COVID-19: Death toll rises to 565; active cases 7,931

COVID-19: Death toll rises to 565; active cases 7,931

Since March last year, 565 people have succumbed to the virus in Ghana Some four more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 in Ghana. The national death toll is now 565. Some 523 new cases have also been confirmed, according to

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COVID-19: Let your children stay home when they are sick – Ashanti Reg Metro Dir of Health to parents

COVID-19: Let your children stay home when they are sick – Ashanti Reg Metro Dir of Health to parents

The Ashanti Region records cases daily The Ashanti Regional Metro Director of Health, Dr Akosua Gyimah Omari-Sasu has urged parents to allow their sick children to stay at home, instead of making them go to school. This follows reports of

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Students missing after gunmen attack Nigerian school

Students missing after gunmen attack Nigerian school

Students missing in Nigeria Reports from the north-central Nigerian town of Kagara in Niger state say gunmen have stormed a boys’ boarding secondary school and abducted a yet to be known number of students and staff. A local official at

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Malawi president fires head of Covid taskforce

Malawi president fires head of Covid taskforce

President Lazarus Chakwera has ordered an audit of funds Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has fired the co-chair of a taskforce overseeing government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, amid allegations over misuse of 6 billion Malawi Kwacha ($7.7m; £5.6m). The co-chair

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Petitioners for the removal of EC Boss to begin picketing 24 Feb

Petitioners for the removal of EC Boss to begin picketing 24 Feb

EC Chair Jean Mensa Petitioners for the removal of the Electoral Commission (EC) Chair Jean Adukwei Mensa from office, have said they will begin to picket indefinitely at the Presidency, EC headquarters and Supreme Court  from Wednesday, 24 February, 2021.

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Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

Senegal receives China’s Covid vaccine

A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, DakarImage caption: A night-time curfew is in place in Senegal’s capital, Dakar Senegal has received 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from Chinese company Sinopharm. President Macky Sall said the government

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We will resist ‘devilish’ LGBT in Ghana – Pentecostal council

We will resist ‘devilish’ LGBT in Ghana – Pentecostal council

The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has warned that it will do everything legal to prevent and discourage the growth of homosexuality in the country. The General Secretary of GPCC, Rev. Emmanuel Bariga, speaking on the Morning Starr Thursday

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It will be illegal to shut down LGBT office in Ghana – Lawyer

It will be illegal to shut down LGBT office in Ghana – Lawyer

A Human Rights lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng has said it will be illegal to invade and close down the office of LGBT people in Accra. It comes after the Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights

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US busts ‘$50m Ghana-based cyber fraud scam’

US busts ‘$50m Ghana-based cyber fraud scam’

US investigators say they have busted a “Ghana-based criminal enterprise”, with the arrest of six of its “ringleaders” in the US on charges of laundering more than $50m (£36m). “The scams we allege in this investigation include romance scams targeting

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Uganda army chief apologises for beating of reporters

Uganda army chief apologises for beating of reporters

The UN condemned the attack on journalists outside its office in KampalaImage caption: The UN condemned the attack on journalists outside its office in Kampala Uganda’s army chief, Gen David Muhoozi, says the beating of journalists by military police was

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