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Akufo-Addo unveils first locally assembled Volkswagen car in Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has launched Ghana’s first locally assembled Volkswagen car as part of investment geared towards the automobile industry. This follows the signing of an MoU between the Government of Ghana and Volkswagen which was aimed at establishing a vehicle assembly plant in Ghana during German Chancellor, Angela Merkel’s official visit to Ghana in August 2018. Speaking at the ...

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ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development injects over $300million into Ghana’s economy

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development says it has invested over $300-million into Ghana’s economy. Areas of investment, the bank said to include, Energy, Trade, Technology, Tourism and hospitality industry. Dr George Nana Agyekum Donkor, the President of the Bank, made this known when he and other staff of the bank paid a courtesy call on Chief Justice Kwasi Anin ...

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Gender-based violence deadly as coronavirus – Experts

Social development experts in Osun State, Nigeria have declared that gender-based violence (GBV) is as deadly as the Coronavirus pandemic. The experts said this in Osogbo, the state capital, in their separate presentations at a post COVID-19 community development intervention training organized by the Osun Agency for Community and Social Development Project (Osun-CSDP). Participants at the training included community development desk officers from ministries, ...

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WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Coronavirus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection. “WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference. As the world marks breastfeeding awareness ...

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I’ll soon deal with your callous agenda of bile – Rawlings spits at Ahwoi

Jerry-John-Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has bared his teeth at leading NDC member Prof. Kwamina Ato Ahwoi over what he describes as a “callous agenda of bile” being perpetuated the latter. Mr Rawlings accused Prof Ahwoi of desperately seeking control of the NDC party. While taking to his social media platforms to commend the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for ...

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Dr. Bakare appointed as inaugural Commonwealth Chair for Africa

General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church - Dr Bakare

Dr. Bakare, General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church and former running mate to the current President of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammad Buhari, has been selected to Chair the inaugural Advisory Board of the Africa office of The Royal Commonwealth Society, the oldest major Commonwealth organisation which has Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as its Head and Patron. In ...

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South Africa records more than two murders an hour

The number of murders and sexual offences have both increased in South Africa according to the latest set of statistics released by the authorities. In the 2019 to 2020 period there were 21,325 murders in the country – amounting to more than two murders an hour. That’s a 1.4% increase on the previous 12 months’ figures. Sexual offences rose by ...

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Buhari admits security situation is ‘very disturbing’

Muhammadu-Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has said the security forces could do much better in their efforts to keep the country safe. In a rare interview, Mr Buhari described the situation in northern and central regions as “very, very disturbing”. “I believe the military, the police and other law enforcement agencies, from the reports I am getting, I think they could ...

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Nigeria: Terrorist attack leaves 4 dead in Maiduguri on Eid al-Adha’s eve

Maiduguri was hit yet another time by terror on Thursday night. Jihadi terrorists attacked the town of Maiduguri in the North East of Nigeria, as locals were preparing celebrations of the Muslim festival Eid al-Aldha. According to emergency services, 3 rockets were shot from the city’s outskirts, leaving 4 dead and 3 wounded. So far the attack has not been ...

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EU set to drop Algeria from safe country travel list

The European Union is set to exclude Algeria from its safe list of countries from which the bloc allows non-essential travel after a meeting of EU ambassadors on Wednesday. The list of countries will fall to 11, assuming the provisional decision is confirmed in writing by EU members, two EU diplomats familiar with the discussions said. The deadline for submissions ...

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