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SUGAR

Tanzania: new strategy to boost sugar production

Tanzania has embarked on a new strategy aimed at boosting sugar production from the current 300,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes by producing and distributing...
Court Judges

Ghanaian president sacks three high court judges

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday removed three high court judges from the bench for bribery and corruption, the presidency said in a release....
President Jacob Zuma

S. Africa’s ruling party president says ready to be led

President of South Africa's ruling party, Jacob Zuma, on Saturday said he is ready to be led as he bowed out as party leader. Zuma,...
Female Farmers

Kenyan farmers harness technology to contain “witchweed”

Samuel Owiti in 2005 dusted his hands off chalk dust and replaced his teaching garb with gumboots and hoes as he embarked on a...

Ghana holds fair to boost local businesses

The maiden edition of the Ghana Made Street Fair took off in Ghana's capital Accra on Saturday. The two-day fair aims at showcasing Ghanaian-owned businesses...
tourist

Kenya’s tourist arrivals grow thanks to US travel boom

The number of tourists arriving in Kenya between January and October reached 729,682, a 16.1-percent increase on the previous year, an official announced Friday. ...
Lagos, Nigeria?s economic hub. Photo: Hans Wilschut/Lagos Photo Festival

Territorial row rumbles on, joint economic activities to be pursued by Japan, Russia

Despite Japan's resolution to make headway on island dispute and take steps toward signing a peace treaty with Russia, a breakthrough in the feud...
tax

Kenyan entrepreneurs decry multiple taxation

Kenyan industrialists have accused multiple taxation policies, especially those on imports and exports, of impeding efforts to grow the economy. CEO...
migrants

IOM records highest yearly migrant deaths worldwide

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that the organization had recorded the highest yearly migrant deaths worldwide since the statistics started,...

South Sudan not to shut down oil production

South Sudan said it would not shut down oil production despite growing pressure from lawmakers calling for a temporal halt due to declining oil...
soldiers

Over 10 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attack

More than 10 Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack on Friday morning against a Burkinabe military camp near the border with Mali by...
Prof. George Akilagpa-Sawyerr

Experts urge Ghana to become self-reliant in election financing

One of the experts who spoke at one of such preparatory workshops was Prof. George Akilagpa-Sawyerr , a governance expert, who urged the stakeholders...
FISHERIES

Ghana institutes measures to sustain production in fisheries sector

The measures are aimed at reducing the effects of illegal fishing; offshore oil exploration and production; increase in national fish consumption; overexploitation of fish...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN boss wishes to see quick selection of his successor

At his end-of-year press conference, Ban said "member states have been actively discussing this issue, how to make selection process of my successor more...

Kenya to step up investment in geothermal energy

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) Chairman, Joshua Choge, said the company was targeting the installation of an additional 766 megawatts (MW) by the year...
Kidnap

Dec. 16 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

BAGHDAD -- Unidentifed gunmen kidnapped 26 Qatari citizens who were on a hunting trip in the desert in Iraq's southern Muthanna province, local media...

Building collapse kills five in Uganda’s capital

Patrick Onyango, Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, told Xinhua in an interview that the Tuesday incident happened at Kansanga, about 10 km east of the...
mining

Zambian mining body urges country’s economic diversification

Africa's second largest producer of copper is reeling under an economic crisis brought about by its dependence on copper and a power deficit. Low...
Expose Corruption

Tanzanian president sacks anti-corruption watchdog boss

Chief Secretary Ombeni Sefue said in a statement that President Magufuli was not satisfied by the way the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau...
kenya flag

Kenya Authorities interrogate IS Terror Suspect

The anti-terrorism police officers have obtained court orders to detain Amina Mwaiz Muange, a Kenyan believed to be a sympathizer of Islamic State of...

EU to follow latest aviation procedures on aircraft tracking

These were used to address the issues raised by the accident of Air France flight AF447 in June 2009 and the disappearance of Malaysian...

Parties in Libyan Conflict to Sign Deal in Morocco

The signing of the Libyan Political Agreement is due to take place on Thursday, as agreed to by the Libyan political dialogue and as...
Zuma

Zuma Advise South Africans on following the path of reconciliation

"True reconciliation cannot be achieved simply by forgiving and forgetting," Zuma told a gathering on Dec. 16 in Port Elizebath, Eastern Cape to mark...
Ghanian President John Dramani Mahama speaks at the inauguration of a court complex for the judicial service in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Oct. 9, 2015. Ghanian President John Dramani Mahama on Friday assured Ghanaians of his commitment to fight corruption at the inauguration of a multi-million dollar court complex for the judicial service in Accra. The 42-room facility was constructed by the China State Hualong Construction, Ghana Limited. (Xinhua/Li Ziyun)

Ghanaian president Mahama launches book on achievements

The book, titled "Accounting to the People", gives an overview of the progress of the work of government upon assumption of office. It covers areas...
Barcelona

Barcelona pins hopes on 5th title ahead of World Cup semis

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique said on Wednesday at the pre-match conference that his team will win "100 percent" against the Asian champion club....
mining

Zimbabwe Mines will experience turbulent year

The mining sector, which has recorded negative growth for the second year in a row since the country adopted use of multiple foreign currencies...
banks

Kenya banks entice clients with reward packages

by Bedah Mengo "I had been awarded several points in the last six months that the scheme has been running and I decided to...

Britain considers military alternatives over Burundi conflict

by Ronald Ssekandi James Duddridge, minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, told reporters on Tuesday that the military...

Films To Have Smoking Scenes Blared In India

The AMA called on the federal government to introduce a warning system to be shown before a TV show or movie airs in a...
(From L to R)Uruguay's soccer player Diego Forlan, Italian coach Fabio Cannavaro and former soccer player Ronaldo of Brazil attend the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia July 25, 2015. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

1 billion people watch Germany-Argentina World Cup final

World soccer ruling body FIFA said on Wednesday more than 1 billion people watched the 2014 World Cup final in which Germany beat Argentina...