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Cameroon and Chad

Six abducted civilians freed in Cameroon

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Six civilians, who were kidnapped a week ago in Cameroon's restive Anglophone region of Southwest, were released on Monday after "severe beatings", according to...
Dakar Biennale (Dak'Art 2020)

14th Dakar Biennale postponed due to COVID-19

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The 14th Dakar Biennale (Dak'Art 2020), originally scheduled from May 28 to June 28 in Dakar, will be postponed to a later date, Senegalese...
Covid

36 African countries report 795 COVID-19 cases as death toll reaches 19

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A total of 795 COVID-19 cases have been reported in 36 African countries so far, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...
Military jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi) (zw)

Moscow to react “adequately” to U.S. attempts to dominate Asia-Pacific

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Russia will react "adequately" to the plans of the United States and its allies to dominate the Asia-Pacific region, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...
land

Zimbabwe government refutes opposition claims of returning land to white farmers

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The Zimbabwe government on Friday dismissed opposition claims that it is returning land back to former white commercial farmers. This is after the government recently...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Britain to withdraw some embassy officials from Zimbabwe amid COVID-19 concerns

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The British government has announced that it will temporarily withdraw a number of members of staff from its Harare Embassy because of the Coronavirus...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Locust situation to worsen in Greater Horn of Africa

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UN humanitarian workers expect a rapid deterioration of the Desert Locust situation in the Greater Horn of Africa, a UN spokesman said Friday. There is...
Tunisia

Tunisia announces 14-day confinement to confront COVID-19

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Tunisian government announced on Friday a 14-day confinement across the country lasting from March 22 to April 4. "Citizens and residents are called to stay...
sanctions

Iran mounts pressures on U.S. to lift sanctions amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Iranian officials on Friday continued to urge the United States to remove anti-Iran sanctions as the country is struggling amid the outbreak of novel...
Coronavirus

Burkina Faso’s foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

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Burkina Faso's Foreign Minister Alpha Barry has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the number of the country's infected ministers to three. The minister himself confirmed...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Trump says currently not considering nationwide lockdown

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he currently does not consider a nationwide lockdown to keep all Americans at home. "I don't think so,"...
United Nations

Humanitarian workers worry about impact of coronavirus on people in emergency zones

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Humanitarian workers are concerned about the 100 million people living in emergency situations who depend on aid as the coronavirus spreads around the world,...
South African airways

South African Airways suspends regional flights amid coronavirus spread

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The South African Airways (SAA) on Friday announced the suspension of regional flights due to a knock-on effect of the cancellation of international flights...
Maritime Dispute

Angola, Republic of Congo to define maritime border by 2022

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Angola and the Republic of the Congo will delimit their maritime border by 2022, officials announced here on Friday. In a meeting held by the...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief hopes for peaceful elections, referendum in Guinea

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed the hope that the legislative elections and a constitutional referendum planned for Sunday in Guinea will be...
Covid-19

Rise in COVID-19 cases could cause Brazil’s health system to collapse

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil is expected to skyrocket in the near future, which could lead to the collapse of the country's...
Health Donation Coronavirus

Ministry of Transport donates items to transport operators in response to COVID-19

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The Ministry of Transport on Friday donated a quantity of sanitary items to some road transport operating companies, with a call from Mr...
Covid 19

Hotels demonstrate readiness to fight COVID 19 in Takoradi

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As the COVID-19 infection rages on, affecting over 200,000 globally, with over 8,000 deaths and Ghana recording 16 cases with no deaths, hotels in...

Ghana Stock Exchange assures public of continuous trade

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The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), says it has put in place measures to curtail the spreading of COVID-19 to ensure a continuous trading...

Man charged for impregnating girl 15

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A 20-year old man has been hauled before an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly impregnating a 15 year old girl at the Arts...
Sekyere Rural Bank

Sekyere Rural bank takes steps to protect staff and customers from COVID-19

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The Sekyere Rural Bank, in the Sekyere South District has taken stringent measures to protect its staff and customers from contracting the coronavirus...
World Oral Health Day

New research highlights the risks of not brushing twice a day

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A third of children around the world are failing to brush their teeth twice a day, according to new global study released to mark...
National Identification Authority (NIA)

COVID-19 outbreak: FOSDA urges NIA to suspend ongoing Ghana Card registration

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The Foundation for Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA), a regional civil society organisation, has joined the appeal to the National Identification Authority...
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Let’s seek Allah’s help to stem the tide of COVID-19-Veep

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has called on Ghanaians to seek the face of God in these trying times as the nation battles...
Covid 19

Second Agribusiness Fair and Conference Postponed over coronavirus

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The second Agribusiness Fair and Conference, which was scheduled to take place in Wa, Upper West Region, from 23 - 24 March 2020,...
novel coronavirus

Lessons From the Coronavirus Pandemic So Far

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The CoronaVirus pandemic is still making its way around the world and delivering lessons to mankind. There are lessons already taught and many more...
Professor Henrietta Joy Abena Nyarko Mensa Bonsu

Profile of Prof Mensa-Bonsu President’s nominee to Supreme Court

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Professor Henrietta Joy Abena Nyarko Mensa-Bonsu, a Professor of law at the University of Ghana has been nominated to the Supreme Court by President...
Books

Hill View Montessori supports SDA Basic School

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The Hill View Montessori School in Accra has donated items valued at GHC25,000.00 to the Odotom Akubrefa Seventh Day Adventist Basic School in the...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria: Death toll climbs to 21 in Lagos explosion

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The number of people killed as a result of Sunday's explosion in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub, has risen to 21, an official said Friday. ...
Lawyer Kulendi

Lawyer Kulendi appointed to the Supreme Court

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Lawyer Kulendi, together with Justices Clement Jackson Honyenuga and Issifu Omoro Tanko Amadu have been appointed to the apex court to replace Justices Julius...