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Full Statement: Final 2020 Mid-Year Fiscal Policy Review

TOP STORIES Those Calling For Hawa Koomson’s Sack Should Stop Falling Fo... 3 hours ago Mid-Year Budget: This 'Dishonest' Minster Is Crashing Us Int... 3 hours ago Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Latest Video News Headlines Catch up on the latest news videos from around the world Advertise Here

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Covid-19: Over 200 Children In Ghana Tested Positive

TOP STORIES Ghana’s COVID-19 Case Count Balloons To 18,630 56 minutes ago Covid-19: Over 200 Children In Ghana Tested Positive 1 hour ago Latest Video News Headlines Catch up on the latest news videos from around the world Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Advertise Here

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Sunyani: B/A Presbytery Donates COVID-19 Relief Items To Health Facilities

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic The Brong-Ahafo Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has donated relief items to some health facilities such as the Municipal Government Hospital and SDA Hospital in Sunyani. The items which include boxes of Sanitizers, liquid soap, tissues, hand gloves, face masks, detergents, bags/sachets and bottles of water and some essentials, worth over GH₵ 6,500 were meant to augment government’s effort in the fight against the Coronavirus. The Chairperson for the B/A Presbytery Rev Dr. William Kwabena Ofosu-Addo who made the presentation at separate ceremonies, in an interview, noted that the church took the initiative to show appreciation for the continuous sacrifice and commitment exhibited by health workers as front liners in the wake and fight against the coronavirus pandemic, considering the associated risks. He emphasized that Social Distancing as one of the protocols to prevent the spr..

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UE/R Kukula The River God In Perspective –KNAM

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Shrines and Growths, rivers, hills and forest play a very significant role in the lives of our people, either environmentally, economically or spiritually based on one’s beliefs and faith on the later. They are natural sites governed with traditions that our forebears have bequeathed to us with a lot of history behind them, their relevance today cannot be underestimated. One of such is Kukula the river god in Kayoro/Akania in the Kassena Nankana Municipality of the Upper East Region. As part of the heritage month, Radio Ghana took a visit to Kukula. Kukula the river god, takes its source from Burkina Faso running through Kayoro/Akania in the Kassena Nankana Muincipality of the Upper East Region and ending up in the White Volta tributary in Pwuluga. Kukula is believed to have come from the sky in the form of light and struck a huge rock in the court yard of the Kayoro/Akania Chief’s Palace and s..

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CVM Condemns John Mahama for Donating Food On Partisan And Tribal Lines

Razak Kojo Opoku Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Listen to articleThe leadership of the Concerned Voters Movement(CVM) is very worried about the attitude of Former President John Mahama in this period of Coronavirus pandemic. Former President John Mahama presented a quantity of food items to the National Democratic Congress COVID-19 Team for onward distribution to only card-bearing members of the National Democratic Congress in the Lockdown areas. The canned and packaged foodstuffs were distributed on tribal grounds. Some households within the Lockdown areas suspecting to be against NDC and John Mahama were completely ignored by the National Democratic Congress COVID-19 Team. This is a very disgraceful act to our democracy. Ama Nimoh, a 60-year-old poor widow in Ashaiman Constituency was denied access to Mahama's food and was verbally abused by the guards of NDC COVID-19 Team supervising the distribution of John Mahama&#..

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Virus lockdown darkens hopes for Zimbabwean tobacco rebound

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Zimbabwean tobacco farm manager Shaw Mutalepo fretted over his harvest earlier this year when rainfall became erratic. Now a coronavirus lockdown has added to his woes. He does not even know whether he will be able to sell his golden-brown leaf when auctions are supposed to start. The official selling season starts on Monday. "This year our harvest hasn't been good at all...just average," Mutalepo told AFP as a group of workers picked up leaves, keeping a required safe distance from each other in a bid stop any spread of the virus. In barns at his 15-hectare (37-acre) farm in Bromley in eastern Zimbabwe, other workers -- facemasks on -- were crunching cured leaves into large bales. Many growers fear the virus lockdown could delay the start in Harare next week of the all-important tobacco-selling season, a scenario with far-reaching consequences for farmers and the government. Tobacco is Zimb..

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S.Africa scrambles to isolate prison virus cases as infection spreads

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic The result came back from the prison official's coronavirus test: positive. But it was already too late. The virus had already invaded her workplace, and was cutting a swathe through prisoners and staff alike. In the past two weeks, more than 55 inmates and 29 workers at the correctional facility in East London have been diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease. "This is a ticking time bomb," said Ayanda Botha, whose nephew is serving a 10-year term at the overcrowded jail in eastern South Africa. "There is no physical distances in prisons, none at all," he told AFP. "So how do you expect to contain the spread?" The tale encapsulates the problem facing the world's jails, where close confinement is a red-carpet invitation to a respiratory virus. Overcrowding and poor sanitation have prompted a growing number of countries to release low-risk prisoners after coronavirus was detected a..

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Malians head to polls, braving conflict and coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Voters in Mali will be called out on Sunday to complete long-delayed legislative elections, defying a jihadist insurgency and the lengthening shadow of coronavirus. The elections aim at reviving faith in political institutions at one of the darkest times since Mali gained independence from France nearly half a century ago. One of the poorest nations in the world is battling jihadists who have claimed thousands of lives and driven hundreds of thousands from their homes. "In a democracy, nothing is as important as full constitutional legality and the normal array of institutions," President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said this week ahead of the vote. Reflecting the double peril which confronts the Sahel state, the president wore an anti-coronavirus facemask. The virus has so far claimed 13 lives out of 171 cases -- a toll that, for now, is low compared with other countries. Sunday's runoff vote wi..

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Africa’s billionaires called to help coronavirus fight

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Workers in the northern Nigerian city of Kano set out rows of new hospital beds inside two cavernous tents that have been hastily erected on the pitch of an empty football stadium. The facilities have been built to become an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients as Africa's most populous nation braces for a potential surge in infections. The person behind this project is Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, who was born in Kano and has built up a personal fortune on the back of his concrete empire that Forbes estimates at some $8 billion. Nigeria is Africa's largest oil producer and biggest economy, boasting a handful of billionaires whose super yachts can be seen bobbing on the waters of megacity Lagos. Africa has so far been spared the numbers of infections seen elsewhere but testing is low. By LUIS TATO (AFP) But it is also a land of vast inequality where almost half of the 20..

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China under mounting pressure over virus origins

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic China on Thursday came under mounting pressure over the coronavirus pandemic from Western powers led by the United States, which said it was probing whether the virus that has infected more than 2.1 million people actually originated in a Wuhan laboratory. The new focus on China's role came as the world wrestles with a crisis that has killed more than 140,000 people and created historic jobless numbers, with Britain, Japan and New York extending lockdown measures. Global spread of the coronavirus. By Simon MALFATTO (AFP) President Donald Trump, who initially downplayed the illness whose US death toll has shot past 30,000, has been attacking China for weeks and appeared to gain support after a videoconference among leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized democracies. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told reporters there could be no "business as usual" with China. "We'll have ..

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