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Over 500 test positive to coronavirus at a factory in Ghana

More than 500 workers at an industrial facility in Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s health service said on Friday, as total cases jumped by nearly 30% in a single day.The health service did not name...

Coronavirus cases rise sharply in Ghana

Ghana has confirmed 73 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 287. The new cases were announced on Tuesday early morning.Ghana Health Service (GHS) said the increase in cases was as a result of "enhanced contact tracing and testing".GHS...

Gabon bans eating of pangolin and bats amid coronavirus pandemic

Gabon's government on Friday banned the sale and eating of bats and pangolins, which are suspected of sparking the novel coronavirus in China where they are highly prized in traditional medicine.The novel coronavirus is believed to have come from...

With 137 coronavirus cases Ghana to lockdown Accra, Kumasi

Ghana has announced a two-week lockdown in the country's two main regions - Kumasi and Accra metropolises from Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus.The move came as the authorities reported 137 confirmed cases, including four deaths.President Nana Akufo-Ado...

Ghana confirms second death from coronavirus

Ghana has recorded a second death resulting from covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus, they also confirmed 2 more cases taking total number of confirmed cases to 27. The patients are in isolation and receiving treatment.Of the confirmed cases,...

Gabon, Ghana record first cases of coronavirus

Gabon and Ghana confirmed their first cases of coronavirus on Thursday, becoming the ninth and tenth countries in sub-Saharan Africa to register positive cases.The region has so far been less badly hit by coronavirus than Europe or China. Ivory...

One killed, 4 Chinese abducted by pirates off Gabon coast

Authorities searched Monday for four Chinese crew members who were taken hostage by pirates in speedboats off Gabon’s capital over the weekend.Government spokesman Edgard Anicet Mboumbou Miyakou confirmed Sunday that four vessels anchored in the bay off Libreville were...

Ali Bongo’s spokesman detained in Gabon anti-corruption crackdown

The spokesman for Gabonese President Ali Bongo was transferred to the capital’s main prison on Friday, his lawyer said, one of eight people held in custody under a new anti-corruption drive.Bongo has vowed to crack down on graft since...

Gabon arrest 8 in a crackdown on corruption

Oil-rich Gabon has detained eight people for theft and money laundering following a crackdown on corruption, the prosecutor for the capital Libreville said Thursday.“Eight people have been placed in preventive detention,” Andre Patrick Roponat said, adding that they were...

Gabon becomes first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday. Norway will provide Gabon, which is almost 90 percent covered by forest, with...
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