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Secondary schools reopen in Nigeria

Secondary schools in Nigeria reopened on Tuesday for classes almost four months after they closed to halt the spread of coronavirus. Final-year students now have just two weeks to prepare for their exams. Face masks, social distancing and hand-washing facilities are...

Joy as woman gives birth to quintuplets in Mogadishu

A hospital in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is celebrating the birth of quintuplets. The Mogadishu Somali Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan Training and Research Hospital said the mother and her five babies were healthy. The hospital tweeted that the mother and babies were...

Ramaphosa warns ‘hyenas’ stealing Covid-19 funds

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned of harsh action on "hyenas" who are profiteering from public funds intended for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. His stinging remarks, contained in his weekly newsletter, are aimed at state officials who...

Three Gambian ministers test positive for coronavirus

Three cabinet ministers in The Gambia have tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the presidency. President Adama Barrow last week went into self-isolation after Vice-President Isatou Touray tested positive for the virus. Finance Minister Mambureh Njie, Petroleum and...

Drogba submits candidacy for Ivorian FA top job

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has formally submitted his candidacy to become the next president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF). Drogba drew thousands of supporters outside the federation's offices where he went to hand in his papers on...

South Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass half a million

South Africa’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 have crossed half a million, its health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. Africa’s most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory...

SA’s Shoprite retailer mulls quitting Nigeria

South African supermarket chain, Shoprite, says it is considering discontinuing its operations in Nigeria. The retail giant which entered the Nigerian market in 2005, said it will consider to "sell all, or a majority stake" of its retail operations in...

Ivory Coast president wins party nomination for third term

Ivory Coast's ruling RHDP party has officially nominated President Alassane Ouattara to seek re-election for a third term. Mr Ouattara on Wednesday asked for more time to consider the nomination, indicating he would announce his decision in a speech to...

Coronavirus: Kenya closes colleges and universities for rest of year

Kenya's education minister says colleges and universities will remain closed until January 2021 after failing to comply with safety protocols to curb the spread of coronavirus. Minister George Magoha has told journalists in the capital, Nairobi, that universities will continue...

Orchestra Baobab’s Balla Sidibe, a ‘giant’ of music, dies

Balla Sidibe, a founding member and singer of the legendary Senegalese group Orchestra Baobab, has died in Dakar. Sidibe died in his sleep "after a very full day of rehearsals with his musical comrades", Senegal's music association said in a...

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President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Nsukwao Basin Drainage project

President Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the Nsukwao Basin Drainage Project, in Koforidua,...

President Akufo-Addo visits 1D1F facility in Akropong

President Akufo-Addo has visited Akro Farms Ltd., a 1-District 1-Factory (1D1F) initiative at Apasare, in Akwapim North. The company, which produces fresh and healthy table...

President Akufo-Addo calls for unity and patriotism from Ghanaians

President Akufo-Addo has charged Ghanaians to continue to uphold the tenets of patriotism that formed the foundation of the founding fathers of the nation...

Significance Of Founders’ Day

NEWS COMMENTARY ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FOUNDERS' DAY Founders Day forms a significance occasion in this country. In the first place, it shows the contributions...

Tweneboa Kodua SHS students threaten to boycott 2020 WASSCE over strict invigilation

Final year students of the Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) at Kumawu in the Ashanti Region yesterday (Monday August 3,2020) threatened to boycott the...