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Dozens of Russian athletes have been tested positive for meldonium which was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from this year. (Sputnik Photo)

Former marathon world record holder Kipsang hit with four-year doping ban

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Former men's marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang was given a four-year ban for violation of anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced on...
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UN urges respect for COVID-19 safety protocols as Ghanaians register to vote

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The United Nations (UN) has urged Ghanaians to pay particular attention to laid down COVID-19 prevention protocols as they queue to register for this...
A man wearing face mask walks on the street in Moscow, Russia, April 9, 2020. Russia's COVID-19 cases grew by a new daily record of 1,459 in the last 24 hours to reach 10,131 on Thursday, covering most regions of the country, official data showed. The death toll rose to 76 from the previous day's 63, and 698 people have recovered, including 118 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)

Nearly 78 percent of Russians support constitutional amendments

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A total of 77.92 percent of Russians have backed the 206 amendments to the country's constitution in a referendum, while 21.27 percent have voted...
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Experts warn of rising Lebanon-Israel tensions as Lebanese economy worsens under U.S. pressure

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Lebanese experts have warned of the risk of rising tensions, or even a conflict, between Israel and Lebanon as the U.S. continues its economic...
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174 illegal immigrants rescued off western Libyan coast

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The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday that 174 illegal immigrants, including women and children, were rescued by the Libyan coast guard...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Booby traps cause 130 casualties in southern Tripoli in 5 weeks – UNSMIL

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The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Thursday that 130 Libyans were killed and injured by booby traps in the south of...
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17 illegal immigrants rescued on Turkey’s Aegean coast

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The Turkish coast guard on Thursday rescued 17 illegal immigrants on Turkey's Aegean coast, the coast guard announced on its website. The migrants were found...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss warns of impacts of COVID-19 on peace and security

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday reminded the Security Council of the multi-faceted implications of COVID-19 on international peace and security. "The COVID-19 pandemic continues...
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UN report calls for removal of barriers to youth social entrepreneurship

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A new UN report called on governments and other decision-makers to remove obstacles to youth social entrepreneurship, such as access to start-up funds. Many regulatory...
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UN chief appoints Cristina Duarte of Cape Verde as his special adviser on Africa

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Cristina Duarte of Cape Verde as his special adviser on Africa. Duarte, who will succeed Bience Gawanas of...
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South African president extends troop deployment to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has decided to extend troop deployment across the country to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, the parliament said on...
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Botswana president goes into fourth coronavirus quarantine

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana on Thursday began a 14-day self-isolation after an official working closely with him tested positive for COVID-19, the country's...
Fidelity

Fidelity Bank posts GH¢322 million pretax profit

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Fidelity Bank Ghana says it recorded a 33 per cent increase in its profit before tax for last year, raking in some GH¢322 million. Its...
Covid

Senegal’s COVID-19 cases surpass 7,000 mark

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Four months after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic on March 2 in Senegal, the country's confirmed cases surpassed...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief appoints new registrar for tribunal, deputy special representative for Iraq

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Abubacarr Marie Tambadou of Gambia as the new registrar of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal...
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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases climb to 18, 630 with 496 infections confirmed

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The number of people infected by the novel coronavirus jumped to 18,630, with 496 new cases confirmed on Thursday, the Ghana Health Service (GHS)...
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Politicians urged to conduct peaceful campaigns

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Prophet Aikins Awumey, General Overseer of the Holy Ghost Fire Prayer Mission, has called on politicians to demonstrate a high level of tolerance to...
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Mangoase branch of GPRTU appeals for re-gravelling of road

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Mr George Obeng, the Chairman of the Mangoase, Pakro and Dego branch of the Ghana Private Roads Transport Union in the Eastern Region has...
The World Bank

World Bank approves US$315 million for human development activities in Ghana

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The Executive Board of Directors of the World Bank has approved 315 million U.S. dollars International Development Association financing for two projects in Ghana,...
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President tours voter registration centres in Accra

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Thursday paid unannounced visits to five voter registration centres in the Greater Accra Region. Accompanied by Messrs Lord Commey and...
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Coronavirus tag on Carlos Ahenkorah is an assumption – NPP Chairman

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The Tema West Constituency Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dennis Amfo-Sefah, has sought to cure rumours that the Member of Parliament...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Ghana to register nationals stranded abroad ahead of presidential election

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The Electoral Commission (EC) here will soon compile a register of eligible Ghanaian voters caught up abroad due to closure of the country's borders...
Liberal Party of Ghana

LPG commiserates with NPP over passing of ‘Sir John’

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The leadership and members of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG) has extended its heartfelt condolences to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the...
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Independent presidential aspirant launches campaign document

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Mr Samuel Ofori Ampofo, an independent presidential aspirant, has launched his campaign document towards Ghana’s Election 2020, titled “Moving Ghana Away from Economic Slavery...
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YHFG supports two Districts to fight COVID-19

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The Youth Harvest Foundation Ghana (YHFG), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Bolgatanga, has presented items to health facilities in the Bongo District and Kassena-Nankana...
Voters Registration

Registration Exercise progresses steadily in Tarkwa-Nsuaem

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The on-going Registration Exercise by the Electoral Commission (EC) to compile a new voter’s register for the December poll is progressing smoothly in the...
Covid

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count now over 18,000

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Ghana has recorded 496 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 18,630, with 14,046 recoveries, representing 74 per cent of positive cases. Dr...
Swimming

Ghana Swimming Association support clubs with medical supplies

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The Ghana Swimming Association (GSA) has donated medical supplies to some swimming clubs in the country. The donation which...
Sir John

President Akufo-Addo mourns Sir John

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended his condolence to the family of Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, a former General Secretary, New Patriotic Party...
Women League

Women’s Premier League Players to get GH¢500 monthly allowance

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Thirty (30) registered players from each of the 16 Women’s Premier League (WPL) clubs will receive GH¢500.00 for the next six months as part...