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Over 400 structures including orphanage demolished at Jamestown

Over 400 structures including an orphanage have been demolished at Jamestown to pave way for the construction of a fishing habour in the area. The $60 million project will have a landing site, storage facilities and recreational area. However residents affected by the demolition protested the exercise, claiming that they were not informed ahead of time. Narrating the incidence, Joy ...

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Do not rush to reopen schools – Okudzeto to government

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has advised Government not to rush with plans to reopen schools, explaining that proper planning must be taken in making such a decision. He said, government should forget about reopening for this academic year, while urging them to use this period to access the current situation of schools, especially the lower primaries ...

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We need to invest in Disaster Risk Management – Prosper Bani

Prosper Bani

Mr. Prosper Bani, a former Head of the United Nations Development Programme Crisis Prevention and Recovery Team for Africa, has urged African leaders to invest in Disaster Risk Prevention and Management to ready the continent to respond to unpredicted crises. Africa’s development, he said, was being challenged by the lack of a strategy to link disaster risk reduction to development ...

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Ghana receives Madagascar ‘cure’ for Coronavirus, testing begins

Ghana has received samples of Madagascar’s highly publicized COVID-19 remedy and preventive herbal mixture; the Ministry of Information has indicated. In a tweet on its page, the Info Ministry indicated that testing has begun to confirm its efficacy. The Ministry also indicated that like all drugs, it will be tested by the FDA and in this case, by Center for Plant Medicine, ...

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‘Tortured Zimbabwe abductees’ may face prosecution

Opposition MP Joana Mamombe is one of the three women who allege they were tortured by state agents

Zimbabwe’s justice minister has threatened to prosecute three female opposition members who allege they were arrested and then abducted from police custody and sexually assaulted. They say they were beaten and forced to drink each other’s urine. The three, including an MP, are being treated in hospital for their injuries. Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi said the women made up the ...

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Sudan ‘must pay’ US East African embassy attack victims

More than 200 people died in the simultaneous attacks on the US embassies in Kenya, shown here, and Tanzania

Sudan is required to pay punitive damages to some of the victims of the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania carried out by al-Qaeda, the US Supreme Court has ruled. More than 200 people died and thousands were injured in the attacks. Sudan was accused of giving al-Qaeda and its leader Osama Bin Laden technical and financial support. The ...

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GH¢10 million stadium funds missing at National Sports Authority – A-G’s report

The Auditor General’s report on the Sustainability of Sports Stadia in Ghana has revealed that Internally Generated Funds (IGF) for the year 2015-2016 for the Accra Sports Stadium and for the year 2012-2013 for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium were not accounted for by the National Sports Authority (NSA). The audit carried out from August 2017 to December 2018 at ...

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Govt looking to reopen schools soon – Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has revealed that the President is in talks with stakeholders on reopening schools soon. He made this revelation in an Instagram live Q&A session with Ghanaians today. “The gov’t is looking at reopening schools. The President is engaging with stakeholders to know the way forward.” According to him the government will be considering regular testing ...

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UK charters return flight for vulnerable citizens, others in Ghana

The UK High Commission to Ghana has disclosed plans to transport some of its nationals to their home country. In a tweet cited by GhanaWeb, the outfit noted that beneficiaries of the chartered flight consist of “vulnerable British nationals visiting Ghana, and eligible people who registered for standby for their previous flight.” The Commission, however, added that not all persons ...

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Letter from Africa: Spare a thought for stranded migrants

The coronavirus crisis has deepened the struggle facing migrants in Calais and the UK

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe writes that migrants are facing a tougher time since the outbreak of coronavirus. Thousands of African migrants are stuck in transit – unable to reach their destination or to get back home because the coronavirus pandemic has caused the world to come to a standstill. Take two key exit points: ...

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