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Small Scale Miners Association donates PPE to Citi FM/TV

The Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners as part of its Cooperate Social Responsibility has donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other sanitary items to Citi FM and Citi TV. Speaking to Citi News after the donation, the President of the Ghana National Association of Small Scale Miners, Collins Osei Kusi, charged the […]

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Chinese state media blasts Trump for ‘destroying America’s democracy and freedom’

China‘s state newspaper has lashed out at U.S. President Donald Trump, accusing him of destroying America’s democracy, freedom, and human rights in an escalating diplomatic dispute over the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Numerous people are wondering how the US system can tolerate such a person as a president,’ state-run tabloid Global Times criticizes in an opinion piece. The […]

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GRA begins use of new integrated Customs Management System

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) is set to use a newly Integrated Customs Management System (ICUMS) at the Tema Port. In a statement dated April 27, 2020, the authority says the deployment takes effect from today, Tuesday, April 28, 2020. It says effective today, all transactions in respect of import and export manifest can be […]

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Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson leads minute’s silence for key workers

Key workers who have lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic were remembered today in a UK-wide silence. People across Britain paused for a minute at 11am in sombre tribute to the sacrifice made by those on the front line, in roles ranging from doctors and nurses to carers, cleaners, porters and bus drivers. Prime […]

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Captain Tom Moore WILL get a flypast – but from the RAF

Captain Tom Moore will get a Spitfire flypast to mark his 100th birthday on Thursday as the Royal Air Force have taken over from amateur aviation enthusiasts for the salute. Pilots from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, are expected to lead a display over the veteran’s home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. […]

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Libya’s Tripoli government denounces latest ‘coup’ by Khalifa Haftar

The Tripoli-based Government of National Unity (GNA) on Tuesday denounced an umpteenth “coup” by its rival, East Libyan strongman, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who had assured the day before that he had obtained the “people’s mandate” to govern the country. In a brief speech Monday evening, Haftar announced that the general command of his self-proclaimed “army” […]

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US acknowledges killing civilians in 2019 airstrike in Somalia

The United States said on Monday it had killed two civilians and injured three in an air strike in Somalia early last year, in a rare acknowledgement of civilian casualties from U.S. Africa Command military operations in the Horn of Africa country. The deaths were mentioned in a debut quarterly assessment report by AFRICOM on […]

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Mankind to suffer worse pandemics than coronavirus if environment not protected, warn scientists

Humans are to blame for coronavirus and even deadlier pandemics will follow unless the environment is protected, scientists have warned.  Scientists said in a report published this week: ‘There is a single species responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic – us. ‘Recent pandemics are a direct consequence of human activity, particularly our global financial and economic […]

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COVID-19 and class struggle in Africa – A struggle to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah [Article]

Not many would have predicted that Kwame Nkrumah’s essay on Class Struggle in Africa was a prophesy waiting to be exposed by a fortuitous event like COVID-19. Writing in 1970, Nkrumah prophesied: “While there is no hard and fast dogma for socialist revolution, and specific circumstances at a definite historical period will determine the precise […]

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SPITTING could be banned in football when sport returns in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus

Footballers could be on the receiving end of a booking from referees for spitting in games due to the potential spread of coronavirus from saliva, says FIFA‘s Medical Committee Chairman. As well as numerous health concerns with the return of football, spitting may be punishable by a yellow card and banned outright, as saliva which […]

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Prince Harry records message for Thomas the Tank Engine

Prince Harry has recorded a special message to celebrate the 75th anniversary of children’s favorite Thomas the Tank Engine. The Duke of Sussex introduces a new program called ‘Thomas and Friends: The Royal Engine,’ which has a storyline featuring Harry’s father and grandmother, Prince Charles and the Queen, as animated characters. Set when the Prince […]

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Uganda’s Bobi Wine accuses police of torturing ally mp

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine accused the police on Monday of torturing and blinding one of his allies, shortly before the lawmaker, detained over coronavirus social distancing rules, was brought to court on a stretcher. Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is seeking to oust aging leader Yoweri Museveni, 75, […]

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Algeria extends lockdown measures until May 14

Algeria on Monday extended until 14 May the containment measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, after authorising the reopening of some businesses during the Ramadan period. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has “renewed for an additional period of 15 days, namely from 30 April to 14 May, the current containment measures as well […]

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Algeria extends lockdown measures until May 14

Algeria on Monday extended until 14 May the containment measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, after authorising the reopening of some businesses during the Ramadan period. Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has “renewed for an additional period of 15 days, namely from 30 April to 14 May, the current containment measures as well […]

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Gabon relaxes confinement measures in Libreville

The total confinement of Gabon’s capital, Libreville, and three bordering communes, put in place two weeks ago to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, will be relaxed, the Prime Minister announced on Monday. This small central African country officially has only 176 cases of Covid-19 positive patients, including three deaths, for some 2 million […]

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Gabon relaxes confinement measures in Libreville

The total confinement of Gabon’s capital, Libreville, and three bordering communes, put in place two weeks ago to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, will be relaxed, the Prime Minister announced on Monday. This small central African country officially has only 176 cases of Covid-19 positive patients, including three deaths, for some 2 million […]

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Freight Forwarders threaten demo against shipping lines over ‘illegal’ charges

The Concerned Freight Forwarders and Traders Association (COFT), has threatened to embark on a massive demonstration at the Tema Port to protest against the failure of shipping lines to heed to government’s directive not to collect ‘demurrage and rent charges’ on cargo for the period of the partial lockdown. Speaking to Citi Business News, the […]

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Investment remains highest share of banks’ assets despite slow growth in February

A new report released by the Bank of Ghana(BoG) on the country’s banking sector performance shows that the largest component of assets of banks, that is investments, recorded a growth of 7.2% as at February 2020. This is lower compared to the 33.3% growth recorded in the same period in 2019. According to the Bank […]

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KNUST, Incas develop rapid diagnostic test kit for detecting COVID-19

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Incas Diagnostics, a diagnostic company in Kumasi have created a Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) kit to be help test for the novel coronavirus. According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the school, Dr. Daniel Norris Bekoe, the creation of this test […]

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Nigeria relaxes Covid-19 lockdown measures

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced Monday evening a gradual deconfinement in Africa’s most populous country from 4 May, but will impose a night curfew and the wearing of masks. “I have decided to put in place gradual deconfinement measures,” he said in a much-anticipated television address. “We will implement a curfew between 8 p.m. and […]

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Construction workers riot in Lagos over Covid-19 lockdown

Dozens of workers at a construction site, including that of the refinery built by Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, revolted on Monday against the containment measures in Lagos, the economic capital of Nigeria. “The employees rose up to protest against the containment measures because they want to return to work,” Bala Elkana, a spokesman for […]

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Coronavirus US: Doctors give men oestrogen to curb inflammation

Doctors are wondering if giving men two female sex hormones could make them more likely to survive the novel coronavirus. Across the globe, women from most countries have been less likely to become abruptly ill with the virus, and less likely to die from it. This has led many researchers to wonder if the hormones […]

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Coronavirus UK: Lockdown-easing plans could start this weekend

Boris Johnson has mapped out a blueprint to loosen the lockdown which will reopen rubbish tips this weekend followed by garden centres within a fortnight, sources claimed last night. Council recycling centres could be allowed to take customers in a matter of days if the police give the green light they can cope with the […]

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Boris’s next move: PM’s lockdown-easing plans ‘will see council tips reopen this weekend’

Boris Johnson has mapped out a blueprint to loosen the lockdown which will reopen rubbish tips this weekend followed by garden centres within a fortnight, sources claimed last night. Council recycling centres could be allowed to take customers in a matter of days if the police give the green light they can cope with the […]

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Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world

A member of the El Salvador military clears people from the historic center of San Salvador as part of the government’s emergency decree to curb the spread of coronavirus, on March 21. Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty Images. El Salvador President Nayib Bukele has authorized the use of lethal force by the police and army against gang members […]

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Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday Spitfire flypast is CANCELLED

A Spitfire flypast to celebrate Captain Tom Moore’s 100th birthday has been cancelled after the Department of Transport cited concerns over whether it would encourage crowds to form amid coronavirus lockdown. The Mark 9 Spitfire, named The Spirit Of Kent, was supposed to fly over Cpt Tom’s home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, at 8pm on […]

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Trump unveils plan to test one in 50 Americans for coronavirus

President Trump announced Monday that the federal government will assist the states in conducting enough coronavirus testing to have businesses open their doors again, but the federal government would only supply tests as a ‘last resort.’  ‘We are continuing to rapidly expand our capacity and I’m confident that we have enough testing to begin reopening […]

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