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Ghana card, voter registrations to resume as Akufo-Addo lifts restrictions

The Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) will soon resume their registration exercises following the lifting of the ban on public and social gatherings by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Nana Akufo-Addo in an address on Sunday urged such bodies to adhere to safety protocols during their activities. “…Statutory bodies such […]

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Coronavirus: Schools reopened for final year JHS, SHS and university students

Schools across the country have been reopened solely for final year students as part of measures to ease restrictions in Ghana’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised address to the nation said the move is to prepare and enable the students to take their final examinations. […]

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Shocking moment topless male sunbather punches a woman as brawl erupts among crowd in Epping Forest

This is the moment a topless man hits a woman in the face before throwing a punch at another woman during a brawl at an Essex beauty spot. In the shocking footage a large crowd is seen gathered opposite the Kings Oak Pub in High Beech, a clearing Loughton, Essex. The video, recorded yesterday, shows […]

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Christo, who made monumental art around the world, has died at 84

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who was known for his monumental environmental artworks with his late wife, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, has died. He was 84 years old. Together, known simply as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, they wrapped iconic landmarks in fabric, such as the Pont Neuf in Paris in 1985 and the […]

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Celestine Donkor goes international with songs in Ewe language [Video]

Gospel minstrel, Celestine Donkor is one of the Ghanaian gospel musicians gradually gaining prominence on the international music scene. The gospel artiste who has gained much exposure in South Africa, has explained that one of the things she is bent on doing, is not to only evangelise through music, but to also sell the Ghanaian […]

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Mayors of riot-torn cities plead for end to violent demonstrations in wake of George Floyd killing

The devastation of overnight rioting and looting has been laid bare in shocking images from across multiple US cities as black mayors of Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Georgia, plead for an end to violent demonstrations.    DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, both Democratic women, said while they support Americans’ right to […]

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Akufo-Addo to deliver 10th address on Ghana’s COVID-19 fight tonight

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation tonight on the country’s fight against COVID-19. This will be the tenth time such a televised address will be delivered by the President since Ghana confirmed its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 12, 2020. President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to deliver the […]

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Two million Britons ‘shielding’ from coronavirus are told they CAN go outside for a walk

More than two million Britons ‘shielding’ from coronavirus will be able to go outside for a walk from tomorrow, despite warnings that ‘nothing will ever be a 100 per cent safe’. People deemed ‘extremely vulnerable’ to the illness have had to avoid all social interaction since March, but will now be able to go outside with […]

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New surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with police

Shocking new surveillance video appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with Minneapolis police before his death. Floyd can’t be seen in the footage, but one cop can be seen leaning through the back door and visibly struggling with him.  The clip was posted by activist Shaun King, who wrote: ‘BREAKING: Just got this […]

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Strongman responds to fan who labeled him ungrateful to Sark

– Advertisement – Strongman has in a tweet taken a swipe at a fan who called him ungrateful to Sarkodie and his former record label due to the issues surrounding his departure. READ ALSO: Video of the heartwarming moment Sarkodie’s daughter, Titi showed off her rap skills In a communique issued by SarkCess Music on […]

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Pilot and passenger are plucked alive from the water after light aircraft plunges into sea

A pilot and a passenger have been rescued by the coastguard after their light aircraft crashed into the sea in Southampton earlier today.  The coastguard said the pair – who had been onboard the privately owned aircraft – were rescued from the water by a nearby vessel, at Calshot Spit in the Solent, between the […]

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‘Be sensible!’ Health chief beg Britons not to push eased lockdown rules

Health chiefs today begged people to ‘be sensible’ and not take advantage of lockdown easing – after more scenes of packed beaches and parks raised fears of a second coronavirus spike, Deputy medical officer Jenny Harries expressed alarm at the ‘vision’ of crowded beauty spots on another scorching day, suggesting people should take more personal […]

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EC must release timetable for voters’ registration exercise – Franklin Cudjoe

President of Policy think tank IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe, is demanding from the Electoral Commission (EC), a timetable outlining all important details about the upcoming voters’ registration exercise which is scheduled to begin in June this year. The EC is bent on compiling a new register over claims that the existing one is not credible […]

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#JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church

There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, […]

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Fuel prices go up slightly as BOST margin increases – NPA

Consumers of petroleum products should be paying an additional three pesewas per litre for the fuel they purchase at the various pumps from today, Monday, June 1, 2020. According to the National Petroleum Authority, NPA, this follows an increase of the BOST Margin in the price build-up of petroleum products. Currently, a litre each of […]

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Moment ‘Molotov sister’, 27, ‘throws petrol bomb at police van with four NYPD officers inside’

This is the shocking moment a protester charged with four counts of attempted murder appears to throw a Molotov cocktail at an occupied NYPD police cruiser.  Samantha Shader, 27, is accused of chucking the petrol bomb at the police vehicle – which had four officers inside – in Brooklyn shortly after 10.30pm on Friday.   Footage obtained […]

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Kenya coronavirus: Cases approach 2,000; Laikipia records case

Kenya continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with cases steadily rising each day. Government have locked down a handful of counties including the capital Nairobi and imposed a night-time curfew as part of containment efforts. This rolling page will continue to give updates on major occurrences as relates to the East African country. You can […]

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COVID-19: China to give Africa 30 million test kits monthly – Ramaphosa

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All African countries have since recorded cases as governments roll out measures to combat […]

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Gold output from large-scale mining sector up six percent for 2019

Gold output from the large-scale mining sector increased six percent to 2.989 million ounces in 2019 from 2.807 million ounces in 2018, according to the annual report of the Ghana Chamber of Mines. During the period, small-scale production decreased to 1.588 million ounces in 2019 from 1.984 million ounces in 2018. The 20 per cent […]

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Ethiopia coronavirus: Case load hits 1,172 after 109 new cases

Ethiopia is one of East / Horn of Africa’s least impacted nations as compared to rate of COVID-19 case growth and infection of its neighbours. A state of emergency lasting five-months has been imposed by the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed led government. All land borders have since been shut as a virus control measure with […]

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George Floyd riots spiral out of control as cop cars are torched and 25 cities enact curfews

George Floyd riots spiralled out of control Saturday night as cop cars were torched, stores were looted and at least 11 states activated the National Guard on a fifth night of protests that show no signs of stopping.  Scenes of destruction continued to spread across America as the death of the black man at the […]

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COVID-19: WHO releases new guidelines for outdoor events and mass gatherings

The World Health Organization on Saturday released new guidance for mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic, recommending a number of possible changes to large events — once they’re allowed to take place. Holding gatherings outdoors, limiting attendance to healthy people and staggering arrivals could all help limit the spread of the virus, according to the […]

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Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists chanting ‘I can’t breathe!’ gather at Trafalgar Square

Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets of London for the second day running in solidarity with those in the US over the death of George Floyd. Hundreds of demonstrators were packed into Trafalgar Square on Sunday, chanting ‘I can’t breathe,’ the words Floyd was heard gasping as a white police officer knelt […]

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Elon Musk breathes a huge sigh of relief after two astronauts were blasted into space

Elon Musk said he was ‘overcome with emotion’ after two NASA astronauts were blasted into space in the Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center yesterday. Astronauts Robert Behnken, 49, and Douglas Hurley, 53, took off from Launch Complex 39A at 3.22pm in Florida on Saturday – the first time an American crew launched from US […]

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Ghana’s courts must do more to boost public confidence in this era of excessive partisanship [Article]

At a time when we have become excessively partisan, it is of utmost importance that people maintain confidence in the judiciary’s neutrality to resolve politically sensitive issues. Political actors are unlikely to turn to the judiciary to settle their differences unless they have confidence in the courts. Democracy and constitutionalism break down without a fair […]

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Ghana coronavirus: 7,881 cases, 15% of Kuwait returnees test positive

May 31: 7,881 cases, 15% of Kuwait returnees infected 35 Ghanaians deportees who recently returned from Kuwait tested positive for COVID-19, local media portal Citi News have reported. The figure represents 15% of returnees. The group were part of 231 persons who flew into the country aboard a special flight on May 23. The batch […]

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Ethiopia calls for truce amid escalating border crisis with Sudan

Ethiopia says it is dismayed at recent cross border incursions along its common border with Sudan and has called for Sudanese authorities to allow for diplomacy to lead the search for an amicable solution. In a statement released on Sunday (May 31), the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry expressed “its deep sympathy and condolences to the families […]

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Citi TV to climax #IntercedeGhana with National Communion Service

Citi TV will later today, Sunday, May 31, 2020, climax its 24-hour prayer and worship chain dubbed Intercede Ghana with a ‘National Communion Service’. The National Communal Communion Service will be led by the General Overseer of the Action Chapel International (ACI), Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams. The National Communion Service will take place from 5:00 pm […]

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