our good to wear face mask when stepping out – Police

ASP Joseph Nakoja, Denu District Police Commander has called on the public to consider face mask wearing a necessity to stay safe from COVID-19...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Ghana records nearly 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in three days

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has for the third straight update announced that the country has recorded more than 600 new daily infections of...
Child labour

Residents expect Bono Regional Minister-designate to address child labour

A cross-section of the public in Sunyani, the Bono Regional capital has urged Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister designate to address surging...
China Map

China allocates billions for the needy ahead of spring festival

China has allocated 104 billion yuan (about 16 billion U.S. dollars) from its central budget to fund basic living allowances for needy people ahead...

Drivers and passengers urged to promote road safety

Mr Gado Mumuni, the Chairman of the Madina Adenta Central Welfare of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union has called on drivers and passengers...
University of Health and Allied Sciences

UHAS COVID-19 testing centre offers walk-in services

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has begun walk-in testing services to the public at its COVID-19 Testing Centre on the main...
President Akufo Addo

Avenor Chiefs Commend President Akufo-Addo appeal for more appointments

Togbe Dorglo Anumah VI, Paramount Chief and President of Avenor Traditional Council has expressed gratitude to President Akufo Addo for proving his readiness...
International Students

Digital vaccine certificates could help return of international students

Australian Education Minister Alan Tudge said a digital vaccine certification system could pave the way for the return of international students to the country. Under...
jail bars

Samsung heir not to appeal 2.5-year imprisonment ruling in corruption scandal

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will not appeal the ruling that sentenced him to two and a half years in prison for corruption...
FAO Africa

FAO warns of renewed desert locust invasion in Kenya and Ethiopia

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Sunday warned swarms of desert locusts are expected to descend on large parts of Ethiopia...
Social Funeral Recording

No recording gadgets will be allowed at the AICC Lobby

The Jerry John Rawlings Foundation, on behalf of the Rawlings’ family on Monday announced that no media house or any recording or picture taking...
Social Funeral Recording

Forgive Jerry John Rawlings’ excesses – Palmer-Buckle

The Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, the Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, has called on Ghanaians to forgive former President Flight Lieutenant Jerry...
Social Awards Osabarimba Awards

Oguaa host Maiden Osabarimba Royal Awards

The maiden Osabarimba Royal Awards which was inaugurated in January 2020 but was put on hold as a result of the outbreak of the...
Confederation Of African Football Caf

CAF grants amnesty to clubs and associations due to COVID-19

The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rescinded its decision to suspend clubs and Associations that pulled out of competitions...
Johnson Smith Interim Head Coach Of Asante Kotoko

Kotoko Coach slams referee Emmanuel Tampuri

Johnson Smith - Interim Head Coach of Asante Kotoko has slammed the match officials in their game against Aduana Stars at the Accra Sports...
Social Olam Award

Olam Ghana Receives Top Employer Recognition in 2021

Olam Ghana, a leading supply chain manager of agri-products and one of Ghana’s largest cocoa buying agencies, has been certified as a Top Employer...
African Youth Climate Hub

African Youth Climate Hub calls for start-up applications

The African Youth Climate Hub (AYCH), an African Youth climate platform, has formally called for application to its Climate Start-up Incubation Programme towards promoting...
Palmer Buckle

Greatest legacy to uphold of Rawlings is to forgive his excesses – Palmer-Buckle

The Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle, the Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Coast, has called on Ghanaians to forgive former President Flight Lieutenant Jerry...