Zimbabwe sacks more than 200 doctors over strike action

The body in charge of the public health service in Zimbabwe has said that 211 doctors have been sacked this week because of their on-going strike for better pay. The doctors were “found guilty of absenting themselves from duty without leave or reasonable cause” for five or more days, according …

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‘Mentally ill people being mistreated in Nigeria’

The campaign group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), says thousands of mentally ill people in Nigeria are being abused and kept in chains in care facilities. Its researchers visited nearly 30 private and state-run centres across the country. In all but one, they found patients were being chained up. Staff at …

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Pope Francis ‘hopes to visit South Sudan next year’

Pope Francis has urged the leaders of South Sudan to overcome their divisions and to find consensus for the good of the country. Speaking at his weekly blessing in the Vatican, the Pope said he hoped to visit South Sudan next year. South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011 …

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Ghana in economic storm – Agyinasare wades into financial sector cleanup

Founder and presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare has lamented on the recent revocation of licences of some financial institutions by the Security Exchange Commission. Delivering the sermon on Sunday (November 10) Bishop Charles Agyinasare admitted “we have economic storm” in Ghana, classfmonline.com has reported. He recounted …

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Adabraka Odawna residents stranded after Sunday’s downpour

Residents of Adabraka Odawna were left stranded last night as floodwaters engulfed their homes and makeshift sleeping places. The community’s many link roads and alleys were also heavily flooded, rendering them inaccessible. The residents were seen wading in the knee-high water while others watched on in astonishment, with no place …

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NPP more ‘violent’ than NDC – A Plus

Controversial musician, Kwame Asare Obeng, popularly known as A Plus, says compared to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) are more violent in attacking people on social media. His comment comes after some NPP members verbally attacked Ghanaian media personality, Nana Aba …

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All you need to know about the December 17 referendum

On December 17 2019, Ghana will conduct a referendum alongside district level elections. Checks by www.ghanaweb.com have shown that there are several misconceptions surrounding the purpose of the electoral exercise. According to a research conducted by the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO), six (6) out of every (10) Ghanaians …

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