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This photograph released by UNICEF shows the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines distributed by the Covax Facility arriving at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. (AP)

Ghana 1st nation to receive coronavirus vaccines from Covax

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:24 PM IST
The arrival of 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the West African country marks the beginning of the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in history, according to the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
About 45% of children from farming families in growing areas were working on plantations in the 2018-19 season. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
About 45% of children from farming families in growing areas were working on plantations in the 2018-19 season. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

Child labour worsened on West African cocoa farms, study shows

West Africa | By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:43 AM IST
Child labour has worsened on cocoa farms in top growers Ivory Coast and Ghana, despite government and industry efforts to tackle the issue, a U.S. government-sponsored report showed.
The sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. Over a dozen migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the United Nations reported Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted North African country.(AP)
The sun pierces the clouds over international waters north of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. Over a dozen migrants trying to reach Europe drowned in the Mediterranean Sea when their small dinghy capsized off the coast of Libya, the United Nations reported Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the latest shipwreck to underscore the deadly risks facing those who flee the war-afflicted North African country.(AP)

UN: At least 16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Cairo | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 08:04 PM IST
Libyan fishermen spotted the sinking boat late Thursday, said the International Organisation for Migration, and managed to pull 22 people from the water, including those from Egypt, Bangladesh, Syria, Somalia and Ghana.
Ghana has one of highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa(Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Ghana has one of highest number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Africa(Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)

Ghana’s health minister contracts Covid-19

Accra | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 07:01 AM IST
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo said the health minister had “contracted the virus in his line of duty” leading the West African nation’s fight against Covid-19.
Ghana’s health authorities reported the outbreak at the industrial facility late on Friday, but did not provide details.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Ghana’s health authorities reported the outbreak at the industrial facility late on Friday, but did not provide details.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

One person infected 533 with Covid-19 at fish factory in Ghana: President

Accra | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 09:43 AM IST
Ghana’ s president Nana Akufo- Addo said 22 people have died of coronavirus-related causes, while 494 have recovered.
An artiste playing a musical instrument as MP Preneet Kaur looks on during the inaugural events of the annual heritage festival and craft mela at Sheesh Mahal in Patiala on Saturday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)
An artiste playing a musical instrument as MP Preneet Kaur looks on during the inaugural events of the annual heritage festival and craft mela at Sheesh Mahal in Patiala on Saturday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN/HT)

Heritage fest, craft mela kick off in Royal City

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 11:17 PM IST
A 20-year old Indian man was charged with violating US immigration law
A 20-year old Indian man was charged with violating US immigration law

Indian man charged with trying to enter US on fake Slovenian passport

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 09:48 AM IST
The inspecting officer detected inconsistencies while inspecting the traveller and his passport, and referred him to a secondary examination, the federal agency said in a statement.
Vijender Singh’s right hand was just too precise and powerful to handle for Adamu, who looked intimidated, kept a shell guard, and was thrown off-balance more than once.(HT Photo)
Vijender Singh’s right hand was just too precise and powerful to handle for Adamu, who looked intimidated, kept a shell guard, and was thrown off-balance more than once.(HT Photo)

Vijender Singh beats former Commonwealth champion to claim 12th successive professional win

Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 08:59 AM IST
The 34-year-old former Olympic bronze-medallist, who holds the WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental super middleweight belts, prevailed in a unanimous verdict in an eight-round contest against the 42-year-old Adamu.
File image of India boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)
File image of India boxer Vijender Singh.(ANI Photo)

Content with one fight every 5-6 months: Vijender Singh

Dubai | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 05:14 PM IST
The 34-year-old, who is undefeated so far, will square off against Ghana’s two-time former Commonwealth super middle-weight (76kg) champion Charles Adamu in Dubai on Friday.
A file photo of Asamoah Gyan.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Asamoah Gyan.(Getty Images)

Ghana star Asamoah Gyan joins ISL team NorthEast United FC

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Asamoah Gyan would be expected to replace Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche who scored 12 goals in ISL5 as NEUFC qualified for the semi-finals for the first time. Ogbeche has joined Kerala Blasters along with NEUFC’s coach last term, Eelco Schattorie.
A health surveillance assistant gets malaria vaccine from its bottle into an injection to be administered to a child at the beginning of the Malaria vaccine implementation pilot programme at a hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, April 23(AFP)
A health surveillance assistant gets malaria vaccine from its bottle into an injection to be administered to a child at the beginning of the Malaria vaccine implementation pilot programme at a hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi, April 23(AFP)

The anti-malaria fight gets a boost with Mosquirix

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 09:03 AM IST
The vaccine pilot project must not lead to diversion of funds from the existing toolkit
Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)
Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were designed to cater to the varying governance needs of urban and rural areas. But urbanisation has pushed cities beyond boundaries, rapidly populating the peripheries(Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times)

Failing to acknowledge urbanisation undermines quality of life

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kadambari Shah and Harshita Agrawal
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 11:39 PM IST
India is more urban than the official numbers suggest. If thresholds for the categorisation of cities are relaxed, India moves from about a quarter urban to about a half and even more
SB Mujumdar during the senate talk show held at the Senate building in Erandawane on Thursday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
SB Mujumdar during the senate talk show held at the Senate building in Erandawane on Thursday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Innovation in the mind, compassion in the heart and passion in the belly can help create great enterprises: SB Mujumdar

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Anjali Shetty
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Chancellor of Symbiosis International Deemed University, Prof SB Mujumdar, as he is known, was a professor of Botany at Fergusson College, when he took the first steps to create Symbiosis in 1971
FILE PHOTO of Isha Johansen(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO of Isha Johansen(REUTERS)

FIFA ban leads to cancellation of Sierra Leone’s match against Ghana

Freetown | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 02:08 PM IST
Sierra Leone have three points from their opening two Nations Cup qualifiers and are also due to host Ghana in Freetown on Monday, with that fixture also in doubt over the impasse.
The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old Essien Michel. His Nigerian accomplice, Ihechukwu Iheanacho, was arrested, police said.(Subash Sharma/HT Photo)
The deceased has been identified as 33-year-old Essien Michel. His Nigerian accomplice, Ihechukwu Iheanacho, was arrested, police said.(Subash Sharma/HT Photo)

Ghana man, allegedly supplying drugs in Gurugram, killed during scuffle with cops

Gurugram | By Pavneet Singh Chadha
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 10:55 AM IST
The crime investigation team of Sector 17, Gurugram, received a tip-off that the duo was carrying a consignment of narcotics from Gurugram to Faridabad in a cab.
Senegal defeated Poland in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)
Senegal defeated Poland in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle in Russia

Agence France-Presse, Sochi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 09:35 AM IST
Senegal was the only African team to register a victory in their first group stage game in FIFA World Cup 2018 and they remain the continent’s best chance to reach the knock-out stages.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the eighth consecutive international tournament, but Asamoah Gyan is not impressed with the praise the Portuguese is receiving.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the eighth consecutive international tournament, but Asamoah Gyan is not impressed with the praise the Portuguese is receiving.(AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA World Cup 2018 record is controversial - Here’s why

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shayne Dias
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 06:01 PM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo was praised for becoming the first man to score in eight consecutive international tournaments after his hat-trick vs Spain in their FIFA World Cup 2018 match. However, Ghana international Asamoah Gyan achieved this feat all the way back in 2015.
Unbeaten Vijender singh currently holds WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles.(Getty Images)
Unbeaten Vijender singh currently holds WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles.(Getty Images)

Vijender Singh to fight British boxer Lee Markham for 3rd title

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2018 06:28 PM IST
Vijender Singh will take on Briton Lee Markham for the Commonwealth Super Middleweight on 13th July in London.
Russia's Sergei Ignashevich (L) and Austria's Guido Burgstaller vie for the ball during their international friendly football match at Tivoli stadium in Innsbruck, Austria on May 30, 2018.(AFP)
Russia's Sergei Ignashevich (L) and Austria's Guido Burgstaller vie for the ball during their international friendly football match at Tivoli stadium in Innsbruck, Austria on May 30, 2018.(AFP)

Russia lose to Austria in FIFA World Cup 2018 warm-up game

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2018 01:12 PM IST
Russia slipped to a 1-0 defeat vs Austria whilst Japan, who played the first game under new coach Akira Nishino, lost 2-0 at home to Ghana.
Ghana's Thomas Partey, centre left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal, during a friendly football match between Japan and Ghana in Yokohama.(AP)
Ghana's Thomas Partey, centre left, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal, during a friendly football match between Japan and Ghana in Yokohama.(AP)

Errors cost hosts Japan in World Cup send-off match vs Ghana

Omnisport | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 07:32 PM IST
Goals from Thomas Partey and Emmanuel Boateng saw Ghana beat World Cup qualifiers Japan 2-0 in Yokohama on Wednesday.
Keisuke Honda (L) and Shinji Kagwa have both been included in Japan’s squad for the friendly against Ghana.(Getty Images)
Keisuke Honda (L) and Shinji Kagwa have both been included in Japan’s squad for the friendly against Ghana.(Getty Images)

Japan coach Akira Nishino plays safe in shadow 2018 FIFA World Cup squad

Agence France-Presse, Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:57 PM IST
Talismanic Japan forward Keisuke Honda and playmaker Shinji Kagawa were included by Akira Nishino among a group of 27 players for a friendly against Ghana ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup
The absence of Netherlands as well as Italy from the FIFA World Cup 2018 will be a big blow for the organisers.(Getty Images)
The absence of Netherlands as well as Italy from the FIFA World Cup 2018 will be a big blow for the organisers.(Getty Images)

2018 FIFA World Cup: Italy, Netherlands’ absence takes shine away from tournament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shayne Dias
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 08:47 PM IST
The FIFA World Cup 2018 has been plagued by a number of issues in the build-up to the tournament, but perhaps nothing will hurt Russia’s maiden hosting of the football extravaganza more than the lack of certain big-name teams.
The 500-tonne Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by unidentified pirates last Monday.(Representative image)
The 500-tonne Marine 711 with about 40 Ghanaian and three South Korean sailors was boarded by unidentified pirates last Monday.(Representative image)

South Korea deploys warship to Ghana after pirates kidnap sailors

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 11:24 PM IST
The pirates seized the three South Koreans and escaped on a separate speedboat, with their current whereabouts unknown.
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