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Netanyahu says a 2-state solution is premature position

In a speech during a special Knesset (parliament) session, Netanyahu said he supports the two-state solution, as he stated in his seminal 2009 Bar-Ilan...
Cyber Attack

Obama reveals plans to enhance US cybersecurity

Under Obama's plan, a commission will be created to make recommendations on actions "that can be taken over the next decade to enhance cybersecurity...
electricity plan

Obama signs new legislation for Africa power scheme

The Electrify Africa Act of 2015 will give legal backing to Mr Obama's flagship Power Africa scheme, which is trying to improve access to...
Pollyana Rabello (L) kisses her baby Luiz Philipe, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Feb. 4, 2016. Luiz Philipe was born on Dec. 28, 2015 with microcephaly and now lives with his family in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, where 208 cases of microcephaly have been reported. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday it was closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in Latin America. (Xinhua/Daniel Castelo Branco/Agencia o Dia/AGENCIA ESTADO)(zhf) ***BRAZIL OUT***

FAO stepping up efforts to curb Zika spread

"FAO, with its resources and expertise, is ready to do its part in addressing this emergency which continues to evolve," FAO chief Jose Graziano...
european commission

EU outdoors new safety measure aimed at protecting citizens

Such safety features would protect European citizens against the health threat of falsified medicines, which may contain the wrong dosage of ingredients or low...
Australia

Australia’s native vulnerable unprotected by new policy

Yawuru tribe leader Patrick Dodson has said the "Closing the Gap" policy, which was designed to end disadvantage for Indigenous Australians and help them...
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South Africa launches project to empower black industrialists

The measures include access to finance, access to markets, skills development, and standards, quality and productivity improvement, Minister of Trade and...
European Union

Denmark supports reform plans of Cameron

Rasmussen made the remarks after meeting with the visiting British prime minister who is looking to secure support for the proposals which were published...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Kenya and AfDB agrees on US$ 62.3 million deal to boost agriculture

Cabinet Secretary in the National Treasury Henry Rotich told journalists in Nairobi that the financial support consists of a loan of 39.5 million dollars...

Zambia launches teacher regulation initiative

Minister of General Education John Phiri said that teacher regulation through registration will enhance the provision of quality education for learners, which has been...
Violence

Youth group unveils battle against violence

Dubbed: “Campaign Against Politically Motivated Violence,” it also seeks to resolve tension anxieties as well as promote a sense of nationalism among the youth,...
French President Francois Hollande

French president says a political move is conceivable for Syria

At a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, Hollande stressed Tehran's role in "promoting talks over a political transition in Syria."...
cholera

Ghana health service launches newsletter

The “HealthScope” is a quarterly educative masterpiece full of health-related articles and stories put together by the GHS to reach out to the public...
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Zambia signs economic deal with Chinese city Qingdao

The agreement was signed between the Zambia Development Agency and a visiting delegation from Qingdao, according to a statement released by the investment agency....

Kenya unveils raft of incentives to boost tourism

Kenyatta said his government has set aside 12 million U.S. dollars incentives for charter planes to stimulate demand at the Coast by that category...
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast to reinforce capacity of defense, security forces

The two laws, which will reinforce the judicial and institutional frameworks of Cote d'Ivoire's defense and security forces, were passed unanimously by the 235...
solar

11 firms to bid for Zambia’s first solar power project

The bids are for the development of two 50 megawatts of solar photovoltaic power plants in Lusaka, the country's capital. Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)...
Benin

Benin launches “National Road Safety Week”

"The National Road Safety Week is a necessary campaign aimed at raising awareness on issues of road safety and consequences of road accidents,"...
Two men walk under the flags of Tanzania's ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi in Stone Town of Zanzibar, Tanzania, on Oct. 28, 2015. Tanzania's semi-autonomous archipelago Zanzibar on Wednesday has cancelled results of its just-held general elections, according to Zanzibar Electoral Commission. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

N, EU express optimism over Zanzibar talks to resolve political stand-off

UN representative for Tanzania, Alvaro Rodriguez and EU head of delegation for Tanzania, Filiberto Sebregondi, said in a joint news conference in the east...
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International trade fair opens in Nigeria’s economic hub

More than 300,000 participants from around the world are expected at the yearly event, which runs through Nov. 15. A number...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany builds unique ties with China

by Xinhua Writers He Mengshu, Feng Yujing Experts here and figures from political and economic circles say that her frequent visits to China, the...
education

Angola’s 10-year education strategy aimed at fostering good man

Angola's national plan for education development for the year 2015-2025 aimed to train a good man able to live in harmony with others and...

COCOSHE spearhead anti-bushfire literacy campaign

The Ghana Cocoa, Coffee and Shea Nut Farmers Association (COCOSHE) Wednesday launched an anti-bushfire literacy campaign, aimed at appealing to people?s conscience to desist...

DOC undergo good governance training

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has organised a three-day workshop for District Oversight Committee (DOCs) at Cape Coast aimed at promoting good governance...

Envoy welcomes Libyan political dialogue

Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Bernardino L?on. UN Photo/Evan Schneider The top United Nations envoy to Libya...

What would be NPP Campaign message in 2016?

Lawyer and the immediate past Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, Gabby Otchere-Darko, has criticized President John Mahama?s plan to introduce free education in...

Galaxy Note 3 to Go For Cheaper Price At Emerging Markets

It?s almost certain the forthcoming Galaxy Note 3 will be among the most powerful smartphones available when it hits the shops, but with great power...

Northern Ghana?s women?s economic project receives support from French Embassy

The French Embassy on Friday presented GH?126 099 to Simli Aid, a non- governmental organisation, aimed at improving the economic situation of poor women...

The African Union reiterates its support to the regional efforts aimed at resolving the...

The African Union reiterates its support to the regional efforts aimed at resolving the crisis in the Central African Republic ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, January 3,...

Power Companies Tackle Commercial Losses

Dr. N.K. Smart-Yeboah As part of plans to control technical and commercial losses in the West African Power Sector (WAPS), a three-day workshop has...