Archive for General News

  • May 27, 2020

    Venezuela health...

    Venezuela has 1,177 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths, but rights groups say the real numbers are much higher. People queueing to receive food from a charity, in the slum of Carapita, during the nationwide quarantine in Caracas, Venezuela [Manaure Quintero/Reuters]   The Venezuelan healthcare system is “grossly unprepared”...

  • May 27, 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 27, 2020

    Eid in...

    Economists warn that many businesses in Nigeria’s informal economy may never recover.   The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is usually a time of celebration in Nigeria. This year, however, many children will not be getting new clothes and gifts. The pandemic has devastated the...

  • May 27, 2020

    Burundi election...

    Opposition party claims it won the poll but election board says their candidate garnered 20 percent of the vote. Election commission said opposition leader Agathon Rwasa won 24 percent of the votes cast [Clovis Guy Siboniyo/Reuters]   Burundi will have a new president after the country’s election commission declared the...

  • May 27, 2020

    Minister makes...

    Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan, has suggested the need for police cells in the country to be disinfected at the end of every quarter of the year. According to him, such a move will not only keep the cells safe but also ensure that they are dignified facilities to keep...

  • May 27, 2020

    Skyy FC...

    The Chief Executive Officer of Skyy FC, Adelade Amofa Arthur has made a donation to the club’s players and staff. The generous act was done to draw the curtains down on the CEO’s 51st birthday celebrations and also presented the opportunity for players to hobnob with her. During the exercise...

  • May 27, 2020

    GRA Will...

    Chairperson of the Covid-19 National Trust Fund, a fund set up by an Act of Parliament, to argument the efforts of government aimed at supporting the needy and vulnerable in society in the country’s Covid-19 fight. Chief Justice Retired, Sophia Akuffo, says the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) will offer tax...

  • May 27, 2020

    Reopening of...

    The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) is calling for the reopening of schools in July for final year students and September for all students. According to President of the Association, Damasus Tuurosung, the Covid-19 pandemic has no plan of leaving; therefore schools must find ways of operating while...

  • May 27, 2020

    NDC drags...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dragged the Electoral Commission (EC) to the Supreme Court over the compilation of a new Voters Register. The NDC is praying the court for an order directed at the EC, to include “all existing voter identification cards duly issued by the 2nd Defendant (EC)...

  • May 27, 2020

    Sekondi-Takoradi, Tarkwa,...

    COVID-19 Sekondi-Takoradi and Tarkwa in the Western Region are the new hotspots for Covid-19 Infection. Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Aboagye, made this known at the Covid-19 press briefing on May 26, in Accra. According to him, the towns recorded 57 out of the156 new confirmed...

  • May 27, 2020

    Fear grips...

    Two different constituencies with two political heads sharing a common border on Nzema land. That is the story of ‘twin’ constituencies Ellembelle and Evalue Ajomoro Gwira in the Western region. The political heads, thus the Members of Parliament, occupying these two seats are from two different political parties. While Emmanuel...

  • May 26, 2020

    US DOJ...

    Family lawyers say the US Department of Justice will look into the handling of the case by police and prosecutors. Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed in Brunswick, Georgia is seen in an undated photo [File: Handout/ Marcus Arbery/Reuters]   The United States Department of Justice is investigating the...

  • May 26, 2020

    Hundreds more...

    Evacuations a major setback for commander Haftar, depriving LNA of its most potent foreign fighting force near Tripoli.   Hundreds of Russian military contractors in Libya were evacuated on Monday after retreating from fighting on the capital’s front lines, forces backing the unity government said. The claim comes after a series of setbacks for...

  • May 26, 2020

    Burundi election...

    The vote is meant to usher in the first democratic transfer of power in 58 years of independence. General Evariste Ndayishimiye, the ruling party candidate, has been named the winner of Burundi’s May 20 presidential election [AFP]   Burundi’s election commission declared the governing party’s candidate, Evariste Ndayishimiye, the winner...

  • May 26, 2020

    UN: Libyan...

    About 1,000 migrants have attempted the Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya this month, United Nations says. The death toll among migrants who tried to cross the Mediterranean since 2014 has surpassed 20,000 [Ismail Zitouny/Reuters]   Libya’s coastguard intercepted about 400 Europe-bound migrants off the country’s Mediterranean coast over the past...

  • May 26, 2020

    Africa Day:...

    Child Online Africa (COA) joins its voice with others to wish all Africans a happy Africa Liberation Day. Today, May 25, is exactly 57 years since the Organization of African Unity (OAU) now African Union was founded. On this day H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission declares in his...

  • May 26, 2020

    Mahama ‘Rejected’...

    Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram constituency, Sam George has recalled some difficulties he went through prior to the moment he defeated the incumbent MP, E. T. Mensah. Working with E. T. Mensah According to him, he offered himself to work with Hon. E. T. Mensah for 3 years without collecting...

  • May 26, 2020

    Ghana Navy...

    Some personnel of the Ghana Navy in the Western Region  have tested positive for the coronavirus. The number of infected personnel is yet to be publicly disclosed. “I do not want to go to numbers because you may test positive today in two weeks time you may test negative. And...

  • May 26, 2020

    Chief Imam...

    The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, has appealed to the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure that election 2020 was free, fair, and devoid of political violence. National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu He also called on other stakeholders involved in this year’s general election to work towards free...

  • 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...

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