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Central Mozambique in need of 54,000 school desks

Education authorities in central Mozambique said on Thursday that they are in need of 54,000 school desks for some 100,000 pupils in the province...
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Tanzania’s public prosecutor to punish opposition lawmaker over incitement remarks

Tanzania's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Biswalo Mganga said on Thursday he was contemplating taking punitive action against an opposition party lawmaker over recent...
“Proponents of the New Paradigm in Africa have a new milestone to celebrate, with the opening of a new segment of the Mombasa-Kisumu Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) line in Kenya. On October 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta led a celebration to open Segment 2A, a 120 kilometer (75 mile) extension from the capital (and current terminus) of Nairobi, to Naivasha, a large town northwest of the capital. Opening of this—admittedly rather short—segment nonetheless brings the SGR project one step closer to its planned destination: Kampala, the capital city of neighboring, landlocked Uganda.”

Kenya urges citizens to conserve their heritage

The Kenyan government on Thursday made a fresh appeal to citizens conserve and take pride in their heritage. Amina Mohamed, cabinet secretary...

Higher food prices push up Ghana’s inflation to 7.8 percent in February

The annual rate of inflation for Ghana increased 0.1 percentage point to 7.8 percent in February, compared with the 7.7 percent recorded in the...
Sista Afia

Sista Afia cancels tour to Italy, due to Coronavirus pandemic

Ghanaian songstress, Sista Afia has canceled her musical tour in Italy scheduled for June due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Italy, which...
Dr Leticia A Appiah

Media must intensify advocacy and education on ASRHR – NPC

The National Population Council (NPC), on Thursday called for media partnership in intensifying advocacy and education on Adolescent, Sexual, and Reproductive Health (ASRH)...

Coronavirus scare: temperatures of MPs to be checked

Members of Parliament in Ghana are to have their temperatures checked to avoid the spread of infections in the chamber. Referring to the novel coronavirus,...
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Consortium of CSOs petitions government for equitable health systems

A consortium of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), campaigning for improved universal access to quality healthcare in the country, has called for the government...
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Passage of National Blood Service Bill has unduly delayed – CEO

Dr Justina K. Ansah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Blood Service (NBS), says the executive and the legislature have unduly delayed...
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Let’s scale up emergency preparedness to fight COVID-19 – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged government and relevant healthcare stakeholders to scale up their emergency preparedness efforts to enable the country to...
Nii Adjei Severs Relationship With Faisal

Nii Adjei severs relationship with Faisal

Former Asante Kotoko and T.P. Mazembe stalwart midfielder, Daniel Nii Adjei, has severed his relationship with relegation-threatened Kumasi-based King Faisal Babies. ...
Ghana Fencing Federation Gff Present Medals To Nsa

Ghana Fencing Federation (GFF) present medals to NSA

The Ghana Fencing Federation (GFF) has presented medals won at the just ended Africa Junior Cadet Fencing Championship hosted by Ghana to the...
Ziara Forson

“I have learned useful lessons from Africa Championship” – Ziara

Ziara Forson - Ghana's young swimming sensation has said, the just-ended 7th Africa Zone Two Swimming Championship in Ghana, has exposed her weaknesses in...
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ECOWAS holds workshop on Early Warning and Response Mechanism

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, in collaboration with the ECOWAS Commission on Thursday, organized a half-day sensitization workshop...
Mr Selorm Adadevoh

MTN Ghana working to minimize impact of coronavirus on expansion programmes

MTN Ghana says it has taken the necessary steps and is working with its vendors to ensure that the impact of the coronavirus on...

Somalia dismisses fears over suspected cases of coronavirus

Somalia health ministry on Thursday dismissed fears over possible cases of COVID-19 in the country. The ministry of health said in a...
Mr Kojo Antwi

We have identity crisis in our music industry – Panellists

Panellists at a roundtable on ‘Sustaining a distinctive Ghanaian Musical Identity in a Globalised Musical Mix’ have called on stakeholders to work towards addressing...
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Aggrieved former COCOBOD staff demand retrenchment benefits

Aggrieved members of the Association of Retrenched Staff of the Ghana COCOBOD have expressed discomfort over delays in payment of retrenchment benefits to the...
Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta

Nobody has the right to encroach on the road space – Road Minister

Mr Kwesi Amoako-Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways on Wednesday said nobody has the right to encroach on the road space because it...
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Government distributes free energy saving bulbs to Ghanaians

The Ministry of Energy, as part of efforts to reduce energy consumption, has distributed 12 million LED bulbs to Ghanaians through the Metropolitan, Municipal...
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Parliament constitutes ad hoc committee to appoint auditor to audit Auditor General’s Office

Parliament on Thursday adopted a motion for the House to constitute an ad hoc committee, to be chaired by Deputy Majority Leader Sarah...

NPP primaries: 20 aspirants cleared, eight disqualified in WR

The Western Regional Parliamentary Vetting Committee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has cleared 20 aspirants to contest the upcoming primaries...
Economics Growth Momentum

Absa Group reports improving Revenue Growth Momentum for 2019

Absa Group Limited, Absa Bank’s parent company, has recorded an improved revenue growth for the 2019 financial year, with headline earnings growing slightly. Mr Daniel...
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We will incentivize companies that drive achievement of SDGs – GIPC

Mr Yofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), has said the Centre will incentivize companies that would help the...
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GCB Bank sponsors Mobile Technology for Development Conference

GCB Bank, the first bank with mobile money services in Ghana, is sponsoring the maiden edition of the Mobile Technology for Development Conference (MT4D)...
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GEPA calls for public-private partnership to boost straw cultivation

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has called for public-private investment in the cultivation of straw to make it readily available to basket weavers...

Businesswoman in one million fraud trial seeks medical attention

The trial of Anne Tamakloe, a 68-year old businesswoman who allegedly defrauded her colleague of over GH¢1,000,000.00 under the pretext of securing so-called “frozen...
Mr Tony Lithur

There are different versions to Ofosu-Ampofo’s audio tape – lawyer

Mr Tony Lithur, counsel for Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress on Thursday told the Commercial High Court that he...

Containment area set up in New York state as U.S. COVID-19 cases tops 1,600

A growing number of cities, counties, and entities across the United States pushed out more stringent measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 on...

Trudeau self-isolates as his wife being tested for COVID-19

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is opting to self-isolate and work at home until receiving the results of his wife's test for the COVID-19,...