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COVID-19: Ghana makes significant progress with nearly 900 recoveries

A total of 880 COVID-19 patients been declared recovered or discharged by the Ghana Health Service, bringing the total to 21,067. This leaves the country...
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COVID-19: Ghana records nearly 1,000 new infections

Ghana's COVID-19 cases have risen to hit 21,077 after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 992 new infections across the country. The country's health management body...
A man wearing face mask walks on the street in Moscow, Russia, April 9, 2020. Russia's COVID-19 cases grew by a new daily record of 1,459 in the last 24 hours to reach 10,131 on Thursday, covering most regions of the country, official data showed. The death toll rose to 76 from the previous day's 63, and 698 people have recovered, including 118 in the last 24 hours, Russia's coronavirus response center said in a statement. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn)

Nearly 78 percent of Russians support constitutional amendments

A total of 77.92 percent of Russians have backed the 206 amendments to the country's constitution in a referendum, while 21.27 percent have voted...
Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Africa’s COVID-19 cases nearly 290,000 as death toll reach 7,693

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent reached 286,141 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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...
Zimbabwe Returnees

Nearly 100 returnees escape from Zimbabwe COVID-19 quarantine centers

Zimbabwe police said 99 returning Zimbabwean residents have escaped from quarantine centers throughout the country, as the country tries to contain COVID-19 cases, local...
Ernest Addison

Bank of Ghana provides nearly US$1 billion to fill budget gaps over COVID-19

Ghana's central bank has provided budgeting support to the government to plug part of the resource gaps created by the COVID-19 outbreak, the governor...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. oil jumps nearly 20 percent amid geopolitical concerns

U.S. oil prices surged nearly 20 percent on Thursday as traders eyed on tensions between the United States and Iran. The West...

Earnings of German carmaker Daimler plummets by nearly 80 percent in first quarter

Group EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes) of Daimler plummeted by almost 80 percent year-on-year to 617 million euros (666 million U.S. dollars) in...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Dow soars nearly 1,300 points, best one-day point gain in history

U.S. equities finished sharply higher on Monday with the Dow surging nearly 1,300 points, as Wall Street attempted to recover from last week's steep...
Gold bars

Gold futures rally around 2 percent after biggest daily drop in nearly 7 years

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose around 2 percent on Monday, after suffering the sharpest drop since...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Dow plunges nearly 1,200 points amid risk-averse sentiment

The Dow plunged nearly 1,200 points, or over 4.4 percent, below the 26,000 psychological level on Thursday as market sell-off continued amid risk-averse sentiment. ...
Loan Approved

German Development Bank grants Tunisia nearly US$30 million loan

The German Development Bank (KfW) granted Tunisia a loan of 27.5 million euros (about 29.9 million U.S. dollars) to finish the Medjerda-Cap Bon Canal...
Red Cross

Nearly US$50 million donated via China Red Cross to curb pneumonia outbreak

As of Saturday, the Red Cross Society of China has received donations of 340 million yuan (about 49 million U.S. dollars) to help fight...
Rwanda's new foreign minister Vincent Biruta speaks during a welcoming event for him in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Nov. 7, 2019. Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Monday evening reshuffled the cabinet, appointing a new foreign minister and reintroducing the portfolio of internal security. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

Nearly 2,000 Rwandan refugees repatriated from DRC

A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the United States, Feb. 1, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

U.S. reopens embassy in Somalia after nearly 3 decades

The United States has announced the reopening of its embassy in Somalia after 28 years when the country plunged into civil war. Donald...

MTN Ghana Settles Taxes Totaling Gh₵1.5 Billion

Telecoms giant, MTN Ghana, last year, paid a total of GHC1.48 billion in taxes, out of which, GHC1.3 billion went to the Ghana Revenue...
Ofori-Atta and Dr Bawumia; Members of Economic Mg'ment Committee

Ghana ended 2018 with nearly GH₵173.2 Billion in public debt

Ghana ended last year (2018) with total public debt standing at 173.2 billion Ghana cedis or 35.92 billion US Dollars compared with the 142.6...
Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran Has Invested Nearly £42 Million on Houses and Eateries within 7-Years

The 28-year-old singer - who didn't have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and all of 2009 and 2010 - has become a...
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo exchanging greetings with Dagbon Chiefs

Nearly 200 Dagbon Leaders Educated on Non-violence

Two hundred leaders, made up of 100 men and 100 women have been educated on non-violence in a workshop organised by the Northern Region...

Man Almost Killed on False Kidnapping Panic

Some angry residents at Effiakuma, a suburb of Sekondi/Takoradi on Wednesday nearly whisked life out of a man who was falsely accused by the...
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva

Ex- President Lula Slapped With Additional Sentence

Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 13 more years in prison on Wednesday on corruption and money laundering charges,...
Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling has been directed to settle a credit card bill of nearly US$90k

The 'Beverly Hills, 90210' actress was sued by American Express for months of unpaid bills and the company then filed a court order forcing...

About 295,000 Syrians return home from Turkey in 2018

Nearly 295,000 Syrians returned home from Turkey in 2018, Turkish Interior Ministry said Saturday. Meanwhile, nearly 270,000 irregular migrants were held...

125-year-old jeans sell for nearly US$100k

A pair of 125-year-old jeans has sold for nearly 100,000 U.S. dollars, setting a record for vintage denim, U.S. media said Saturday. The pants, manufactured...

Fire Almost Raced Down a Goil Fuel Station

There was a fire outbreak at the Goil Filling Station opposite the Ghana Commercial Bank branch in Tarkwa last Tuesday evening. The fire, which lasted...
water shortage

Nearly a quarter of Ghana’s population lacks good drinking water

Close to a quarter of Ghana's population lacks access to good drinking water, international charity, Water Aid, disclosed here on Thursday. In its State of...

UNAIDS Reveals 21 million People With HIV Now Have Treatment

New report from UNAIDS highlights the right to health as the key to ending AIDS Remarkable progress is being made on HIV treatment. Ahead of...
Kenneth Ofori-Atta

Ghana plans to spend nearly US$14 billion in 2018

The Ghanaian government plans to spend 62 billion Ghana cedis (13.9 billion U.S. dollars) in the 2018 fiscal year, the country's finance minister said...

Tax evasion cost Ghana loss of nearly US$200 million in petroleum revenue in 2016

About 850 million Ghana cedis or 192.9 million US Dollars in revenue from the downstream petroleum sector were lost to Ghana in 2016 alone,...