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Ghana, Burkina Faso Pledge to strengthen bilateral ties

Ghana and Burkina Faso agree to strengthen economic relations

Ghana and its northern neighbor Burkina Faso agreed here on Friday to deepen their bilateral and economic cooperation in various fields. ...
African Union headquarters

AU welcomes UNSC draft resolution on financing of AU-led peace support operations

The African Union (AU) on Saturday welcomed a draft resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the financing of AU-led peace support operations....

Nigerian politicians go head-to-head in policy debate ahead of presidential race

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday held a policy debate with four other vice president candidates on a variety of pivotal issues as...
digitally transforming economy

Africa e-commerce summit concludes with manifesto to boost digital economy

The inaugural Africa e-commerce conference that took place in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi concluded late Friday with delegates adopting a manifesto to inject...
Zambia map

Campaign launched in Zambia to track political parties’ promises

Civil society organizations on Friday launched a campaign aimed at tracking promises made by political parties in Zambia during elections in order to keep...
livestock

WB approves US$170 million credit to support Ethiopia’s livestock, fisheries sectors

The World Bank (WB) has approved an International Development Association (IDA) credit of 170 million U.S. dollars to boost the contribution of the livestock...

Kenyan farmers benefit from China-sponsored agricultural research, technologies

Kenya has made strides in agricultural transformation thanks to enhanced bilateral ties with China in a sector that contributes over one quarter of the...

Zambian parliament dismisses reports of lawmakers demanding more allowance

Speaker of the Zambian parliament on Thursday dismissed reports that opposition and independent lawmakers had demanded doubling of their sitting allowances after the House...
Akufo-Addo

Ghana begins handing over process to incoming administration

The process of power transfer from the current government to the next Ghanaian administration has begun in Accra. The government has presented...

Ghanaian athlete banned for four years for doping

Ghanaian sprinter Tim Abeyie has been banned for four years following a doping violation, the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) said in a statement on...
european commission

Dec. 15 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ROME -- The Italian government of newly-appointed Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni cleared a Senate confidence vote on Wednesday with 169 in favor. ...
A trapped worker calls for help from the rubble of a collapsed building in Pathumthani province, central Thailand, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital collapsed Monday, killing a number of workers and trapping several others underneath the rubble, police said. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUTThe Associated Press

3 perished, 12 injured in building collapse in Mumbai

At least three people were killed and more than 12 others injured after a building collapsed in Mumbai Thursday, a senior police official said. ...
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Dec. 15 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

RIYADH -- Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday the formation of an Islamic military alliance to fight terrorism, with command center in Riyadh, Saudi Press...

Africa Loses 3,000 to 6,000 of it’s youth to terror groups

Smail Chergui, AU's commissioner for Peace and Security, told the national radio that these youth fighters, returning home to join terrorist groups in the...
The UN Security Council hears a briefing by UN Special Adviser JamaL Benomar via video link from Doha, during the council's emergency meeting on the situation of Yemen, at the UN headquarters in New York, on March 22, 2015. The UN Security Council on Sunday adopted a presidential statement on Yemen, voicing support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi and calling upon all parties to refrain from taking actions that undermine the legitimacy of the president. (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN Extends South Sudan Mandate

In a resolution adopted here, the 15-nation council said it "decides to increase the force levels of UNMISS up to a ceiling of 13,000...
Boko Haram

Nigeria seeks Pakistan’s support in counter-Boko Haram fight

Dan-Ali on Tuesday met with Pakistan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Agha Farook, in Abuja. During the meeting, Dan-Ali said Pakistan had adequet experience of...

Nigeria urged to reduce crude oil benchmark in 2016 draft budget

President of Chamber Nike Akande said in a statement reducing the benchmark was necessary to confront the reality of international oil market. ...

Brazil’s Alisson to move to Italy

Vitorio Piffero said the club had tried in vain to extend the 23-year-old's contract since he established himself in Internacional's first team in February....
Neymar/Messi

Messi Acknowledges Neymar’s Rare Talent

The duo this week returned to the Asian nation for the current edition of the annual tournament, which the Catalan outfit are firm favorites...
Nigeria

Nigerians urged to guard against violence

In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, the nation's economic hub, Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau decried the spate of violent demonstrations...
Kenyan Foreign Minister and Chair of the 10th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference Amina Mohamed (C), Director-General of WTO Roberto Azevedo (R) and WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell attend the opening press conference ahead of the opening ceremony of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, Dec. 15, 2015. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo) (djj)

Kenya calls for vigilance as WTO talks begins in Nairobi

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery said security has been heightened to deter Al-Shabaab threats, reiterating that security officers have been deployed in all key...
trade

Kenya calls for cutting trade barriers to spur regional trade

Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization Adan Mohamed said domestic laws and regulations and imposed restrictions on free movement of goods and services has impeded accelerated...
A model shows the design to the audience during the Kinshasa Fashion Week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oct. 9, 2015. 2015 Congo Fashion Week was held in Kinshasa, the capital city of Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday. The designers use the local traditional material to create a feast of Congolese modern, which brings a different kind of audio-visual experience to the audience.(Xinhua/Wang Bo)

Ghanaian fashion designers stage 1st ever Street Fashion show

The Street Fashion train is a community show expected to be staged annually in different communities in Ghana. The maiden event, which took place...
debt

Nigeria’s rising debt profile not to badly affect economy

The total debt profile of the West African country currently stands at 64 billion U.S. dollars, with 16 percent foreign loan and 84 percent...
Namibia

Chinese company helps Namibia build road

Namibia's transport minister Alpheus Naruseb officiated at the ground breaking ceremony at the Hosea Kutako International Airport. Naruseb said phase one of the road...
pharmaceutical

UNIDO to help boost its Kenya pharmaceutical industry

UNIDO Consultant Wilberforce Wanyanga told journalists in Nairobi it plans to assist 34 pharmaceutical manufacturers meet World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualification standards in the...

Senegalese diplomats urged to lead war against terrorism, cross-border crimes

The president was speaking over the weekend in Dakar during the opening of a conference bringing together all Senegalese ambassadors, consuls-general and economic as...
Kigali fashion show

Namibia to host Africa cultural and fashion show

The event will take place for the first time at the coastal city of Swampland, Namibia, and close to 10 international designers, and over...

South Africa introduces biometric capturing at ports of entry

The country is in the process of enhancing its capacity to uniquely identify individuals and confirm the identity of travellers with the highest possible...
World Bank

Zambia starts implementing World Bank-funded irrigation project

The 115 million U.S. dollars project has been lying idle since 2011 despite the availability of funds in banks. "The 115 million dollars, which...