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President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony

Ghanaian president worried over foreign diplomats’ interference in local politics

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The Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo expressed worry here on Friday over what he described as the interference in local Ghanaian politics by...
Ghana Police

Highway robbers assault travelers in southern Ghana

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At least one traveler was severely injured, while many lost their valuables in a highway robbery attack on the Accra-Cape Coast highway on Thursday...

Uganda, Rwanda government officials meet to defuse tension

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Government officials from Rwanda and Uganda on Friday started a meeting here in efforts to normalize relations between the two neighboring countries. ...
climate change

United African front urged to address climate change

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African ministers, experts and climate activists have emphasized the urgent need to create a united African front to drive the continental momentum in tackling...
Xenophobic

Namibia to relocate 42 foreigners

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The Namibian government will relocate 42 foreigners who ran from South Africa because of xenophobia in that country, the Ministry of Home Affairs said...
More than 30,000 Togolese sought asylum in Ghana and other neighboring countries following the 2005 election results. Photo: UNHCR/D. Kamphuis

Germany to fund UNHCR to support refugees in Tanzania

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Germany on Friday announced it would provide 22.5 million Euros (about 25 million U.S. dollars) to the UN refugee agency to support Burundian and...
aviation

Nigerian aviation authority suspends Turkish Airlines operation over logistics issue

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Nigerian aviation authority said on Friday that it has directed Turkish Airlines to suspend its operation into the west African country over issues on...
French soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers from Burkina Faso patrol in Timbuktu, November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Burkina Faso kills 15 suspected terrorists – Security source

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The Burkina Faso army killed at least 15 suspected terrorists in Pama, a locality in the east region, on Wednesday, a security source told...
Mapping Africa

Expert urges African countries to transform challenges into economic opportunities

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An economic development expert from Zambia has urged African countries to begin to transform challenges into economic opportunities for employment and wealth creation. ...
Southern African Development Community (SADC)

South African parliament speaker urges SADC members to unite in pushing universal healthcare

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South African Parliament Speaker Thandi Modise on Friday urged member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to unite and push through the...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon National Assembly opens extraordinary session to discuss decentralization bills

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Cameroon's National Assembly opened an extraordinary session on Friday to examine a draft law on "decentralized territorial authorities," House Speaker Cavaye Yeguie Djibril said....
United Nations

UN commends Zambia on improved human development ranking

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The United Nations (UN) on Thursday commended Zambia for making good strides in the 2019 Human Development Index (HDI) ranking. The UN...
internet

Digital technologies could strengthen offenders’ capabilities to abuse children

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Despite the invaluable opportunities presented by the expansion of digital technologies, they could also provide offenders with increased opportunities to abuse children on a...
South Africa

South Africa to continue shedding jobs as economic growth stagnant

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South Africa's sluggish economic growth will continue shrinking and shed more jobs in the fourth quarter of 2019, Jannie Rossouw, professor at Wits Business...
Leopard Rock Hotel

Illegal settlers invade one of Zimbabwe’s world famous resorts

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One of Zimbabwe's premier resorts -- the Leopard Rock Hotel in Vumba, Manicaland Province -- has been invaded by illegal settlers who are allegedly...
omoyele sowore

Nigerian presidential candidate says exclusion from elections debate unfair

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A presidential candidate in Nigeria on Thursday faulted his non-inclusion in the planned presidential debate being organized by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group. ...
soldier

Ethiopia punishes 66 elite soldiers staging protest

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Ethiopia said on Thursday it had punished 66 elite soldiers who staged a rare protest in the capital Addis Ababa in October over "inadequate"...
Paul Biya

Cameroon president orders release of 289 Anglophone activists

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Cameroon's President Paul Biya on Thursday ordered the release of 289 Anglophone activists detained for "misdemeanors." "I have ordered the discontinuance...
Cylinder Re-circulation Model

Nigeria warns against fairly used gas cylinders

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The Nigerian government on Thursday warned citizens and importers on the grave consequences of importation and use of fairly used cooking gas cylinders. ...
Nigerian police

Nigerian police vows security for 2019 polls

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Nigeria's police chief Ibrahim Idris Thursday assured that all strategic operational plans for a credible elections in 2019 have been concluded. ...
SADC

SADC Youth Forum opens in Namibia

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A youth forum of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) opens on Thursday in Windhoek, capital of Namibia. The forum, sponsored...
H.E Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of Ghana (right) speaks with IFC VP and General Counsel Ethiopis Tafara (center) and World Bank Group Trade and Competitiveness Senior Director Anabel Gonzalez (left), confer following a high-level dialogue on opportunities for ambitious reforms of the business environment in Ghana. The event took place at IFC's offices during the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Washington on April 21, 2017.

Expert urges strong governance structures to advance African continental free trade agenda

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There is the need for strong governance structures for Africa to achieve the much desired Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda as a prelude...
Christmas

Kenyans to dig deeper into their pockets over Christmas price surge

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Prices of various items in Kenya are on a steady rise, setting the east African nation's residents for costly Christmas festivities. ...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

Government sudden tax measures disruptive to businesses in Ghana – Expert

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While government seeks to improve its revenue mobilization with the introduction of tax policy rationalization measures, some businesses may have been feeling the pinch...
Moon Jae-in

South Korean President Moon Jae-in

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in will pay a state visit to China from Dec. 13 to Dec. 16 at the invitation of Chinese President...
A security guard patrols at Westgate shopping mall with his sniffer dog, in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 18, 2015. Kenya's upscale shopping mall, Westgate, which had been closed nearly two years ago after a terrorist attack that claimed 67 lives, was reopened on Saturday amid tight security.(Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Investors’ appetite for Kenyan malls rises despite low tenancy

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Low uptake of spaces in shopping malls in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, has not slowed down construction of the facilities that have shaped East African...

Zambia’s human rights body hails plans to criminalize torture

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Zambia's human rights body on Tuesday hailed plans by the government to criminalize torture. On Monday, Chief Government Spokesperson Kampamba Mulenga said cabinet has approved...
Agriculture in Africa

Nigeria’s Dangote eyes Malawi’s agriculture sector

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Africa's wealthiest man, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote, is planning to invest in Malawi's agriculture sector through establishment of a fertilizer production company in the country. The...
Climate change

Africa maritime center launched in Kenya to spur low-carbon techs

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The Africa Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) was launched in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa on Wednesday to help mitigate the harmful effects of...
Wpid Money Growth

S. Africa’s ruling party wants ICT to drive the country’s growth

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The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday said they want technology and innovation to be integrated into the entire South African society despite a...