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AfDB

Ireland’s membership of AfDB, AfDF marks enhanced partnership with Africa

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The Irish government said on Tuesday that its membership of African Development Bank (AfDB) and African Development Fund (AfDF) marks its enhanced partnership with...
Health Covid Cases

COVID-19 cases in Sissala East dangerous to communities-Dr Abdulai

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Dr. Zakaria Abdulai, the Medical Superintendent for the Sissala East Municipal Hospital, has urged the residents to cooperate with health officials in fighting the...
Covid-19

COVID-19 cases in South Sudan rise to 58

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South Sudan's Health Ministry on Tuesday reported six new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 58. ...
Covid

Senegal reports 58 new COVID-19 cases

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Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action announced Tuesday 58 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of cases to 1,329 in the...
Covid

Kenya’s hearing-impaired people go to carpentry shop for COVID-19 information

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To a casual eye, it looks like that Henry Okiki is incorporating his hands and facial expression to chat with a small group of...
Digital economy

Expert urges Kenya to reconsider imposing tax on digital platforms

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A Kenyan expert on Tuesday urged the government to review its plans to tax digital platforms as part of its efforts to fund the...
tourist

Namibia expects zero tourist arrivals in the next three to four months

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Namibia expects zero tourist arrivals in the next three to four months, a senior official said Tuesday. Speaking at the launch of...
Face Masks

Namibia starts 4-stage strategy to exit lockdown, but obtaining face masks still a challenge

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Namibia's deputy health minister Esther Utjiua Muinjangue on Tuesday said that the country is still faced with the challenge of obtaining protective face masks...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Ghana hits COVID-19 infection peak

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Ghana has reached the peak of its COVID-19 infections but would need stronger adherence to preventive measures for the infection rate to decline, the...
Masks

Local Masks manufacturers must adhere to strict order – FDA

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The Foods and Drugs Authority (FDA) Ghana on Tuesday reiterated the need for the homemade face or nose masks manufacturers to adhere to strict...
Un

Somalia, UNHCR airlift supplies to 8,100 flood victims in Somalia

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Somalia and the UN refugee agency have airlifted vital humanitarian assistance to some 8,100 flood victims in three regional states in the past week. The...
British Leading Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson

British leading epidemiologist resigns for breaking lockdown rules: report

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British leading epidemiologist Neil Ferguson resigned from Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) on Tuesday after media reported he broke social distancing rules. Ferguson,...
Icc Prosecutor

ICC prosecutor deplores non-execution of arrest warrants for Libyan fugitives

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The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, on Tuesday deplored the non-execution of arrest warrants for Libyan fugitives wanted by...
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Baker Hughes donates hygiene deliverables to Hospitals and Police Stations

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The Management of Baker Hughes, an International Oil Services Company has donated hygiene deliverables to some health institutions and police stations across the Sekondi-Takoradi...
Covid

Tarkwa Mine confirms COVID-19 case

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The Gold Fields Ghana on Tuesday confirmed a Positive COVID-19 case at its Tarkwa Mine, the worker involved has been isolated and was receiving...
Okyenhene Donates Items To Support The Fight Against Covid

Okyenhene donates items to support the fight against COVID-19

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The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has donated food items and other preventive materials to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in his...
Covid Test

COVID-19: Ghana to start daily testing from May 7

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Ghana will from Thursday, May 7, begin daily testing for the COVID-19 virus to pave the way for daily updates. So...
Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu

Nose mask wearing, social distancing are compulsory – Health Minister

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Social distancing impedes productivity at the workplace but it is critical for containing COVID-19, the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, said on Tuesday. ...
Face Masks

Correct procedure for nose mask wearing outlined

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has urged the public to wear nose masks when going out, especially where social distancing is difficult to be...
court

Supreme Court dismisses US-Ghana Military Cooperation Agreement case

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the suit challenging government’s decision to sign the United States-Ghana Military Cooperation Agreement. The Apex...
court

Supreme Court throws out suit against Finance Minister

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the $2.25 billion bond suit against Mr Ken Ofori Atta, Minister of Finance, saying it was without merit. ...

PSWU National Youth Committee donates to NCCE

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The National Youth Committee of the Public Services Workers’ Union (PSWU) on Tuesday donated Personal Protective Equipment to the Greater Accra Regional Directorate of...
Sogakope Assemblyman’s Murder Not Contract Killing Cid

Sogakope Assemblyman’s murder not contract killing – CID

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The murder of Mawutor Adzahli, Sogakope Assemblyman, was not contract killing but robbery attack, the Commissioner of Police (COP) Isaac Ken Yeboah, Director General...

Rapid Diagnostic Test not registered for coronavirus – FDA alerts

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Tuesday cautioned the public against the use of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kits for screening and...
Accra Hearts Of Oak

Hearts announce the acquisition of Nigerian striker

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Accra Hearts of Oak has officially announced the acquisition of lanky Nigerian marksman Kuti Ademola. The former Lobi Stars and...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

WHO cautions against unproven traditional medicine for COVID-19 cure

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned against the use of traditional medicine that has not been scientifically proven to cure COVID-19. Most of the...
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COVID-19: We are not out of the woods – NHC

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The National House of Chiefs (NHC) on Tuesday admonished traditional leaders to adhere to the social distancing protocols outlined by President Nana Addo Dankwa...
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)

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 1000 GMT, May 5

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The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases in hardest-hit countries by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the opening of the 33rd African Union (AU) summit of heads of state and government at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 9, 2020. (Photo by Michael Tewelde/Xinhua)

Pledging conference raises US$61 million towards Africa’s COVID-19 Response Fund

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The African continent has received a total of 61 million U.S. dollars to the COVID-19 Response Fund to be used to tackle the pandemic...
OPEC

OPEC daily oil price increases to US$18.36 per barrel

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) daily basket price increased to 18.36 U.S. dollars a barrel on Monday, compared with 16.52 dollars...