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Day: July 16, 2020

‘Shutting down schools must be based on medical evidence’
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‘Shutting down schools must be based on medical evidence’

Child Rights International (CRI), a non-governmental organisation, on Thursday said the shutting down of schools should be based on medical evidence. A statement signed by Mr Bright Appiah, the Executive Director of CRI, and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said calls by political actors among others to close down schools following recorded cases of COVID-19 in some must not be the bases to take such action. It said the Ghana Health Service, in its daily data, must report on the trend of COVID-19 among the students to inform policy directions and decisions. Studies conducted elsewhere showed that the transmission of the virus among age cohort 20 years and below was slow as compared to the vulnerable group, the statement said. “Immunologists must establish the rate of ...
Stratcomm Africa’s COVID-19 related cartoon episode “GYAE SAA” released
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Stratcomm Africa’s COVID-19 related cartoon episode “GYAE SAA” released

Strategic Communications Africa Limited (Stratcomm  Africa), has released “GYAE SAA” (stop that behavior), an episode in the Koo the COVID prefect cartoon series. The series is to encourage society not to stigmatise those who have been infected with COVID-19. A statement issued by Stratcomm Africa said  since May 2020, the Company Stratcomm has been producing and disseminating the cartoon series “Koo the COVID Prefect” to educate the public about the guidelines provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the Government’s directives. It said the series helps to break down the guidelines and directives in a manner that facilitates among the general public, ownership and sustained practice of the behaviours associated with the guidelines and directives. The cartoon...
UDS Vice-Chancellor gets two more years in office
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UDS Vice-Chancellor gets two more years in office

The Governing Council of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has extended the tenure of the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye, by two more years. This means that Professor Teye, whose first term as Vice-Chancellor ends on September 30, 2020, will continue in office until September 30, 2022. The decision to extend the tenure of Professor Teye was taken by the UDS Governing Council at its meeting held on Friday, May 8, 2020. A statement issued by Dr Abdulai Baba Tanko Zakaria, Registrar of UDS, and made available to the Ghana News Agency in Tamale on Thursday, said under the leadership of Professor Teye the University saw tremendous development. “The University has seen tremendous drive in respect of the formulation and implementation of policies...
Ghana CSOs COVID-19 Response Platform launched
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Ghana CSOs COVID-19 Response Platform launched

The STAR-Ghana Foundation on Thursday launched the Ghana Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) COVID-19 Response Coordination Platform to promote the synergy of actions to complement government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic. The platform is a network of independent, non-partisan CSOs and citizens’ coordinating around a structured response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alhaji Ibrahim-Tanko Amidu, the Executive Director of STAR-Ghana Foundation, who launched the network, said it would promote coordination and synergy of actions, build capacities, complement efforts and avoid duplication of work. It is also expected to enhance the effectiveness of civil society actions around COVID-19 response and post-pandemic recovery. The launch was on the theme: “The Fight Against the COVID-19 ...
Ghana and Mexico pledge to attend to needs of vulnerable
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Ghana and Mexico pledge to attend to needs of vulnerable

Ghana and Mexico have agreed to maintain mutual solidarity and urgently attend to the needs of the most vulnerable populations in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.   Mr Charles Owiredu, a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and Mr Julian Ventura, the Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, who co-chaired the Second Meeting under the Bilateral Political Consultations Mechanism, agreed to maintain close dialogue with partners on issues that directly affected the vulnerable. A joint statement issued at the end of the meeting and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Thursday said regional and global issues of common interest were discussed with the co-chairpersons pledging their government’s commitments to multilateralism and internati...
Breaking News: Kudus Mohammed completes Ajax switch
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Breaking News: Kudus Mohammed completes Ajax switch

Ghanaian attacker Kudus Mohammed has completed his dream move from Danish side FC Nordsjelland to Ajax in the Dutch Eredivise. The former Right to Dream academy graduate joined the Dutch side after completing a successful medical. The 19-year-old arrived in Amsterdam on Thursday morning for the mandatory medical after agreeing to join Ajax in a deal worth €9 million. The former Ghana Black Satellite forward signed a five-year contract after passing the medical. Kudus has been one of the most prolific teenagers in Denmark, scoring 12 goals in 25 appearances for Nordsjælland. The forward opted to join Ajax despite interest from top sides including Liverpool. Kudus scored in his Black Stars debut last November against South Africa in the Nations Cup qualifier.
Anloga junction hits 20 million streams on audiomack
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Anloga junction hits 20 million streams on audiomack

From hitting 10 million streams in just 10 days on Audiomack alone, it’s just over 7 months into 2020, and two months since the release of his fourth studio project, Anloga Junction the album but Stonebwoy has already broken yet another music record. The Reggae/Ragga & Dance-hall icon has, according to statistics, just become the first Ghanaian recording and performing artiste to have his album reach 20 million streams on Audiomack streaming app. If we’re going to talk about records Stonebwoy has smashed we’d be here all day, but this latest adds to a pile that includes earning the most billboard recognition as a Ghanaian artiste. His album also debuted on US Billboard charts at no #19 for his single Nominate featuring Keri Hilson, to receiving press coverage globally with...
Man United completes deal for Real Madrid defender
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Man United completes deal for Real Madrid defender

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a deal to complete the transfer of Real Madrid youngster Alvaro Fernandez Carreras. The 17-year-old left-back looks set to link up with United’s youth team after agreeing a four-year contract to move to Old Trafford after his contract with Madrid expired on June 30th, according to AS. Carreras looks a big prospect and could be a fine addition to Man Utd, who are putting together a fine young squad under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian tactician has promoted a number of players from United’s academy, such as Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams, and there are other promising talents coming through as well, most notably Hannibal Mejbri. Carreras may have made the right decision to move to Manchester to continue his developmen...
Ghanaian duo Keche set to outdoor new group from Nigeria
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Ghanaian duo Keche set to outdoor new group from Nigeria

Ghanaian music duo, Keche have disclosed that they will soon be known as a trio when a new member from Nigeria joins them on July 31st, 2020. The group who signed a two-year deal with Golden Empire Legacy Record Label explained that their new brother would not be a permanent member of the group based on the contract agreement. “We have a brother outside Ghana who will join the group. It’s not going to be a permanent thing, it’s going to be temporal for a year or two because of the difference we want to make so Ghanaians should not blink an eye, they should stay glued to Keche,” Andrew said. The duo who are well known for songs like ‘Aluguntugui’ and ‘Sorkorde’ expressed that the new member of the team would bring on board ‘magic’ since they’re already talented in rap and singin...
COVID-19 kills 4 Kenyan health workers, infections at maternity hospital rise
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COVID-19 kills 4 Kenyan health workers, infections at maternity hospital rise

COVID-19 has killed four Kenyan health workers and infected 450, the health ministry said on Wednesday, as word emerged of a slew of cases in Kenya's biggest maternity hospital. "Health workers handling patients with confirmed or suspected cases of coronavirus disease face an increased risk of exposure to the virus," Rashid Aman, the chief administrative secretary at the ministry of health, told a news briefing.© Reuters/BAZ RATNER A woman wearing protective clothes walks past the entrance to the Pumwani Maternity Hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nairobi At least 41 of the staff at Pumwani maternity hospital in the capital Nairobi have been infected, said Patrick Amoth, the acting director general of health at the health ministry, adding tha...
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