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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 8,070 with 2,947 recoveries

Ghana has recorded 8,070 cases of the novel Coronavirus with 2,947 recoveries and 36 deaths. This was announced by the president during his live televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Akufo-Addo explained that, as of Sunday, 31st May, Ghana has conducted 218,425 tests. 13 persons are severely ill, with three critically-ill for which one person is ...

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Coronavirus: Schools resume from June 15 for final year students

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has announced the re-opening of schools and universities to allow final year students to begin classes ahead of the conduct of their respective exit examinations. During his 10th televised address, the president said, “Indeed, final year university students are to report to their universities on 15th June; final year senior high school (SHS 3) students, together with SHS ...

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Coronavirus: Religious activities commence from June 5 with 100 congregants

President Nana Addo

President Akufo-Addo has announced the commencement of Religious activities from June 5. This, the president said is the beginning of stage one of the process of easing restrictions. “An abridged format for religious services can commence. Twenty-five per cent attendance, with a maximum number of 100 congregants, can worship at a time in church or at the mosque, with a ...

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George Floyd death: Lawyer calls it ‘premeditated murder’

A lawyer for the family of George Floyd, whose death sparked unrest across the US, has accused a police officer of “premeditated murder”. Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder, but lawyer Benjamin Crump told CBS news it was a case of first-degree murder. “We think that he had intent… almost nine minutes he kept his knee ...

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Burkina Faso gunmen ‘kill dozens’ at cattle market in Kompienga

The security forces are struggling to end violence in Burkina Faso

Some 30 people have been killed in eastern Burkina Faso in a gun attack on a cattle market, reports say. Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town around lunchtime on Saturday, eyewitnesses and residents said. It is unclear who was behind the attack, but Burkina Faso has seen a recent sharp rise in jihadist violence and ...

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Religion should no longer be a barrier to African unity – Freedom Movement

Freedom Movement has made efforts to forge stronger bridges between Christians and Muslims in Ghana in the spirit of the just-ended Holy Eid celebration. The organisation is also challenging other countries in Africa to do the same, as they continue on a mission of African advancement and unity. Last week, founder of The Freedom Movement Nana Kwame Bediako also known ...

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4 rescued after floodwaters carried vehicle into storm drain

Some four people narrowly escaped death after a vehicle transporting them was washed away by floodwater into a storm drain at Ho, the Volta Regional capital.  The four who were trapped in the hiring vehicle with registration number GM 4688-14 were swiftly evacuated by residents after the vehicle landed in the drains on its side. According to eyewitnesses, the driver who ...

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Rwandan ex-politician handed life jail term for genocide role

A Rwandan court on Thursday handed a life sentence to a former politician found guilty of orchestrating the killing of tens of thousands of people during the 1994 genocide, a court spokesman said. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, head of the commune of Nyakizu in southern Rwanda, was indicted in 1996 by the Arusha, Tanzania-based International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on charges of ...

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Twenty-seven killed in central Mali ethnic attacks, local officials say

Armed men on motorcycles killed 27 civilians in central Mali in three attacks on ethnic Dogon farming villages in less than 24 hours, local officials said on Thursday. Central Mali has been ravaged in recent years by ethnic reprisal killings, as recriminations between herding and farming communities over jihadist violence compound longstanding grievances. Local officials told Reuters they believed the ...

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Akufo-Addo committed to equitable distribution of health facilities – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to providing an equitable distribution of healthcare facilities across the country. The Akufo-Addo government has undertaken extensive health infrastructure projects in rural communities across the country, and with the Coronavirus pandemic exposing the nation’s deficit in equitable spread of facilities, President Akufo-Addo has announced an audacious investment to build ...

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