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Supreme Court to rule on suit against Ghana-US Military Corporation deal today

The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the suit filed by Brogya Gyenfi, the Ashanti Regional Youth Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), challenging government’s decision to sign the United States-Ghana Military Cooperation Agreement. On April 22, 2020, when the matter was initially fixed for judgment, it was deferred, with the Chief Justice, Chief Justice (CJ) ...

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Govt to give ‘special scholarships’ to Journalists seeking higher education – Pius Hadzide reveals

Pius Enam Hadzide, Deputy Information Minister

Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide says plans are far advanced to provide scholarships and other support for Journalists across the country who are willing to seek higher education. The World on Sunday May 3 celebrated World Press Freedom Day. In Ghana, Journalists regardless of the work they do are one of the poorly paid people in the country. There has been ...

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Supreme Court dismisses $2.25bn Eurobond suit against Ofori-Atta

A seven-member panel of the Supreme Court presided over by Chief Justice Anin Yeboah has unanimously dismissed the suit against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on the issuance of a $2.25 billion bond. The court said the suit is dismissed as without merit. The CJ said the reasons of the court would be filed by close of day at the registry ...

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Floods fill Africa’s biggest lake to record levels

East Africa’s Lake Victoria, the continent’s largest freshwater lake, has seen its shores rise to record levels, submerging businesses, homes and threatening thousands of lives and livelihoods. In Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania the rising waters have forced families to abandon their flooded homes. In Budalangi, Western Kenya, dozens of families have been left stranded on the swollen shores. Rising water ...

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Cameroonian journalists protest harassment, abusive arrests

Cameroonian journalists are marking World Press Freedom Day with protests against abuse from the government as well as from rebels fighting for an independent English-speaking state. Reporters Without Borders, in its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, ranks Cameroon 134th out of 180 countries in the World Press Freedom Index. Some Cameroonian journalists have been detained for their reporting or are ...

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Forty percent of Nigerians live below the poverty line: Report

More than 82 million Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Forty percent of people in Nigeria live in poverty, figures published by the statistics office on Monday showed, highlighting the low levels of wealth in a country that has Africa’s biggest economy. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), in a report ...

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Zimbabwean journalists cry out for more freedom

Press freedom watchdogs say Zimbabwe’s government continues to stifle the media, despite promises by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to relax restrictions. Kudzanai Musengi was arrested recently as he tried to record police enforcing the lockdown rules imposed by the government to contain the coronavirus. Police said Musengi was filming them without a valid accreditation card. The government media commission has said ...

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Cameroon a unique country, everything in place to host Afcon – Eto’o

Samuel Eto'o

Former Barcelona and Chelsea forward Samuel Eto’o is convinced the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals to be hosted by Cameroon will be a “beautiful party.” The tournament is scheduled to run between January 9 and February 6 next year. But with the coronavirus outbreak still ongoing, Caf is faced with a decision to stick to planned dates or move ...

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Seven new cases recorded in Sissala East

Seven cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West region bringing the regions case count from eight to 17 in less than a week. This includes two males and five females who have tested positive of the deadly virus. The Municipal Chief Executive for Sissala East, Hon. Karim Nanyua who made the announcement ...

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COVID-19 treatment; EXIMBANK/Tobinco partnership laudable

As the global search for COVID-19 treatment heats up in various laboratories, different antiviral and other drugs are being used by medical practitioners to help infected people recover. Some of these drugs have proven to be efficacious in aiding the recuperation of more than one million people out of the over 3.35 million cases recorded as of yesterday. Unfortunately, over 230,000 people ...

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