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Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to collaborate on Cocoa security along common Border

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have agreed to form a joint committee to find a lasting solution to security challenges faced by cocoa farmers along with the southern parts of the shared border of the two countries.Ghanaian cocoa farmers who farm across the Tano river are often accosted by irregular Ivorian Para-military forces when they are ferrying their harvest inland.Cocoa farmers ...

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UN chief condemns attack on school in Nigeria

The United Nations Secretary-General has strongly condemned Wednesday’s attack on a boarding school in north-central Nigeria, in which one student was killed and several students, as well as relatives and staff, abducted.  According to reports, gunmen stormed the Government Science College Kagara, in the Niger state of Nigeria, at around 2 am (local time). Many students are also said to ...

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Senegal receives initial 200,000 Chinese vaccines costing $3.8 million

Senegal received 200,000 doses of China’s COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm on Wednesday — purchased at around 3.8 million (US) dollars, according to the country’s Finance Ministry. Nearly 1.3 million more vaccine doses are also expected to arrive via the World Health Organization’s (WHO) COVAX initiative. In a televised ceremony to mark the occasion, President Macky Sall addressed the nation. “The urgency today is ...

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Africa coronavirus stats as deaths near 100,000 threshold

As of today, February 18, 2021; Africa has recorded over 3.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus. A number of countries are gradually lifting restrictions imposed to curtail spread of the virus. According to the latest data by the John Hopkins University and Africa Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, the virus statistics remain fluid as countries work to stem spike ...

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Ten years on, Libyan revolutionaries live with wounds and unfulfilled dreams

As revolution swept their region in 2011, three young Libyans joined mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi’s four-decade rule. They now live divided by Libya’s frontlines, their futures irrevocably shaped by the uprising. The first demonstrations against Gaddafi’s rule began in the eastern city of Benghazi on Feb. 17, 2011. A decade on, Libya is still split between rival factions, and ...

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Covid-19: World’s first human trials given green light in UK

Healthy, young volunteers will be infected with coronavirus to test vaccines and treatments in the world’s first Covid-19 “human challenge” study, which will take place in the UK. The study, which has received ethics approval, will start in the next few weeks and recruit 90 people aged 18-30. They will be exposed to the virus in a safe and controlled ...

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Vigilantism law will not work – Security Expert

Adam Bonaa, a security expert has cast doubts on the effectiveness of the Vigilantism law to deal with the menace in the country. The law which was passed in 2019 to deal with political vigilante groups and clamp down on acts of vigilantism in the country came on the back of the violence that rocked the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election. ...

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CSO welcomes Databank’s withdrawal from Agyapa Royalties deal

Civil Society Orgainzation (CSO) the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, has welcomed Databank’s decision to withdraw its services as a transactional advisor in the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal. Speaking to the media on the new development, Co-Chair of the Citizens Movement Against Corruption, Edem Senanu, noted Databank’s withdrawal will pave way for the selection of a new local partner for the ...

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Ghana likely to go back to the IMF

Ghana is likely to go back to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Economist at the University of Cape Coast Department of Economics, Dr William Godfred Cantah. Dr Godfred Cantah projected that given the country’s current debt-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) status and increasing decline in revenue mobilization, it is likely to happen by the end of 2021 or early 2022. ...

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Subject of mental health & Covid-19 should be included in school curriculum- MEHSOG proposes

Dr-Yaw-Osei-Adutwum, Minister Designate-for -Education

A proposal has been made to Government to consider incorporating the subject of mental health and COVID-19 in every school’s curriculum as a test free course so as to enable students to learn how to take care of their mental health during the pandemic. The proponent, Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG) believes that such a move among other things ...

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