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January 31, 2018 3:54 PM Asokore Mampong MCE announces major boost in health facilities

Chief Executive of the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly, Alhaji Alidu Seidu,. has promised to invest in the health sector to improve healthcare delivery for residents in the area. He said health service within the area has expanded in terms quality in the municipality, following the commitment and diligence staff members of the health directorate have attached 360

October 22, 2017 8:50 AM Rare Marburg virus disease kills at least one on Uganda-Kenya border as WHO helps contain disease

The World Health Organization has said it is working to contain an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) that has appeared in eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. At least one person is confirmed to have died of MVD and several hundred people may have been exposed to the virus at health facilities and at traditional burial ceremonies in Kween District 89

October 14, 2017 9:39 PM How to Change the Future of Migration

ROME, Oct 14 2017 (IPS) - The world is on the move. More people have been forced to flee their homes than at any time since the Second World War due to increased conflict and political instability, hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change. Such a short paragraph hardly depicts the growing drama of migration 88

October 2, 2017 5:31 PM NADMO urges ECOWAS to establish emergency fund for disaster management

The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has urged ECOWAS to establish an emergency fund for disaster management in the sub-region. Mr Seji Saji, the Deputy Director General of NADMO said there was the need for ECOWAS to reinforce its role and mandate in humanitarian response and coordination in the sub-region by setting up dedicated funds 76

October 2, 2017 8:19 AM Full Report: Why Police exonerated Asenso-Boakye, Jinapor

1. On 27th August, 2017 Kwame Asare Obeng @ A-Plus posted on his Facebook page and accused the two (2) Deputy Chiefs Staff Messers Francis Asenso-Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor of corruption, thievery, arrogance and stupidity and wondered why HE the President appointed the two personalities to the positions they occupy. The Criminal Investigations Department 61

September 29, 2017 2:32 PM Certified Registered Anaesthetists Call For "Sub-Specialities"

Mr Jacob Wumbei, President, Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anaesthetists (GACRA) has appealed to Government to establish “sub-specialities” of the practice to enhance knowledge and increase the competence of professionals. He said the lack of “sub-specialities” such as paediatric anaesthesia, obstetric anaesthesia and intensive care were the “greatest 35

September 12, 2017 6:10 AM Congo conflict, weak education leave millions out of school

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) A humanitarian organization says fighting in Congo has forced hundreds of thousands of children to stop their education, making them a part of the 7.4 million children who are out of school in the country. The Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that intensified violence in Congo's Kasai provinces this past year have displaced more than 850,000 children 58

August 20, 2017 10:09 AM Hundreds missing in Sierra Leone mudslides likely dead

Officials warn chances of finding survivors 'getting smaller every day' The number of victims from flooding and mudslides that hit Sierra Leone's capital early Monday now exceeds 450. As relief efforts continue in Freetown, authorities say most, if not all, the hundreds of people missing are dead. The number of missing could go higher than 600, according 65

August 3, 2017 11:16 PM Muslim pilgrims in Africa start journey to Saudi Arabia for Hajj 2017

Millions of Muslims worldwide are heading to the Islamic holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. The Saudi Arabia government has increased the quota of pilgrims from all the 178 registered countries with 950,000 pilgrims expected to arrive at Jeddah, 750,000 at Madinah and 100,000 by land and sea. Last year, 1,325,372 foreign 81

July 21, 2017 11:05 AM Judges dismiss NASA’s petition on manual back-up system

The National Super Alliance (NASA) Friday lost its petition on complementary voter system and transmission of results. Nairobi High Court judges Justices George Kimondo, Hedwig Ong’udi and Alfred Mabeya dismissed the case, saying the petition lacked merit. In the petition, NASA wanted to have polls put off in affected counties, constituencies or wards 46