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COVID-19 : Drinking spots cash in as churches shutdown in Kpone –Katamanso

Several drinking bars in the Nmlitsakpo electoral area, Kpone- Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, struggled to cope with patrons on Sunday,...
Covid 19

Book Fair Secretariat maintains date for Book Fair

The 18th edition of the Ghana International Book Fair will go ahead as scheduled despite uncertainty surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19, the Book...
Social Boreholes Inauguration

Two boreholes inaugurated for Busunu residents

Two mechanised boreholes have been commissioned at Busunu in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region to provide potable water to the people. ...

Ghana legislates to free cannabis for medicinal, industrial use

Ghana has passed a new law to decriminalize the use of cannabis, a herbal substance for medicinal and industrial purposes. Parliament incorporated...
People wear masks as they walk in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2020. Six people have died and 222 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus nationwide in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, chief of Civil Protection Department and Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency, told a press conference at 6 p.m. local time on Monday. (Photo by Daniele Mascolo/Xinhua)

What has caused the high COVID-19 mortality rate in Italy?

Italy has been the hardest-hit country since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe, with the highest mortality rate and the most confirmed cases in...

Italian doctors saw strange pneumonia cases before China’s COVID-19 outbreak

Italian general practitioners remember seeing strange pneumonia cases as early as November, which could mean the virus was circulating in parts of Italy before...
HOPEFUL—The fuel could propel airplanes

Somalia lifts bans on international flights for 2 days

Somalia government said Saturday it has temporarily lifted a ban on international flights for two days to allow citizens who have been stranded across...
Planting trees

South Sudan to plant 100 million trees to fight deforestation

South Sudan said on Saturday it has entered into a partnership with the Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to plant 100...

Zimbabwe president pleads for support against sanctions

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday made a passionate plea to members of the Southern African Development Community to continuously fight for the removal...

Tanzanian wildlife authorities capture 14 stray lions from Serengeti

At least 14 lions that strayed from the Serengeti National Park and wreaked havoc to villages near the park have been captured by wildlife...
Social Media

Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks

Examining the role of fear and anger in connection with exposure to MERS-related information through social media, researchers at the University of Illinois (UI)...
A truck crosses from Rwanda into Tanzania at Rusumo Border. (File)

Rwanda announces lockdown to contain COVID-19

Rwanda on Saturday announced that stricter measures would be implemented for the next two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19,...

Hollywood grinds to halt production amid coronavirus woes

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, now sweeping the globe, can boast of its latest casualty: Hollywood. Responding to the new state of emergency that was...

Republic of Congo closes borders after new COVID-19 case reported

The Republic of the Congo has decided to close its borders, after the announcement of a new COVID-19 case in the country by Prime...

3 killed in Uganda prison riot

At least three prisoners were killed and six others injured after riots occurred Saturday afternoon in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua, prison authorities...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria’s government forces rescue 9 kidnapped people

Nigeria's government forces have rescued nine kidnapped people during their recent raids on the gunmen hideouts in the country's northwest, the military said Saturday. Benard...
Mapping Africa

40 African countries confirm 1,114 COVID-19 cases as death toll rises to 28

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Africa has climbed to 1,114 as 40 African countries reported confirmed cases as of Saturday afternoon, the...

Angola reinforces measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 after 2 cases confirmed

Angola registers two positive cases of coronavirus, the Minister of Health Silvia Lutukuta announced at a press conference Saturday morning in Luanda. ...

DR Congo confirms 5 new COVID-19 cases

Health Minister Eteni Longondo announced on Saturday the confirmation of five new COVID-19 cases on Friday night in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic...

Angola reports first two confirmed COVID-19 cases

Angola registered two positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Minister of Health Silvia Lutukuta announced at a press conference Saturday morning in...
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths

Burkina Faso has confirmed 24 new infections and two new death cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of total cases to 64 and...
Couriers sort packages at a handling station of a branch office of China Post in Xianju county, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Feb. 10, 2020. Photo by Wang Huabin, People’s Daily Online

China helping Sierra Leone prevent COVID-19

The Chinese Ambassador in Sierra Leone Hu Zhangliang has pledged China's commitment in supporting Sierra Leone to prevent the COVID-19. Addressing members...
Boko Haram

Nigeria seizes five vehicles conveying supplies to Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Saturday intercepted five vehicles conveying supplies to terror group Boko Haram in the country's northeast. The five vehicles,...
Nigerian military

At least 26 gunmen killed in Nigeria military raids

At least 26 gunmen were confirmed killed during raids by the Nigerian military in the country's northwest region, said a defense spokesman on Saturday. ...

Ghana records first COVID-19 death

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced late Saturday the death of the first COVID-19 patient in the country. In a live...

Rwanda closes primate conservation parks over COVID-19 outbreak

Rwanda on Friday announced that it has suspended tourism and research activities in three primate-dominated national parks effective immediately. Tourism and research activities have been...
A cured novel coronavirus pneumonia patient bows to medical staff after being discharged from Huainan First People's Hospital, east China’s Anhui province, March 6. He is one of the last three patients discharged from the hospital. Photo by Chen Bin, People’s Daily Online

China shares experience on COVID-19 fight with international community

Chinese experts and officials have shared their experience on fighting the novel coronavirus with the international community through video conferences in the past three...
Akple Festival

Akple Festival has come to stay – Organisers

The first-ever "Akple" Festival - a food festival that promotes one of the nations staple food "Akple" was held in Accra on March...

COVID- 19: Fancy Gadam drops new song to spread awareness

Muhajid Ahmed Bello, known in showbiz as "Fancy Gadam", has released a new single aimed at sensitising the masses on the need for self-hygiene...
Education Tertiary Awards

UHAS presents awards to deserving members

The local chapter of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has awarded the...