Archive for General News

  • March 23, 2020

    Guinea votes...

    Opposition boycotting vote allege referendum is a ploy by President Alpha Conde to remain in power. There are also questions about the fairness of Sunday’s vote, which additionally is taking place amid mounting concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus in Africa [File: Reuters]   Voters in Guinea are casting...

  • March 23, 2020

    In Pictures:...

    Largely reliant on demand from China, a small fishing village in South Africa has to cope with the closure of markets. A view of the houses built for employees of a fish canning factory that closed in 1969. They are located in front of a graveyard in a part of...

  • March 23, 2020

    GPHA suspends...

    Following the declaration of the COVID-19 a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and Ghana recording 21 cases, the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) has decided to suspend all port tours by schools and organisations with immediate effect. It is also liaising with shipping agents to identify all...

  • March 23, 2020

    COVID-19: Accra...

    As part of strengthening the measures to prevent a rapid spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, markets in the Greater Accra Region will be closed on Monday, March 23, 2020, for a disinfection exercise. According to a statement issued by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), the exercise has become necessary...

  • March 23, 2020

    Ghana to...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has asked all Ghanaians to observe Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 as a national day of fasting and prayer to seek the face of God in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. This, he said, will be an addition to the adherence of measures rolled out...

  • March 22, 2020

    Coronavirus pandemic:...

    Top politicians, celebrities and sportspeople have been infected as governments take strict measures to curb the virus. Hollywood star Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson are two of the most high-profile celebrities to be affected by the coronavirus [File: Robyn Beck/AFP]   The coronavirus pandemic has spread to at least 164 countries...

  • March 22, 2020

    South Africa’s...

    The country’s healthcare system is already struggling, and people there worry the COVID-19 pandemic could overwhelm it entirely.   In South Africa, the number of people infected with coronavirus has risen sharply to 240. The country’s healthcare system is already struggling, and people there worry the COVID-19 pandemic could overwhelm it...

  • March 22, 2020

    Jayana educates...

      Ghana’s fastest rising gospel Musician, Jemima Annor Yeboah whose stage name is JAYANA has come up with techniques of handling microphone for artistes amidst Covid-19. In a video, she was seen demonstrating how musicians can be comfortable when singing into a microphone. According to her, many singers struggle to...

  • March 22, 2020

    Zimbabwe unfazed...

    As Zimbabwe reports first coronavirus case, fears are rising over the country’s capacity to cope with a major outbreak. The South African side of the border crossing with Zimbabwe at Beitbridge [Steve Crisp/Reuters]   Harare, Zimbabwe – Officials in Zimbabwe have reacted indifferently to South Africa’s announcement that it planned to erect a...

  • March 22, 2020

    God Will...

      Dr. Bawumia washing his hands before proceeding for the Islamic intercession Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia yesterday expressed optimism about Ghana’s ability to weather the storm triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during a Moslem breakfast prayer meeting at the Jubilee House yesterday, he expressed concern about the spread and...

  • March 22, 2020

    Passengers who...

    Government as part of measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the country, on Saturday night begun quarantining all passengers disembarking at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). According to one of the travellers, passengers were not informed about the development prior to arriving in the country until they got to...

  • March 22, 2020

    SRHR project...

    The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has reviewed its Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) project designed to meet the transitional needs of adolescents into adulthood. The first phase of the project was carried out in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Municipal Assembly (KEEA) and the review was to assess the achievements...

  • March 22, 2020

    Ghanaian mother...

    We just received the heartbreaking news of the demise of a young Ghanaian citizen in Europe. The Ghanaian citizen identified as Kweku was a student in Italy, one of the countries that have been severely hit by the Coronavirus pandemic. Breaking the news, a friend of the deceased Benjamin Sey...

  • March 22, 2020

    Policemen Beat...

    [JUST IN]: Policemen Beat & Chase Out Church Members After Defying President’s Order -[WATCH VIDEO] A video that went viral on social media lately involves policemen beating and chasing out church members after they disobeyed orders given by the Zimbabwean President. From the video, policemen are seen holding canes and...

  • March 22, 2020

    Class 6...

    A class six (6) pupil has drowned in the Volta River. The incident occurred at Mamakope a fishing community near Atimpoku in the Eastern region. The body of the deceased, Ayuba Zebelo, has been deposited at the VRA Hospital. Currently, all schools in Ghana have been shut down by the...

  • March 22, 2020

    Eric Opoku...

    Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has dismissed reports of naming his running mate. Social media has been awashed with a circular for the past 24hrs indicating that the former leader of the country has chosen his running mate. “Just in… Hon. Eric Opoku, Asunafo South MP, Ranking member...

  • March 22, 2020

    Africa to...

    African map African countries are expected to lose over $110bn in taxes, petroleum exports, jobs, and contracts to local companies over the next three months over the outbreak of Covid-19. According to the African Energy Chamber, while they have a fundamental belief that we have to let the market work for itself,...

  • March 20, 2020

    ‘Bali will...

    Bali bounced back after bombings and natural disaster, but some worry it will not recover from the effects of COVID-19. The coronavirus threatens to destroy the tourism that has long supported Bali’s vibrant economy [Made Nagi/EPA]   Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia will suspend its visa-on-arrival policy for a month from Friday...

  • March 20, 2020

    COVID-19: Africa...

    Countries across continent take drastic steps to fight coronavirus amid warnings number of infections is likely higher. From imposing travel bans to prohibiting mass gatherings and shutting down schools, governments across Africa are increasingly adopting sweeping measures in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. The emergency moves...

  • March 20, 2020

    Coronavirus fears...

    As panic buyers empty supermarket shelves across the world, are the agricultural workers who fill them being protected? There are around 120,000 migrant workers in Italy, mostly from Africa and Eastern Europe [File: Elisa Oddone/Al Jazeera]   Turin, Italy – As Italy’s north struggles to contain the spread of coronavirus, fears...

  • March 20, 2020

    Just In:...

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has suspended all passport services at all Passport Application Centres (PACs) across the country with immediate effect.   This is in line with keeping with Government’s directives to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has as of today, March...

  • March 20, 2020

    E/R Prisons...

    State of Prisoners in Ghana The Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana Prisons Service is appealing to individuals and groups to support the Service with the necessary logistics to help curb the spread of Covid-19. According to the Eastern Regional Prisons Service, they have not yet received personal protection equipment...

  • March 20, 2020

    Akufo-Addo’s ban...

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has urged President Nana Akufo-Addo to show leadership in enforcing the Executive Directives banning all social gatherings in the country. The Party made the call following the National Identification Authority’s continuous Ghana card registration exercise despite a ban on such activities. Officials of the NDC...

  • March 20, 2020

    Mulan Activity...

      The Mulan Activity Center has distributed free sanitizers to children in the Adjiriganor community in East Legon to encourage them to keep their hands clean at places where there is no running water. The Center also distributed educational materials and learning toys to the children as they stay home...

  • March 20, 2020

    Volta Regional...

    Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister has signed a book of condolence in memory of the late Kafui Kumaga a.k.a (K2), Head of Programmes, Ghana Broadcasting Cooperation (GBC), Volta Star Radio in Ho. The Minister commiserated with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) and the bereaved family, describing the death...

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