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digitally transforming economy

Ghana’s economy growth slows to 7.4 percent in third quarter

Ghana's economy growth slowed to 7.4 percent in the third quarter (Q3), compared with 8.7 percent in the same period of last year, Ghana...
accidents

Nigeria beefs up road safety ahead of Christmas festive season

Nigeria's road safety commission has beefed up safety measures and deployed some 25,000 personnel across the country ahead of the Christmas festive season, a...
private security

UN Group Cautions Ghana Over Growing Illegal Security Firms

The number of illegal private security firms operating in Ghana, despite an existing law to regulate them, is a worrying concern, the UN Working...
Adama Barrow

Gambian President Adama Barrow

At the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Gambian President Adama Barrow is scheduled to embark on a week-long state visit to China on...
Police arrest

Nigeria tightens security in detention facilities

The Nigerian government Wednesday said it has tightened security in detention facilities to ensure maximum protection of life and property ahead of the festive...

Religious leaders call for clam in universities

The Inter Religious Council of Ethiopia called on Wednesday for calm in Ethiopia's universities that have been rocked by unrest in recent months. In...
tax

Uganda’s tax body registers over 300 agents to boost tax collection

Uganda Revenue Authority on Wednesday said it had registered 324 agents to engage in clearing and forwarding business for the next 12 months. The move...
Namibia

One dies in hepatitis E outbreak in Namibian capital

One person has died of hepatitis E and nine others tested positive in Namibia's capital Windhoek, the health ministry said Wednesday. Health minister Bernard Haufiku...
accident

Seven killed in western Tanzania’s road accident

Seven people died and 12 others were seriously injured after an upcountry bus collided head-on with a minibus in western Tanzania's region of Kigoma,...
Many expect a win for the BJP and allies to help boost infrastructure investment?

S. Africa needs more investment

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s head of policy on Wednesday said more investment was needed to boost the economy. Jeff Radebe, speaking on...
Oil Rig

Ghana’s economy up 9.3 percent in third quarter on oil

Economic growth in Ghana reached a provisional figure of 9.3 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017, compared with the 4.6 percent year-on-year...
China-Norway ties

China, Norway Strike Agreement on Regularizing Ties

China and Norway issued a statement on normalization of ties during Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende's official visit to China, in Beijing on Dec...
Accident

Four dead in central Tanzania road accident

At least four people of the same family were killed and six others injured in a road accident in central Tanzania on Monday, police...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya’s conservancy develops online games for wildlife conservation

East Africa's largest black rhino sanctuary Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and Internet of Elephants (IoE) are developing online games to help create new revenue...
Afri passport

Ghana launches online passport application

Ghana on Tuesday officially launched an online passport application service as part of its e-governance strategy. Launching the project, Ghana's foreign minister...

Saudi plans to set up IT firm employing women only

Two Saudi ministries are negotiating the formation of women-only information technology firm to open up new sectors for female job seekers, Al Sharq Al...
President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan president calls Chronic Kidney Disease national disaster

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that illnesses related to the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) had become a national disaster. ...

Alcohol poisoning death toll in Russia rises to 53

The death toll from alcohol poisoning in the east Siberian city of Irkutsk has risen to 53, and 26 people are still hospitalized, the...
Tourists walk with masks at the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, June 8, 2015. South Korea on Monday identified 23 new contagions with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), increasing the total number to 87 while deaths from the viral disease rose to six as one more death was reported. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin) (dzl)

Saudi on high alert to fight spread of MERS corona virus

Saudi Health Ministry has vaccinated more than 2 million individuals with high risk of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus with seasonal flu...
Borno State

Dec. 20 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MOSCOW -- Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed in a gunman attack at an art exhibition on Monday in the Turkish capital...

South Africa expresses deep concern over situation in Burundi

The ongoing instability has the potential to impact on the stability and security of the neighbouring countries in the East African region, the Department...

Kenyan police launch manhunt for 11 terror suspects

Some of the suspects have been in the security radar for years as most wanted terrorists and criminals in Kenya. "The public is urged to...
Yemen

Dec. 20 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

DAMASCUS -- Israeli airstrike overnight targeted a dwelling of Samir Kuntar, a senior member of the Lebanese Hezbollah group, in east of the capital...
Typhoon Goni

Dec. 20 world news summary at 1530 GMT

MANILA -- Death toll from typhoon Melor, locally named as Nona, increased to 35, while damages to infrastructure and agriculture sectors breached 2 billion...
Iraqi

Dec. 20 world news summary at 0045 GMT

ANKARA -- Turkey will continue to move some of its troops out of Nineveh province in northern Iraq, where the camp is based, said...