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Mrs Samira Bawumia

Second Lady calls for more holistic training of students

The Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has stressed the need for schools in the country to fashion out a holistic education approach to produce...
Social Citizenry Wrongdoing

“Be guided by national interest to report corruption” – CHRAJ

Citizens have been encouraged to be guided by the national interest to blow the whistle on wrongdoing in society to help reduce or stop...

Gambia set to lose close to US$19.7 million in revenue due to COVID-19

The finance minister of the Gambia, Mambury Njie, told the National Assembly on Monday the West African country could lose close to 1 billion...

Senegal reports 1 new case of COVID-19

Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Action Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr on Monday confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in the country. During...
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Kenyan stocks continue to plunge over COVID-19 jitters

Kenya's blue-chip stocks sustained a downward trend at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Monday when trading resumed following the suspension on march 13...

Kenya isolates 3 more suspected cases of coronavirus

Kenyan health authorities are isolating an additional three more coronaviruses (COVID19) suspected cases, a government official said on Monday. Cyrus Oguna, the...
South Africa

Zambian small traders rue increased COVID-19 cases in South Africa

Zambian scale traders involved in cross border trade with South Africa on Monday expressed concern over increased cases of Coronavirus in South Africa. ...
Edem Only In Ghana

Volta must promote its music talents – Edem

Edem, popular Ghanaian musician, has called on Voltarians to help sell music talents from the Region to the nation and the outside world. ...

KNUST temporarily halts academic activities over COVID-19

Academic activities at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana’s premier science and technology tertiary educational institution, have been put on...
novel coronavirus

Liberia confirms first COVID-19 case

A Liberian senior official who recently returned from a foreign trip has been confirmed as the first case of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

Death toll rises to 17 in Lagos pipeline explosion

The death toll in a pipeline explosion that hit the Abule Ado area in Nigeria's economic hub of Lagos has risen to 17, with...

South African parks to remain open with stringent measures amid COVID-19 outbreak

The South African National Parks (SANParks) on Monday said the country's national parks will remain open as they take necessary precaution to prevent the...
domestic air travel

Botswana imposes travel ban on people entering from 18 high-risk countries

Botswana's Health and Wellness Minister Lemogang Kwape on Monday imposed a travel ban on people entering the southern African country from 18 high-risk countries...
sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa records over 100 COVID-19 cases with South Africa most affected

by Xinhua writers Wang Xiaopeng, Gao Yuan and Zheng Yangzi The number of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases has passed 100 in...

Benin confirms first case of COVID-19

Benin confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Monday, the country's Ministry of Health said in a statement. According to this...

AU inducts 25 police officers to secure Somalia

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has ended week-long induction training for 25 newly deployed police officers. The AU...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Ghana bans public gatherings, closes down schools amid COVID-19 outbreak

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced enhanced measures, including a ban on public gatherings and school closure from Monday to contain and...
Un Working Closely With Government Of Ghana To Address Covid

Senegal reports 1 new case of COVID-19

Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Action Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr on Monday confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in the country. During...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghana suspends sporting activities over COVID-19 outbreak

Ghana has suspended all sporting activities in the country to curb the spread of COVID-19. The announcement was made by President Nana...
movie theaters

U.S. shuts movie theaters to curb spread of COVID-19

Los Angeles and New York City on Monday announced the closure of movie theaters and other live performance venues, for the first time in...
novel coronavirus

Rwanda reports two new COVID-19 cases

Rwanda's Ministry of Health on Monday announced two new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing its confirmed total to seven. The new patients include a...
Tanzanian President John Magufuli

Tanzanian president orders suspension of 13 engineers over delayed repair of bridge

Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Monday ordered relevant authorities to suspend 13 engineers over what he described as delayed maintenance of a bridge that...
White House

White House calls off Easter Egg Roll over coronavirus concern

The White House said Monday it has cancelled this year's Easter Egg Roll amid the spread of coronavirus across the country. "The health and safety...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

Somali army recaptures key town from al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) backed by the African Union peacekeeping mission on Monday recaptured Janale town in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia. Abdihamid Mohamed...
Riek Machar (2nd R, front) takes oath as the first vice president of the new transitional unity government in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Feb. 22, 2020. South Sudan formed a transitional unity government on Saturday after the youngest country in Africa had been ravaged by years of civil war. Machar was sworn in along with three other new vice presidents -- Taban Deng Gai, James Wani Igga and Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior, at a ceremony attended by some regional leaders in Juba. (Photo by Daniel Majack/Xinhua)

South Sudan’s transitional cabinet ministers sworn in

South Sudan's transitional cabinet ministers were sworn in on Monday to officially begin work. The swearing-in ceremony of 33 ministers and nine deputies was administered...
Wall Street

Wall Street nosedives amid heightened coronavirus fearsx

Wall Street's major averages finished sharply lower on Monday even after the Federal Reserve's aggressive stimulus measures, as investors grew concerned about recession risk...
The annual volume of cargo handled at Ningbo-Zhoushan Port in east China’s Zhejiang province surpassed 1 billion tons on Dec. 27, 2017. The port became the first one in the world to exceed that volume. For nine years in a row it has topped the list of global ports with the largest cargo handling capacity. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

Businesses in Africa suffer as COVID-19 epidemic disrupts Chinese supplies

Kenneth Kiarie, who runs an electrical goods shop in downtown Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya in East Africa, might have to close his...

First human trial for coronavirus vaccine starts in U.S.

A clinical trial to evaluate a vaccine designed against the novel coronavirus started on Monday, a U.S. health official confirmed. "The vaccine candidate that was...
Dr Ato Arthur

Dr Nana Ato Arthur, a Unique Contributor to Ghana’s Local Governance System

Dr Nana Ato Arthur was appointed Head of the Office of the Local Government Service (LGS) in March 2017 to apply his expertise and...
Education Accreditation Programmes

“Prioritise STEM-based programmes”- NAB

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has called on individuals and groups who want to establish tertiary education institutions in the country, to direct their...