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Botswana loses 300,000 cattle to straying, theft between 2015 and 2017

Escalating incidents of straying and subsequent theft have reduced the cattle population by at least 300,000 in Botswana, the southern African country's statistical agency...
Photo Mr Solomon Atigah Chairman of the Board of Directors of the bank

BESSFA Rural Bank Posts High Profits in 2017

BESSFA Rural in 2017 made impressive gains of about 57 percent profit in its general banking activities. The Bank, which operates in the Upper East...
Tourists

Namibia reports more overseas tourist arrivals in 2017

Namibia attracted more than 1.4 million tourists in 2017, a growth of 2.1 percent year-on-year, said a report released by Namibia authorities on Friday....
Spare-parts

Ghana’s mineral revenue grows to US$5.94 Billion in 2017

In spite of a marginal decline in gold mining figures for the year, Ghana realized a higher revenue of 5.94 billion US Dollars from...
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Study says more than 5.5 million people have been displaced by conflict in Africa

More than 5.5 million people have been internally displaced by conflict in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017, a new study released on Wednesday reveals. The report...
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AfDB Approves Funds for On-grid IPP Solar Power Procurement Deal

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to...
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Madagascar: criminalizing the right to protest is wrong

Amid escalating tensions following the Malagasy government’s reiteration of a ban on political protests, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said: ...
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2017 SWAG sports personality award given to Isaac Dogboe

The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) on Friday night named new WBO world junior featherweight boxing champion, Isaac Dogboe as the 2017 Sports...
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AGI’s Business Barometer Reveals A Drop In Business Confidence In Ghana

AGI’s flagship business barometer conducted for the period of January to March has shown a marginal drop in business confidence in the country from...
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Lawyer Nti Honoured with 2017 Nogokpo Awards

After being announced as the 2017 Person of the Year after a public poll by Nogokpo.com, Richmond Xavier Amoako known in professional life as...
Thomas Arnold Abbey

SWAG 2017 footballer of the year will go to who?

Thomas Arnold Abbey (Accra Hearts of Oak) The Winneba born star had wonderful season in 2016/17 competing in 29 matches and scoring 13 goals in...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

Brong-Ahafo DoVVSU recorded fewer cases in 2017

The Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DoVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service in the Brong-Ahafo Region received 864 cases in 2017, as against...
Projecting The Future

Multilateral development banks sponsors study on technology impact

The Future of Work: Regional Perspectives discusses the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on labour markets across the globe Rapid technological progress provides a golden...
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Irish Airports recorded high number of passengers in 2017

The number of passengers handled by Irish airports in 2017 set an eight-year record high of 34.4 million people, according to the statistics released...
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Aqua safari awarded 3-star hotel

Aqua Safari Resort, a hospitality facility based in Ada, has been adjudged the best 3-Star Hotel for the year 2017 at the recently organized...
Wpid Money Growth

Ghana registered growth of 8.5 percent in 2017

Ghana’s economy grew provisionally by 8.5 percent in 2017 compared to 3.7 percent recorded in 2016, the Ghana Statistical Service said on Wednesday. Acting Government...
Hamidu Mohammed, the Puma Energy Dealer of the Year flanked by his wife and some members of Puma Energy management-1

Hamidu Mohammed Grabs 2017 Puma Energy Dealer Of The Year Award

Mr. Hamidu Mohammed, a dealer managing 3 Puma Energy service stations in the Ashanti Region has emerged as the top best-performing dealer during the...
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​​​Zimbabwe: Commuting death sentences is highly appreciated

In response to the decision by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to commute the death sentences of prisoners who have been on death row for more...
Shared electronic bikes are launched in Quanjiao county, Anhui province for local policemen to improve efficiency during rush hours on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo by Shen Guo from CFP)

Chinese Bike Industry Raised 221.3 Billion Yuan

China’s bike sharing industry generated revenue of 221.3 billion yuan ($ 35 billion) in 2017, said a recent report, offering a glimpse into the...
tuberculosis

Ho: Tuberculosis Kills Six People

Six Tuberculosis-related deaths were recorded in the Ho Municipality in 2017, Madam Shine Garvin, Ho Municipal Health Promotion Officer has said. She said the prevalence...
Staff prepares freight destined for offshore customers at a warehouse of Shanghai Customs Supervision Center. (Photo from the official website of the first Global Cross-Border E-Commerce Conference)

China Records 80% Increment in Cross-border E-commerce Trade

Cross-border e-commerce is booming in China as trade figures show it surged 80.6% in 2017 from a year earlier to 90.24 billion yuan ($14.32...
The world’s first 8.8-meter smart scraper conveyor for a working face with large mining height is completed, Jan. 28, 2018. Since the major equipment was developed independently by China in 2011, it has replaced the imported equipment from Europe and the US. It has been granted 37 patents and won many prizes of mining industry. (Photo from CFP)

In 2017 China’s Patent application hit a new record

China became one of the top five origins of patent applications submitted to European Patent Office (EPO) in 2017 and hit a new high...
A sub-district level Red Cross Society of China holds a promotional activity for body and organ donation at a local community. (Photo from Shanghai branch of Red Cross Society of China.)

More than 47,000 inhabitants of Shanghai listed for body, cornea donation

A total of 47,737 Shanghai residents have registered for body and cornea donation by the end of 2017, and 10,467 bodies and corneas...
A car owner charges his electric car at the public quick-charging station in east China’s Zhejiang province, Jan. 6, 2018. (Photo by Wang Huabin from CFP)

China Recorded An Increment in production and sales of Energy cars

The production and sales volume of China’s new energy vehicles stood at 794,000 and 777,000 in 2017, topping the world for three consecutive years,...
Left-behind children, whose parents have left rural areas to become migrant workers in towns or cities, enjoy their free lunch in the school canteen in central China’s Anhui province. (Photo from People’s Daily Online)

In 2017 China extended financial assistance to 96 million Chinese students

China provided financial support for 95.9 million students including preschool children in 2017,or 1877 yuan (297 dollars) every student , according to data released...
Chinese scientists measure the conductivity, temperature and depth of the ocean with a CTD (Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth) device. (File photo from People’s Daily)

In 2017 China’s Oceanic Product Increased to 6.9%

China has seen its gross oceanic product exceed 7.76 trillion yuan (about $1.22 trillion) in 2017, a 6.9 percent year-on-year increase, the State Oceanic...
Japan embraces huge influx of Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival vacation on February 13, 2018. (Photo: People’s Daily Online)

130 Million Chinese Toured Abroad in 2017

Outbound visits by Chinese residents hit a record high of over 130 million in 2017, making China the world's biggest source of outbound travelers,...

Ghana registers USD 6.2 billion worth of investments in 2017

as China FDI Tops Q4 figures – GIPC The Ghana Investments Promotions Center (GIPC) reported here on Friday it had recorded a 6.19 billion US...
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IFEJ Awards: Adu Koranteng Grabs Best Development Story

Wins IFEJ’s Best Development Story 2017 The Business News Editor of the New Crusading Guide, Kwabena Adu Koranteng grabbed another prestigious award to his list...
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Plastic money usage in Kenya goes flat in 2017

The use of plastic cards in Kenya was flat in 2017 pointing to the challenges the mode of payment is facing in the East...