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WHO urges countries ‘not to lose gains’ by prematurely lifting COVID-19 measures

 World Health Organization emergencies programme head Michael Ryan urged countries on Wednesday to use extreme caution when reopening their economies from COVID-19 restrictions so as “not to lose the gains you have made”. The WHO also urged countries either considering or beginning to vaccinate 12- to 15-year-old children to reconsider and instead donate doses to the vaccine sharing programme COVAX ...

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Nigerian High Commissioner calls for end to trade restrictions

The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gambo Yusuf Hamza, has said Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) governments must do more to encourage trade within the sub-region. He said Africa contributes just one percent to global trade, and for the continent to contribute more it has to trade more with itself first before it goes to the global stage. ...

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‘Wrongful overtaking’ kills five in fatal crash near Suhum

Five persons have died in an accident that occurred at Omenako near Suhum on the Kumasi-Accra Highway. The five were passengers onboard a Hyundai H100 minibus travelling from Nkawkaw to Accra. The driver of the minibus is said to have overtaken a vehicle ahead of him without observing traffic from the opposite direction upon reaching a section of the road ...

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Eni announces significant oil discovery in Block 4, offshore Ghana

Eni has announced a significant oil discovery on the Eban exploration prospect in CTP Block 4, offshore Ghana. The Eban – 1X well is the second well drilled in CTP Block 4, following the Akoma discovery. According to a statement, preliminary estimates place the potential of the Eban–Akoma complex between 500 and 700 Mboe in place. The Eban – 1X ...

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President of Haiti assassinated at home

Haitian President Jovenel Moise has been assassinated at home, according to the country’s interim prime minister. A group of unidentified individuals attacked the private residence of Mr Moise overnight and shot him dead, Claude Joseph said in a statement. The first lady Martine Moïse is in hospital following the attack late on Tuesday, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. Joseph called ...

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Covid-19: Parliament approves additional $200m loan from World Bank

Parliament has approved a request by the government for an additional $200million loan from the World Bank to fight Covid-19. According to a Finance Committee report sighted by JoyNews’ Joseph Opoku Gakpo, $137.15million out of the amount, will be spent on vaccine procurement. The Committee’s report stated that the vaccine to be procured, is expected to inoculate about 7.6 million people. ...

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Ashanti Regional Minister justifies deployment of military personnel in Ejura

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, says intelligence received by the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) forced him to deploy the military and police personnel to the town. He said the intel he had pointed to threats by the youth of Ejura to burn state and private properties after the burial of social activist, Mohammed Ibrahim, also known as ...

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Landmark gender equality forum concludes with concrete commitments, plan to advance parity by 2026

Close to $40 billion was pledged in new investments, as well as ambitious policy and programme commitments from governments, civil society and others, to help fuel a new global five-year action plan to accelerate true gender parity, by 2026.   “The Generation Equality Forum marks a positive, historic shift in power and perspective”, said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women.  The Forum has been held at a critical moment, as the world assesses the disproportionate and damaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls.  Gender equality advocates took the opportunity to press for ...

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Committee probing Ejura disturbances begins sitting today

The three-member ministerial committee tasked to investigate the disturbances at Ejura in the Ashanti Region that saw soldiers open fire on protestors last week will have its first sitting today, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The sittings will be held at the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi from 10: 00 am to 4.00 pm each day. The members of the committee ...

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Lands Ministry: Outright ban on export of rosewood

Whereas the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (hereinafter called “the Ministry”) is responsible for ensuring the sustainable management and efficient and effective utilisation of the nation’s lands, forests, wildlife and other natural resources for the socio-economic growth and development of the country; Whereas Rosewood remains a restricted wood species under Appendix II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ...

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