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South Sudan experiencing high levels of violence despite ceasefire

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South Sudan is still experiencing high levels of violence fueled by cattle raids and inter-ethnic clashes despite cessation of hostilities reached between the warring...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan vows to form unity government despite unresolved outstanding issues

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South Sudan's President Salva Kiir vowed on Thursday to form the much-awaited transitional unity government amid unresolved outstanding issues with the main opposition, the...
Ghana National Petroleum Corporation’ (GNPC)

Transparency pays despite its high cost – GNPC

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Mr Dennis Baidoo, the Marketing Manager of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), a strategic commercial vehicle marketing the nation’s oil, said transparency, although...
Gender violence

Gender-based violence cases still high in Zambia’s Copperbelt province despite awareness drive

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Gender-based violence (GBV) cases in Zambia's Copperbelt province have remained high despite increased awareness programs to curb the scourge, a women's association said on...
Ashma Defecation

ASHMA is determined to end open defecation by 2020

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The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA) have vowed to end open defecation in the area by the year 2020. The Assembly said they had made steady...
Somalia

Somalia Pledges to End Terrorism Despite Increasing Attacks

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The Somali government has vowed to step up efforts against terrorism and urged the international community to support Mogadishu in its stabilization efforts. Prime Minister...
Spla Soldiers Near Juba April

Despite Outstanding Troubles South Sudan will still form a unity government

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South Sudanese much-awaited Transitional Unity Government (TGoNU) will be formed in May, amid doubts by the opposition who cite delays in unifying the army...
borno

Despite Insecurity fears, voting sees record-high turnout across Borno, Yobe

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Braving security threats, voters in Borno, swamped voting locations across the state on Saturday morning, locking in almost 2.2 million votes and showing their...

Channing Tatum Makes Time for His Daughter Despite Heavy Work Schedule

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The 'Magic Mike XXL' star has been trying his best to make things easy for his and Jenna Dewan's little girl following their split...
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Remains Single and Searching

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The 55-year-old actor was reported last week to be "casually seeing" the 'Tully' actress, but it has now been claimed that neither of the...
Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is still “just a girl from the Bronx”, despite her three-decade spanning...

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The 49-year-old singer-and-actress may have an estimated net worth of $380 million but she still feels attached to her humble beginnings and will never...
land

Land expropriation without compensation to go ahead despite growing concern

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The long-awaited land expropriation without compensation will go ahead, South Africa's Parliament said on Friday amid growing concern over the process. Parliament made the statement...
Alem Mumuni

Tokyo 2020 Qualification: Ghana’s Alem Mumuni prepares

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Ghana's top para-cyclist, Alem Mumuni, is scheduled to compete in the Union Cycling International (UCI) Para-cycling Track World Championship in Rio, as he chases...
President of Nigeria

We made outstanding achievements despite meagre resources – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said despite the small size of his cabinet and limited resources, the administration had made outstanding achievements in security,...
gayism

Ghana Government Urged to Stand Firm Against Gayism

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The Executive Director of the National Commission on Culture, Madam Janet Edna Nyame, has urged the Government to stand firm and resist any pressure...
F-35 fighter

Turkey to take delivery of F-35 fighters despite objection

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Turkey is set to receive its first F-35 aircraft, world's most advanced fighter jets, despite an initiative launched by U.S. senators to block the...
cigarette

Ghana Still Practicing Single Sticks Cigarette Selling

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There is a strong advocacy for the implementation of Article 16 of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC), which...
Education

Kenya says education reforms on course despite hitches

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Kenya has accelerated implementation of broad reforms in the education sector in order to realign it with emerging social and economic dynamics in the...
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...
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World tourism remains resilient despite global uncertainties’ knock down

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With a 3.6% real GDP growth in Q1 2017, the world economy has remained strong, surpassing the earlier forecast at 3.5% for 2017-2018. This...
cocoa

Ghana not to slash cocoa production despite price drops

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Ghana will not reduce its volume of cocoa production despite the lowerer prices on the world stage, Chief Executive (CE) of Ghana Cocoa Board...
Paperless Port picture

Ghana paperless port system shows positive results despite few hiccups

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Ghana’s paperless port system is currently going on smoothly despite some few initial hiccups, industry players said on Wednesday. The electronic port clearing system commenced...

Kenya’s bourse key index hits 15-month high despite election jitters

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Nairobi Securities Exchange 20 Share Index for the second consecutive session defied jitters arising from disputed poll results on Thursday to gain 53 points...
Wpid Money Growth

South Africa’s Software Market Targets Single Digit Growth

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Despite ongoing economic uncertainties and political instability, South Africa's enterprise application software (EAS) will grow 1.7% year on year in 2018 to reach a...
French riot police surround demonstrators who hold a placard with the message, "The State is not an Company", the day after the country went to the polls, in Paris, France, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Viewpoint: Macron Faces Opposition Despite Absolute Majority in French National Assembly

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French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to have been in an advantageous position to govern Europe’s second most significant state in the aftermath of a...
Attorney General Jeremy Wright (2nd R) arrives at the British Supreme Court in London, Britain, Jan. 24, 2017. The British Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled on that Prime Minister Theresa May must consult Parliament before triggering formal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union. (Xinhua/Han Yan) (hy)

Britain’s May confirms Brexit talks “as planned” despite uncertainties

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British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that Britain is ready to start Brexit negotiations "as planned" on June 19, as European Union (EU)...
fuel

Namibian government retains fuel prices despite increased road user charges

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Namibia's Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Thursday that fuel pump prices for June will remain unchanged in the country. Minister...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Pentagon reportedly starts arming Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s opposition

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The U.S. Defense Department has started arming Syrian Kurds in their fight against the Islamic State (IS), despite strong objections of the Turkish government,...
work permit

Visa openness level improving in Africa despite challenges

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The visa openness level is improving in Africa, which enables African citizens to travel more freely across the continent, according to a latest report. ...

A/S: NPPs Delta Force Takes in 2500 New Members

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file image Chairman of the pro vigilante group of the governing New Patriotic Party Delta Force Salu Musa has indicated that his group is recruited...