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Ivory Coast nabs terrorist leader after deadly border post raid

Ivorian authorities on Monday announced the capture of a terrorist leader who led a deadly attack on a military post at Kafolo, on the northeastern border with Burkina Faso on June 11 following a large scale raid. According to defense minister Hamed Bakayoko, the raid resulted in the arrests of other people directly involved in the attack. “We traced it ...

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs rescues over 200 ‘enslaved’ Ghanaians in Lebanon

Shirley Ayorkor-Botchway,Minister of Foreign Affairs

It is not uncommon to see many Ghanaians traveling outside the country to seek greener pastures. Most often, these individuals, especially women are lied to and taken advantage of by agents who take their monies, promise them heaven on earth but end up selling them as ‘Domestic Workers’ across the globe. With this increasing and worrisome trend at hand, the ...

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Nigeria projects 39.4m job losses by end of year

A team charged with developing Nigeria’s economic recovery plan from the coronavirus pandemic says about 39.4 million people could be jobless by the end of 2020 if government fails to act. The Committee on Economic Sustainability Plan, led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, said restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of coronavirus had mainly affected agriculture, manufacturing and tourism sectors. It ...

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World Day Against Child Labour: 71% of child labour occurs in the agriculture sector

Child labour has robbed many young boys and girls of a memorable childhood. For years, this practice has gone on in almost every part of the world violating the rights of children. It has, therefore, become necessary more than ever to safeguard children from forced labour. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations indicates that ...

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Personal threats to Jean Mensa must stop- Abantu, WMC caution

Mrs Jean Mensa, EC boss

Abantu for development and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition (WMC) have expressed worry about the increasing rate of attacks on women who take up leadership positions in the country, cautioning those involved in such brazen act to desist from it. “We are deeply saddened that women in leadership positions have faced multiple insults and acts of degradation over the years while ...

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WFP provides specialized nutritious foods for treatment of Covid-19 Patients

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its support to the Government of Ghana’s efforts to provide comprehensive care for COVID-19 patients in isolation facilities, with a contribution of 10,800 bags of specialized nutritious food worth Three Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC300,000). The supply is enough to cover three months of feeding for 4,000 patients.   “We are ...

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AfDB approves $20 million to contain spread of COVID-19 in G5 Sahel nations

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on 9 June 2020 approved $20 million in grant funding from the African Development Fund, to build capacity to curb and stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Chad. The operation will provide funding for the project which will also boost resilience of vulnerable ...

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Youth Alliance calls on gov’t toProvide Sanitary Products for needy SHS 3 girls

The Executive Director of Youth Alliance for Development, Mr. Ali Tanti Robert is appealing to government and major stakeholders in the educational sector including development partners to consider providing free sanitary materials to final year girls who will spend the rest of their high school duration under strict Covid 19 protocol restrictions. This, he asserts, will contribute to ending periodic ...

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Dozens killed in attack in northern Nigeria

At least 59 people have been killed in a suspected jihadist attack in north-eastern Nigeria. Gunmen entered a remote village in the Gubio district of Borno state on Tuesday afternoon, killing dozens. The village was also razed, in what is believed to have been a reprisal attack, according to local reports. No group has yet claimed the attack. The AFP ...

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Only Ghana card, passport will be used for voter roll as Parliament approves C.I.

Ghana’s Parliament has approved the Constitutional Instrument (C.I. 126) of the Electoral Commission (EC) to enable the elections management body compile a new register of voters using the Ghana card and passport as the only primary documents of eligibility. One hundred and six MPs voted for it and 92 voted against it on Tuesday, 9 June 2020. The C.I., which ...

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