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COVID-19: Data, Social Inclusion and Matters Arising

Accra, Ghana, April 9, 2020//-At 11:15 pm on Friday, March 27, 2020, Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his address to the nation announced some “bold” measures to mitigate the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paradigm Initiative Worried Over Plans to Use MTN Customer Data to Fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Abuja, Nigeria, April 9, 2020 – Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working to advance digital rights and inclusion in Africa, is deeply concerned about the Nigeria Governors’ Forum’s attempts to collaborate with telcos to mitigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 In Focus: More Economists See Severe Economic Impact

April 9, 2020//-Economists once again downgraded their forecasts for the global economy this week, as economic data—such as PMI readings and U.S. jobless claims—began to reflect the severity of the coming downturn.

COVID-19 Drives Sub-Saharan Africa Toward First Recession in 25 Years

Washington, U.S, April 9, 2020//—Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the latest Africa’s Pulse, the World Bank’s twice-yearly […]

Ghana: Akufo-Addo Versus Mahama In COVID-19 Interventions

Accra, Ghana, April 9, 2020//- A document from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that its flagbearer John Dramani Mahama’s COVID-19 interventions surpassed those of Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

COVID-19: Ghana’s Economy to Grow Slowest in 37 Years

Accra, Ghana, April 9, 2020//-As the coronavirus pandemic bites countries around the globe by grinding trade and other productive activities to a halt, Ghana’s economy is expected to experience its slowest growth in about four decades – making it the worst year since the historic 1983 economic retrogression.

FAO Continues to Fight Desert Locust Upsurge in East Africa, Yemen Despite COVID-19 Constraints

Rome, Italy, April 9, 2020/ — The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is continuing its efforts to contain the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa despite restrictions on the movement of personnel and equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

45 Out of 47 Member States of the WHO African Region Are Now Affected by COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, April 9, 2020//-The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak continues to rapidly expand through the African continent, according to WHO African Region.

Ghana: Court Dismisses Contempt Application Against UCC Vice Chancellor, 2 Others

Cape Coast, Central Region, Ghana, April 8, 2020//- The Cape Coast High Court today dismissed an application by Henry Tachie, Group Managing Director of Barony Construction Ltd and Tacoa Construction Ltd seeking to commit Professor Joseph GharteyAmpiah, Vice Chance of University of Cape Coast (UCC); Philip Ntim Owusu, Director of Physical Development and Estate Management […]

Ghanaian Journalist Gets Into Songwriting

Accra, Ghana, April 8, 2020//-Ghanaian journalist and writer Francis Kokutse has taken music lovers and his colleague journalists by storm as he entered into the songwriting industry.

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