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Iran’s schools closed as death toll rises

Schools and universities in Iran will remain closed until early April, the country’s health minister has said. Saeed Namaki told reporters that schools and universities would remain closed until the end of the current Iranian year. The Iranian year ends on 19 March, and there are then national holidays until …

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‘Keteke’ the sleeper – A plane on rails

If there is any legacy from the colonial masters that most Ghanaians would want to hold on to and see developed to enviable heights, it is rail transport. Rail transport was developed to play a significant role in the socio-economic development of both the pre and post-independence era, serving as …

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Rawlings increases bounty for assemblyman’s killers to Gh¢45,000

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has offered Gh¢25,000 in addition to the earlier bounties offered towards the arrest of killers of the Sogakofe South Assemblyman who was brutally murdered last Sunday. The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, and the South Tongu DCE, Emmanuel Louis Agama, had earlier offered Gh¢10,000 …

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Mentally-ill Ghanaian dies in UK detention centre

A mentally ill man died from dehydration, malnutrition and hypothermia “in plain sight” at an immigration centre, an inquest found. Prince Kwabena Fosu’s death at 31 was partly due to “gross failure” by agencies at the centre, the jury said. Mr Fosu was left in an isolation cell for six …

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Coronavirus: Tanzania’s president prefers foot greeting

Tanzania’s State House has shared a picture of President John Magufuli exchanging a foot greeting with opposition politician Maalim Seif Sharif Hamad, observing new measures by the health ministry to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The deadly virus, which broke out in January in China’s central city of Wuhan, …

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