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Uganda leader hints at delaying polls over virus fears

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said it would be “madness” to hold general elections while still dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He told the Ugandan broadcaster NBS that if the pandemic was not brought under control by July, then plans to hold the elections in early 2021 would have to be reviewed. There are 122 confirmed cases of coronavirus in ...

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Afghan attack: Babies killed as gunmen storm Kabul maternity ward

An Afghan soldier cradles a baby in his arms after the attack in Kabul

Two babies and 12 mothers and nurses were killed in a militant attack on a hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday morning. Another 15 people, including a number of children, were injured in the attack by several gunmen, officials said. Meanwhile, in the east, a bombing at a funeral killed at least 24 people. In the wake of ...

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US Supreme Court hears arguments over Trump’s tax returns

Donald Trump

The US Supreme Court has heard arguments on whether President Donald Trump should be allowed to keep his financial records secret, in a major showdown over presidential powers. Mr Trump has refused to share documents that could shed light on his fortune and the work of his family company. Two congressional committees and New York prosecutors demand the release of ...

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EU blacklists Ghana for money laundering

The European Commission (EC) has added Ghana to the countries that pose money-laundering risks to the commission. The revised money-laundering list, expanded to include 22 from 16 states, is set to take effect from October. The Commission added Panama, the Bahamas, Mauritius, Barbados, Botswana, Cambodia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Zimbabwe to its list of countries that “pose significant ...

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Canada loses most jobs ever, unemployment hits 13%

Canada shed three million jobs in the last two months due to the coronavirus lockdown, causing the unemployment rate to shoot up to 13% in April, the government reported Friday. That rate more than doubled, following a relatively small increase the previous month when restrictions started to be put in place, its statistical agency said. The new rate is second ...

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AnglogGold to increase Obuasi mining rate to 4,000T Q1 2021

AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine is expected to ramp-up its mining rate from 2,000 tonnes per day to 4,000 tonnes per day in the first quarter of next year. This is due to slower shipments of certain equipment to Ghana and difficulties in ensuring key, skilled employees can travel to the site amidst COVID-19-related border closures. The project, it stated, remains ...

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Ghana’s Coronavirus cases rise to 5,127

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has increased by 427, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5,127. According to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye, 272 of the cases were recorded in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region Dr Aboagye, who made this known at a press briefing in Accra on Tuesday, said the total ...

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NADMO to pull down buildings in Kosoa to avert floods

Mr Kwame Amoah, the Awutu Senya East Municipal NADMO coordinator, has revealed that his organization is seeking court approval to enable it pull down some buildings on waterways within the Kasoa area in the central region. This, he said, is intended to prevent the perennial flooding of the area. His comments follow the Sunday downpour that destroyed properties belonging to ...

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Prepare for post COVID-19 challenges— European Union

Mrs Diana Acconcia, Head of European Union Delegation

Ghana has been urged to prepare for post-COVID-19 challenges that may occur after the pandemic in order not to be overtaken by events. The Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Ghana, Mrs Diana Acconcia, said the devastating effects of COVID-19 that continued to take a toll on people and the economies of nations showed that it was about ...

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26 districts in Greater Accra affected with coronavirus – GHS

The Director at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Aboagye says some 26 districts in the Greater Accra have been affected by the novel Coronavirus disease. Some of the hotspots, Dr. Aboagye revealed, are Tema Metro, Korle-Klottey, Accra Metro, and Kpone Katamanso, Ablekuma West, Adenta, Ga North, La Nkwatanang, Okine Kwei West, Ashaiman, Ga Central. This follows a surge of Ghana’s case ...

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