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Ayesha Algade Amadu writies: Lessons from COVID-19

The entire world has literally come to standstill as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Some industries such as the aviation and tourism industries have been hard hit while others like manufacturers of medical equipment have seen a boom in business. Cities have been put under lockdown and many […]

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COVID-19: 17 more people recover as death toll hits 18

17 more people have recovered from the novel Coronavirus disease in Ghana as one more person has been confirmed dead from the disease. This was contained in the Ghana Health Service’s (GHS) regular update on the situation of the disease in the country. The update indicated that the total number of recoveries now stand at […]

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Microfinance companies decry impact of Coronavirus on their operations

More businesses in the country continue to complain about the adverse impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on their operations. The latest to openly complain about their challenges is the Ghana Association of Microfinance Companies which says its operations in terms of patronage and other related activities are grinding to a halt as a result of […]

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Kim Jong-un appears in public, North Korean state media report

Kim Jong-un has appeared in public for the first time in 20 days, North Korean state media says. KCNA news agency reports that the North Korean leader cut the ribbon at the opening of a fertiliser factory. It adds that people at the factory “broke into thunderous cheers of hurrah” when he appeared on Friday. […]

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Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah writes: John Mahama’s rhetoric Vrs Akufo-Addo’s resilience

I begrudgingly watched snippets of Mahama’s stand up show on Facebook last night and I’m amazed by the shallowness of the man in not getting his thoughts together. The whole show turned out to be a comedy of errors and propagation of lies. Mahama looks and sounds so miserable and desperate. One would have thought […]

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Breakthrough as UAE stem cell center develops coronavirus treatment

A team of doctors and researchers at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center (ADSCC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made global strides in their development of treatment for the novel Coronavirus. Already, 73 Emiratis coronavirus patients have all been successfully treated and cured of the virus after the treatment was administered to them, […]

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Labour relations in the wake of COVID-19: Implications on labour contracts [Article]

With the onset of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic[1] across the world, life as we know it has come to a virtual standstill.  Every sector of the global economy has been hit, international trade has been stalled and industries crashed; across the world, there is a genuine sense of despair. The most affected by this […]

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Grounded: Citi FM’s DJ Mingle releases mixtape to create coronavirus awareness

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, most creatives have contributed their quota in helping create awareness to the general public. In Ghana, Nii Kpakpo Mingle, a disc jockey at Citi FM popularly known in showbiz as DJ Mingle has also released a mixtape to the cause. DJ Mingle Titled ‘Grounded’, DJ Mingle serves music […]

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Akropong: Four arrested for enstooling chief despite ban on gatherings

Four royals of the Akuapem traditional area in the Eastern Region have been arrested by the police for flouting the ban on mass gatherings as well as failing to adhere to social distancing protocols amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The Akuapem North Municipal Assembly has said the four spearheaded the enstoolment ceremony and […]

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Santrofi band revives highlife with ‘Alewa’ [Album Review]

In the past two decades, there have been clarion calls by Chiefs, lecturers, producers, entertainment pundits, among others for the revival of authentic highlife music into the Ghanaian music industry and to some extent, the world as a whole. A lot of music lovers and a majority of Ghanaians considered the genre “dead”. But like […]

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NYA boss dissatisfied with progress of work on Koforidua sports stadium project

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Sylvester Mensah Tetteh, has expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work by the contractor working on the multi-purpose Youth Resource Center in Koforidua. Despite feeling let down, the CEO assured that the project would be completed before December 2020. He has, therefore, summoned the […]

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Akufo-Addo extends closure of Ghana’s borders by one month

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of the country’s borders by one month. The extension takes effect Monday, May 4, 2020, at 1 am. The president made the announcement at the virtual May Day celebrations on Friday, May 1, 2020. The government says the border closure order is to ensure that there […]

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COVID-19: Global Mission Resource Centre donates PPE to Yendi Hospital

Global Missions Resource Centre through its partners the United States of America team Mission 318 has donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Yendi Municipal hospital for the safety of the front line workers of the hospital. The Yendi hospital has over the years been in collaboration with the team for general delivery of […]

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Franklin Cudjoe blames Osafo Maafo for UNIPASS saga

IMANI Africa’s Franklin Cudjoe is holding the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo responsible for the challenges regarding the clearing of goods at the ports. According to him, some orders and directives from the Senior Minister on how the systems should be run at the ports have led to the issues being faced by UNIPASS. Freight […]

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Coronavirus global recoveries hit 1 million

Some 1,015,183 persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus outbreak globally have recovered from the disease. THis is according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus website. The website reported the recovery news in the early hours of Friday, May 1, 2020. Meanwhile, the total infections as at the same reporting date stand at 3,259,167 with […]

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Domestic airlines to resume operations today

Domestic airline operators are to resume flights from Accra to various destinations, starting today, Friday, May 1, 2020. It follows the completion of a disinfection exercise carried out at the various airports in Accra, Tamale, Kumasi and Takoradi. A statement from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to Citi Business News said the Authority together […]

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COVID-19 period not best time to name running mate – Mahama

The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama says there is no use in naming a running mate to contest with him in the general elections amidst the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Ghana. The conduct of the December 7, 2020 polls remains uncertain given the fact that many of […]

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Uninformed minds criticised NDC’s investment in health sector – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said some of the criticism towards his administration’s investment in the health sector during his tenure as president of Ghana was from uninformed minds. President Nana Akufo-Addo’s announcement of the construction of hospitals in 88 districts across the country has provoked debate about the investment done in the sector […]

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COVID-19: Uncertainty over 2020 polls may cause constitutional crisis – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has expressed fears of a possible constitutional crisis if the country fails to combat the COVID-19 pandemic before the December elections. According to him, the 1992 constitution does not provide clarity on who should steer the affairs of the nation if the sitting President’s tenure expires in unforeseen […]

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‘EC’s workshop an attack on rule of law’ – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of engaging in illegalities. The Deputy General Secretary of the party, Peter Boamah Otukonnor, alleged that the Commission held meetings at the City Escape Hotel in Accra yesterday [Wednesday], despite an injunction preventing the Commission from holding a similar meeting in the Ningo […]

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GCNet’s operations restored after UNIPASS’ poor takeoff

Ghana’s Single Window portal that houses the manifest, declaration and logistics module in the goods clearance chain at the ports, GCNet, says it has been able to process over 1,500 declarations just an hour after the company was directed to restart operations. GCNet was ordered by the Office of the Senior Minister to handover the […]

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Grace Nana Adwoa Essel writes: CSM: The annual killer of residents of Northern Ghana

While the country has been thrown into a state of unrest and anomaly as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, some parts of the country are battling more than just the novel coronavirus. As Accra is the epicentre of the novel coronavirus with the highest cases recorded, other parts of the country […]

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W/R: Rehabilitation works on Asasetre-Gyampre feeder road begin

Rehabilitation works on the 35-kilometre Asasetre-Gyampre junction feeder road, which is a major food basket for the Ellembelle District, have begun. The rehabilitation works, which are in three phases, will cost about GHS 12 million and are expected to be completed within 12 months. The Western Regional Feeder Roads Manager, Felix Bakobie, explaining the project […]

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Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah writes: Coronavirus not a partisan issue

Coronavirus arrived late in Africa but Ghana is now one of the worst-affected countries on the continent. Lives are at stake: this is not the time for name-calling or acrimonious partisanship. In order to successfully suppress this pandemic, we need to unite as a nation. We need to eschew partisanship that breeds division and work […]

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US CDC adds six new coronavirus symptoms to its list

The number of official symptoms in the US is now up to nine, including muscle pain and a sore throat. Researchers worldwide are looking for a way to control the coronavirus pandemic. One key factor we’ll need in stopping the spread of the disease is reliably identifying who has (or previously had) COVID-19. This data will help us reopen […]

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Promasidor Ghana donates products, cash to support COVID-19 fight

Promasidor Ghana has donated ¢300,000 worth of products and cash to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund and other major institutions at the centre of Ghana’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Making the presentation at a short ceremony held at the office of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, HR Manager for Promasidor Ghana, […]

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Man who sprayed substance into policewoman’s eye granted GHc50k bail

Osman Amadu The Circuit Court in Accra has granted bail to a 22-year-old scrap dealer, Osman Amadu who sprayed a liquid substance into the eyes of a policewoman at Zongo Junction in Accra in the sum of GHc50, 000. In addition to the bail sum, the accused person is to provide two sureties, all of […]

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