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Dozens of UK bound migrants drown, as boat capsizes

Source: BBC At least 27 people heading for the UK have drowned in the English Channel near Calais after their boat sank. The International Organization for Migration said it is the biggest single loss of life in the Channel since it...

COP 26: Samira Bawumia on Gender Day in Scotland

By Clara Mlano. Gender Day at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, shifted attention to advancing gender sensitive policies and addressing the inequalities in the climate space that negatively affect women and girls. A Global Ambassador on Clean Cooking Alliance, Hajia Samira Bawumia,...

Ghana, first country globally to undertake human trials for new Lassa Fever vaccine

By Doreen Ampofo. Ghana will next year begin human trials for the new Lassa fever vaccine. The trials, which will be the first in the world, follow research which shows that Ghana may in the next 15 years experience a...

Hyenas at Denver Zoo test positive for Covid-19

Two hyenas at the Denver Zoo in the US have tested positive for COVID-19, marking the first case in the animal worldwide. The hyenas were tested after several lions at the zoo became sick. Reports say the first tested positive at...

Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for Children in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become the first country in the world to make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for children. The jab will join the extensive list of basic childhood vaccinations already required by law. The country signed a deal with Pfizer to...

Youth Group presents Climate Clock to Prez Akufo-Addo in Glasgow with demands

Story by Nathaniel Nartey Facebook: Nathaniel Nartey Twitter: @Annertey­_Nartey Popular Ghanaian musician, Kwame Nsiah-Appau, also known as Okyeame Kwame on Monday, November 2, 2021, joined a group of Climate Youth Defenders from Ghana to present a Climate Clock and a set of...

”Vax” is 2021 Word of the Year- Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen the word "vax" as its 2021 word of the year. In a statement, Oxford said the word was rarely used until this year and has become attached as an adjective or presented as...

President Akufo-Addo in Glasgow, Scotland for COP26

President Akufo-Addo has left Accra, leading Ghana’s delegation to the World Leaders' Summit of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), being held from 31st October to 3rd November, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. The COP26 Summit, which is one of...

Archbishop of Canterbury raises questions with Ghana’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has expressed concern by a proposed law in Ghana, meant to impose harsh penalties on the LGBT community. The bill is being supported by the Anglican Church of Ghana, despite previous agreement by...

76th UN Day marked in Accra

By Betty Arthur & Abraham Donkor. A flag raising ceremony has taken place in Accra to mark the 76th Anniversary of the United Nations. Member States were reminded of the Charter on centralised multilateralism and the principles of the organization. The...

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More Drama in the House over 2022 Budget among Majority & Minority MPs

By Bubu Klinogo Proceedings in Parliament were on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 disrupted after chaos erupted in the House. It...

African King named Richest Person of all time

With a fortune of around $400bn in today’s money, Mansa Musa I of Mali, the first king of Timbuktu, may not be a household...

Christmas Fever galore!

By Hannah Dadzie and Jennifer Tetteh Traders in some markets in the capital have started displaying Christmas paraphernalia as they have modified their business strategy...

Government of Ghana announces National HIV AIDS Fund to deal with scourge

By Naa Atswei Sowah President Akufo-Addo says it has become worrisome with the increasing rate of HIV/AIDS infection. He said in order to reduce the...

FOCUS: Mixed reactions over drama in Parliament

By Rachel Kakraba Panelists on our Current Affairs Programme, FOCUS have expressed mixed reactions over the drama that surrounded the November 30, 2021 passage of...