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US reports more than 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths over the last 5 days

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has used an online post to criticize coronavirus lockdown measures and news coverage of the pandemic, in his first comments almost a full day after Brazil surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths. In a series of tweets Sunday, Bolsonaro pointed to a story published by the UK’s Daily Mail that criticizes lockdown measures […]

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Fears growing that Portugal may be taken off quarantine list too late

Fears are growing that any decision to take Portugal off the Government’s quarantine list will come too late for most families’ summer holidays. At present, all travellers to Portugal have to self-isolate for 14 days on return, following restrictions imposed when coronavirus cases began to surge. The number of cases has recently started to fall, […]

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Yaa-Naa calls for issue-based election campaign

Yaa-Naa Mahama Abukari II, the Overlord of Dagbon, has urged political parties to conduct issue-based campaign in the upcoming election to enable the electorate to know what they stand for. He also urged the media to offer fair opportunities to all political parties to share their messages with the public to inform their choices. He […]

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Mahama announces $10 billion infrastructural plan dubbed ‘Big Push’

John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has announced a $10 billion accelerated infrastructural plan, dubbed the Big Push, which he says will drive jobs and entrepreneurial agenda when elected in December 2020. “We are looking at what I call the Big Push, injecting some $10 billion to dualise our roads, […]

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Massive police hunt is launched as girl, eight, vanishes in Scottish river

An urgent police search is under way after an eight-year-old girl went missing in a river in Scotland today. Police crews and the emergency services, including a helicopter, rushed to the River Leven in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, at 6.45pm to reports of two people missing in the water.    While officers were able to recover one person […]

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Mauritians race to contain catastrophic oil spill swamping island’s pristine beaches and coral reefs

Thousands of volunteers in Mauritius are racing to contain a catastrophic oil spill swamping its pristine ocean and beaches on Sunday.  The bulk carrier MV Wakashio has been seeping fuel into a protected marine park boasting unspoiled coral reefs, mangrove forests and endangered species, prompting the government to declare an unprecedented environmental emergency. Attempts to stabilise […]

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Shatta Wale shot his scene in Beyonce’s ‘Already’ in New York – Papi Ojo

Papi Ojo-Beyonce and Shatta Wale Since the release of Beyonce‘s video with Shatta Wale for their ‘Already’ song, a lot of people have raised questions on how Shatta Wale was able to shot the video with Beyonce. According to some people, Beyonce sometime last year flew into the country secretly to shoot the music video […]

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Former top Saudi counter-terrorism chief ‘faces fresh assassination threat in Canada

Canadian security services have allegedly increased their protection over a former top Saudi counter-terrorism official after being alerted to a new assassination attempt. The Globe and Mail were told that Canadian security agencies were recently alerted to a new attempt to assassinate Saad Aljabri. Aljabri recently filed a federal lawsuit against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin […]

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NPP youth want speedy resolution of disputed Wulensi parliamentary primary

Some members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Wulensi Constituency in the Northern Region are appealing to the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party to fast track the resolution of the parliamentary dispute in the area. With barely five months to the general elections, the NPP members say they do not […]

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You cannot advise me – Tracey Boakye fires Gloria Kani

– Advertisement – It’s the start of a new week and actress and movie producer Tracey Boakye is still in the news following her revelation on social media some days ago in her fight with musician Mzbel. Though Tracey has apologized to Ghanaians and her fans for going berserk and bringing some issues which were […]

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Collateral Damage: The promise and failure of socialism in Ghana [Article]

When Dr. Kwame Nkrumah ascended power after Ghana’s independence, he sought to build an anti-capitalist economy that enhanced the social welfare of Ghanaians. To him, such an anti-capitalist economy complemented the communalistic nature of the Ghanaian society at that time. Also, Nkrumah saw such an anti-capitalist economy to be a catalyst to the national liberation […]

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Not even rape allegation can bring Shatta Wale’s brand down – Bulldog

Bulldog and Shatta Wale CEO of Bullhaus Entertainment and the manager for dancehall artiste Shatta Wale Lawrence Asiamah Hanson popularly known as Bulldog has stated that the brand Shatta Wale can never be brought down. Bulldog who has been with Shatta Wale for some number of years stated that looking at the things and places […]

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Thousands of foreign students stranded in France because of COVID-19

Tens of thousands of African students are still stuck in France this summer, long after their studies have concluded – because of COVID 19. In many cases, they’re unable to return home to countries where the pandemic is accelerating. Even in cases when countries haven’t closed their borders or imposed travel restrictions, the price of […]

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Labour MP Dawn Butler is pulled over by the police driving through London

Labour’s Dawn Butler has accused the police of racially profiling her after she was pulled over while driving in East London.   The MP for Brent Central filmed her heated confrontation in Hackney with two officers, who she claims demanded to know what was in the back of car.  After being left ‘irritated and angry’, she […]

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COVID-19: Ghana’s case count now 41,003, nine new deaths recorded

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has increased to 41,003, following the detection of four hundred and seventy (470) new cases. Nine new deaths have also been recorded, pushing the death toll to 215. This was confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on its website on Sunday, 9th August, 2020. 38,330 persons have so recovered from the […]

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UK coronavirus cases jump by 1,062 with eight more deaths recorded

A total of 1,062 people have tested positive for coronavirus today bringing Britain’s total cases to 310,825 in the biggest daily rise in six weeks. The country has not seen an increase this large since June 25 – when 1,118 cases were reported in a single day. The numbers add fuel to fears that the UK might […]

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The Queen heads out for a walk as she is seen for the first time since heading to Balmoral Estate

The Queen has been seen for the first time since arriving at Balmoral Estate at Glen Muick on Tuesday.  Her Majesty, 94, who cut a casual figure in a red top, gilet and tartan skirt, was spotted engaging in conversation as she took her beloved Dorgies, Vulcan and Candy, for a bracing walk.   The monarch and […]

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Giving 66% shares of Kotoka Airport to private firm wrong – Mahama

Former President John Mahama says the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is against attempts by the government to hand over 66% share of the Kotoka International Airport to TAM-SUMMA Consortium, a Turkish company. According to him, such moves by the government are wrong and must not be stopped. Speaking in an interview on Woezor TV on […]

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First Atlantic Bank launches 25th anniversary; commits to sub-regional expansion

First Atlantic Bank has launched its 25th Anniversary celebration with a commitment to continue providing its customers with innovative products and services as it positions itself for bigger competition in the West African sub-region. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Managing Director of the bank, Odun Odunfa, said, the milestone will be marked in all […]

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Over 500 Channel migrants land in Britain in just three days

More than 500 migrants have crossed the English Channel to the UK in just three days, including a toddler today, as it was revealed France is expected to demand £30million to help stem the flow of migrants across the Channel. Another 151 migrants made the dangerous crossing on Saturday, bringing the total the number to […]

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Engage GES on reversing ban on WASSCE exams for ‘deviant’ students – Nana Addo to Education Minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has directed the Minister of Education, Matthew Opoku Prempeh to engage the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reconsider its decision to ban 14 students from writing their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The GES dismissed and barred the 14 students from writing their remaining papers over their […]

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Millions of Britons could demand lucrative PPI pay-outs in ‘second wave’ of compensation

Banks are facing a ‘second wave’ of payment protection insurance (PPI) pay-outs, according to reports. It comes after a series of court rulings found the products, which were sold to millions of Britons, were ‘unfair’, reports The Sunday Times. The court rulings mean those who were denied compensation or those who received only partial refunds […]

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Princess Charlotte’s teacher marries her godfather with just their parents and siblings present

There will be cause for celebration for Princess Charlotte when she returns to school, as the young royal’s teacher has married her godfather. Thomas van Straubenzee, 38, a lifelong friend of Prince William, tied the knot with Lucy Lanigan-O’Keeffe, 32, a teacher at Charlotte and Prince George‘s school, Thomas’s Battersea. The couple married at Chelsea Old […]

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Economists warn drastic action needed to help Algerian economic recovery

Economists are warning that large scale intervention is needed to rescue the Algerian economy from accruing huge foreign debt, following the double blow of COVID 19 and tumbling oil revenues. The National Office of Statistics has reported a 3.9 percent fall in Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of 2020 alone, with unemployment nearing […]

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We’re probing alleged registration of Ivorian nationals – EC

The Electoral Commission (EC) has begun investigations into an alleged registration of Ivorian nationals in the ongoing voters’ registration exercise. An initial investigation by the EC revealed that the said registration occurred in Banda Kabrono in the Bono Region. The Commission has indicated that it will not shield any staff complicit in the act. It […]

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Spain’s former king Juan Carlos, 82, ‘was banished from the country by his son King Felipe VI’

Spain‘s former king Juan Carlos was banished from the country by his son – the reigning King Felipe VI – amid the latter’s corruption scandal, sources claim. The 82-year-old revealed on Monday that he had decided to leave Spain to help his son, the current King Felipe VI, ‘exercise his responsibilities’.  But sources claimed it […]

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Pupils pose no risk of spreading Covid, says study

A landmark coronavirus study has found the risk of transmission in classrooms is minimal, ratcheting up pressure on the Education Secretary to fully reopen schools.  Boris Johnson is understood to have warned that Gavin Williamson’s ‘head will be on the chopping block’ if pupils are not back in lessons next month. The Prime Minister has […]

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