Covid-19; 8 persons dead in Ghana in less than 24 hours.

In less than 24 hours, the death toll has risen from 464 to 472 as at February 9, as eight more person dies from Ghana due to the coronavirus. the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported that, more Ghanaians are submitting to the deadly virus. However, the Ministry of Information will on Tuesday hold a press briefing to update the citizens about efforts to deal with the virus. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 response team at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital has indicated that work on an in-house testing facility for the…

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We do not intend to call any witness – Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah

Hon Kwadwo Oppong Nkrumah, Spokesperson for President Akufo-Addo’s legal team has stated that the legal counsel for the 2nd Respondent in the election petition does not intend to call any witnesses to present any evidence before the court. He stated that, the three witnesses who testified for John Mahama have not made any concrete arguments to prove the petitioner’s case. ”We have always insisted that the onus of proof lies with the petitioner. You have senior three witnesses. we’ve all been waiting with bated breath to see the evidence that…

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Sudan announces new cabinet with ex-rebels as ministers

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced Monday a new cabinet bringing in seven ex-rebel chiefs as ministers, following a peace deal in October aimed to end decades of war. Veteran rebel leader and economist Gibril Ibrahim, of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) — which played a major role in the Darfur conflict — was appointed as Sudan’s new finance minister. “We have reached consensus on over 25 ministries,” Hamdok said, during a press conference in Khartoum. “This lineup aims to preserve this country from collapse… we know there will…

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Museveni’s long stay: A chink in the armour in ties with the West

In 2004, the agitation to remove Article 105(2), which limited presidential terms to two, hit fever-pitch. President Museveni had indicated during campaigns in 2001 that the term ending in 2006 would be his last. After an acrimonious campaign against his former personal physician Kizza Besigye, many had hoped to witness the first peaceful handover of power in Uganda’s post-independence history. Mr Brian Cooksey, a Tanzania-based consultant, writing in a paper titled Elixir or poisoned chalice? The relevance of aid to East Africa presented at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and…

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