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NCCE promotes Alternative Conflict Resolution mechanism

The Greater Accra Regional Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), has advised the public to use Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) to resolve conflicts. Lucille Hewlett Annan said there was the need to resolve conflict amicably hence the ADR mechanism to deal with societal issues for peaceful co-existence. The NCCE Greater Accra Regional Director gave the advice at ...

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Tanzania’s new president to review COVID-19 stance, lifts media ban

Tanzania’s new president Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday drew a line under her predecessor’s controversial stances on COVID-19 and the media, indicating an apparent change in course for the nation after the death of John Magufuli last month. Hassan announced she was forming a committee to research whether Tanzania should follow the course taken by the rest of the world ...

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African leaders warn COVID-19 crisis harming climate adaptation push

From heat-resistant crops to insurance that helps nations rebuild after a disaster, efforts to adapt to growing climate risks are taking root in Africa – but the work is too slow and is now threatened by COVID-19, African leaders warned Tuesday. Just 3% of international climate finance is reaching the continent, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), ...

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Climate change top challenge over the next decade, UNESCO global survey finds

Climate change and loss of biodiversity is seen as the most pressing challenge over the decade, according to the World in 2030 Survey report published on Wednesday by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  More than 15,000 people worldwide contributed to the survey, which was held online between May and September 2020, and made available in 25 languages.   Respondents were ...

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GES announces Easter Break dates for schools

The management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that all schools will break for the Easter holidays. In a press release signed by Head of Public Relations, Cassandra Twum Ampofo, the GES informed staff, parents, students and the general public that the break will take effect from April 1 to April 6, adding that “Academic work will commence ...

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Name on MoMo account and ID must match to enable cash-out transaction, MTN says

Starting Friday, April 2, 2021, all mobile money customers would have to present a valid ID card that matches the name on the mobile money account before they can make a cash-out transaction Initially, the company announced that customers would need to present an ID card to the mobile money agent before a cash-out transaction can be done, but CEO ...

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Power challenges pose threat to re-booting economy – IES

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) says the recent power challenges pose a threat to the re-booting economy. In a statement, it said even though the issue of power outages is never a new thing to the Ghanaian economy, the current power challenges require a swift intervention. “Aside the power outages affecting health service delivery, it may definitely affect negatively ...

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Political crisis and covid surge rock Brazil

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is facing the biggest crisis of his presidency after the heads of the army, navy and air force all quit and the country recorded its highest daily Covid-19 death toll. The unprecedented resignation of the defence chiefs is being seen as a protest at attempts by Mr Bolsonaro to exert undue control over the military. Mr Bolsonaro’s ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa poised for recovery – World Bank

The prospects for recovery of economies of Sub-Saharan Africa looks bright amid actions to contain new waves of the covid-19 pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts,the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the region has revealed. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April ...

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World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response

A group of world leaders have joined the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling for an international treaty to improve pandemic preparedness and response in the wake of COVID-19, for the sake of future generations.  In a joint article published on Tuesday across leading news platforms, the signatories said that the coronavirus pandemic had been a “stark and painful reminder that ...

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