Omicron subvariant appears more contagious, but not more severe, Denmark says

COPENHAGEN (REUTERS) – The BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which is dominant in Denmark, appears more contagious than the more common BA.1 sub-lineage, Danish Health Minister Magnus Heunicke…

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France targets groups, websites with expanded powers under anti-terror law

PARIS (REUTERS) – The French government said this week it is closing down an activist-run media outlet and a Muslim website deemed at odds with “national values”, the latest in…

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Moderna starts study of Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine booster

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Moderna Inc enrolled the first participant in a clinical trial of its Omicron-specific Covid-19 vaccine booster, another step toward fighting the highly transmissible variant that’s spread…

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UK police arrest 2 more over Texas synagogue attack

LONDON (AFP) – British police said on Wednesday (Jan 26) they are holding two more men in connection with an armed hostage-taking at a Texas synagogue by a man from…

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Newmont Ghana commiserates with victims of Apeatse explosion

Newmont Ghana is supporting the relief efforts for the victims of the tragic explosion that occurred at Apiatse on Thursday, January 20, 2022, with construction materials and consumables. The donated…

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Government to adjust education structure to mirror Cambridge system

Government is set to pilot a tweaked secondary education structure that mirrors the Cambridge system from next year with 10 schools. The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum on JoyNews’…

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Apeatse explosion: There was no police escort for truck with explosives – Beppoh chief

The Chief of Beppoh in the Prestea-Huni-Valley Municipality of the Western Region has denied a police report that the truck transporting explosives involved in last Thursday’s blast was led by…

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GFA sacks Milovan Rajevac, management committee to be reconstituted

The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association has decided to part ways with Black Stars Coach, Milovan Rajevac. This follows the receipt of the Technical Report from the Coach,…

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Ghana loses over $2bn in taxes to undervaluation of gold exports

Research by a consortium including the Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has revealed that Ghana loses more than $2 billion in taxes alone due to the undervaluation…

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Ghana loses over $2 billion in taxes to undervaluation of gold exports

Research by a consortium including the Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) have revealed that Ghana loses more than $2 billion in taxes alone due to undervaluation of…

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Government to accelerate Western Railway projects to support mining operations

Government will finalise documentation on all railway lines in the Western Region for potential contractors before the end of this year. This assurance from the Minister of Railway Development, John…

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No data protection license, no government contracts – Data Protection Commission

Businesses without data protection license may not be able to bid for government contracts, a directive from the Data Protection Commission in collaboration with the Public Procurement Authority has indicated.…

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New AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine data further support its use as third dose booster

Positive results from a preliminary analysis of an ongoing safety and immunogenicity trial (D7220C00001) showed that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (ChAdOx1-S [Recombinant]), when given as a third dose booster, increased the…

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Most Ghanaians fear to test for COVID-19 because of Stigma – GSS Survey

Pooling samples boosts Ghana’s COVID-19 testing The majority of Ghanaians have never tested for COVID-19 because of the fear of stigma around testing positive, a Ghana Statistical Service survey has…

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Akufo-Addo to inspect COVID-19 vaccine production facilities in Germany

Akufo-Addo leaves President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will, on February 16, visit Germany to inspect production facilities for COVID-19 vaccines. He will be joined on the trip by President Macky…

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Appiatse Explosion: Union calls for national focus on health and safety

Explosion Commiserate The Ghana Mineworkers’ Union has urged the government to intervene swiftly through legislation to ensure that health and safety are given national prominence to avert future explosions like…

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