Archive for General News

  • August 4, 2020

    Grenade attack...

    The unidentified assailants threw a grenade inside camp for displaced people in Mozogo district in the country’s north.   Fighters from the Boko Haram armed group have killed at least 16 people in an attack on a camp for displaced people in northern Cameroon, an official has said. “The toll...

  • August 4, 2020

    Latin America...

    Tens of thousands of new cases underscore region’s pandemic situation; Bolsonaro’s top aide tests positive for COVID-19. Latin America broke through five million confirmed cases of COVID-19, a Reuters tally showed, underscoring the region’s position as the area of the world hardest hit by the pandemic. It has already reported more...

  • August 4, 2020

    Mali soldiers...

    Five soldiers killed and five others wounded in twin attacks on military convoy and on a camp. Soldiers of the Malian army patrolling the old town of Djenne in central Mali [File: Michele Cattani/AFP]   Twin attacks have left at least five soldiers dead in Mali, a Sahel country mired...

  • August 4, 2020

    Zimbabwe stock...

    Zimbabwe is facing worst financial crisis in more than a decade, as market reopens after June halt to help stabilise the nation’s currency. Trading has resumed on Zimbabwe’s stock market, after it was halted in June to help stabilise the nation’s currency. But people there are facing their worst financial...

  • August 4, 2020

    Spain’s embattled...

    Spain’s former King Juan Carlos will leave the country, the royal palace has announced, weeks after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. Juan Carlos, 82, made the announcement in a letter to his son, Felipe, to whom he handed power six years ago. He said he would...

  • August 4, 2020

    Gov’t seeks...

    Government is seeking parliamentary approval to borrow a total of $166,120,000 for the purchase of armoured vehicles. The three separate agreements were laid in parliament Monday and referred to a joint committee on Finance, Defence and Interior. The first facility is between government of  Ghana (represented by the Ministry of...

  • August 4, 2020

    No specific...

    The Ghana Armed Forces has refuted claims that its men are preventing a particular ethnic group from participating in the voters’ registration exercise at Banda in the Bono Region. In a statement signed by Director of Public Relations, Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quashie said the presence of the security agencies is to...

  • August 4, 2020

    ICT Skills...

    The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has launched another flagship programme – ICT Skills Training for Students and Job Seekers – to equip job seekers and students with job-ready transferrable ICT skills. This is intended to help...

  • August 4, 2020

    ‘Assist Private...

    Board Chairman of New Crystal Health Services (NCHS), Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa, has underscored the need for private healthcare facilities to seek strategic partnerships that will inject capital into their operations. He said such capital injections will enable them to operate more efficiently and attend to the health needs of...

  • August 4, 2020

    2 Nigerians...

    A clash between two Nigerian groups has claimed the lives of two of their compatriots. The deceased have been identified as Marvis Wisdom, 26 years and Augenyawu aka Blackie 30 years. The two were said to have been attacked separately at Budumburam and Kasoa in the Central Region by their...

  • August 4, 2020

    MoI To...

    The Ministry of Information (MoI) is expected to hold a Founders’ Day Public Lecture on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, is billed to deliver the keynote address tomorrow. A statement issued by the Ministry and signed by Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide,...

  • August 3, 2020

    Nine nurses...

     Barbados Twelve people, including nine of the nurses who recently arrived in Barbados from Ghana, have tested positive for COVID-19 after tests conducted on Friday by the Best Dos-Santos Public health Laboratory. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George made the announcement during a live media conference on CBC TV yesterday afternoon. George...

  • August 3, 2020

    Sam Anthony...

    *The Tescon Organizer* for Foso college of education for 2019/2020 is today 02/08/2020 stating emphatically that we are going… *The Tescon Organizer* for Foso college of education for 2019/2020 is today 02/08/2020 stating emphatically that we are going to retire the NDC parliamentary candidate for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa by voting...

  • August 3, 2020

    Shama DCE...

    District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) of Shama District Assembly in the Western Region, Joseph Amoah, has advised the citizenry against being complacent in the country’s battle against the Covid-19 epidemic. “…the high number of Covid-19 patient recoveries across the country should not make us lose our guard or be a...

  • August 3, 2020

    2020 WASSCE...

    The West African Examinations Council, WAEC says 2020 WASSCE Science questions circulating on social media is ‘fake’. According to WAEC, its attention has been drawn to the “circulation of several fake versions of the Integrated Science 1 & 2 Papers to be administered on 3rd August, 2020 on social media platforms.”...

  • August 3, 2020

    ‘Western Region...

    Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Darko-Mensah, has given assurance to the effect that his region was jealously guarding against a surge in COVID-19 cases. “As a region with few COVID-19 patients, we are doing everything humanly possible to jealously guard against a surge and even halt the spread,” he stated. He...

  • August 3, 2020

    My govt...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the next administration of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2021 will introduce a system where Ghanaian students will access tertiary education on credit. Nana Addo He said his government will establish a credit facility that students will pay after they complete school. In an...

  • August 3, 2020

    Double Track...

    The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hinted that the Double Track system currently been used at the Senior High School(SHS) level will end when his second term in office ends. Senior High School students under the Free SHS policy are practising the semester-based system where students are...

  • July 30, 2020

    Kenya arrests...

    Surur was wanted for allegedly conspiring to sell 10 tonnes of elephant ivory and over 181kg of rhino horn from 2012-19. The haul is believed to have involved the illegal poaching of more than 35 rhinoceros and more than 100 elephants. [File: Ivan Lieman/AFP] Kenyan authorities have arrested a man...

  • July 30, 2020

    Man shot...

    Tahir Ahmad Naseem, accused of blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet, shot six times during a hearing. Police officers gather at an entry gate of Peshawar’s district court following the killing of Tahir Ahmad Naseem [Muhammad Sajjad/AP] A man accused of blasphemy for claiming that he was a prophet...

  • July 30, 2020

    Coronavirus outbreak...

    Brazil reports record daily cases, deaths; US deaths pass 150,000; Victoria set to announce record cases. Residents of Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha slum hold a protest earlier this month after ten days without water in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The country reported records cases and deaths on Wednesday...

  • July 30, 2020

    Zimbabwe to...

    Harare to issue long-term bonds and jointly approach international donors with farmers to raise funding. The land seizures were one of former leader Robert Mugabe’s signature policies that soured ties with the West [File: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5bn in compensation to white farmers whose land...

  • July 30, 2020

    14 killed...

    Thirteen of the dead were members of the same family, state police commissioner Ede Ayuba says. At least 14 villagers have been killed by gunmen in central Nigeria’s Kogi state, police said, terming the attack communal violence. The night-time attack on Agbudu village in Koton-Karfe area also left six people...

  • July 30, 2020

    NDC, NPP...

    Members of Parliament are divided along party lines over whether or not the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta should be removed from office. The NDC MPs contend Mr Ofori-Atta has breached provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2018 which makes him liable to removal from office under the same Act. According...

  • July 30, 2020

    Mahamudu Bawumia...

    Mahamudu Bawumia has listed the 82 licensed financial institutions that collapsed under John Mahama during his time as President. In… Mahamudu Bawumia has listed the 82 licensed financial institutions that collapsed under John Mahama during his time as President. In a Facebook page, Mahamudu Bawumia has listed all the 82...

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