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rice yields

Agronomic challenges hamper increased rice yields in Ghana

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A myriad of agronomic challenges have hampered efforts towards achieving higher yields in rice production in Ghana and two other African countries, a report...
Donation Corona Virus

Ohenebeng donates Ghana Spanner to Koforidua GNA office to fight COVID-19

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ohenebeng Creative Enterprise, Mr Kwaku Ohene has presented five Ghana spanners to support the fight and spread of...
Security Council

UN Security Council adopts resolution on COVID-19

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The Security Council has adopted a resolution on COVID-19, demanding a general and immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations on its agenda. Resolution 2532,...
Swine flu

Recently publicized swine flu not new, under surveillance since 2011

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A World Health Organization (WHO) expert said Wednesday that the recently publicized swine flu in China was not new and that it's under close...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

USMCA trade deal enters into force, replacing NAFTA

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The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially entered into force on Wednesday, replacing the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). "Today marks the beginning of a...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Egypt turns to UNSC to push for final deal on Ethiopia’s Nile dam

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Egypt has appealed to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene in the years-long dispute over Ethiopian's new hydroelectric dam to help push...
Angola

Private universities in Angola on brink of bankruptcy due to COVID-19

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Private higher education institutions in Angola run the risk of sinking to bankruptcy if classes are not resumed in July, the Angolan Association of...
Somalia flag

Somalia marks 60th independence anniversary amid calls for unity

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Somalia celebrated the 60th Independence anniversary on Wednesday amid calls for solidarity despite the challenges facing the Horn of Africa nation. In his message, President...
East African Community Eac

More than 70,000 evicted during COVID-19 in east Africa

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More than 70,000 people were forcibly evicted from their homes in urban areas across East Africa even during the most prevalent months of the...
Sudanese soldiers

Sudanese rebel movement extends cease-fire for 7 months

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A major Sudanese rebel movement has declared extension of a unilateral cease-fire for seven months. "The cessation of hostilities includes all areas under the control...
Vice President Dr Bawumia

“Sir John was a good man”-Veep

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Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has paid a tribute to Nana Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John, a former Secretary General of the New...
Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie popularly known as Sir John

NPP’s Sir John passes on

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A former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known in political circles as Sir John, has passed...
Covid

Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 cases maintain upward trend, total 591

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Zimbabwe on Tuesday recorded 17 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's total to 591, said the Ministry of Health and Child Care. ...

Zambia launches initiative to boost entrepreneurship

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An initiative aimed at enhancing wealth creation through entrepreneurship was launched here Wednesday by an association of economists. The initiative dubbed "Zambia...
Covid Positive

Senegal’s COVID-19 cases approach 7,000

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Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action reported on Wednesday 132 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the total number of cases to...
Covid Re Testing

Chinese medical teams extend stay in Sierra Leone for COVID-19 fight

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The three Chinese medical teams in Sierra Leone have extended their one-year stay to help fight against the COVID-19 in the West African Country. ...
gunmen

Nigerian army chief reiterates fight against banditry in NW region

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The Nigerian army chief reiterated on Tuesday to step up fight against banditry in the northwestern region, and charged the combined troops of the...
Covid

Governor of Nigeria’s southern state tests positive for COVID-19

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The governor of Delta state in southern Nigeria, Ifeanyi Okowa, has been confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus. Olisa Ifeajika, the governor...
Media Police Framework

Netherlands ambassador applauds Ghana’s COVID-19 management

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Mr Ron Strikker, Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana has lauded the Government of Ghana for professionally managing the Coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19. He...
Voters Registration Cc

UNOWAS encourages Ghanaians to ensure peaceful conduct of voters’ registration

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The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has encouraged Ghanaians to ensure peaceful conduct of the voters’ registration exercise. ...
Voters Registration

Familiarise yourselves with the registration movement – EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday said the schedule and venue of the five phases for the registration have been advertised in the dailies,...
court

Businessman swindles three nurses

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Prince Essel Ferguson, a 32-year-old businessman accused of conspiring with two others now at large to defraud three nurses the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital of...
Roads Asphalt

Minister cuts sod for work to commence on Ayensuadze/Gomoa Abaasa road

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The Deputy Minister of Lands, Forestry and Natural Resources, Mrs Naana Eyiah Quansah, has cut the sod for the construction of a three-Kilometre feeder...
Ho Politics Party Agents

We are satisfied with the registration processes – party agents

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The party agents of the two major political parties- New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed satisfaction with the...
Ms Cynthia Maamle Morrison

Gender Ministry cautions public against posting Akuapem Poloo’s nude pictures

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The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, on Wednesday called on the public to stop posting the nude pictures of Ms Rosemond Brown,...
football

Coach Sarpong backs Ghana FA on the cancellation of football season

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Veteran coach, Joseph E. Sarpong, has said the cancellation of the 2019/20 football season is the right decision by the Ghana Football Association (GFA). ...
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Finance Committee of Ghana FA to decide on FIFA Relief Fund

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The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has tasked the Finance Committee chaired by Vice President Mark Addo to advise on the...
Confederation Of African Football Caf

CAF votes US$300k each for member associations

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has voted US$16.2 million to support Members Associations. The fund is...
Electoral Commission

It is an offence to guarantee for more than 10 applicants – EC

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The Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday said it is an electoral offence for an individual to guarantee for more than 10 applicants for the...
jailed

Teacher jailed for defiling minor

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An Accra Circuit Court has sentenced George Odum Mensah, a 24-year-old teacher, to 10 years imprisonment for defiling a minor. The convict was employed to...