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China’s ambition to neo-colonise Africa – an Open Secret

Economic relations between China and Africa began in the 7th Century and this has continued until today. The population of China is close to 1.3 billion and they are now in Africa to seek resources for their growing consumption, while African countries also seek funds for their infrastructural and developmental projects. The Chinese willingly grant soft loans for large infrastructural ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 5,735, 29 deaths

The Ghana Health Service has released new figures of the COVID-19 cases in Ghana indicating that 97 more persons have tested positive for the virus. This brings the total confirmed cases in the country to 5,735. One more person who tested positive for the virus has also died, bringing to 29 the total number of Coronavirus related deaths in the country. 294 more persons ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 4,700 with 494 recoveries

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has jumped to 4700, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The recoveries have also shot up to 494. He made this announcement during his ninth televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020. As of Sunday, 9.30 pm, Ghana had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. The number ...

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Government extends ban on public gathering till May 31

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gathering including religious activities, festivals and funerals till the end of May. This is in pursuant to the Executive Instrument (EI) 64 and takes effect on Monday, May 11, 2020. Delivering his ninth address to the nation on measures taken to combat the spread of the novel Coronavirus, Akufo-Addo said the closure ...

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I was once victimized in traffic when trying to take money – Street Boy

Ali Mohammed

Street children have taken a strong hold in the capital and across the nation but most especially Accra. Benabi Discovery is well known in tackling streetism in Ghana. Let’s delve into the story of Ali Mohammed, a street boy who happened to be interviewed by Benabi Discovery, a humanitarian advocacy media outreach. Just like any upcoming kid with big dreams, ...

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Coronavirus: Africa facing a triple jeopardy – Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has stated that Africa can only avoid a total collapse of its economies from the COVID-19 pandemic if intensive social distancing measures are practised. He added that Africa will only achieve the necessary behavioural change if people can trust the information they have access to. “Our governments need to invest in trustworthy information and communication systems. This ...

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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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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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Ghana records 550 more cases of coronavirus in 2 days, tally now 2,719

Ghana has now recorded 2,719 cases of COVID-19 and 65 additional recoveries making a total of 294, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The death toll however remains the same at 18. This is the largest the country has recorded so far in one batch. Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service is still embarking on a massive testing and contact tracing exercise ...

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Akufo-Addo grants amnesty to 808 prisoners amid coronavirus crisis

President Nana Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has granted amnesty to eight hundred and eight prisoners in the country. The decision was arrived upon after a recommendation by the Prisons Service Council and in consultation with the Council of State The amnesty is in accordance with Article 72 (1) of the Constitution. This was contained in a statement signed by Patrick Darko Missah, Director-General ...

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