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Ghana’s Mahama picks first female running mate for major party

Former Ghana President John Mahama said on Monday that he had chosen Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as his running mate for this year’s election, making her the first woman on a major Ghanaian party’s presidential ticket.The Dec. 7 poll will...

Ghana president in isolation after Covid-19 positive test in close circle

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo will self-isolate for 14 days on the advice of doctors after a person in his close circle tested positive for coronavirus, the government said in a statement late on Saturday.“He has, as at today, tested...

Ghana to rebuild demolished building in Nigerian embassy

Ghana's minister for foreign affairs has said the country will reconstruct a building demolished inside the Nigerian High Commission compound in Accra.Armed men reportedly stormed the compound last week and destroyed buildings under construction. Two people have been arrested...

Ghana’s health minister tests positive for Covid-19

Ghana’s health minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu has tested positive to coronavirus and is in a stable condition, the President Nana Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.Sources said theat the 64 years old minister was admitted to the University of Ghana Medical...

Ghana to introduce measures to reduce MTN’s dominance

Ghana will implement a set of policies to reduce the dominance of MTN in the country’s telecommunications market, the government has said in a statement.“The National Communications Authority (NCA) will in the coming days begin the implementation of specific...

Total halts bid to buy Occidental Petroleum assets in Ghana

Total has called off a plan to acquire Occidental Petroleum’s assets in Ghana, which was conditional on the completion of the acquisition of Occidental’s other assets in Algeria, the French energy company said on Monday.The deal was part of...

Ghana president says one person infected 533 with coronavirus at fish factory

A worker at a fish-processing factory in Ghana’s Atlantic seafront city of Tema infected 533 other workers at the facility with the coronavirus, Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said in a broadcast late on Sunday.Ghana’s health authorities reported the outbreak...

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...

Ghana fine 6 Nigerians for partying during coronavirus lockdown

A court in Ghana has fined six Nigerians around $2,500 (£2,040) each for attending a birthday party on Saturday in the capital, Accra according to a report on BBC.Gatherings were banned under a three-week lockdown to stop the spread...

IMF approves $1B in emergency aid for Ghana, $442M for Senegal

The International Monetary Fund on Monday said its executive board had approved $1 billion in emergency funding for Ghana and $442 million for Senegal to enable both countries to respond to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus pandemic.Ghana was at high risk...
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Death of Ivory Coast PM: Is Ouattara set to run for third term?

Ivory Coast’s ruling party may ask President Alassane Ouattara to rethink his decision not to stand for a third term, after the sudden death...

S/Sudan diplomat sparks uproar after urinating during live panel discussion

A South Sudanese diplomat in the United States, Gordon Buay has sparked an online uproar when he was seen urinating during a live Facebook...

Ragtag Burkina Faso’s volunteer fighters no match for jihadists

Issa Tamboure, 63, a member of local defense fighters was no match for gun-wielding jihadists who attacked his village in northern Burkina Faso in...

Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...