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Ghana’s COVID-19 cases surpass 24,000

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have increased to 24,248, with 414 more infections confirmed late Saturday, according to the latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The update said the health authorities had treated and discharged 619 more people, bringing the number of recovered cases to 19,831, while the number of deaths stood at 135. The Saturday...

Covid-19: ECOWAS Donates Essential Medical Equipment to Nigeria

The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), through the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), has donated essential medical equipment to the government of Nigeria as part of the regional response strategy to curtailing the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The commission, in a statement issued Sunday by its Directorate of Communication, Mr. Oghogho Obayuwana,...

Seven injured in car bombing at Mogadishu port

At least seven people were wounded on Saturday as police shot a suicide car bomber at a checkpoint outside the port in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. “A suicide bomber tried to strike the police post in front of the port but the security forces shot him and the vehicle exploded,” said police...

Nigeria Could Be Next Rwanda Or Darfur If World Doesn’t Act, Advocates Warn

A genocide expert and former Congressman Frank Wolf have warned that violence being committed against Christians in Nigeria and the U.S. government’s “failed” response to it could lead to another genocide like the ones that occurred in Rwanda and Darfur. Wolf, a longtime Republican representative from Virginia who is the namesake of the International Religious...

Malawi ruling party cries foul after presidential vote re-run

Malawi’s governing party is pushing for a third presidential election, citing irregularities and intimidation in a vote re-run where unofficial tallies show the opposition leader beating incumbent President Peter Mutharika. Voters in the southern African country went to the polls on June 23 for the second time in 13 months after the Constitutional Court scrapped...

ECOWAS Endorses Okonjo-Iweala’s Nomination as WTO Director General

The Heads of State and Governments of the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member states have endorsed the candidature of Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The West African leaders, in...

Demolition Of Embassy Building: Ghana Will Face Consequences – Nigerian Reps

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs says Ghana must face the consequences of the demolition of the Nigerian Embassy staff quarters in Accra. The chairman, Yusuf Buba, in a statement on Monday, said what happened was an external aggression that infringed the International Rights of Nigeria. The country had claimed that unknown persons carried out...

Burundi’s New President Ndayishimiye To Take Office

Burundi’s newly elected president Evariste Ndayishimiye was to be sworn in on Thursday, after the sudden death of his predecessor who left him an isolated nation in political and economic turmoil. Ndayishimiye was elected in May in a vote disputed by the opposition, and was meant to take office in August, however the inauguration was...

COVID-19: WHO Hails Steroid As ‘Lifesaving Scientific Breakthrough’

The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed as a “lifesaving scientific breakthrough” the British use of a basic steroid to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients, saving about a third of them. “This is great news and I congratulate the Government of the UK, the University of Oxford, and the many hospitals and patients in the...

Uganda Plans Elections In Early 2021 But No Rallies

Uganda’s election commission on Tuesday published a roadmap for presidential and legislative elections in early 2021, assuaging fears the coronavirus pandemic would force a delay. But a plan to ban rallies and gatherings during the campaign drew a rebuke from a leading opposition politician, who said it was designed to favour longtime President Yoweri Museveni. A...

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