Archive for General News

  • April 7, 2020

    Police officer...

    A police officer, Ghasty Yahaya Seidu, who has been serving a 20-year term for robbery has been rejailed with an additional 15 years by a Koforidua High Court for Illicit trafficking in explosive, firearm and ammunition. The court presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Cecilia Davis, found Corporal Ghasty Yahaya...

  • April 7, 2020

    Nana Addo...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Bernard Oko-Boye as Deputy Minister designate for Health. Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye, MP for Ledzokuku is now deputy minister-designate for health. A statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency revealed on Monday April 6. Dr Oko-Boye will replace Mr...

  • April 7, 2020

    Mamprobi Polyclinic...

    There is fear and pressure at the Mamprobi polyclinic in the Greater Accra region as numerous health workers at the hospital got in to contact with a suspected coronavirus patient who brought her daughter for treatment a few days ago. Reports say that a woman who through contact tracing was...

  • April 6, 2020

    Nigeria: Aid...

    Charity organisations say poor nutrition, lack of proper sanitation and overcrowding are common problems in camps.   Aid workers say close to two million displaced people in camps in northeast Nigeria are at risk of contracting the new coronavirus infection. They have all been made homeless by 10 years of war...

  • April 6, 2020

    Life after...

    Clinton Kanu spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, but life on the outside feels far from free. Clinton Kanu walks along the sandy roads of his neighbourhood in Enugu [Chika Oduah/Al Jazeera]   Enugu, Nigeria – Each morning, 56-year-old Clinton Kanu wakes up on a...

  • April 6, 2020

    Former Libya...

    Jibril was interim leader until the country held its first free elections in 2012 following the removal of Gaddafi. Jibril, who was in his late 60s, had mainly lived in Egypt in recent years [File: Mahmud Turkia/AFP]   Mahmoud Jibril, the former head of the Libyan rebel government that overthrew...

  • April 6, 2020

    East Africa’s...

    Some artists in the region are hoping the international attention will help them get recognition.   With growing interest from international auction houses and a flourishing gallery scene at home, East African art is catching on with global collectors and a new generation of local buyers. The region may lag...

  • April 6, 2020

    South Sudan...

    Country’s vice-president says 29-year old patient showed symptoms on April 2 and is being treated in isolation. President Kiir last week imposed a curfew from 8pm to 6am for six weeks and closed borders, airports, schools, churches and mosques [Alex McBride/AFP]   South Sudan has confirmed its first case of...

  • April 6, 2020

    A family...

    Civilians paying a heavy price as al-Shabab punishes them and US drone attacks kill them, Somali politician says. Trump has relaxed some of the rules limiting civilian casualties and designated large swathes of Somalia as ‘areas of active hostilities’ [Isaac Brekken/Getty]   It was a warm Sunday night and the...

  • April 5, 2020

    Afghan forces...

    Abdullah Orokzai, also known as Aslam Farooqi, was arrested with other fighters by Afghan intelligence. Afghan security personnel stand guard near the site of an attack to a Sikh temple in Kabul which killed 25 people [STR/AFP]   Afghan forces announced they have arrested the leader of the country’s ISIL...

  • April 5, 2020

    Racism row...

    Two doctors spark criticism for discussing in a TV show the idea of testing a vaccine for the coronavirus in Africa. Africa is currently the continent least affected by COVID-19, with nearly 7,500 cases and more than 320 deaths [File: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP]   Two French doctors have been accused of...

  • April 5, 2020

    Libya: Coronavirus...

    Experts warn of dangers facing the 700,000 refugees and migrants already subjected to ‘unimaginable horrors’ in Libya. Libya is a major gateway for migrants and refugees hoping to reach Europe [Manu Brabo/AP Photo]   An outbreak of the coronavirus in Libya could be “truly catastrophic” for the internally displaced people...

  • April 5, 2020

    Coronavirus cases...

    At least 8,100 people have died of coronavirus in the US while global death toll surged past 60,000. The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has exceeded 300,000, while the death toll passed 8,100. New York state’s coronavirus toll has risen at a devastating pace to 3,565 deaths,...

  • April 5, 2020

    It’s Antichrist’s...

    Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has weighed on the controversy surrounding the 5G network amid the Coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled activities in many countries around the world. The Founder of Believers Love World a.k.a Christ Embassy who was preaching to his congregation on a live TV program, stated that the pandemic...

  • April 5, 2020

    Those ‘fleeing’...

    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has met leaders of political parties in Ghana to discuss ways to win the fight against the novel Coronavirus. The meeting, which took place at the seat of government -Jubilee House -brought together leaders of all the political parties in the country. In his address, the...

  • April 5, 2020

    Missing female...

    The 26-year-old female teacher who went missing two days ago in the Atebubu-Amantin Municipality has been found dead. The lifeless body of Benedicta Gyane Afofie, a teacher at Amantin Roman Catholic Junior High School was retrieved from the Volta Lake in Yeji in the Pru East District. Details surroundings her...

  • April 5, 2020

    Ghanaian nurse...

    Cecilia Awinsongya, a Ghana nurse has accused Military men in Kumasi of assaulting her whilst going home from work in uniform. According to the lady whiles on her way home from work, she was assaulted by military men tasked to enforce the lockdown in Kumasi. Ghanaian-nurse-assaulted-by-some-Military-men-in-Kumasi She took to Facebook...

  • April 5, 2020

    COVID-19: The...

    The increase of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana has necessitated the repatriation of some citizens of the Netherlands and other European Union nations In a tweet, the Dutch Embassy herein Ghana made this known.   “A special KLM repatriation flight, arranged in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...

  • April 5, 2020

    Leaked Video...

    WATCH: Leaked Video Shows Soldiers And Police Abusing Civilians During Lockdown Another video is going viral on social media which shows soldiers and police officers abusing civilians. The video was allegedly recorded on the night of Friday, April 3, 2020. The civilians were allegedly being harassed for contravening the 21-day...

  • April 5, 2020

    Deputy CEO...

    The Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Exim Bank ( GEXIM), Kwame Adu-Darkwa has donated 4800 hand sanitizers to Asuogyaman district to support the fight against COVID-19. Mr. Adu-Darkwa, speaking to a section of the media on Saturday 4th April, 2020, commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for...

  • April 4, 2020

    Liberia braces...

    Healthcare woes limit effect of Ebola learnings during 2014-16 epidemic as Liberia gears up to fight COVID-19 outbreak. A woman selling masks in a Monrovia market [Screengrab/Reuters]   Monrovia, Liberia – “Please open up!” blared a man’s voice through a megaphone as a government patrol vehicle stopped next to a tightly-knit...

  • April 4, 2020

    Eritrea urged...

    Rights groups call on government to release Ciham Ali Ahmed and other detainees amid fears of a coronavirus outbreak. Ciham Ali Ahmed has not been charged with a crime nor allowed access to her lawyers or family since her arrest, according to Amnesty International [Courtesy: Human Rights Watch]   Prominent...

  • April 4, 2020

    Mali: Abducted...

    Negotiations with kidnappers of leading opposition leader ‘continue normally’, his party says. Soumaila Cisse is a former minister of finance who has run for president of Mali three times [File: Annie Risemberg/Reuters]   Leading Malian opposition leader Soumaila Cisse is “doing well” more than a week since his abduction, his...

  • April 4, 2020

    Alarm as...

    Flight restrictions delay pesticide deliveries in the region, where locusts are on the verge of devastating crops. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has secured about $111m of funding towards fighting the locust swarms [Baz Ratner/Reuters]   Coronavirus-linked flight restrictions are hampering efforts to wipe out locust...

  • April 4, 2020

    ‘Major recession’...

    World Bank says economic crunch likely to hit poorest countries hardest as infections hit almost 1.1 million people. The world’s two leading financial institutions have warned of dire economic disruptions as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread around the world, with record number of deaths and infections reported in Europe...

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