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The Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO).The 34-member Executive Board is composed of technically qualified members who were elected to serve a three-year term. The main functions of the Board were to implement the decisions and policies of the Health […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: The United States is leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19

U.S. government agencies are working together to prioritize foreign assistance based on coordination and the potential for impact WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 3, 2020/ — The U.S. government is leading the world’s humanitarian and health assistance response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are mobilizing all necessary resources to respond rapidly, both at […]

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Coronavirus – Ghana: Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Ghana As At 26 March 2020, 10:00 Hr

A total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked ACCRA, Ghana, March 26, 2020/ — As at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been conf irmed from the regular surveillance systems. All the three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the […]

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Coronavirus – Africa: UN launches major humanitarian appeal to keep COVID-19 from ‘circling back around the globe’

NEW YORK, United States of America, March 26, 2020/ — To confront the unprecedented worldwide challenge posed by the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, top UN officials on Wednesday, launched a massive humanitarian appeal to mitigate its impact, particularly on fragile countries with weak health systems. At a joint virtual press briefing, Secretary-General António Guterres, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Mark […]

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COVID-19: East African Community (EAC) Deploys Mobile Labs

The vehicles are fitted with laboratory and ICT equipment, as well as all the necessary consumables for a fully functional laboratory TEL AVIV, Israel, March 26, 2020/ — The East African Community (EAC) Secretariat has moved to intensify efforts against Coronavirus spread by deploying mobile laboratories and testing kits in partner states as regional ministers […]

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Coronavirus – Africa : 46 countries reporting a total 2,475

Coronavirus – Africa : 46 countries reporting a total 2,475 cases of COVID-19, 64 deaths (25 March 2020 – 4:30 pm EAT) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 25, 2020/ — Countries (46) reporting a total COVID-19 2,475 cases, 64 deaths, 196 recoveries by region: Central (145 cases, 5 deaths, 3 recoveries):  Cameroon (70, 1, 3), Central […]

Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California
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Sources: Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash

The crash comes one day after Bryant was passed by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James for third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. As late as 10:39 p.m. ET Saturday, Bryant was active on social media, congratulating James on Twitter during the Lakers’ 108-91 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. A visibly shaken James wiped his eyes with tissues […]


Benin: head of mission to the EU declared persona non grata

The EU considers this declaration as wholly unwarranted and contrary to the EU’s objective of developing relations and building partnerships in third countries BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 19, 2019/ — The Council today decided that the head of the mission of the Republic of Benin to the European Union will be declared persona non grata. This is […]