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UNODC identifies Ghana as main trafficking and origin point for cannabis

Ghana has emerged as the main origin, transit and departure point for cannabis in Africa, according to the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC). The UNODC has cited Ghana together with three other countries; Nigeria, Swaziland and Mozambique, as the main trafficking and origin point of cannabis in …

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President Bio of Sierra Leone meets African Court leadership

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone on Wednesday met with representatives of the African Court on Human and People’s Right in Freetown to discuss modalities for the ratification of the Court’s Protocol. President Bio, on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone, said his government would take a critical look into …

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Regional workshop on free movement of persons opens

A regional workshop to monitor mechanisms for free movement of inter-state passenger vehicles, persons and goods within ECOWAS has opened with a call on all member states to be committed towards the implementation of the protocol. Mr Eric Tetteh-Addison, Director of Research, Ministry of Transport, who made the call, said …

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US Embassy thanks Germany for ‘stopping’ Iran financial transaction 

The US Embassy in Berlin has welcomed what it claims is a decision by the German government to prevent an Iranian plan to fly 300 million euros ($350 million) in cash from Germany to Tehran. “We are grateful to our partners in the German government that they have recognized the necessity …

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Germany inflation rate at 2% for July; energy prices surge 

The annual rate of inflation in Germany is at 2 per cent for July, according to first estimates from the Federal Office of Statistics. The office’s figures, released Monday, showed the inflation rate continuing to holding at around the 2-per-cent mark for the third month in a row. The rate …

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WHO urges countries to increase hepatitis testing and treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have called on countries to urgently increase hepatitis testing and treatment services in order to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.  The calls come on the World Hepatitis Day 2018, which fell Saturday, and focused on the theme “Test. …

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Palestine blames Israel for unrest in Middle East

Dr Mahmoud Sudqi Al-Habbash, Palestinian President’s advisor for religious affairs and Islamic relations has blamed Israel for the political tension in the Middle East especially in the Palestine territory. Dr Mahmoud who is on a state visit to Ghana said the situation in the Middle East had become critical due …

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World invests over $280m into search for HIV cure in six years

When the HIV virus hit the world in the 80s and inundated the world with devastation, pain, fear, uncertainty, deaths, discrimination and stigmatization ripped the world apart with sufferers on one side and the other group on the other, a few brave men and women buoyed by love, compassion and …

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US government policy said to deny care to women, threaten progress in HIV response

The global AIDS community meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands has cited a US government policy as being harmful to women and a threat to the HIV response. Researchers made a presentation at the 22nd AIDS Conference showing what they described as “alarming evidence of negative impacts of the US government’s …

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No AIDS conference in Trump’s America – Activists

Activists have been campaigning at the 2018 AIDS conference in Amsterdam, calling on the International AIDS Society (IAS) to move the 2020 conference, scheduled for the US out of the country. The activists, a coalition of people living with HIV and known as AIDS 2020 For All, who since the …

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