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Dr Steve Manteaw addressing the press

Partners alarmed as Ghana is set to miss deadline for compiling Beneficial Ownership register

Partners in Ghana's extractive industry sector have expressed worry here on Tuesday over the country's inability to compile the Beneficial Ownership (BO) register, with...
Utility tariff

Central African states to harmonize customs tariffs

Central African states are working on a piece of legislation that seeks to harmonise customs tariffs of the region, Cameroon's Minister Delegate at the...
Telecom industry

Somalia launches consultation on spectrum, numbering, interconnection policies

Somali government on Tuesday kicked off a consultation process for spectrum, numbering and interconnection policies as part of plans to harmonize usage of telecom...

Kenya’s free maternity care services hampered by inadequate personnel

The delivery of free maternity care services in Kenya is being hampered by inadequate personnel and poor working conditions, says a study that was...
Global human rights

UN human rights expert hails Ethiopia’s recent reforms, offers suggestions

In a sharp break from a quarter century of repression, Ethiopia has embarked on a reform process that is both encouraging and fragile that...
Small arms

Zambia police call for surrendering of illegal firearms

The head of the police in Zambia on Tuesday asked people in possession of illegal firearms to surrender them before the end of an...

South African president urged to cancel Egypt visit to handle worsening electricity crisis

The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Tuesday urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to cancel his planned visit to Egypt to fix the worsening electricity crisis. ...
Gender violence

Namibia vows to improve laws to fight against gender-based violence

Namibia on Tuesday celebrated human rights day with government declaring that the country has laid a solid foundation in cementing human rights and created...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader holds talks with British envoy on cementing ties

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday held talks with Britain's envoy with an aim to cementing bilateral ties between the two countries. ...
fisher men

Burundi accuses Rwandan soldiers of arresting 4 Burundian fishermen

The Burundian public security ministry on Monday accused the Rwandan marine of arresting four Burundian fishermen Sunday in Lake Rweru waters in Kirundo province,...
south sudanese

African foundation donates relief items to Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria

The Africa Now Foundation on Monday donated relief materials worth thousands of U.S. dollars to Cameroonian refugees living in the Adagom Resettlement site in...
Independent Electoral Commission

Nigeria’s electoral body introduces new measure to guarantee credible polls

Nigeria's electoral body said on Monday a new measure has been introduced on ballot paper handling at polling units to check vote buying in...

KPMG South Africa to take years to recover from reputation damage

The reputational damage suffered by auditing firm KPMG South Africa over its involvement in corruption scandals would take years to fix, said a South...
Edgar Lungu

Zambia leader rues continued violation of human rights

Zambia on Monday joined the rest of the world in commemorating this year's Human Rights Day with President Edgar Lungu saying the continued violation...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Somali parliament deputy speakers slam motion to impeach president

Somalia's deputy speakers of Parliament on Monday dismissed the impeachment motion which was filed against President Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo on Sunday. ...

Oppo launches A7 smartphone in Kenya for festive season

Chinese firm Oppo on Monday launched the A7 smartphone in the Kenyan market for the festive season. James Irungu, Oppo communications...
Hannah Tetteh, Minister of Foreign Affairs

UN chief appoints Tetteh of Ghana as African Union top envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday appointed Hanna Serwaa Tetteh of Ghana as his top envoy to the African Union (AU). ...

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Garces

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Garces is scheduled to pay a state visit to China from Tuesday to Thursday at the invitation of Chinese President...
Xiaomi's smartphones,

Chinese smartphone strikes a chord with Kenyan consumer

Doreen Tum was in buoyant mood on Sunday afternoon as she engaged sales representatives at a Tecno shop in Kenya's capital of Nairobi to...

Savvy poultry farmers in Kenya go organic for niche market

Some poultry farmers in Kenya are now turning to organic keeping of the birds as consumers become conscious of what they eat for better...
Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network

Youth Leaders Encourage Women to Play Active Role in Decision Making

For real development to be realized in Africa, women need to be given their rightful place at the decision making table at country and...

Ghana’s economic development agenda would be a pipe-dream if corruption persists-stakeholders

Government’s quest to develop an economy of Ghana hat would not depend on aid (Ghana-beyond-aid) would become a pipe-dream if pervasive corruption is allowed...
Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghanaians’ impatience with corruption a reason behind Akufo-Addo’s victory

The perception of corruption in the country is one of the major factors leading to the victory of Nana Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the...

Economy, jobs and lower tariffs: Ordinary Ghanaians expect change from new president

For most ordinary Ghanaians, their expectations of the new president-elect, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, is to have an economy on a sound footing,...
A voter casts her ballot in Accra, Ghana, on Dec. 7, 2016. Ghana's general elections began from 7 a.m. (0700 GMT) on Wednesday, with more than 15 million registered voters casting their ballots at 29,000 polling stations across the country. (Xinhua/Shi Song)(gl)

Ghana’s domestic observers endorse results of presidential election

Domestic election watchers, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) said on Saturday that Ghana's 2016 presidential election results announced by the Electoral Commission...
Akufo Addo

Ghana’s president-elect: won’t let Ghanaians down

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo assured that he would not let Ghanaians down after winning the closely contested election of Ghana. Addressing party faithful...

Ghana sees joyful celebration after opposition wins election

Hundreds of thousands of jubilant supporters of the Ghana's largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) poured onto streets Friday evening after the Electoral Commission...

Dec. 10 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ACCRA -- The candidate of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has won Ghana's closely contested presidential elections, official results...

South Africa’s new finance minister vows to create favourable investment conditions

Speaking in Pretoria after being sworn in, Van Rooyen called his appointment "a colossal assignment" at a time of sluggish economic growth. "Every policy is...
stock market

Sacking of South African finance minister shakes markets

President Jacob Zuma announced his decision on Wednesday night to sack Nene and replace him with David van Rooyen, a largely unknown MP. Responding...