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  • May 26, 2020

    Rebecca Foundation,...

      The Rebecca Foundation in collaboration with CBI Ghana Limited, producers of Supa Cement, has donated 1000 bags of cement to the Hairdressers and Beauticians Association to help build a hairdressing school at Ashalaja Danchira in the Greater Accra Region. The donation was in response to a request made by...

  • May 26, 2020

    Landlord guns...

    A landlord, Victor Steve Nana Kamkam has allegedly shot and killed his tenant, Benjamin Okyere at Ofankor ‘Spot M’ here in Accra. The Mr Kankam’s action is in connection with the tenant’s refusal to move out of a two bedroom apartment following the expiration of his rent. The landlord is...

  • May 26, 2020

    Heavy rainfall...

    A few days ago, we reported here on a news item that 2 fetish priests were nearly lynched on Wednesday… A few days ago, we reported here on a news item that 2 fetish priests were nearly lynched on Wednesday 20th May 2020 for preventing rain from falling in Penyi, a...

  • May 26, 2020

    Zoomlion disinfects...

    The Western Naval Command (Sekondi) of the Ghana Navy on Monday (May 25, 2020) benefited from Zoomlion Ghana Limited’s voluntary disinfection exercise. The exercise, which formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR), was targeted at containing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic at the command. This was after...

  • May 25, 2020

    Tracking Africa’s...

    Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Most countries on the continent have put in place restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]   More than two months after Egypt became the first country in Africa to...

  • May 25, 2020

    Senegal eases...

    A crisis unfolding in Senegal, the World Food Programme warns 130 million people are facing starvation because of the pandemic.   The World Food Programme says the coronavirus pandemic could push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation by the end of the year. While the number...

  • May 25, 2020

    The ‘risky...

    The former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda discusses the hunt for genocide suspects. Hassan Bubacar Jallow was the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 2003 to 2015 [Simon Maina/AFP]   On May 16, an 84-year-old Rwandan by the name of Felicien Kabuga...

  • May 25, 2020

    Is Libya’s...

    Eastern-based military commander’s setbacks in Tripoli are causing his domestic support base to fragment, analysts say. Officials display a destroyed air defence system used by Haftar’s Libyan National Army [Anadolu]   Tripoli, Libya – For an entire year, it seemed like Khalifa Haftar was hell-bent on taking the Libyan capital, Tripoli,...

  • May 25, 2020

    Man defiles...

    The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested a 48-year-old man identified as Onifade Femi for defiling his two daughters.   The suspect who reportedly defiled his daughters aged 6 and 9, was handed over to NSCDC officials by the Deji of Akure, His...

  • May 25, 2020

    Prez Akufo-Addo’s...

    Address By The President Of The Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, At The Virtual Eid Ul-Fitr Celebration, At The Forecourt Of The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, On Sunday, May 24, 2020. Vice President, Greater Accra Regional Minister, Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Chief...

  • May 24, 2020

    Tracking Africa’s...

    Experts warn fragile healthcare systems in many nations could be overwhelmed in the face of a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Most countries on the continent have put in place restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus [Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters]   More than two months after Egypt became the first country in Africa to...

  • May 24, 2020

    Kenya lockdown...

    Businesses in Kenya suffer, as coronavirus lockdowns hit the normally busy Eid al-Fitr holiday trade.   The coronavirus pandemic is limiting Eid holiday festivities around the world. Muslims in the eastleigh neighbourhood of the capital Nairobi will be among the millions celebrating under lockdown. But some businesses are suffering under...

  • May 24, 2020

    Namibia culls...

    Government says 10 elephants put down in the past month after they moved into farming areas during harvest season. Like many other African nations, Namibia has grappled with balancing protection for elephants with managing the danger they pose [Cameron Spencer/Getty]   Namibia culled 10 elephants over the past month after...

  • May 24, 2020

    Libya: GNA-aligned...

    Military spokesman says forces loyal to UN-recognised gov’t stormed LNA-controlled camps Yarmouk, Sawarikh and Hamza. The year-long battle for Tripoli has left hundreds dead and displaced more than 200,000 people [Hazem Ahmed/Reuters]   Forces aligned with Libya’s internationally recognised government have retaken three military bases from eastern-based military commander Khalifa...

  • May 24, 2020

    Ghana should...

    Dr John Amuasi A lecturer at the Global Health Department of the School of Public Health, KNUST Dr John Amuasi says Ghana should be ready to call off the 2020 general elections if the need be. Dr John Amuasi said preparations for the election can still go on but the...

  • May 24, 2020

    Man arrested...

    A 45 years man who is a farmer at the Twifu Mampong in the Twifo Atimokwa District of the Central Region has been arrested for inflicting deep cutlass wounds on his mother. Man arrested The accused who is called Kennedy Kwaku Adu after blaming his biological mother for his sterility...

  • May 24, 2020

    245 Kuwait...

    Just yesterday Friday 22nd May 2020, we published here that 245 people living illegally in Kuwait have faced deportation. Despite the closure of our borders to prevent the importation of Coronavirus, “the government of Ghana has…granted a special permit for the admission of the said deportees to Ghana,” Information Minister Kojo...

  • May 24, 2020

    Palm oil...

    The Palm oil Development Association of Ghana (OPDAG) has expressed appreciation to the government for exempting the commodity and its by-products from the reduction in the benchmark value of imports. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, May 11, this year, announced a 50 per cent reduction in the benchmark...

  • May 24, 2020

    Regional SRC’s...

    The Regional Students’ Representative Council (Regional SRC’s) has written to the Ministry of Education appealing for the reopening of schools to allow final-year students to complete their High School education. They noted the reopening of schools should be done for only those in their final year. “Only final year students...

  • May 24, 2020

    Nestle, AGRA...

    Nestlé, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Sahel Grains have awarded three young farmers who have embraced agriculture as a business at Tumu in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region for their excellence in maize farming. This strategic partnership formed in July 2019...

  • May 24, 2020

    Dannex Donates...

    Dannex Limited, a pharmaceutical company in Accra, has donated quantity of drugs worth thousands of Cedis to the Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) to be distributed to aged musicians in the country. The drugs, which include Heptamin Capsules and Samalin Lozenge among others, were presented to the acting president of...

  • May 23, 2020

    Egypt accepts...

    Agreement needs to allow for ‘Egypt’s water interests as well as those of Ethiopia and Sudan’ says foreign ministry. Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is seen as it undergoes construction work on the river Nile in Guba Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Region, Ethiopia [File: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters]   Egypt has said it is...

  • May 23, 2020

    Remains of...

    Ex-defence minister Augustin Bizimana, believed to have died in 2000, was indicted on genocide, murder and rape charges. Pictures of the Rwandan Genocide victims donated by survivors are displayed at an exhibition at the Genocide Memorial in Gisozi in Kigali, Rwanda April 6, 2019 [Baz Ratner/Reuters]   The remains of...

  • May 23, 2020

    How a...

    Show dubbed The Virus, aired on social media and on a private channel, focuses on life during the pandemic. Alioune Thiam, the actor who plays Doctor Diouf, is seen during filming of the TV show in Dakar [AFP]   Senegal’s latest TV drama star is a fictional doctor who provides...

  • May 23, 2020

    Fire destroys...

    A fire has gutted Royal Foam factory in Asokore Mapong in the Ashanti region. Myjoyonline reports that the fire is said to have started from the production room of the factory and has spread to all parts of the factory. The cause of the fire is not known however, residents have...

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