AFRICA

Girl, 8, missing after falling into canal

The search for an eight-year-old girl who fell into a canal, as well as for the man who tried to rescue her, in Belgravia Estate in Cape Town on Thursday, has been called off due to poor weather conditions. According to the Western Cape police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk, …

Read More »

Nigeria’s imported fuel more toxic than black market supply

Fuel imported into Nigeria said to be extremely toxic and of lower quality than what is produced on the black market, with serious health consequences – the results of a laboratory analysis show. That dirty fuel, as in many African countries, is of lower quality than those from illegal refineries …

Read More »

South African queen dies of coronavirus

A royal family in South Africa has confirmed the death of Queen Noloyiso Sandile from Covid-19. A sister to the current Zulu monarch, King Goodwill Zwelithini, she served as regent of the amaRharhabe royal family. Queen Noloyiso was married to the amaRharhabe monarch, Maxhoba Sandile, for over two decades until …

Read More »

Liberia’s ex-president to head WHO coronavirus panel

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia’s former president, and Helen Clark, New Zealand’s former prime minister, are to head a panel to review the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Mrs Sirleaf led Liberia during the Ebola epidemic that began in 2014, killing more …

Read More »

Don’t blame teachers for death of KNUST SHS student – NAGRAT

The Ashanti region chapter of the National Association of Graduate Teachers(NAGRAT) says its members in the KNUST Senior High School(SHS) did not act irresponsibly in the case involving the death of a student in that school. The Ghana Education Service has begun investigating claims that teachers and school authorities stood …

Read More »

Two teachers of KNUST SHS also interdicted

The Education Directorate in the Ashanti Region has interdicted two teachers of KNUST SHS over the death of a final year student. The two are Owusu Ansah Seth, a Senior Housemaster, and Anthony Awotwe, housemaster of the Densu House, where the deceased student was. A committee has also been constituted …

Read More »

Mother of boy who died at KNUST SHS speaks

Mother of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Senior High School student, who died on Tuesday, has given a harrowing and chilling account of how her son lost his life. The boy who was suffering from severe stomachache was left in the hands of colleague students for …

Read More »

Stop putting exams ahead of lives – GMA to GES

The  Ashanti regional chairman of the Ghana Medica Association (GMA) Dr Paa Kwasi Baidoo has appealed to the Ghana Education Service to reconsider the decision to put students in schools despite the creeping cases of COVID-19 in secondary schools. According to him, it is surprising to see how Ghana insists …

Read More »

Teenager electrocuted while train surfing

A teenage boy has sustained critical injuries after he was electrocuted while train surfing in KwaMashu, outside Durban, on Tuesday. According to KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Services (EMS), they received a call that a male had fallen off a train around 15:00. KZN EMS spokesperson Robert McKenzie said that, when they arrived …

Read More »

Burkina Faso: 180 bodies found in ‘killing field’

At least 180 bodies have been found in mass graves in northern Burkina Faso where soldiers are fighting jihadists, a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report says. “Available evidence suggests government forces were involved in mass extrajudicial executions,” HRW says. Over seven months, the bodies had been dumped near the town …

Read More »

Priest shot dead at mission house

A 41-year-old priest died after he was shot in the head at a mission house next to an Anglican church in Hambanathi near Tongaat this week, police have confirmed. A case of murder was opened at Tongaat police station for investigation, police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said. “It is alleged that …

Read More »

Western Cape municipal mayor dies from Covid-19

Langeberg mayor Henry Jansen has died due to Covid-19, the municipality in the Western Cape confirmed on Wednesday. Jansen died on Tuesday afternoon after being hospitalised at the Mediclinic Worcester for more than a week, said municipal manager Soyisile Mokweni. He was 64. “Alderman Jansen has provided the municipality with …

Read More »

Pregnant woman shot, man wounded on his birthday

A drive-by shooting in Hanover Park has reportedly left a pregnant woman seriously injured and a man hospitalised on his birthday. Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed to News24 that detectives had visited the two in hospital following the shooting on Sunday morning. He said the man …

Read More »

Kenyan schools to stay closed until 2021

Kenya’s education ministry has said that all primary and secondary schools will reopen next year. The ministry said all students would resume studies in their current classes. Education Minister George Magoha said no final-year national examinations would be held for primary and secondary pupils this year. Those exams are usually …

Read More »

Details of the 7 persons who have just been killed by coronavirus

Ghana’s Coronavirus related deaths rose from 122 to 129 following the demise of 7 persons, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced Monday. 6 out of the 7 had co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and right breast cancer while 1 had none. 4 were females whereas 3 were males. The deaths were recorded …

Read More »

SAD AUDIO: Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo test positive for Covid-19

The Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for Covid-19, the Information Minister has disclosed, Tuesday. This was announced today by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing in Accra. Mr Oppong Nkrumah stated that the disclosure was in consonance with the government’s transparency and with …

Read More »

Coronavirus: Stop withdrawing your wards from school – GHS, GES

The Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service have advised parents to desist from picking their wards from schools which record COVID-19 cases. This, according to the two government agencies, risks increasing community spread. The advice comes after some parents besieged the Accra Girls Senior High School to demand the withdrawal …

Read More »

Messi will ‘end his career’ at club – Barcelona

Lionel Messi will “end his working and footballing life at Barcelona”, the club’s president has said. Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed reports the Argentina international, 33, was unwilling to renew his current contract when it expires in 2021. “We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to …

Read More »

Dozens missing after boat capsizes in Nigeria

At least 21 people are missing after a boat accident in eastern Nigeria. Local media reports that the boat was carrying 23 people when it capsized on River Benue. The Benue state police say two people have been rescued so far. The people were reported to have been travelling for …

Read More »

Kenyan protesters set fire to police station after killing

Kenyan protesters set a police station on fire after an officer allegedly shot and killed a man for hawking fake hand sanitizer, according to a police report seen by Reuters on Monday. The officer is now in custody, according to the report. The police officer fired his weapon after a …

Read More »

TwinsNation – Betrayal

    TwinsNation comes through with a new song tagged “Betrayal. The Billions Family Group  bosses have done it once again after releasing their song titled ‘Where Were You.” It is not just about music, but also the celebrated talented twins are here with the continuity of the rest of the story that …

Read More »

Wesley Senior High School records COVID-19 case

A female student of the Wesley Senior High School(WEHIS), Konongo, in the Ashanti region has tested positive for COVID-19. The student reportedly showed signs of the virus and had to be referred to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment. An uncle of the student who confirmed the news on Kumasi …

Read More »

Six students of Accra Girls SHS test positive for coronavirus

The Accra Girls Senior High School has recorded six coronavirus cases. The patients, all students of the school, were isolated at the school’s sickbay on Monday, June 29, 2020, together with some other students who also showed symptoms of COVID-19. According to a Citi news report, six out of eleven students …

Read More »