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Protesters gather at the scene where George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the US [Eric Miller/Reuters]

Outrage Mounts Over Racist Police and Vigilante Killings

African Americans continue to be systematically profiled and executed by law-enforcement agencies and bigoted whites creating a volatile situation across the United States Four Minneapolis...
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Mauritania’s COVID-19 cases rise to 292

Mauritanian health authorities reported on Wednesday 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bring the total number to 292 in the West African country. ...

At least 30 gunmen killed in Nigerian military airstrikes

At least 30 gunmen were killed when the Nigerian military conducted airstrikes around a large forest which served as a hideout for them in...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

Somalia’s COVID-19 cases rise to 1,731

The Somali Health Ministry said Wednesday that the country's COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,731. Health Minister Fawziya Abikar said the total...
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)

Zimbabwe records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases as tally rises to 132

Zimbabwe recorded its single biggest jump ever in COVID-19 cases after 76 new cases, mostly returned residents, were registered on Wednesday. This...
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South African union raises concerns over rising number of COVID-19 cases in mining sector

With 196 COVID-19 positive cases reported at the AngloGold Ashanti Mponeng mine near Carletonville, west of Johannesburg, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said...

Kenya’s savings societies to adapt to live with COVID-19

Kenya's Savings and Credit Societies, commonly known as SACCOS, are preparing to adapt to COVID-19 pandemic to ensure progressive survival of an industry estimated...

Namibia announces US$4.2 billion budget

Namibian Minister of Finance Ipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday tabled a 72.8 billion Namibian dollars (about 4.2 billion U.S. dollars) budget for the financial year...

Tanzania and France sign loan agreement for water supply

Tanzania on Thursday signed a loan agreement with France to finance water supply projects that will benefit some 770,000 people in the country's Morogoro...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader calls for prudent utilization of public resources

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday called for prudent utilization of public resources. The Zambian leader said the outbreak of the COVID-19...
Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I

Government must focus on developing industry-specific stimulus packages

Government must focus on developing industry-specific stimulus packages to complement the efforts of businesses in their bid to survive and grow, Nana Dr Appiagyei...
Social Covid Sensitization

Residents of Effia-Kwesimintsim urged to observe safety protocols on COVID-19 pandemic

Residents of the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality in the Western Region have been urged to observe the various COVID-19 safety and preventive protocols to mitigate its...
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Women in East Gonja receive parklands to pick shea

Traditional authorities in the Konkou and Kakosi communities in the East Gonja Municipality have presented certificates to some women shea collectors signifying the formal...

Traveling through unapproved routes remains illegal – GIS

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS)on Wednesday said traveling into and out of Ghana through unapproved routes remains unlawful and illegal, and said that...
Crime Arrest Murder

Kenkey seller arrested for murdering pregnant woman

Police in Suntreso, Kumasi have arrested a 25-year-old kenkey seller for stabbing a pregnant woman to death at Aburaso in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District. ...

MMDAs advised to mainstream HIV response activities into plans/budget

Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) have been advised to begin to mainstream HIV/AIDS response activities in their planning and budgeting to ensure the...
Rt. Honourable Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye

Speaker Oquaye fumes over public declaration on COVID-19 status of MPs

Speaker of Parliament Michael Aaron Oquaye on Wednesday issued a caution against public declaration of the status of any one tested in the covid-19...
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Seventh Day Adventist Church presents PPE to COVID-19 Management Hospitals

To supplement the efforts of government and private entities in fighting the COVID-19 in Ghana, the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Ghana, on Wednesday,...
Youth And Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah

MOYS is considering a sports-specific stimulus package

The Ministry of Youth ad Sports (MOYS) has said it is considering a stimulus package peculiar to the sports industry in the wake of...

GTL, GIZ and IBM launches African entrepreneurial programme

Ghana Tech Lab (GTL) in partnership with GIZ’s AI and technology entrepreneurship initiatives and IBM have launched the Africa AI Accelerator Programme 2020 to...
Sport Football Gfa

GFA to submit a proposal on education and football to the Ministry of Education

Mr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh Minister for Education has asked the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to submit a proposal on how the two bodies can...
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Safety and Security Committee holds maiden meeting since appointment

The newly-constituted Safety and Security Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has held its maiden meeting on Wednesday, May 27. ...

Traders break COVID-19 directive to storm ‘Wednesday’ market

Some traders in the Sunyani Municipality and its environs on Tuesday broke the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) control measures and stormed the shutdown Nana Bosoma...

Former President Rawlings to address June 4 Virtual Durbar

Former President Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings will deliver the keynote address to mark the 41st anniversary of the June 4 uprising on Thursday...
Al Mannan Charity Foundation

Al-Mannan Charity Foundation fetes 80 orphans to mark Eid-ul-Fitr

Al-Mannan Charity Foundation, a humanitarian organization based in Kumasi has provided food items and clothes to 80 orphans drawn from the Ashanti Region to...

Coping with COVID-19 fear and panic

What are you supposed to do to stop the spread of a virus? Yes, wash your hands for 20 seconds under running water, keep...
Solid Waste

Ahanta West Municipality struggles with solid waste management

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that poor sanitation reduces human well-being, social and economic development due to impacts such as anxiety, risk...
Zambia tobacco grading

Malawi tobacco sales reach US$39.4 million in five weeks

Malawi's top export, tobacco, has made 39.4 million US dollars in sales within five weeks since the tobacco sales market was opened this year. ...
John Nkengasong

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases nearly 120,000

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 119,391 as the death toll from the ongoing pandemic surged to 3,589 as...
Madam Josephine Marie Godwyll

Ghanaian entrepreneur wins UK grant to fight COVID-19 across Africa

A Ghanaian entrepreneur, Madam Josephine Marie Godwyll, is among eight entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa, to be awarded funding to harness engineering and business skills...