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Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Cote d’Ivoire confirms death of prime minister

Cote d'Ivoire's Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly died in Abidjan on Wednesday, according to a statement by Ivorian Television Broadcasting (RTI). "Prime...
African Women In Tanzania Wash Hands During Covid Pandemic

COVID-19 Cases in Africa Rising Sharply

Infections now surpass a half million while the United States formally breaks with the World Health Organization (WHO) Concerns are mounting across the African continent...
Education Reopening Schools

Teacher union in Ghana wants schools closed down

A Ghanaian teacher union, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), has urged the government to close down schools following the spread of COVID-19...

U.S. Republican lawmaker disagrees with Trump’s decision to withdraw from WHO

U.S. Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said Tuesday he disagrees with President Donald Trump's decision to officially quit the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
Covid Positive

Global COVID-19 cases top 12 million

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 12,012,000 on Wednesday night, passing the 12 million mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

U.S. withdrawal from WHO “dangerous to human life” as world faces threat of COVID-19,...

U.S. formal notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) is "dangerous to human life" as the world faces not only the COVID-19...

Golf Ryder Cup postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19

The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the PGA Tour jointly announced on Wednesday that both the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup have...

Key Ghanaian institutions shut down over COVID-19

Some key state institutions in Ghana are grappling with the novel coronavirus outbreak as the country tries to ease restrictions on business activities to...
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2020. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that an advance squad of the WHO-led team of international experts had already arrived in China to lay the groundwork for the rest of team members who will cooperate with their Chinese counterparts against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)

U.S. move to officially withdraw from WHO draws condemnation from public health experts

The United States on Tuesday officially submitted its notification of withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the United Nations secretary-general, which has...
John Mahama And Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman

Naana is a great person – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described his running mate for the 2020 General Election as...

COVID-19: Ghana confirms 854 new cases

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 854 new COVID-19, increasing the country's case count to 22,822. The update by the Ghana Health...

Kenya releases new transport rules amid COVID-19 pandemic

Kenya's transport ministry said on Wednesday that standard gauge railway passenger train services between Nairobi and Mombasa will resume next Monday amid new travel...
refugees n queue

Over 3,000 DR Congo refugees cross into Uganda: UN

Over 3,000 refugees fleeing ethnic clashes in neighboring eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed into Uganda after a three-day temporary reopening of...

17 Boko Haram militants killed following ambush on Nigerian troops

At least 17 Boko Haram militants were killed and several others wounded when troops fought hard in an exchange of gunfire...
Fire Outbreak

Explosion kills 7 at Nigeria’s state-run oil facility

Nigeria's state-run oil firm on Wednesday said a detailed investigation has been launched into the cause of an explosion that killed seven people...

Ghanaian students’ passion for Chinese language continues amid COVID-19

The passion of Ghanaian students for learning Chinese continues amid COVID-19 through online teaching, said Chu Beijuan, chief of the Confucius Institute at the...

Ghanaian teacher union calls for closure of schools over surge in COVID-19 cases

A Ghanaian teacher union, the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), on Wednesday urged the government to close down schools following the spread of...

Ghana’s COVID-19 caseload nears 22,000

Ghana's COVID-19 case count rose to 21,968 with 891 new infections, Ghana Health Service (GHS) said. The number of recovered cases increased...

Fiber cuts, major challenge to effective service delivery- Vodafone CEO

Mrs Patricia Obo-Nai, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana has said that the unending cuts and theft of the company’s fiber and...
Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang

Prof Opoku-Agyemang is a well-deserved choice-NDC

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said the appointment of Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, as the Running Mate to John Mahama, is a...

BoG commends GOIL for joining national digitization drive

The Bank of Ghana has commended GOIL Company Limited for taking the initiative as the first Oil Marketing Company to enter into the electronic...
Mr Samuel Tettey Deputy Commissioner In Charge Of Operations

New Biometric Voter Registration kits are robust and efficient-EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has described the performance of the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits and the fingerprint scanners as robust, effective...
Chief Justice Justice Anim Yeboah

CJ embarks on 14 day self-isolation in compliance with COVID-19 Protocols

Chief Justice Kwesi Anin Yeboah has embarked on a 14 day self-isolation in compliance with COVI-19 Protocols. A Circular to all High Court Judges,...
Ec Boss

EC reaches out with “let the citizen know”

The Electoral Commission (EC) Wednesday outdoored an initiative dubbed, “Let the Citizen Know”, to engage the electorate on its activities and processes ahead of...

Kabila to contest for CPP General Secretary slot

Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh Junior on Wednesday affirmed his commitment to contest for the General Secretary slot of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) at...
Social Gna Donation

Ghana Nurses Association in UK donates PPE to health workers

The Ghana Nurses Association (GNA), the United Kingdom (UK) Chapter, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline health workers at the Koforidua Regional...
CDD Ghana

Include the youth in policy development– CDD-Ghana

The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has called on political parties to include the youth in the formulation of...

Access to potable water in urban areas at 93 per cent – Minister

Access to potable water in urban areas in Ghana stands at 93 per cent, Madam Cecilia Dapaah, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, said...

Tema General Hospital Covid-19 centre discharges 24 persons so far

The Tema General Hospital (TGH) COVID-19 treatment centre currently has only one active case receiving treatment. ...
One-Village One-Dam

One-Village, One-Dam: 437 small earth dams at various stages of completion

Government, on Wednesday, refuted claims by the Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana that 90 per cent of dams under ' One-Village, One-Dam' initiative cannot...