COVID-19 variant first found in U.K. accounts for 70% of cases in Pakistan: researchers

A coronavirus variant first discovered in the United Kingdom now accounts for up to 70 per cent of COVID-19 infections across Pakistan, a research centre studying the disease in the…

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25 dead, 52 injured after explosion near Afghan school in Kabul: officials

By Kabul Bureau Reuters Posted May 8, 2021 10:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ An explosion near a school in…

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China urges U.N. states not to attend Xinjiang event on Uyghur repression next week

China has urged United Nations member states not to attend an event planned next week by Germany, the United States and Britain on the repression of Uyghur Muslims and other…

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EU and India relaunch trade quest at coronavirus-hit summit

PORTO (AFP) – The EU and India were set to bolster warming ties at a virtual summit on Saturday (May 8) by relaunching long-stalled trade talks and agreeing to work…

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Asantehene marks 71st birthday with May 9 remembrance

It’s been 20 years since Ghana suffered the shock of a soccer stadium stampede that led to the deaths of over 120 Ghanaian soccer fans at the Accra sports stadium…

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Some of the taxes imposed on citizens are a nuisance – Kofi Bentil

Senior Vice President of IMANI, Kofi Bentil has expressed his displeasure in the new taxes government has imposed on the citizenry. Speaking on Newsfile, Saturday, Mr Bentil stated emphatically that…

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#FixTheCountry organisers exhibited ‘bad faith’ during National Security meeting – Godfred Dame

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame has revealed that the organisers of #FixTheCountry showed “bad faith” when they met with the National Security Ministry. According to him,…

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I have no regrets participating in ‘OccupyFlagstaffHouse’ protest – Kofi Bentil

Senior Vice President of IMANI Africa says he has no regrets participating in the ‘OccupyFlagstaffHouse’ protest against the Mahama-led government in 2016. Kofi Bentil said the protest which was born…

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FanMilk launches NutriDay zinc fortified yoghurt

FanMilk Plc, the leading producer of nutritious and refreshing milk-based and dairy-based food products, has launched NutriDay zinc fortified yoghurt, for whole family consumption. NutriDay thus becomes Ghana’s innovative fortified…

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Ada-East to revamp agricultural sector

agricultural productivity Ms Sarah Dugbakie Pobee, District Chief Executive Officer for Ada East has rolled-out mechanisms to boost agricultural production as farmers will be supplied with inputs. “In our quest…

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Young African entrepreneurs to maximize benefits from AfCFTA

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement is in session with some inroads made towards maximizing the continent’s 3.5 trillion market value. Even as member states partake in this single market,…

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Ghana loses $200m to untapped online forex trading market

Forex Analyst and Founder of Women in Forex Ghana, Gifty Annor-Sika has estimated the cost of underutilization of online forex trading market to be US$200 million annually. Speaking on the…

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GAF appeals for support for 37 Military Hospital

37 military hospital The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has appealed to corporate bodies and individual well-wishers to support operations of the 37 Military Hospital. This is because it is a…

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Tanzania to employ over 10,000 health workers in rural areas

A Tanzanian senior official told parliament on Friday the government plans to employ 10,467 health workers to fill the shortage of health personnel in rural areas across the East African…

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WHO validates Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

World Health Organization (WHO) The World Health Organization (WHO) validated on Friday the BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinopharm for emergency use. “This afternoon, WHO gave emergency use listing…

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UNICEF secures US$1 million for rollout of COVID-19 vaccination in South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L) receives his first jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Juba, capital of South Sudan, April 13, 2021. South Sudan’s health ministry said Tuesday…

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