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A cook serves her food at the monthly Lusaka food market in Lusaka, Zambia, on Sept. 26, 2020. The Lusaka food market is held on the last Saturday of each month, with COVID-19 preventive guidelines observed during the event. (Xinhua/Martin Mbangweta)

Zambian bars, nightclubs to start operating on “take away” basis

Authorities in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, on Wednesday directed bars and nightclubs to start operating on "take away" basis to avert the escalating COVID-19...
AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine

Kenya says 24 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine due in February

Kenya's health ministry confirmed on Wednesday that 24 million doses of COVID-19 will arrive in the country mid-February. Mutahi Kagwe, Health Cabinet...
Donald Trump

Twitter and Facebook suspend Trump’s account over policy violations

Both Twitter and Facebook removed content from the account of U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday and suspended his account after he continued posting...

Senegal’s COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000, state of emergency, curfew in place for two regions

Senegal's COVID-19 cases surpassed the 20,000 mark with 192 new confirmed cases detected in the past 24 hours, the country's health ministry announced. ...
Cameroon and Chad

Explosive kills 5 Cameroonian soldiers, civilian in troubled Anglophone region

Authorities in Cameroon said five soldiers and a civilian were killed early Wednesday in the troubled English-speaking region of Northwest when an improvised explosive...

Mozambique issues ID documents to over 500,000 displaced people in northern region

Mozambique authorities have begun to issue identification cards to more than 500,000 internally displaced people in the northern region of the country, national radio...
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2021 shows the construction site of Tema Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal Project in Tema, Ghana. Ghana's Tema Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal Project that is under construction by China Habour Engineering Company (CHEC) will significantly boost Ghana's natural gas supply, CHEC said on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

CHEC project to boost natural gas supply in Ghana

Ghana's Tema Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)Import Terminal Project that is under construction by China Habour Engineering Company (CHEC) will significantly boost Ghana's natural gas...
President Akufo-Addo

Ghana well prepared to lead AfCFTA implementation – Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reiterated the country's preparedness to lead in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
Ghana flag

Ghana’s Trajectory to Sustainable Democracy still on Course, Unassailable

For the eighth successive time, Ghana has strongly asserted herself as the beacon of democracy in Africa south of the Sahara. The country went through...
Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana)

YES-Ghana renamed as Youth Opportunity and Transformation in Africa

The Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana), a United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited Non-Governmental Organization at the forefront of youth development policy, practice...

World Vision Ghana supports GHS and CHAG with PPE

World Vision Ghana (WVG) as part of its COVID-19 Response project has donated Personal Protective Equipment to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the...
parliament of Ghana

Seventh Parliament stands dissolved at 12 midnight

The Seventh Parliament of the Fourth Republic of Ghana stands dissolved at 12 midnight, today Wednesday, January 6, 2021, Rev Prof Aaron Michael Oquaye,...
Black Starlets

Black Starlets Coach names squad for WAFU tourney

Black Starlets Head Coach Ben Fokuo has named his final 28-man squad for the 2021 WAFU Zone B Cup of Nations in Kegue, Togo. ...

Ghana’s U-17 team departs to Togo for WAFU tournament

Ghana’s male Under-17 team, the Black Starlets have departed Accra for Kegue, Togo for the 2021 West Aftica Football Union (WAFU) Zone B...
Hope for Future Generations (HFFG)

HFFG connects health workers with PLWD

Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with focus on health, has organised a networking meeting between public health workers and leaders...
Court Standard

Beautician in court over fraudulent land transaction

A 39-year-old beautician who allegedly collected GHC150, 000 as part payment of land, which did not belong to her, at Tantra Hills, Accra, has...
Politics Arrival Presidents

Some heads of state arrive for President’s investiture

Some heads of state and governments have started arriving for the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Those who...
Afcfta and Gra

Customs Division of GRA designated to issue rules of origin certificates

Government has designated the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) as the Competent Authority for the issuance of Rules of Origin...

Kotoko kicks against COVID-19 results in Sudan

Asante Kotoko says they will use all legitimate means to ensure that the right thing is done after seven players and five officials were...
Francis Anquandah

Francis Anquandah reclaims coveted chess title

International Chess Master (IM) Francis Anquandah has reclaimed the coveted National chess title from his perennial rival, John Kojo Hasford, in a fiercely contested...

Businessman allegedly swindles colleague of GHS620, 000

A Businessman who allegedly swindled his colleague of GHS620,000 under the pretext of supplying him two vehicles has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court. Frank...

Control of U.S. Senate remains unclear after tight runoffs in Georgia

The control of the U.S. Senate in the new Congress remains unclear Wednesday midnight after two neck-and-neck runoff races in the southeastern state of...

Botswana to cherish cooperation with China in fighting COVID-19 forever – official

Botswana will forever cherish and appreciate the cooperation that has existed between the southern African country and China in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, an...

Some residents of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis not enthuse about the wearing of Masks

Despite the new and increased wave in the COVID-19 pandemic in many countries including Ghana, some residents within the Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolis still carry...

Dr. Dre hospitalized after brain aneurysm, says he’s ‘doing great’

tca/dpa/GNA - Rap great Dr. Dre has been hospitalized after suffering a brain aneurysm. The 55-year-old mogul suffered the brain bleed Monday and was rushed...
Kim Jong-un

North Korean ruler Kim admits mistakes during party meeting

dpa/GNA - North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has admitted economic policy mistakes at the start of a new congress of the ruling...

Indonesian police kill two suspected militants, arrest 18

dpa/GNA - Indonesia's anti-terrorism police shot dead two suspected Islamic militants and arrested 18 others on Wednesday during an operation in Indonesia's South...

Ireland services sector recovers in December

dpa/GNA - Ireland's service sector activity increased slightly in December, after a slump in the previous month, survey data from IHS Markit showed...
Nuclear missile test

Germany laments ‘extremely dangerous’ setbacks ahead of nuclear talks

dpa/GNA - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointed to "extremely dangerous" setbacks in the push to reduce the globe's nuclear weapons arsenal as...

Trump signs order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps

dpa/GNA - Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps. Among the apps targeted by...