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COVID-19: Nigeria reverses resumption of schools; cancels WAEC exams

The federal government has reversed its earlier announcement on school resumption. It also said no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5. This year’s examination, administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was postponed indefinitely in …

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Burundi president dies of ‘heart attack’ at 55

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday he had a cardiac arrest and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, the government says. Mr Nkurunziza was …

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Fidelity bank employees donate to UHAS Covid19 lab

Employees of Fidelity Bank, Ho branch, have made a donation of 1,000 cedis to the University of Health and Allied Sciences COVID-19 Testing Centre. Mr. Ken-Fred Czar, Relationship Manager of the branch’s Retail Network, presented the cheque to The Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Gyapong, at the UHAS Main Campus in …

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EC conducts pilot registration exercise

The Electoral Commission is conducting a Pilot Exercise on Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 in all sixteen regional capitals in the country. The essence of the exercise being conducted in all the regional offices of the Commission, is meant to identify problems associated with the new system, including its effect under …

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Facebook to connect Ghana to high speed internet in $1bn project

Ghana has been selected among several other African countries to benefit from Facebook’s plan to build a 23,000mile-long cable to bring high-speed internet to the 1.3 billion people living on the continent. The project, dubbed 2Africa, is expected to be completed in 2024. When completed, it will more than triple …

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