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China to launch space station’s core module around 2020: industry insider

Ethiopian official hails space science cooperation with China

An Ethiopian official has commended the East African country's cooperation with China in space science technology sector. Solomon Belay, Director General of...
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MSF warns of continued threat from HIV/AIDS

Delays in responding quickly to treatment failures and interruptions jeopardize recent progress in reducing AIDS deaths, Doctors with Borders (MSF) said in a report...
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U.S. online shoppers spend US$68 billion in November

U.S. online shoppers spent 68.1 billion U.S. dollars in November, with 7.4 billion dollars on Black Friday (Nov. 29) alone, data from the web...
The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), will create new business opportunities for Pakistan. (Photo from Global Times)

Kenyan, Chinese firms cash in on growing business prospects

Kenyan and Chinese companies have stepped up efforts to reap from growing bilateral ties between the two nations that are increasingly continuing to host...

Four teachers suspended in Tanzania over claims of impregnating schoolgirls

Authorities in Tanzania on Saturday suspended four teachers over claims of impregnating and marrying school girls in the northwest region of Geita. Mwita Waitara, the...

Cameroon expresses “dismay” after losing hosting right of AFCON 2019

The Cameroon government on Saturday expressed "dismay" after the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the continent's football governing body, stripped the country of its...

West Africa bloc ECOWAS plans massive power development project

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a West Africa sub-regional bloc, will embark on a massive power development project between 2019 and...

Nigeria Grabs Its 9th AWCON Title

The Super Falcons of Nigeria, won their ninth Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), by beating the Bayana Bayana of South Africa 4-3 on...
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Accra Hearts of Oak New Coach Starts Work

Kim Grant, Hearts of Oak's new technical head, on Saturday, December 1, officially commenced work at the club's Pobiman training grounds. Grant, who doubles as...
The Independence Arch on the Black Star Square of Accra, capital of Ghana. (Photo by People’s Daily Online)

Women and youth empowerment, key to Ghana’s development

Ghana’s rapid development depends so much on its ability to recognize the importance of the critical roles of women and youth in nation building,...

UNAIDS official calls for innovative ways to tackle HIV in Ghana

Ghana recorded an 18 percent rise in new HIV infections in 2016, despite making significant progress in eliminating the AIDS epidemic, a senior UNAIDS...

Chinese scholarships give Kenya’s disadvantaged students much-needed help

Kevin Naibei's childhood memories are filled with conflict, having grown in the restive Mount Elgon region in Kenya that experienced land clashes in mid...

Tanzania restores power to parts of country after nationwide blackout

Electricity supply returned to normal in some parts of Tanzania connected to the national grid after nationwide blackout, the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO)...
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Kenyans grapple with rising fuel prices

Kenyans have to dig deeper into their pockets to access all fuels that include cooking gas, charcoal, petrol, kerosene and electricity as energy inflation...

Stifled trading at Kenya’s bourse Friday

Turnover at Kenya's Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) ended the week low on Friday despite foreigners returning at the market to dominate trading. Foreign participation stood...

Rwanda to attend EAC military exercise in Tanzania

A contingent of 39 personnel from Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), Rwanda National Police and civilians will on Saturday leave Rwanda to participate in a...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

Chinese institute to begin Kenya aerial mineral survey next Feb.

China's Geological Exploration Technology Institute (GETI) is set to begin its aerial mineral survey in February 2018, a Kenya government official said on Friday. Dan...
President Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s 2018 hinges on who will lead ruling party

A developmental economist, Peter Draper, said 2017 was a difficult year for South Africa with low growth and 2018 will be determined by who...
AFP © Getty Images/AFP/File / by Jennifer O'Mahony | Energy firms say Senegal and Mauritania's current oil and gas ventures will transform them into net exporters by 2020

Kenya’s community not fully engaged in oil exploration activities – Oxfam

The ongoing oil exploration in Kenya's Turkana County by the British firm, Tullow, has not adequately factored the concerns and aspirations of local communities,...
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Zambian anti-graft body to pursue 20 cases in Auditor-General report

Zambia's anti-graft body said on Friday that it has picked 20 cases from the latest Auditor-Generals report related to financial mismanagement by public workers...

Africa calls for removal of trade barriers

Stakeholders in trade on Friday called for urgent removal of trade barriers in Africa to realize regional economic integration leading to poverty removal and...

James Mattis, Is U.S. Secretary of Defense

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump Thursday nominated retired Marine Corps General James Mattis as his secretary of defense. Born on Sept. 8,...
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Bolivia’s Lamia airline grounded in wake of Colombia plane crash

Bolivia's government on Thursday grounded Lamia airline and suspended the management of aviation authorities after the airline's plane crashed in Colombia on Monday, killing...

Death toll climbs to 10 in wildfire-ravaged resort town in U.S. state of Tennessee

The death toll has climbed to at least 10 in the massive wildfires that ravaged resort towns in the U.S. state of Tennessee earlier...

1 student killed, several others injured in school van accident in Texas

One student was killed and 10 others were injured after a school van was hit by a truck in Trinity, a city in...

Fidel Castro’s ashes to stay overnight in Camaguey city, eastern Cuba

The ashes of the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro will rest Thursday at the eastern Camaguey city, where thousands of its inhabitants will...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN hails Colombia’s ratification of peace deal between government, FARC

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council on Thursday welcomed the ratification by the Colombian Congress of a new peace deal signed...

Android malware Gooligan grabs 1.3 million Google accounts to install unwanted apps

An Android malware targeting Google accounts has infected 1.3 million phones since August, forcing the devices to open and download a large number of...

U.S. president-elect picks retired general James Mattis for secretary of defense

"We are going to appoint 'Mad Dog' Mattis as our secretary of defense. But we're not announcing it until Monday so don't tell anybody,"...
European Union

EU to meet 2020 renewable energy target, more needs to be done

European Union countries are collectively well on their way to meeting their 2020 targets on renewables, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, but more...