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Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

AU warns locust infestation to become continental plague unless prompt reaction taken

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Reiterating deep concern over the desert locust upsurge since June 2019 and the continued invasion affecting several East African countries, the African Union (AU)...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Wuhan volunteers’ blood samples taken for vaccine antibody test

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By Hu Yuwei and Zhang Ni Four Wuhan volunteers for Phase I clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine ended a 14-day quarantine on Tuesday, March...
New type of thermo imaging system was tested in Xiangyang, Hubei Province. The system could check body temperature of 30-50 people simultaneously, which greatly improves the efficiency for fever screening in public places. Photo by Li Zhaoxu/People’s Daily

COVID-19 pandemic could recede in June if taken seriously globally

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China's top COVID-19 expert Zhong Nanshan predicted on Thursday that the global pandemic could recede in June, but it depends on each country's emphasis...
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Chinese ambassador to Malawi says all measures been taken to contain COVID-19

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Chinese Ambassador to Malawi Liu Hongyang on Thursday assured Malawians that all necessary measures are in place to keep the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic under...
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Coconut Sellers Have Taken Over the Ministries

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About thirty Coconut sellers have invaded and pitched camp within the Government Business enclave “The Ministries,” engaging in profitable sales, Ghana News Agency survey...

Kardashian Sisters Confess to Taking Ecstasy

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Just weeks after their sister Kim Kardashian West confessed to using the illegal party drug, Khloe, 34, revealed that she too has tried MDMA,...
President Nana Akufo-Addo

Religious tolerance must not be taken for granted – Nana Addo

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians not to take the nation’s religious tolerance for granted. Speaking at the Eid Prayers held at the Independence Square...
Bishop Daniel Obinim

Bishop Obinim Absent in Court Again

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Mr Kojo Adu Boahene, Administrator of God’s Way International Church on Wednesday informed an Accra Circuit Court that Bishop Daniel Obinim, Founder of the...
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More measures to be taken in 2018 to fund AU program budget

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In 2018, member states of the African Union (AU) will be funding almost 40 percent of the pan-African program budget, compared to less than...
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‘Dr. Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe Jr’ can’t be taken serious

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The last time that anybody heard anything substantive being undertaken by the Progressive People’s Party, it was the all-too-predictable announcement that the PPP’s founder-proprietor...
Beijing has strengthened its environmental protection in recent years, with special areas demarcated in Miyun Reservoir to protect resources and water quality of the capital. A herd of swans are flying over the reservoir. (Photo by He Yong from People's Daily)

All steps must be taken to protect, conserve Ghana’s freshwater

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All steps must be taken to protect and conserve all of Ghana's fresh water bodies across the country in order to avoid shortage of...
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Rlg makes massive waves at 2017 MWC

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Pan African Mobile Phone and electronic brand, Rlg Communications Group was among a number of product manufacturers that took part in the just-ended Mobile...
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South African Treasury welcomes steps taken against wrong-doing by financial institutions

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The National Treasury on Friday threw its weight behind the Competition Commission which will take 17 banks operating in South Africa to the Competitions...

U.S. prison on lockdown after guards taken hostage by inmates

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A prison housing some 2,500 in Delaware, eastern United States, has been on lockdown after some guards were taken hostage on Wednesday. ...

Citizens Unite To Celebrate Investiture Of Nana Addo

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Euphoria has characterised the mood of Ghana’s capital, Accra, as citizens with both partisan and national interests unite to celebrate the investiture of the...
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South Sudanese authorities debunk the capture of 3 towns by opposition

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Army spokesman Santo Dominic Chol confirmed to Xinhua that there had been fighting in different parts of the country, but refuted the claims made...

CIMG Holds An Evening Encounter With MTN Boss

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The encounter which took place in Accra was themed: Mobile Financial Services ; Inclusiveness, Trends And Opportunities". The occasion was aimed at...
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Tanzanian minister calls for efforts to protect water sources

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January Makamba, the Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office responsible for environment, said water sources should be protected at all costs to save...

NDC Renders Apologies to NPP

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The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has rendered an unqualified apology to the presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo for...
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MTN Ghana Apps Challenge Version 4.0 Competition Launched

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The Apps Challenge competition, which was first launched in 2013, seeks to harness local talent in developing software applications. And also, to provide...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (C) is welcomed by the German Chief of Protocol, Mr. Juergen Mertuer on arrival for the working session of the G7 outreach programme at Schloss Elmau, Bavavia in Germany, June 8, 2015. (Xinhua/NAN)

TICAD VI: Shinzo Abe meets with Muhammadu Buhari,

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On August 27, commencing at 8:00 p.m. (local time; August 28, 2:00 a.m. Japan time) for approximately 15 minutes, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister...
General Mosquito

General Mosquito reminds NPP of his warning to them

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Speaking on Onua Fm’s news and current affairs program Ghana Dadwen, the General Secretary of the NDC noted that anytime he is called upon...
Finance Minister Mr Seth Terkper meets the press in Accra.

Government adopts practical policies towards risks

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He said world-class technical partners are fixing the technical issues that disrupted oil production at the Jubilee Field, which has resulted in two field...
NDC

Elections 2016: Cracks In Agona East NDC Deepens

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Sources within the party are appointing accusing finger on the Member of Parliament for the area, Maame Pokua Sawyer for manipulating the party to...
Madam Helen Ntoso, Volta Regional Minister presenting the uniforms to Mr Buadi

GES takes delivery of school uniforms for Volta Region pupils

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The uniforms, in small, medium and large sizes are expected to help keep the pupils in school and enhance quality teaching and learning. Mr Mawusi...
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Hanson Replaces Santrofi Evans As Tamale Air Force Base Head

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He took over from Air Vice Marshall Griffiths Santrofi Evans, who has been appointed Commandant of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre at...

Vodafone takes 1-2-free offer to the kaneshie market

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The ‘1-2-free’offer, is to urge customers to talk more and enjoy conversations free of charge after every third call made during a day. ...
South China Sea

South China Sea: Care must be taken in using law-abusing arbitration

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Launching a legal action is not always the best way to solve a dispute, and it is even more unrealistic that a proceeding illegally...
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Ghana adopts measures to increase cocoa production

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The Centres spread across 14 districts in the cocoa belt – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo, Western and Central Regions, are an integral part of the Cocoa...
Bank of Ghana

IFS demands a serious look at BoG’s Zero-financing bid

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At a news conference to detail the Institute’s evaluation of the Second Review of Ghana’s Extended Credit Facility-Supported Programme by the IMF Executive Board,...