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Eastern Africa Standby Force to deploy observers for Ethiopian general elections

The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced on Friday the Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) will deploy observers for Ethiopia's sixth general elections. ...
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)

Somalia congratulates Guterres on his re-election as UN chief

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Friday congratulated Antonio Guterres on his re-election as the UN Secretary-General for a second term beginning January 1, 2022. ...
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Death toll rises to five following gas tanker explosion in Nigeria

The death toll from a liquefied petroleum gas tanker that exploded Thursday night in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, has risen to five, local authorities...
Consumer Confidence

Kenyan bourse launches mini-derivatives market for retail investors

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Friday launched a mini-derivatives market for retail investors. Dubbed the Mini NSE 25 Index futures contract,...

South Sudan beefs up border surveillance against COVID-19

South Sudan said Friday it has enhanced border surveillance against the COVID-19 pandemic as cases surge in neighboring Uganda. "We have agreed...
Kenneth Kaunda

Ugandan president hails fallen ex-Zambian leader for liberating southern Africa

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the fallen ex-Zambian leader, Kenneth Kaunda, for his contribution in the liberation of several southern African countries. ...
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Botswana maintains accommodative monetary policy

Botswana's central bank has announced a decision to maintain the country's bank rate at 3.75 percent. The announcement was made after the...

Zimbabwean power utility switches off Harare water treatment plants over unpaid bills

Zimbabwean power utility ZESA Holdings has disconnected Harare City Council's water treatment plants over an undisclosed debt, leaving at least two million residents in...
Sista Afia

Sarkodie jumps on Sista Afia’s ‘Sika’ single with steady bars

Award-winning Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has been featured on the remix of Sista Afia's 'Sika' hit single. The original version of the song featured rising music...

NPP youth activists donate cages to KMA

Mr Frederick Green, the National President of Spartans for New Patriotic Party (NPP), a youth activist group has donated 250 cages to the Kumasi...
Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS)

Support Fire Service to prevent fire incidents – Commander appeals

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, (ACFO) Olivia Ayem, the new Bono Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has appealed for the cooperation...
Ghana Police Service

Do not draw police officers into land litigation

Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr George Alex Mensah, Director-General in charge of Services has asked family members of the personnel of the Ghana Police...
cancer treatment centre

Roche launches first cancer treatment centre at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital

Roche, a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, focused on advancing science to improve lives has launched a cancer treatment centre at the Cape...
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UNHCR charges world leaders to reverse soaring displacement

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Friday called on global leaders to step up efforts to foster peace, stability, and cooperation to halt...
Ghana Parliament

Ghanaian parliament approves 12 more Deputy Ministers

Parliament, on Friday, deferred the approval of threeof the persons nominated to be Deputy Ministers by the President, and approved 12, their vetting...
GNCCI Committee

GNCCI inaugurates Policy and Advocacy Advisory Committee

The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) has inaugurated a Nine-Member Policy and Advocacy Advisory Committee to serve as its advisory body. The...

Holy Child Sisters give girls in UER Vocational training

Reverend Sisters of the Society of Holy Child Jesus, have started training young girls in the Upper East Region, in vocational skills, to curb...

Komenda chief calls for rehabilitation of road network in Area

Nana Kojo Kru II, the Chief of Komenda, has appealed to the Government to rehabilitate the road networks in the area to make...
Malaria Vaccination

Fight against malaria disease at crossroad-Prof Ansah

Professor Evelyn Korkor Ansah, Director of Centre for Malaria Research, IHR- University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS)has said the fight against malaria...
Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah Western Regional Minister

Zeepay International Day of Family Remittance marked in Takoradi

Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Western Regional Minister has described the Region as a critical corridor for migrants. The Western Region also remained...

Chieftaincy institution to witness drastic law reforms – Minister

Mr Ebenezer Kojo Kum, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has hinted the need for a drastic law reforms at the Chieftaincy institution to...

GHS commends Mission 195 for donating PPE to health facilities

As part of the COVID-19 response efforts, Mission 195, a humanitarian Non-governmental Orgnanisation, has presented quantities of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)...
child marriage

CARD-Ghana advocates harmonising legal age for marriage

Community Aid for Rural Development (CARD-Ghana) has advocated the need for government to harmonise the legal ages for marriage and consent to sex to...

Rwandan High Commissioner lauds Ghana’s domestic tourism initiative.

Dr Kirabo Kacyira Aisa, the Rwandan High Commission to Ghana has lauded government of Ghana's resolve to promote domestic tourism. She has thus,...

Engage TUTAG on review of expired condition of service

The National Labour Commission (NLC) has urged government to continue to engage the Technical University Teachers’ Association (TUTAG) on review of expired conditions of...
SEND Ghana

SEND Ghana commends government for paying two-cycle LEAP grants to beneficiaries

Policy research and advocacy organization, SEND Ghana, has commended Government for paying two-cycle cash grants it owed beneficiaries of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty...

Chief fisherman calls for transformation of Kpone Landing Beach

Nii Nuertey Chaway, Kpone Chief Fisherman has called for support to revamp the Kpone Landing Beaches to transform the fishing industry and create more...
Ghana Police

Police outlines security arrangements for 59th ordinary session of ECOWAS

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has rolled out security arrangements for the 59th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of States and Governments...
Ghana police

Police hunt for robbers who attacked gold dealers at Manso-Mossikrom

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has initiated investigations into an alleged armed robbery attack on some gold dealers at Manso-Mossikrom, a village in...
teenage pregnancy

Stakeholders worried over increase in teenage pregnancy in UE

Stakeholders in the Upper East Region have expressed worry about the increasing number of teenage girls getting pregnant in the region and called for...