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Corruption Demonstration

Petty corruption prevalent in public health facilities – Research

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Research conducted by NORSAAC, a Civil Society Organization (CSO) in partnership with some coalition members has revealed that healthcare service providers in public facilities...
Social Ngo Food

NGO supports communities in UER with food

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The Christian Children’s Fund (CCFC) has given some food items to 275 needy households in 32 communities in the Builsa North and Kassena West...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Windstorm kills 6, destroys 600 houses in northern Nigeria

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A heavy windstorm on Thursday killed six people and destroyed at least 600 houses in Nigeria's northern state of Kano, an official said. ...
Covid

Zimbabwe records biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 463

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Zimbabwe recorded 62 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, its biggest daily jump so far, to push the country's tally to 463. In...
biodiversity

Botswana launches biodiversity book to address environmental threats

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Botswana's Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism on Thursday launched the third Botswana Biodiversity Symposium Book under the theme "Biodiversity Mainstreaming for...
Namibia's Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta (Front) takes part in the inauguration of Etosha National Park perimeter fence in Onanke area, northwestern Namibia, Feb. 22, 2020. The upgrade of the perimeter fence is crucial for the conservation of the Etosha area because it will assist in the reduction of human-wildlife conflict. The 824 km perimeter would include stock-proof fencing, game-proof fencing and cable fencing. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Namibian tourism accommodation occupancy reduces drastically amid COVID-19

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The Namibian tourism accommodation occupancy has reduced drastically despite efforts to revive the sector through domestic travel, an official said Thursday. Gitta...
Depression manifests in many different forms

South African Reserve Bank governor warns of another depression

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The COVID-19 pandemic's impact on economy is likely to be like the Great Depression, said South African Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago on Thursday. ...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

Tanzania has sufficient food stocks amid COVID-19 – Japhet Hasunga

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Tanzanian Minister for Agriculture Japhet Hasunga said on Thursday the east African nation is self-sufficient in food stocks despite the outbreak of the COVID-19...
Somalia soldiers

Somali army kills 7 al-Shabaab militants in central Somalia

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Somali National Army (SNA) backed by AMISOM forces on Wednesday killed seven al-Shabaab militants in an operation on the outskirts of Beledweyn town in...
Dollars

Mozambican government to allocate US$240 million as COVID-19 relief fund

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Mozambican government plans to disburse 240 million U.S. dollars to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, said Vasco Nhabinde, Director of Economic and...
Social Department Education

COVID-19: Department of Children intensifies street education in Ashanti

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The Ashanti regional office of the Department of Children under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has stepped up efforts to...
Metro Mass Transit (MMT

Metro mass transit buses not observing social distancing

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Metro Mass Transit buses operating from 'Kufuor station' at Ashaiman has stopped observing social distancing as authorities now load to full capacity. ...
Alhaji Salisu Bamba

“We are taking back Ejura-Sekyedumase from NDC” – Alhaji Salisu Bamba

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Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba, the Parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ejura-Sekyedumase Constituency is promising to snatch the seat from...

Immigration Service strengthen operations with reshuffle of senior officers

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has reshuffled the roles of its senior superintending officers in a bid to reinforce its capacity to secure the...
Family members of a person that died of COVID-19 converse with health workers during a burial ceremony, on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia, May 8, 2020. Somali health ministry on Sunday confirmed 57 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total infections to 1,054. Fawziya Abikar, health minister said three people succumbed to the deadly respiratory disease, raising the death toll to 51. (Xinhua/Hassan Bashi)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases exceed 267,000 as death toll pass 7,000-mark

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent surpassed 267,519 as of Thursday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari pledges Nigerian support for joint action plan against COVID-19 at China-Africa summit

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Nigeria would support and join any collective action plan at regional and global levels to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout, Nigerian President...
SCOAN building collapse

2 killed in Nigerian building collapse

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A building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub has left two people killed and at least 10 injured, according to the emergency management agency. ...
Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye

COVID-19 treatment centres expanded from 33 to 71

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The government has expanded the number of COVID-19 treatment centres from 33 to 71, to ensure that all infected persons receive quality care. It has...
Rape

Nigeria to launch nationwide campaign against rape

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Nigeria is set to launch a national campaign against rape and gender-based violence in the country, said Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture,...
Dr Badu Sarkodie

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases jump to 12,929 with 339 more cases confirmed

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The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Ghana has increased to 12,929 as of Thursday as officials confirmed 339 new cases,...
Chps Compound

Mampamhwe gets CHPS compound

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Dr. Patrick Boakye-Yiadom, Member of Parliament for Obuasi East, has inaugurated a Community-based Health Promotion and Services (CHPS) compound for the people of...
Chinese Embassy presenting medical supplies

Chinese community donates medical, food supplies for Ghana’s COVID-19 fight

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The Chinese community and Chinese embassy in Ghana on Thursday donated assorted medical and food supplies to the University of Ghana Medical Center in...
NPP

NPP ready for primaries in four constituencies in Upper West

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The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper West Region says it is ready for a successful Parliamentary Primaries across the four out...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa, June 17, 2020. The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). (South Africa Presidency/Handout via Xinhua)

African leaders, experts hail Xi’s remarks at Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19

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African leaders and experts spoke highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 on Wednesday, hailing...
Mr Joseph Osei Owusu Member Of Parliament For Bekwai

NPP members urged to be decorous in their campaigns

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Mr Joseph Osei Owusu, Member of Parliament for Bekwai, has appealed to the New Patriotic Party supporters to be decorous in their campaigns...
Parliament

Parliament adjourns to Tuesday amidst NPP primaries

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Parliament on Thursday closed earlier than normal by 1400 hours and would not sit on Friday 19th June, 2020 to allow more time...
NPP

NPP fixes date for Kwadaso parliamentary primaries

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) would hold parliamentary primaries in the embattled Kwadaso Constituency on Tuesday, June 23, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako, the Ashanti Regional...
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful,

NPP Parliamentary Primaries: Ablekuma West Constituency to begin endorsement of candidates on Friday

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ablekuma West Constituency, will on Friday, begin the process to affirm the candidature of Mrs Ursula...
Football Gfa

Ghana FA calls on Chief Justice

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The leadership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Thursday, June 18, paid a courtesy call on the Chief Justice His Lordship Anin Yeboah. The...
NPP

All set for NPP parliamentary primaries- Bono Regional Secretary

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All is set for delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to elect parliamentary candidates on Saturday, June 20, for the Election 2020 on...