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Akufo-Addo signs UNAIDS public letter to make coronavirus vaccine free for all

Prez Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has joined a long list of leaders across the globe who have penned their signatures down to make the Coronavirus vaccine, when obtained, available to all persons regardless of their class, social status or race. The global agreement letter put out by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS(UNAIDS) was to help make the yet to be developed vaccine for ...

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Africans are no longer being maltreated in China – Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister

Mr Charles Owiredu, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Charles Owiredu, has averred that Africans living in China are no longer receiving harsh treatments from the Asian country. In April 2020, there was a widely reported mistreatment of Africans in China where the former were said to have been evicted from their homes, hotels and forced to sleep on the streets amid fear of imported Coronavirus cases. ...

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Impoverished Burundi, battered by violence and coronavirus, gears up for elections

Burundi will have its first competitive presidential election since the civil war erupted in 1993, but simmering political violence and fears that campaign rallies could accelerate the spread of the coronavirus have already marred the campaign. President Pierre Nkurunziza is stepping down, although he intends to remain a prominent force in the impoverished East African nation. He nominated Evariste Ndayishimiye, ...

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Nigeria records 288 fresh cases of coronavirus, total rises to 5,445

Nigeria has recorded 288 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 5,445. Announcing the new development on Friday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country recorded the new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The NCDC also said that four new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus ...

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China’s ambition to neo-colonise Africa – an Open Secret

Economic relations between China and Africa began in the 7th Century and this has continued until today. The population of China is close to 1.3 billion and they are now in Africa to seek resources for their growing consumption, while African countries also seek funds for their infrastructural and developmental projects. The Chinese willingly grant soft loans for large infrastructural ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 5,735, 29 deaths

The Ghana Health Service has released new figures of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana indicating that 97 more persons have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 5,735. One more person who tested positive for the virus has also died, bringing to 29 the total number of Coronavirus related deaths in the country. 294 more persons ...

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Coronavirus threatens mental health – WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened depression and anxiety around the world, and these conditions could rise in the coming months without increased investment in mental health services, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health is already extremely concerning,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO. “Social isolation, fear of contagion, and ...

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Don’t rush to vote out experienced MPs – Mensah-Bonsu

Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said the majority of Members of Parliament (MP) has stressed the need for the citizenry to develop in-depth knowledge of their legislative functions adding that MPs have been unnecessarily misunderstood and attacked for not championing the cause of socio-economic development in their constituencies. Speaking on Otec FM’s morning show ‘Nyasapo’ on ...

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Ghana’s Coronavirus cases now 5,408 with 514 recoveries

Ghana’s confirmed cases of the global pandemic, the Coronavirus have risen to 5,408, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed. The number of recoveries now stands at 514 with 24 deaths. The current development shows that as of Wednesday, May 13, 2020 the country has recorded 281 more positive cases of COVID-19 while 20 more patients have recovered. Two more casualties have also been recorded. ...

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NCA $4m scandal: Baffoe-Bonnie, Tevie and Osman jailed for causing financial loss

William Matthew Tetteh Tevie and Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie

The Accra High Court has sentenced three former government officials to various terms in prison after convicting them of willfully causing financial loss of $4m to the state. Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, a former board chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) will serve six years imprisonment for his part in the $4m NCA scandal. William Matthew Tetteh Tevie, a former Director-General ...

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