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Students fume as GIJ orders them to defer academic year for paying fees late

Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) are angry over a directive management of the school gave students who paid their fees late. The...

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Rastafarians should set up their own schools in Ghana – NAGRAT President Angel Carbonou

The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonou has suggested that if Rastafarians want their children to keep their dreadlocks...

Pepsodent’s #BrushWithMe campaign hits streets of Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale

To mark World Oral Health Day 2021, Pepsodent Ghana hit the streets of Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale to educate and remind Ghanaians on...

Group petitions Yendi hospital to probe death of patient

A group calling itself Concerned Youth of Yendi has petitioned the management of the Yendi Government Hospital to investigate circumstances that led to the...

90,000 health workers outside COVID-19 epicentres to be vaccinated – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will from today, March 22, 2021 begin the vaccination of 90,000 health workers outside the COVID-19 epicentres in the...

COVID-19: WHO hails Africa for vaccinating seven million people in two weeks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Africa for progress made in vaccinating its citizens against the COVID-19 pandemic. Africa has administered nearly seven million...

Ex-convict gets 40 years for attempted robbery

The Adenta Circuit Court ‘B’ has sentenced an ex-convict of Ankaful Prisons to 40 years imprisonment in hard labour for assault and attempted robbery. Stephen...

GFA Communication Director Henry Asante Twum ward off robbery trauma to travel with Black...

Ghana Football Association Communication Director Henry Asante Twum was able to travel with the Black Stars team despite an early robbery trauma. Asante Twum’s home...

Students fume as GIJ orders them to defer academic year for paying fees late

Students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) are angry over a directive management of the school gave students who paid their fees late. The...

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Libya’s eastern administration hands power to interim government

The new UN-backed interim government headed by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah is meant to steer Libya towards elections.Libya’s eastern administration has officially handed over power to a new executive that is meant to unify the...

Store workers, police officer among victims at Colorado shooting

The 10 victims of the mass shooting at a Boulder supermarket are being mourned as authorities continue investigating.For Teri Leiker, 51, the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, was long a happy place....

The epidemiologist and her fight to prevent the next pandemic

Monitors beep. A healthcare worker, suited up in a medical gown, face shield and other personal protective equipment, hands a patient an oxygen mask. Beep. “I can’t breathe,” a man says. Beep. A doctor...

Top Saudi official issued death threat against UN investigator

Senior Saudi twice threatened to have Agnes Callamard ‘taken care of’ in meeting with UN colleagues in January 2020, the Guardian reports.A senior official issued a death threat against UN investigator Agnes Callamard following...

Children 25% of civilian casualties in Yemen: Relief agency

More than 2,300 children were killed between 2018 and 2020, Save the Children says in a new report.Children made up one-quarter of civilian casualties over the last three years in Yemen’s war between Houthi...

EU member states summon Chinese envoys over sanctions spat

Several European countries including France and Germany have summoned Chinese envoys, intensifying a diplomatic dispute sparked by Western powers’ decision to impose sanctions on Beijing over its alleged human rights violations against Uighurs.The moves...

Yemeni men appeal US drone attack case to highest German court

The appeal again seeks to hold Germany accountable for US drone attacks launched involving airbases on its soil.Two Yemeni men who allege their relatives were killed in an American drone attack have appealed their...

COVID-19 vaccinations are proof of Israel’s medical apartheid

The coronavirus does not stop at checkpoints. As an occupier, Israel must provide medical supplies to Palestinians and adopt measures to combat the disease there.In Israel, more than five million people, or more than...

Bargain hunters stem brutal rout in Turkish stocks

Bargain hunters swooped in on Tuesday to pull Turkish stocks back from their worst two-day drop in 20 years – a plunge sparked by President Erdogan’s sacking of Turkey’s central bank chief.Losses in Turkish...

More than 190 US firms urge Congress to pass paid family leave

A memo signed by more than 190 US companies including Eventbrite, Patagonia and Pinterest was sent to Congressional leaders on Tuesday urging them to pass a federal paid family and medical leave policy.More than...