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COVID-19: Delta variant kills three children in Accra

Three out of five children who were admitted at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have died from COVID-19. Children between 22 months and 11 years are contracting the coronavirus in Ghana’s third wave of infection, health officials have said. Speaking on Asaase Radio’s The Big Bulletin on Tuesday, Dr Frank Owusu-Sekyere, who is in charge of the Ghana Medical Association’s COVID -19 team for the ...

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CAF approves Accra and Cape Coast Stadia for World Cup Qualifiers

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved the Accra and Cape Coast stadia for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers. According to the continental governing body the decision was based on the assessment of an updated report submitted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA). Both stadiums will be further evaluated on matchdays through the CAF Match Command ...

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Consider Senchi-type forum to address Ghana’s economic challenges – Ato Forson to Akufo-Addo

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Constituency and Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson has urged the Akufo-Addo government to organise a stakeholder forum to help address the challenges confronting the Ghanaian economy. Recalling the three-day Senchi Economic forum held in 2014 by the then National Democratic Congress government, which the New ...

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Ghana,Ivory Coast agree to cooperate on cocoa pricing

Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s two largest cocoa suppliers, on Thursday agreed to better cooperate on pricing and combating child labour in the industry. Ivory Coast accounts for more than 40 percent of world output, and Ghana at least 20 percent. More than half of their growers live below the poverty line. The two West Africa producers joined forces ...

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AU starts distributing 400 million COVID jabs

Several countries will receive the first of the monthly shipments on Thursday. The AU’s aim is to deliver 25 million vaccines a month by January. The African Union has started the distribution of 400 million COVID vaccines to member states, its chairman, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. Several countries will receive the first of the monthly shipments on Thursday. The AU’s aim is to deliver ...

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Nigeria seizes record $54 million in pangolin parts and elephant tusks

Officials in Nigeria – a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking – have seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of customs said on Wednesday. The seizure, worth 22 billion naira ($54 million), included 17,137 kg of pangolin scales, 44 kg of elephant tusks and 60 kg in ...

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Kissi Agyebeng sworn in as new Special Prosecutor

President Akufo-Addo has officially sworn into office, Kissi Agyebeng as the Special Prosecutor. The 43-year- old takes over from Martin Amidu who resigned from office in November 2020 after accusing the President of interference in his work. Mr. Agyebeng was vested with the new authority on Thursday at the Jubilee House in the presence of the Chief of Staff, Attorney ...

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FixTheCountry campaigners to gather 1M signatures to demand new constitution

Convenors of the #FixTheCountry movement are seeking the signatures of one million Ghanaians for a petition to demand a new constitution for the country. The social media campaigners are targeting one million signatures to demand what they say will be a fresh constitution intended to represent the hope and aspirations of Ghanaians. Describing the existing 1992 constitution as undemocratic, the ...

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COVID-19 related deaths in Africa reach record peak-WHO

Coronavirus-related deaths in Africa reached a record peak in the week that ended on Aug. 1, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Over 6,400 deaths were recorded, a 2% rise compared with the previous week, with South Africa and Tunisia accounting for over 55% of the fatalities, the WHO said in a statement, adding that death trends are ...

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Covid-19: 18.4 million vaccines expected in Ghana by September

Government is expected to ramp up the supply of Covid-19 vaccines by the third quarter of 2021. The country is expecting a total of 18,478,670 (18.4 million) doses of Covid-19 vaccines in the course of the third quarter of the year from the governments of the United States, United Kingdom and other donor agencies. That includes 17 million single doses ...

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