Year: 2020

News

COVID-19: US Embassy closed down for 2 weeks

The United States of America (USA) has closed its Embassy in Ghana for two weeks. The closure took effect on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. In a statement, the Embassy noted that its “staff will continue to work remotely and will do their utmost to assist U.S. citizens with emergencies to the greatest extent possible under […]

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Sports

Ighalo’s parent club offer him £400,000 per week contract

SHANGHAI SHENHUA may have scuppered Manchester United’s transfer plans by offering Odion Ighalo a staggering £400,000-a-week contract, according to reports. The 30-year-old has been an instant hit at Old Trafford since his January loan switch from the Chinese Super League side. Ighalo has scored four goals in his first three starts at the Reds to […]

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Entertainment

Coronavirus kills jazz icon Manu Dibango

The family of Cameroonian Afro-jazz star Manu Dibango say they are mourning the loss of their “Pappy Grove”. Announcing the 86-year-old saxophonist’s death to his fans on Facebook, they said: “A voice rises in the distance. “It is with deep sadness that we announce the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away […]

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Local News

Come for ‘Afehyia Pa Afa Hye’: Okyenhene to T&T PM, Caribbean, Africans in diaspora

The Okyenhene Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin has extended an invitation to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Christopher Keith Rowley, the whole of the Caribbean and all Africans in the diaspora to join Okyeman in December this year to celebrate the maiden annual Afehyia Pa Afa Hye or Good Year […]

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World News

Coronavirus: Scottish diplomat Steven Dick dies in Hungary

A Scottish diplomat has died in Hungary after contracting coronavirus. Steven Dick, 37, served as the deputy head of mission at the British Embassy in Budapest. He died on Tuesday, the Foreign Office confirmed. It is not known whether Mr Dick had any underlying medical problems. His parents, Steven and Carol Dick, said their son […]

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News

Despite “a lot of unhelpful” comments about my COVID-19 interventions, the results’ve “vindicated” me – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that despite the criticism of the measures his government put in place to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus such as banning of all international flights, closing all of Ghana’s borders to human traffic as well as mandatorily quarantining all persons who entered Ghana from abroad, the number of imported […]

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Sports

CAF fines GFA due to Cape Coast pitch invader

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has fined Ghana an amount of USD10,000 for the invasion of the field of play by a soccer fan. This is in relation to the incident that occurred at the latter stages of the Black Stars’ win over South Africa in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at […]

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Business

COVID-19: Republic Bank defers loan repayment for customers for 6 months

Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), has become the first bank to announce a deferment in the repayment of loans by its customers. The loan repayment deferment for customers and staff of the bank is for a maximum period of six months, and is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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News

COVID-19: EC suspends voter registration exercise

The Electoral Commission (EC) has suspended the upcoming voter registration exercise slated for April 18, 2020, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. “We had planned to do the registration on the 18th but because of the pandemic, we can’t do it on the 18th, so, we are observing what is happening around Ghana and […]

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Politics

Let’s not politicise COVID 19 – Gov’t to political parties

Government urged political parties to support measures to fight COVID-19 The government has urged political parties to support its measures to fight COVID-19 in the country and not politicise the matter. Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made the call at a sensitisation workshop for political parties in Accra on Thursday, 26 March 2020. The meeting […]

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