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Oil drilling in WCTP block 2

Low gas uptake causes production challenges on Ghana’s leading oil fields

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The failure of the off-taker of gas the Ghana National Gas Company Ltd (GNGCL) to utilize all the gas produced on Ghana's...
GDP

Kenyan account deficit narrows to 4.1 percent of GDP amid high inflows

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Kenya's current account deficit narrowed to 4.1 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in October, supported by the rise in inflows amid low...
World Press Freedom Day

UN official urges Ethiopia to sustain recent progress in protecting freedom of opinion

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United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, David Kaye, on Monday urged the Ethiopian government to sustain the...
Zambia tobacco grading

Zimbabwe’s tobacco planting hectarage drops

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Land put under tobacco production in the 2019/20 summer cropping season currently stands at 35,998 hectares, down from 42, 010 that had been planted...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

UN expert suggests to develop business index to fully realize AfCFTA

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday urged African countries to carefully develop country business index to effectively realize the promises...
Electricity

South Africa’s power cuts set to continue

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South African power utility Eskom on Monday announced that power cuts is to continue throughout the day after implementing stage 4 load shedding due...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president says no sacred cows in corruption fight

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Zambia on Monday joined the rest of the world in commemorating the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day with President Edgar Lungu warning that there will...
health

Chinese firm hailed for rehabilitation of health facility in Zambian town

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A Chinese firm, Non-Ferrous Corporation Africa (NFCA) has funded the construction and rehabilitation of a health project in Zambia's Kalulushi town on the Copperbelt...
Suicide.

Namibian psychologist blames poor economy for rising suicides

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Namibia's economic crisis, lack of jobs and a crippling drought are increasing the risk of suicidal behavior, a psychologist warned on Monday. ...

China’s pioneer in greenhouse vegetable farming

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With digging machines roaring and walls being built brick by brick, a new generation greenhouse is under construction in Sanyuanzhu village, Shouguang, a major...
African Union headquarters

AU strongly condemns attack against UN peacekeepers, Congolese soldiers in DR Congo

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has strongly condemned the attack against the United Nations peacekeepers and Congolese soldiers...
China tourists

Chinese envoy urges Uganda to target Chinese tourists

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The Chinese Ambassador in Uganda has proposed that the Uganda government aggressively market the East African country as a tourism destination for Chinese tourists. Zheng...

UN chief congratulates Akufo-Addo on election as Ghanaian president

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as president of Ghana. In a statement issued here by...
Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo wins presidential election

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

Former UN chief Kofi Annan calls for calm in Ghana ahead of election results

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Former United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan Friday urged calm among political stakeholders in his home country ahead of the declaration of Wednesday's...
Interview of Mr. Ban Ki-moon to People’s Daily

UN chief urges patience in Ghana while waiting for election results

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday congratulated the people of Ghana for exercising their democratic rights and on the peaceful conduct of the elections,...
Madagascar flag

Fight against corruption in Madagascar declines for past eight years

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The fight against corruption in Madagascar has declined for the past eight years, the General Director of the Independent Anti-Corruption Bureau (Bianco) Jean Louis...

Investors keep off Kenya’s 91-day T-bill

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Investors shunned Kenya's indicative 91-day Treasury bill this week as yield dropped marginally, pointing to the direction the debt market may take in...
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South Korean lawmakers overwhelmingly pass presidential impeachment bill

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South Korean parliament overwhelmingly passed a historic bill Friday to impeach scandal-scarred President Park Geun-hye as it gained the two-thirds majority vote. ...
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Reversal of fate for impeached S.Korean president

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President Park Geun-hye, the 18th leader of South Korea in its constitutional history, must not have imagined her fate in 2004 when her own...

2 men jailed 15 years in connection with Sydney terror attack plot

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Two men who planned to bomb a Shia Muslim prayer hall in Sydney to impress an Islamic State recruiter were jailed for at least...
Akufo-Addo

Nana Addo calls on public to remain calm

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Emphatic on emerging the winner of the 2016 presidential elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on...

Dec. 9 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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LA PAZ -- Thirteen people have been killed and more than 10 others were injured after a bus fell off a cliff along a...
Protesters attend a rally calling for the resignation of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 19, 2016. Almost one million South Koreans marched on Saturday night to demand the resignation of President Park Geun-hye over her biggest political scandal since she took office in February 2013. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)

South Korean parliament kicks off vote on presidential impeachment

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South Korean lawmakers on Friday kicked off a historic vote on a bill to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal involving herself...

Certified results for Ayawaso East Parliamentary

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The certified results for the Ayawaso East Constituency Parliamentary Election: National Democratic Congress Mr Naser Mahama Toyre -23,407; New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr...

Certified results for Ledzokuku Parliamentary

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The certified results for the Ledzokuku Constituency Parliamentary Election: Benita Sena Okity-Duah of the NDC - 43,092; Bernard Okoe Boye of the NPP –...

Ghana’s consumer inflation sees 0.2 percentage points rise in Nov.

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The monthly change rate for the month under review was one percent compared to the 2.7 percent recorded for October 2015, the GSS added....
Boko Haram

U.S. offers Cameroon vehicles, equipment to fight Boko Haram

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"We will continue delivering information, intelligence surveillance, and reconnaissance and we will provide assistance in training as necessary as requested by the government of...

Nigerian government vows to break chain of corruption

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At a ceremony to commemorate this year's International Anti-Corruption Day themed "Breaking The Chain Of Corruption" in the capital Abuja, Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi...
Zuma

South African president Zuma defends “ANC comes first” statement

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Zuma was responding to an outcry about his comments at an ANC provincial conference on November 8, when he said the ANC took...