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Magufuli rallies Tanzanians to feed world post-Covid

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has rallied farmers in the country to increase food production, predicting global food scarcity later in the year caused by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. He urged farmers to take advantage of the reduced production by the largest food-producing countries in the wake of health restrictions imposed across the world. “This year there is a ...

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Supreme Court dismisses Mahama’s 12 interrogatories for the EC

The Supreme Court has dismissed a motion by former President John Mahama seeking permission to elicit answers to some 12 interrogatories from the Electoral Commission. Among others, lawyers for the petitioner are asking the EC to answer if the National Communications Authority (NCA) played any role or facilitated in any way, the transmission of the election results to its headquarters. ...

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COVID-19: New variant travels 50-70 times faster – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed the new strain of the COVID-19 pandemic has a higher and faster infection rate as compared to the first strain.The Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, has shared that the new strain of the virus is transmitted between fifty to seventy (50-70) times faster.According to him, Ghana has ...

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There is no NPP or NDC Speaker of Parliament, I’ll serve all Ghanaians – Bagbin

Speaker of the 8th Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has assured the people of Ghana that he will serve in their interest and not that of any political party. He said the position of the speaker of parliament is meant to work in the ultimate interest of all Ghanaians irrespective of their political affiliations. He told the House on Friday January 15 that ...

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Ensure justice for slain undercover investigative journalist, Ahmed Suale – UPDN to government

 media non-governmental organisation, United Press for Development Network (UPDN) has said it is astonished at the inability of the Ghana Police Service to find the murderers of the late Tiger Eye PI investigator, Ahmed Suale two years after the incident. This was contained in a statement issued by the organisation ahead of the commemoration of the second edition of the ...

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Ashanti Regional Health Directorate issues guidelines as schools reopen

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has issued guidelines on COVID-19 for parents, schools and health workers in the Region ahead of the reopening of schools next week. The initiative forms part of efforts by the Directorate to prevent the spread of the virus in schools as students prepare to return to school amid a second wave of the pandemic. The interim guidelines ...

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Africa nears 2.6 Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of January 15, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  3,176,244. Reported deaths in Africa reached 76,741 and 2,593,474 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,296,806 – and 35,852 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (456,334), Tunisia (170,895), Egypt (153,741), Ethiopia (129,922), and Libya (107,434). For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers. ...

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NALAG petitions Akufo-Addo to revive MMDCEs amendment Bill

Prez Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

The National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) has called on President Akufo-Addo to revive processes that will allow for the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) to be elected. According to the Association, the President’s second term is the best time for the process which was aborted in 2019 to be revisited. In an interview with JoyNews, ...

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“Democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation”

While elections are one-time events, “democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation” where dialogue provides an “important arena for the building of national consensus”, the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.  Against the backdrop of five presidential, three legislative and two local elections in the region which have taken place in recent ...

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UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Building a global coalition for carbon neutrality by mid-century will be the UN’s “central objective”, the world body’s top official told a conference on climate action on Monday.  “All countries need credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this objective”, Secretary-General António Guterres said, addressing the virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition. “To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, we need ...

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