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WHO: Kenya recording ‘dramatic rise’ in Covid-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) says Kenya has witnessed what it calls a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases over the last month. The WHO says the country reported 4,594 new cases in the past week - up 51% on the...

Red berets ‘too hot’ for Uganda TV

TV stations in Uganda have been banned from hosting politicians wearing red berets, a signature headgear worn by opposition members affiliated to the People Power movement. Last year the government banned civilians from wearing red berets saying it was an...

Internet restricted as Tanzanians vote

Internet users across Tanzania have reported some sites, including WhatsApp and Twitter, are being restricted as millions of people vote in the general election. There have also been reports of violence and that police arrested an opposition leader in the...

Coronavirus: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa self-quarantines

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa is self-quarantining after a guest at a dinner he attended later tested positive for Covid-19. The president is not showing symptoms and will perform his duties remotely, his office said in a statement. Mr Ramaphosa is...

#EndSARS Protests: NBC fines 3 TV stations over “unprofessional coverage”

The Nigerian National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined three television stations over their “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests. The Stations, Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV are required to pay three million naira equivalent to about 7,800 dollars each...

Zanzibar presidential candidate ‘arrested’ as voting begins

The main opposition party in Zanzibar says its presidential flag bearer has been arrested. The party, ACT Wazalendo, says Maalim Seif Sharif was arrested this morning as the semi-autonomous Island begun early voting in the general elections. It said the candidate...

EndSARS protests will not be replicated in other countries – Vladimir Antwi Danso

Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces and Staff College, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, says the EndSARS protests in Nigeria, would not necessarily be replicated in other African countries. Dr Antwi-Danso who is also an International Relations Expert, said unlike the...

Algeria set to vote for constitutional changes

Algerians are set to vote on November 1 on proposed constitutional changes more than a year after mass street protests forced long-time ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down. The constitutional amendments are part of reforms that incumbent President Abdelmadjid Tebboune...

Be circumspect with discussions on SARS – Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso

Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has asked the media in Ghana to be circumspect in discussing “END SARS” protests in Nigeria. "Journalists should hold discussions in a manner that promote peace...

Solve Nigeria’s ENDSARS protests diplomatically – Socialist Forum tells ECOWAS

The Socialist Forum of Ghana (SFG) has cautioned the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of the adverse implication of the EndSARS impasse in Nigeria, on the sub region. According to the Forum, considering that, Nigerians formed about 60%...

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No trader will pay back COVID-19 stimulus package under my government- Mahama

The presidential candidate of the  National  Democratic  Congress  (NDC), Mr  John  Dramani Mahama, has advised traders and beneficiaries of...

President Akufo-Addo continues Greater Accra Regional tour as he touts achievements under Free SHS policy

President Akufo-Addo insists former President Mahama is bent on cancelling the Free SHS Policy being implemented by his government. He said the former President is...

Coronavirus: Germany and France to decide on new lockdowns

In Germany, it is being termed a "lockdown light" for November while in France a four-week lockdown is expected but less severe than in...

Professor Opoku-Agyemang appeals to North Tongu constituents to vote for NDC

The running mate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has asked the people of the North Tongu Constituency to vote...

Let’s not lose sight of malaria because of Covid-19 — Makarios Foundation

The Country Director of Makarios Foundation has asked the Ghana Health Service not to lose sight of its fight against the malaria parasite since...