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Herd immunity approach ‘would see 800m infected’

THE AFRICA  Centres for Disease Control (CDC) has warned that more than 800 million Africans could be infected with coronavirus, if the virus is allowed to spread deliberately with the aim of achieving herd immunity. The projection is a worst case scenario. This could put the lives of 8.4 million …

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Presidential debate: Trump refuses to take part in virtual TV event

US PRESIDENT  Donald Trump has refused to take part in a virtual TV debate with his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Earlier the commission deciding the 15 October Miami debate’s format said it would have to take place remotely. It made the decision after Mr Trump was treated for Covid-19. He …

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Harruna Attah writes: NDC, So Far, So Good, But…

JDM and the NDC have put together a much more quality Election 2020 campaign than Nana Addo and the NPP. The NDC’s presidential primaries in which President Mahama was given an overwhelming endorsement, to the parliamentary primaries, to the choice of running mate and finally to the manifesto launch have …

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Moria migrants: Fire destroys Greece’s camp on Lesbos

FIRE HAS  destroyed Greece’s largest migrant camp, the overcrowded Moria facility on the island of Lesbos. About 25 firefighters with 10 engines battled the flames as migrants were evacuated. Some suffered injuries from smoke exposure. Reports say migrants protesting against coronavirus rules may have started the fire, though this is …

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V/R: 380,000 children to receive polio vaccination

A total of 380,000 children in all 18 districts of the Volta region are expected to be administered polio vaccines in a sub-national mass campaign starting Thursday, September 10 to Sunday, September 13. The second round exercise will take place between Thursday, October 8, and Sunday, October 11. The exercise …

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Saudi king sacks defence officials

A number of Saudi officials, including two members of the royal family, have been sacked. A royal decree said Saudi King Salman had relieved Prince Fahad bin Turki of his role as commander of joint forces in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. His son, Abdulaziz bin Fahad, was also removed …

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Kenya’s Rubadiri wins BBC Komla Dumor award

Kenyan investigative reporter and TV anchor Victoria Rubadiri has won the 2020 BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Rubadiri is a presenter with Citizen TV in Kenya, where she hosts the channel’s prime-time shows. She’s a multifaceted journalist in East Africa and has interviewed some of the leading names in …

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Is Okada business winning against the law?

WITH THE political season getting to a fever pitch with parties launching their manifestos and holding their National Delegates Congress’s, one thing that the electorate would be looking at especially the neutrals would be the parties’ messages. The issues and policies in the campaign messages as well as their current …

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Don’t fail our children

YESTERDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020, the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, commissioned a 10-member committee to deliberate and advice government on modalities for the re-opening of schools in the pre-tertiary subsector. Dr Opoku Prempeh told the committee members at the commissioning ceremony to collaborate effectively with all stakeholders ahead …

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WHO and Unicef urge reopening of schools in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations children’s agency have urged African governments to promote the safe reopening of schools during the coronavirus pandemic. They say prolonged closure of schools is harmful to students and want governments to invest in sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of coronavirus in …

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Writing exams in a pandemic

Introduction  I also watched our Director-General of Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amakwa, on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, on the Accra-based Citi TV’s Face-to-Face programme with Umaru Sanda Amadu and it was interesting. The discussions were on Covid-19 and school reopening, and one of the sub-topics, which seriously caught …

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Can’t the voter registration exercise be spared the violence?

YESTERDAY WAS  the last day of the first phase of the five-phase nass  voter registration exercise  being conducted by the country’s Electoral Commission to compile a new voters’ register. The second leg has  begun today and we can say everything is all right but we should be cautious about our …

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Do we need officials to confirm NPP’s daylight vote-buying?

A POLITICAL scientist and former lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr Amoako Baah,  has condemned  the influence of money in the just-ended parliamentary primaries of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP). According to him, majority of the outcome of the Saturday primaries was influenced …

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Chiefs need legal teeth to bite

IT HAS now emerged that the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation has joined forces  with Master Card Foundation and Manhyia Palace to enforce strict adherence to all Covid-19 protocols prescribed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to fight contact spreading of the Coronavirus in Kumasi markets.  Specifically, the partnership …

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Frown on open defaecation

ONE OF our stories today is about open defaecation in Ofinso-Adukro in the Ofinso South District of the Ashanti Region. What is surprising is that the residents have the efforntery and no shame to justify their despicable act, claiming that the only public toilet serving the over 5000 people has been …

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