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Three People Dead, 15 Trapped as Result of Gold Mine Collapse in Ghana

An illegal gold mine has collapsed in southern Ghana, leaving three people dead and 15 more trapped under the debris, media reported. Two people have...
Ghana Shippers Authority

GSA renews commitment to promote competitive trade regime for importers

The Ghana Shippers' Authority (GSA) has reiteirated its commitment to ensure a competitive international trade and transport industry for Ghanaian importers. Ms Benonita Bismarck, the...

Stop Politicising Environmental health issues – Dr Ato Arthur

The Head of Local Government Service (LGS), Dr Nana Ato Arthur on Thursday, described as 'unacceptable', the over politicisation of every policy and...

Volta Chapter of Laboratory technicians embark on a sit down strike

Laboratory technicians in the Volta region have thrown their weight behind their striking colleagues at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in solidarity with...

Education is key in government’s agenda – UE Reg Minister

Ambassador Stephen Yakubu, Upper East Regional Minister has hinted that quality education for all was one of the top priorities of the government. ...

Chief Justice pledges support for Green Ghana Project

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has pledged his unflinching support for the Green Ghana Project, which is intended to restore the forest...

Ghana on course in providing alternative livelihoods for youth in mining communities-Jinapor

As part of Government's efforts to sanitize the small-scale mining sector, it has rolled-out alternative livelihood projects to equip people living in mining communities...

Information Ministry unveiled an initiative to promote works of young entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Information Thursday unveiled a new initiative called 'Amplified', a social marketing project, to promote businesses and services of young entrepreneurs to...

Thirty-eight young girls acquire vocational skills

Thirty-eight young girls in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region have been trained in handiwork to enable them start businesses to improve...

Motor rider and farmer remanded for robbery

Daniel Akpablie, 25, a motor rider and Reuben Doh, 25, a farmer, have been remanded into prison custody by a Ho Circuit Court for...

RAINS supports about 554 girls with start-up kits, cash

About 554 out-of-school girls including eight girls with disability in 23 communities of the Nanumba South and Kpandai Districts in the Northern...

Hardford Motors donates to inmates of the Nsawam Female Prison

The Management of Hardford Motors has donated assorted items to the inmates of the Nsawam Female Prison. The items donated included packs of nose...

Indian High Commissioner, NDA discusses areas of collaboration

Mr Sugandh Rajaram, Indian High Commissioner to Ghana has held discussions with officials of the Northern Development Authority (NDA) to explore areas...

Assembly Member expresses concern about open defecation around dam

Mr Fusca Ninkpeng, the Assembly Member for the Kaleo East Electoral Area in the Nadowli/Kaleo District, has expressed concern about Open Defecation (OD)...

ECA encounters media as partners in data production and dissemination

The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday hosted a webinar on the need to improve the...

Galamsey pit kills three at Denkyira Breman

Three persons engaged in galamsey activities were killed when an illegal mining pit caved in at Denkyira Breman in the Upper Denkyira West district...

Secure livelihoods of fishing communities in oil and gas districts

The Young Volunteers for Environment (YVE) has called for the rescue of Ghana’s fishing industry from collapsing weight of oil exploitation along...

Afrobeat prodigy Lyfstyle signs mega recording deal

Budding Afrobeat musician Lyfstyle has signed a two-year recording deal with Trouble Records for an undisclosed amount. ...

Pay attention to mental health in COVID-19 era– Prof. Osei

Professor Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive, Mental Health Authority, has called on policy makers and stakeholders to pay particular attention to mental health and psychosocial...
Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

AGI urges government to prioritise interventions to prop up Industry

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has urged the government to prioritise its interventions to prop up industry after a drastic slowdown in business...
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...
Covid Positive

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...
multiple fatality accident

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...