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Dr. Ken Ashigbey, CEO - Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications

48 percent of telcos’ revenue consumed by taxes – study shows

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In 2019, almost half of revenues generated by telecom industry players, comprising of mainly telcos and telecom infrastructure companies went to government as taxes.  This...
Olaf Scholz

German Minister yields to pressure, agrees to study on police racism

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A month’s long debate in Germany on whether instances of extremism in the police merit a sweeping study into institutionalized racism was put to...
State Institutions

Absence of decentralized state institutions hindering access to services – Study

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The absence of decentralized state institutions is hindering access to essential services and justice by vulnerable communities in the Upper East Region, a study...
cattle

Study says African indigenous cattle more resilient to climatic shocks, diseases

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The genetic make-up of indigenous cattle found in the Sub-Saharan African region is more resilient to climatic shocks and diseases, a study launched...
Climate change

Climate change to ultimately cost humanity US$100,000 per ton of carbon

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Two geoscientists and a philosopher from the University of Chicago (UChicago) estimated that an "ultimate cost of carbon" to humanity comes out closer to...
social distances can cause brain damage

Social isolation causes brain circuit damage in humans

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As COVID-19 forces countries to implement social distancing and school closures, scientists at Icahn School of Medicine (ISM) at Mount Sinai in New York...
Vitamin E

Vitamin D deficiency may raise risk of getting COVID-19: study

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In a retrospective study of patients tested for COVID-19, researchers at the University of Chicago (UChicago) Medicine found an association between vitamin D deficiency...

Obesity, smoking, physical labor may explain disability disparities in U.S

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Excess body mass, smoking and manual labor may explain a large proportion of disability disparities in the United States, according to a study...
tuberculosis

TREATS TB study launches COVID-19 study in Zambia

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A major TB study currently underway and aimed at investigating methods to reduce TB prevalence and infection in Zambia and South Africa will soon...
Kalakpa Forest Reserve

Companies failing to protect millions of hectares of tropical forest

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Despite international agreements, an analysis carried out by the Zoological Society of London reveals widespread failure of timber companies to guarantee environmental protections for...
Students

JHS Students in Upper West Akim District advised to study hard

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Mr Eugene Sackey, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Upper West Akim District, has advised Junior High School (JSS) students in the area to...
On April 16, 2020, a train of high-speed trains passed by the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan. Photo: Zhou Guoqiang from People’s Daily Online

Wuhan lockdown prevents 12-42 million people from catching COVID-19

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By Liu Caiyu The “decisive” lockdown imposed in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province largely cut off the COVID-19 infections, preventing 500,000 to 3...
Spain

Spain starts study to detect true spread of COVID-19

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The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services on Monday began a study to determine how widely COVID-19 has spread in the...
Europe Week

Start-ups in Europe to face existential challenge

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A "massive slump" in start-up financing was expected for 2020 in Europe due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a study published by the...

Lifestyle weighs more than geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome

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Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet...
On March 15, 2020, Poly Mori Mansion, Guan Street, Wuhan Donghu High-tech Development Zone, disinfection staff of the property center disinfected public places in the community. Photo by Zheng Chuanhai from People’s Daily Online

Wuhan lockdown significantly effective in curbing COVID-19 spread

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The lockdown of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, was effective in containing the COVID-19 spread during the early stages of the outbreak and significatnly...
Social Media

Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks

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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)...

Novel coronavirus stable for days on surfaces

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The virus causing COVID-19 disease is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study published on...
Child abuse

Majority of child abuse cases in UK remain hidden

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More than 227,000 cases of child abuse in England and Wales were recorded by police in the year ending March 2019, but an official...
immune system

Revving up immune system may help treat eczema

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Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a drug strategy that aims at revving up the immune system and...
Table Tennis

Playing table tennis may relieve Parkinson’s symptoms

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Playing Pingpong may benefit people with Parkinson's disease, according to preliminary findings released on Tuesday. The researchers from Fukuoka University found that...
driverless cars

New algorithm may help control driverless cars

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Researchers at Northwestern University (NU) have developed the first decentralized algorithm which may help self-driving vehicles safely navigate one another without crashing or causing...
A researcher prepares for a test at a national key laboratory of silkworm genome biology in Southwest University, Chongqing municipality, May 31, 2017. (Photo by CFP)

Paper-based device could lead to efficient lab-free infection test

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Researchers have developed a new paper-based device that can help doctors identify infection and find the right treatment much faster than conventional lab test...

Researchers breaking temperature barrier in small-scale materials testing

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Researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) have demonstrated a new method that can evaluate microscopic aeronautical materials at ultra-high temperatures by combing electron...

I have not received GETFund sponsorship to study– Education Minister

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Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education has described as ‘false’ the news allegedly carried by some media houses, that suggests that...
earth poles

Earth’s precursor may form within 5 million years, much faster than previously thought

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Danish scientists found that the precursor of the Earth formed within a time span of approximately 5 million years, much faster than previously thought. ...
lithium-ion batteries

Tips for extending lifetime of lithium-ion batteries

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Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a list of best practices for lithium-ion battery lifetime extension after plowing through scores of...
good cook

Consumers waste much more food than commonly believed

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Consumers may waste more than twice as much food as is commonly believed, a study published on Wednesday in scientific journal PLOS ONE showed. ...
brain

Lifting weights protects brain against Alzheimer’s

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Australian researchers showed that lifting weights can help protect the brain from degenerative Alzheimer's disease, according to the study revealed on Tuesday. ...
coronavirus-linked pneumonia

Pangolins a potential intermediate host of novel coronavirus

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The metagenome sequence of the novel coronavirus strain separated from pangolins was 99 percent identical to that from infected people, indicating pangolins may be...