Thursday, April 9, 2020


Ghanaian professor appointed to World Anti-Doping Agency group

A Ghanaian-born professor, Dominic Sagoe has been appointed to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prevalence Working Group. He will be part of a 4-member expert group working to investigate contemporary estimation methods and trends in doping prevalence in sports. The professor shared a copy of his appointment letter on his Facebook wall to express his excitement. Prof. Dominic Sagoe of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen in Norway focused his Ph.D. research on non-medical...

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SSNIT donates GHC500,000 to COVID-19 Fund

The Management of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has presented an amount of five hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢500,000.00) to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund at a short ceremony on Wednesday, April 8, at the Jubilee House as part of efforts to support the government’s fight against the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Board Chairman of SSNIT, Dr. Addo Kufuor who led the SSNIT delegation, in presenting the cheque to the Chief of Staff,...

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Crime & Punishment

Military officer allegedly shoots police woman during enforcement of lockdown operation

A soldier with the operation COVID Safety joint security task force stationed at one of the checkpoints at Tema Newtown has allegedly shot a policewoman enforcing the lockdown directive in the course of an operation this morning. The victim who has been identified as Lance Corporal Francisca Tenge reportedly sustained injuries in her thigh. The policewoman who is with the Tema Regional Police Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit has since been rushed to the...

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Museveni bans street jogging; says Ugandans should exercise in their homes, rooms

President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni has banned roadside and street jogging in Uganda in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the East African country's president, some Ugandans have taken advantage of exercising their bodies to defy the two-week lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the viral outbreak, a situation the President describes as very "carefree. " Addressing the nation on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, President Museveni directed all those indulged in roadside...

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