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COVID-19: Should we consider vaccinating children?

Since the first phase of vaccines was rolled out, there have been concerns regarding the inclusion of children or young adults in the vaccination process. This is partly due to the fact that children below...

Did a South Africa woman deliver 10 babies?

Last two weeks, a Pretoria-based news organisation, Pretoria News, broke the story that a South African woman had given birth to 10 children. The report, which was republished by many news outlets including the...

List of Female Parliamentarians and their Constituencies in Ghana’s 8th Parliament

The life of Ghana’s 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic commenced on January 7, 2021. The house has a four-year mandate which is expected to end on January 6, 2025. The number of female representations...

MFWA Rolls Out Phase Two of COVID-19 Fact-Checking Initiative

Ghana’s COVID-19 cases are on a steep rise with an average of about 600 new cases being recorded each day since the last fortnight. Already some restrictions on social gatherings have been announced subject...

Elections 2020: Fact-Check Ghana Partners CODEO, Others to Counter Fake News

Fact-Check Ghana is partnering with the Coalition for Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) to fight misinformation and disinformation related to the 2020 elections in Ghana. The partnership also includes two other fact-checking platforms – Dubaawa...

Yes, August 4 is a Public Holiday

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of the Interior has officially declared tomorrow, August 4, 2020, as a statutory public holiday. This confirmation comes after several speculations on social media as to whether...

President Akufo-Addo’s Claim about Free Access to Water Misleading

In his 14th address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of Covid-19 on July 26, 2020, President Akufo-Addo made a claim about his government’s provision of free water to all households...

False! WHO Has NOT Accepted Any Home Remedy as Cure for COVID-19

A report circulating on some social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Twitter, claims that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has accepted a home remedy as cure for the Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the statement, a...

False: Electricity Bills Have NOT Gone Up by 17.5 Percent

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in an address during the 11th day of the partial lockdown on April 9, 2020, announced that the government had absorbed the electricity bills of some category of consumers...