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We cannot compel Jean Mensah to give evidence – Supreme Court judges hearing Mahama’s election petition

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision upheld the application by the 1st and 2nd Respondents not to call any witnesses in the ongoing election petition hearing. The decision by the apex court follows oral arguments made by the lawyers for the Electoral Commission and President Akufo-Addo that their clients cannot be compelled to testify. Citing Order 38, rule ...

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Databank abandons Agyapa deal

Investment and brokerage firm, Databank has served notice to Imara Holding Limited of their decision to withdraw their services as a partner and transaction advisor in the controversial Agyapa royalties deal. Databank and Imara Holding Limited were co-partners and transaction advisors for the Agyapa Gold Royalties Company. According to the Group CEO of Databank, Kojo Addae-Mensah, in a letter to ...

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China to donate coronavirus vaccines to three African countries

China will donate coronavirus vaccines to three African countries and plans to “assist” another 38 developing countries with shots in the future, according to its embassy in Kenya.Zimbabwe, Equatorial Guinea and Sierra Leone are among 13 nations worldwide that will receive the donations, an embassy spokesman said by email late Wednesday, without providing details.China is also part of Covax, a ...

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Cervical cancer kills over 2000 people annually in Ghana – Research

As Ghana joins the rest of the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), a national women-focused, community-based non-governmental organization, is calling on the Government of Ghana and key stakeholders not to overlook the impact of cervical cancer on many women in Ghana.In a statement to commemorate World Cancer Day on February 4, 2021, the NGO ...

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Alcohol facilitates suicide – Ex-Chief Psychiatrist

Alcohol is a catalyst in a suicide operation, former Chief Psychiatrist Prof. Joseph Bediako Asare has said. The Director of ‘Peace Be Clinic’ stated in an interview with ClassFM on 4 February 2021 that alcohol is one of the agents that can easily facilitate suicide. “A lot of people who attempted suicide and didn’t succeed will tell you that they ...

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Major markets shut down in Nigeria’s capital Abuja for Covid-19 non-compliance

Traders in Abuja are left angry and disappointed after a court ordered the closure of a popular market and two major malls for not complying with Covid-19 safety protocols. Wuse Market, UTC trading mall and Murg Plaza were shut down by the Federal Capital Territory Covid-19 enforcement team. Traders with sad faces lined the front entrances of the Wuse market ...

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COVID-19 impact exposes millions to the risk of trafficking, UN agency says

Although almost 50,000 victims of human trafficking were detected and reported in 2018 by 148 countries, the “hidden nature” of the crime means that the actual number of victims could be “far higher”, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Tuesday.   Migrants and people without jobs were among the groups most targeted by human traffickers, UNODC added, warning that the ...

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Recovered coronavirus patients experiencing worse symptoms – Doctor

Doctors are increasingly recommending stricter adherence to the COVID-19 protocols for all persons, considering recent findings about the various variants of the virus.A Medical Officer with the Ghana Police Hospital, Dr. Roger Ahiaku has revealed that some people who have recovered after contracting the Coronavirus, are suffering more complications than they experienced when they were initially infected.According to him, the rate of ...

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CeSIS appoints new Executive Director

The Governing Board of the Centre for Social Impact Studies (CeSIS) has appointed Mr. Robert Ali Tanti as its new Executive Director, effective 4th January 2021. According to a Statement issued and copied to Public Agenda, Mr Tanti’s appointment follows the resignation of Mr. Richard Ellimah as Executive Director of the organization. Mr. Ellimah is the founding Executive Director of ...

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Parliament releases schedule for ministers’ vetting

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Minister-designate for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, will lead the pack of appointees by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to appear before Parliament’s Appointment Committee.Following him immediately will be the Minister-designate for National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, also on Wednesday.This was contained in a full list of all appointees of the president who are expected to take ...

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