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Kofi Annan

Chinese FM sends condolences over death of former UN chief Kofi Annan

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has offered condolences over the passing away of former United Nations (UN) chief Kofi Annan. In his...
airline

Ghana finds investors for its international airline

The government of Ghana seeks partners to establish a home-based international airline, Minister for Aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah has said. "Cabinet gave approval in October...
Illegal Miners

Guantoahene advises galamsayers to listen to government

Gomoaba Nana Apata Kofi V, Guantoahene of the Gomoa-Ajunmako Traditional Area, has advised illegal miners to heed to Government’s call to stop the practice. He...
Bahrain services

Ethiopian Airlines Begins Thrice Weekly Flights to Bahrain

Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, has marked commencement of a thrice weekly service to Bahrain at a reception ceremony held at...

WAEC Releases BECE Provisional Results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the provisional results of candidates who sat for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). It said...
Ghanaian Female Porters

MoGCP to offer kayayei, hawkers and beggars assistance

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) will next month roll out a programme dubbed “Operation get off the Street now for...

Schools Must Be Within Working Distance – MP

Mr Moses Anim, the Member of Parliament of Trobu in the Greater Accra Region, has said schools must be cited within or at short...
African Court President and Vice President

African Court Finally Has An Ambassador At Large

The Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló has offered to serve as Ambassador at Large to the African Court on Human and...

Ghana’s business environment to improve over paperless operations

The anticipated introduction of paperless operations at Ghana's major ports is expected to enhance its business environment, an official said Monday. Emmanuel Kofi Nti, Commissioner...
Akufo-Addo leaves

President Addo pays three days working visit to Equatorial Guinea

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will embark on a three-day official visit to Equatorial Guinea, beginning on Monday. The visit is at the invitation...

West Africa’s Human Exclusion Stems from Poverty & Illiteracy

Poverty and illiteracy are two major drivers of human exclusion in West Africa, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said in a...
YFM Dialogues with the Youth

Burundi hosts forum to address African youth’s challenges

Some 300 delegates from at least 40 African countries attended a five-day pan African youth forum that kicked off Monday with the aim of...
Volta Star Textiles

Ethiopia’s industrial parks appeal to global textile producers

Ethiopia's three recently inaugurated Chinese-built industrial parks are attracting export-oriented foreign companies to the east African country's textile and apparel production setting. The three industrial...
Buhari

Nigerian president hears briefing by top officials on resumption

Nigeria's Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Monday met President Muhammadu Buhari to give a full briefing on his stewardship since the president handed over the...

Ethiopia issues US$400 million loans for micro, small enterprises

Ethiopia's Federal Urban Job Creation and Food Security Agency (FUJCFSA) has given 400 million U.S. dollars worth of loans to 399,000 micro and small...
Citrus Farmers

China interested in Zimbabwe’s citrus fruits

A Chinese delegation is in Zimbabwe to inspect citrus farms with a view to establishing if the quality of fruits meets China's importation standards. Head...

Ghanaians seek closer ties with Chinese

As Ghana and China mark 56 years of friendship and cooperation, many Ghanaians will like to see closer ties between themselves and their Chinese...
HIV

Zambia Decides Against Mandatory HIV Testing

The Zambian government on Monday backed down on its earlier decision to introduce mandatory HIV testing, saying testing will not be forced on citizens. Last...

U.S. embassy to hold back on non-immigrant visas in Russia

The U.S. embassy in Russia said Monday that it will suspend all nonimmigrant visa operations across Russia for nine days starting on Wednesday due...
Photo taken on June 13, 2017 shows China's J-10B fighter jet in flight training. Chinese air force will organize two competitions from July 29 to August 12 as part of an international military game, and will send troops to participate in other contests abroad. China's J-10B fighter jet will take part in the Aviadarts competition of the games. (Xinhua/Yang Pan)

South Sudan plans on halting UN air operations

South Sudan has threatened to stop all planes operated by the UN peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) from taking to the skies following a dispute over...
Boko Haram

Nigerian president says tougher days await Boko Haram

Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said his government would work to reinforce and reinvigorate the fight against terror group Boko Haram, which was...
video

Big Ben Goes to Sleep on Aug. 21 for Restoration Works

London's famous Big Ben will chime for the last time on Monday (Aug. 21) when the famous Great Bell falls silent until 2021. Officials at...
Siemens

Siemens invests more in Ghana’s energy sector

One of the world’s largest energy, industrial and infrastructure companies, Siemens will roll out a series of projects, including new gas and steam turbines...

Suspect in the killing of 5 in Alabama home arrested

The 27-year-old suspect turned himself to police several hours after he killed five people in a family his girlfriend was staying with, using firearms...
tourist

Pakistani accidents has claimed the lives of 8 tourists

Samaa News reported that three women were killed while taking selfie near the country's famous scenic place Lake Saif-ul-Malook when an avalanche hit them. The...
Israeli-Palestinian

Northern Gaza comes under Israeli airstrikes again

The sources said that Israeli tanks stationed on the borders between northeast Gaza Strip and Israel fired around nine shells on agricultural areas in...

Africa U-17 Qualifiers Ghana crosses to the final stage

The Black Starlets lost 1-4 to their West African neighbors in the return leg of the qualifiers in Ouagadougou on Saturday. Ghana...
A student reacts as others test the new school net program at Minilik high school after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Kenyan youth polish up their technical skills

Growing up in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, Ann Ng'ang'a witnessed systematic discrimination against women and girls despite their abundant talent and skills...
Remains of a car which was damaged by an explosion are seen in Mogadishu, Somalia, Aug. 18, 2016. At least one person was killed and four others injured in a car explosion in Mogadishu Thursday night, police have confirmed. (Xinhua/Faisal Isse)

Twin Explosions in N. Somalia Kills 15

The police said the twin explosions targeted local government office in Galkayo town amid fierce gunfire. The witnesses said suspected suicide bomber detonated the explosive...
gunfire

Brussels shooting leaves a man severely wounded

No suspect has yet been identified. The victim, who has already been hospitalized, was in critical condition, said prosecutor spokesman Ine Van Wymersch. The shooting...

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