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Political crisis and covid surge rock Brazil

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is facing the biggest crisis of his presidency after the heads of the army, navy and air force all quit and the country recorded its highest daily Covid-19 death toll. The unprecedented resignation of the defence chiefs is being seen as a protest at attempts by Mr Bolsonaro to exert undue control over the military. Mr Bolsonaro’s ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa poised for recovery – World Bank

The prospects for recovery of economies of Sub-Saharan Africa looks bright amid actions to contain new waves of the covid-19 pandemic and speed up vaccine rollouts,the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the region has revealed. Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2.0% in 2020, closer to the lower bound of the forecast in April ...

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World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response

A group of world leaders have joined the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in calling for an international treaty to improve pandemic preparedness and response in the wake of COVID-19, for the sake of future generations.  In a joint article published on Tuesday across leading news platforms, the signatories said that the coronavirus pandemic had been a “stark and painful reminder that ...

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United States,Ghana Partner to Strengthen Ghana’s Fisheries Sector

U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher J. Lamora joined officials of the Government of Ghana, academia, civil society, and the private sector in a virtual learning event marking the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Management Project (SFMP), a seven-year, $24 million program funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Honorable Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Hawa Koomson, and the Ghana Fisheries ...

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Dissecting 2021 Budget; SEND-Ghana kicks against overreliance on dwindling, unpredictable donor support

SEND- Ghana, a policy research and advocacy civil society organization has cautioned government against overdependence on donor funding across various sectors of the economy. The organization said in a statement read by its Country Director, George Osei-Bimpeh that;    “Overreliance on dwindling and unpredictable donor support have serious implications on the implementation of key interventions. To make Ghana self-sufficient and attain ...

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Rules, Rights and Rastafarians

Over the last week or so, many opinions have been expressed about Achimota School’s decision to prevent two Rastafarian high school students from attending classes due to their dreadlocks. Though this is not the first time in Ghana that children with dreadlocks have been told to cut them off to be permitted to attend school, it is the first such ...

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Parts of country will soon witness Loadshedding between April and June-GRIDCo

The Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo), a power transmission firm, says it is in discussion with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), to develop a Loadshedding timetable for power outages in some parts of the country. The table will provide details of the time and places that would experience power outages at any point in time between April and June, ...

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Embracing Change: A sure way to Inclusive Development

The most painful experience I have had as a mother nurturing a child with cerebral palsy is discrimination. Through no fault of hers, this child faces rejection and exclusion from society. I have experienced at first-hand how schools on hearing that I am seeking admission for my daughter with cerebral palsy will just cut me short to say, “We don’t ...

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Hon. Buabeng brings hope to Nsawam Youths

Hundreds of youths are expected to be gainfully employed following a progressive move by Mr Isaac Kwadjo Buabeng, Municipal Chief Executive of Nsawam- Adooagyiri Municipal Assembly to bring in a business magnate to invest in the area. The investor, namely, Damerco Company Limited is currently constructing three companies within the municipality, including an Aluminium company to manufacture iron sheets and ...

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Flash out entities engaged in mining in forest reserves- Minister directs FC

The Minister for Lands and Natural Resource, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has directed the Forestry Commission (FC) to move in and flash out individuals and entities engaged in mining in Ghana’s forest reserves without permits. While instructing that fresh permits must not be issued, Mr Jinapor emphasized the need to protect the country’s forest reserves. “Forest reserves are what they ...

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