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National Health Insurance Scheme team registering participants

NHIS mobile renewals increase

The usage of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Mobile Renewal Service is recording increases monthly after the lifting of the lockdown. ...
Hillary Boaten

“I am disappointed Africa Women’s Cup of Nations is canceled” – Hillary Boaten

Madam Hillary Boaten the Women’s Premier League (WPL) Chairperson, has expressed disappointment over the cancellation of the 2020 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations scheduled...
Betway Th Man Programme

Adwoa Bayor, Amankwa Mireku, others graduate from 12th Man program

Ten national football stars have graduated from the maiden edition of the Betway 12th Man Programme. ...

Head of Al-Qaida in Islamic Maghreb killed in Mali by French forces

The Al-Qaida leader in the Islamic Maghreb had been killed by French forces in northern Mali, French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly...

High Court varies bail conditions of six in treason trial

An Accra High Court on Friday varied the bail conditions of six of the accused standing trial in a treason charge, from GHC10 million...
Kwahu Pepease Citizens

Kwahu Pepease citizens donates to health centre

Some natives of Kwahu Pepease in the Eastern Region led by Mr Frederick Osafo Ntim, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FON Group of...

Ghana Muslim Mission mosques to remain closed until further notice – National Secretariat

The National Secretariat of the Ghana Muslim Mission, (GMM) after extensive consultation with the National Imams Council, the National Executive Council and the National...

Kenyan campaigners call for tax waiver on senior citizens’ pension

Kenya should abolish taxation on monthly pension for senior citizens to shield them from financial hardships amid vulnerability to COVID-19 pandemic and other health...

COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe rise to 265

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe surged to 265 on Friday after 28 residents who returned from South Africa tested positive for...
Renamo Flag

Demobilization of Renamo guerrillas resumes in Mozambique

The process of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) of the Renamo guerrillas in Mozambique was resumed on Friday in the country's central province Sofala,...

Cameroon army officer killed by separatists in restive Anglophone region

A Cameroonian army officer was killed on Friday by armed separatists in Njikwa, a locality in the restive English-speaking region of Northwest, according to...
climate change

Tanzania urges international community to join forces in fighting climate change

The government of Tanzania on Friday urged the international community to join hands in fighting climate change, saying climate change has no geographical and...
Namibian Parliament

Namibian parliament to fully open following lockdown

The Namibian parliament will reconvene its sessions fully next week to debate on four essential bills that will be tabled after the lifting of...

20 suspects arrested for violence in South Sudan

South Sudan security agencies had arrested 20 suspects behind renewed violence in Sherikat, a suburb of capital Juba this week, a government official said...

Former Tanzanian senior health official charged with organizing criminal gang, money laundering

Tanzania's former managing director of state-run Medical Stores Department (MSD) Laurean Bwanakunu on Friday appeared in court charged with five counts, including organizing a...
Evariste Ndayishimiye, presidential candidate and secretary general of the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy-Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), casts his ballot at a polling station in Gitega Province, central Burundi, on May 20, 2020. Burundian voters went to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new president, members of the National Assembly and district councillors. (photo by Evrard Ngendakumana/Xinhua)

Burundi opposition party to appeal against election results to regional court

Agathon Rwasa, Burundian opposition party leader and the first runner-up in last month's presidential poll, on Friday said he will appeal against the election...
South-South cooperation

Experts root for deepening South-South cooperation in fight against COVID-19

Developing countries in Africa and beyond should strengthen partnership and solidarity under the South-South Cooperation modality to jointly address common socio-economic impacts imposed by...

Ethiopia’s COVID-19 tally surpasses 1,805 as record 169 new cases confirmed

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1,805 after 169 new cases were confirmed on Friday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said. This has been the highest...
Health extension workers conduct a temperature screening in Ethiopia. Photo by: UNICEF Ethiopia / 2020 / Tewodros Tadasse / CC BY-NC-ND

Africa CDC urges more support to fight against COVID-19

As the pandemic is rising on the continent, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged more support to...
Nigerian troops

Nigerian troops intensify fight against Boko Haram militants

The Nigerian troops had achieved encouraging results in recent operations against extremist group Boko Haram and other gunmen groups across the restive northern region,...
About Killed In Attacks By Gunmen In Nw Nigeria

Gunmen kill 21 in NW Nigeria attacks

Twenty-one residents were shot dead by gunmen who stormed six remote villages in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara earlier this week, the police said...
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Nigeria receives medical supplies from IAEA to combat COVID-19

The Nigerian government has received test kits and a PCR machine from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as part of the efforts to...

Construction accident kills 2 in Ghana

At least two construction workers were killed by a falling wall in Ghana on Friday morning, and another one is in a critical condition,...
George Floyd Memorial Service Ghana

Ghana holds memorial event to honor George Floyd

The government of Ghana organized a memorial ceremony on Friday in honor of African American George Floyd with a resolve to support blacks all...

Four suspects arrested for killing elephant in Ghana

Four Ghanaian poachers are in court on criminal charges for allegedly killing an elephant, an endangered wildlife species, Executive-Director for the wildlife division of...

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases exceed 9,000

The number of people infected by the new coronavirus in Ghana has increased to 9,168, with 283 new cases confirmed as of Friday, data...

Vaccine summit raises US$8.8 billion in pledges

The virtual Global Vaccine Summit hosted by the UK government has raised $8.8 billion to immunise 300 million children against diseases such as measles,...
Mr Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh

Community Mining Scheme to create 16,000 jobs nationwide-Minister

Community Mining Scheme, a novel mining model by the Government to curb illegal small-scale mining in the country will create 16,000 direct jobs nationwide. The...

Interior Ministry renews curfew

Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior has by Executive Instrument renewed the curfew hours imposed on Alavanyo, Nkonya, Bimbilla, Kpatinga and their environs. The...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

Residents of WR laud Government for its handling of COVID-19 pandemic

Some residents in the Western Region have expressed appreciation to the Nana Akufo-Addo led government for how it has so far handled the fighting...