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Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

Ex-Ghana MP: Nana Akufo-Addo is a lawless president

Former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central in the Greater Accra Region, Theophilus Tetteh Chaie, has strongly challenged the approach adopted by the current administration in the fight against illegal mining activities in the country.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

WHO: Nearly 7 million doses of coronavirus vaccines administered in Africa

Nearly 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Africa, where after months of waiting on the side-lines for vaccines, many of the first wave of countries to start campaigns are rapidly vaccinating high-risk groups.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

WHO: 38 African nations received 25 million coronavirus vaccine doses

The World Health Organisation says 38 African countries have received more than 25 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, and 30 have started vaccination campaigns.
Prior to the mass vaccination, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses took the jabs of the vaccines on Monday, March 1.

Ghana begins mass vaccination against coronavirus

The exercise will take off on Tuesday, March 2 in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, where a lockdown was imposed last year in the peak of the infections.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Ghana announces 658 new coronavirus infections

Ghana continues to witness a steady rise in its Covid-19 active cases in recent weeks with the country confirming 658 new cases of infections on Friday.
Director of Public Affairs, Supt Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, in a signed statement on Wednesday condemned the disturbances noting that the various incidents could have been avoided.

Ghana election: 5 dead, 19 injured in various electoral disturbances – Police

The Ghana Police Service (GPS) has revealed that a total of 21 electoral disturbances were recorded nationwide in the just-ended polls.
Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases.

Ghana approves football restart

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday announced the return of professional football as part of a loosening of restrictions following a fall in the number of coronavirus cases.

Presidential elections in Ghana, others top agenda at ECOWAS meeting

The 44th Ordinary Meeting of the Mediation and Security Council of the Economic Community of West African States has called attention to the ongoing insurgency in Nigeria, Gambia and Guinea Bissau as well as the political crisis in Mali.

Nigerian traders cry out as Ghanaian authorities demand $1 million business regularisation fee

Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana has decried the closure of shops owned by Nigerians doing business in the country by the Ghanaian’s authorities.
Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has lifted the three weeks restriction on movement in parts of the country implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Ghana lifts restrictions despite increase in coronavirus cases

In a televised address on Sunday, April 19, Mr Akufo-Addo said the decision was made based on progress in containing the spread of the disease, measures put in place to tackle the disease and the impact of the lockdown on the poor and vulnerable.
Deputy Health Minister Alex Abban who confirmed the death to Accra based Citi News noted that- “The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”

Coronavirus: Ghana has tested 14,611, collected 37,405 samples, recorded 378 confirmed cases – ministry

Ghana, Nigeria’s neighbour, has approached the deadly coronavirus disease aggressively by deploying routine and enhanced surveillance in the last eleven days.
President Nana Akufo-Addo said there would be restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks.

Ghana announces lockdown in two key regions

President Nana Akufo-Ado said there would be "restrictions on movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts for a period of two weeks."
Deputy Health Minister Alex Abban who confirmed the death to Accra based Citi News noted that- “The information I got from the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service is that that person [the Lebanese man] has died. He died today.”

Ghana records first death of coronavirus

One of the victims of the fast-spreading coronavirus has reportedly died in Ghana, authorities have confirmed.

Border closure: Ghanaian trade union calls for boycott of Nigerian goods

Ghana Union of Traders Association has called for a total boycott of made-in-Nigerian goods.
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Nigerian tour operators, journalists visit village built on water in Ghana

Thirty tour operators and journalists from Nigeria on Wednesday experienced life in Nzulezo village built with woods and raffia on Lake Amansuri.

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