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Akufo-Addo government

Ghana President makes changes in Armed Forces High Command

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Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced here on Wednesday some changes in the armed forces high command. "The president has, in...
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Ghana reschedules 2020 census to June

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Ghana's 2020 housing and population census (PHC) scheduled for next month will now take place in June, the Government Statistician Samuel Kobina Annim disclosed...
United Nations

Sudan and United Nations agree on presence of UN political mission

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The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday agreed on Sudan's request to provide a political mission to help Sudan's transitional government and support Sudan's institutions...
La Liga

Morocco, Spanish football leagues sign MoU to promote exchanges and governance

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The Moroccan professional football League (LNFP) and the Spanish Football League (LaLiga) will promote cooperation, it was announced in Madrid on Wednesday. ...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed by the National Assembly

South African president expected to focus on the economic crisis at SONA

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As South Africa's economy is still in the doldrums and numerous companies laying off thousands of workers, experts said President Cyril Ramaphosa should prioritize...
UNICEF

Tanzania and UNICEF agree to beef up investment in children’s health

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Tanzania and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday agreed to beef up investment aimed at improving the health of children. ...
fire

Fire destroys over 60 business structures in Tanzania

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A fire that broke out at dawn on Wednesday destroyed at least 65 business structures in Tanzania's northwest region of Mwanza on the shores...
Green Building

Kenya mulls tax incentives to promote green construction

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Kenya is planning to put in place tax incentives to promote the construction of green buildings, the construction regulator said on Wednesday. ...
training in kenya

A Kenyan start-up’s way to success

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Kenyan entrepreneurs Caroline Mutabacho and Diana Ochola, started a beauty product enterprise three years ago with little experience in production, marketing and managing the...
mining

Zambia mulls talks with mining firms on controversial 5-percent mineral import tax

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The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it was willing to negotiate with mining firms on the five percent duty on imported copper concentrates...
Workers at Phoenix Metals Ltd push bags of minerals after weighing them at the plant yesterday. (John Mbanda)

South African Minerals Council asks president to take measures to improve economy

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The Minerals Council of South Africa has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce measures to address the under-performing economy when presenting the State...
AMISOM

AMISOM military chiefs vow to secure Somalia

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African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) commanders on Wednesday expressed confidence in the pursuit of peace and stability in the Horn of Africa nation. ...
Participants attend the 36th ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union Commission which in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 6, 2020. The 36th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which comprises ministers of the 55-member pan-African bloc, opened on Thursday in the framework of the 33rd AU summit at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

12 African leaders reiterate resolve toward preserving African arts

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Twelve African heads of state have reiterated continental resolve in promoting African arts, culture and heritage to preserve Africa's own identity and drive development...
E-waste

Namibia sees doubling of e-waste recycling

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A Namibian recycling venture, NamiGreen, recycled 10.2 tons of electronic waste in 2019, double the amount recorded in 2018, the company said on Wednesday. ...

250-yr-old family-run inn crowned Britain’s Pub of the Year for 2nd time

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The Bell Inn in the English village of Aldworth, Berkshire, which has been run by the same family for 250 years, was crowned again...
good cook

Consumers waste much more food than commonly believed

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Consumers may waste more than twice as much food as is commonly believed, a study published on Wednesday in scientific journal PLOS ONE showed. ...
The mortgage market data signals more confidence among first-time buyers

Mortgage applications edge up in U.S. housing market

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Mortgage applications increased in the United States as mortgage rates remained low,said Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) in a report on Wednesday. For...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South African president outlines measures to address high youth unemployment

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday unveiled a series of measures to address high youth unemployment, saying solving this problem remains his foremost...

Sudan’s Sovereign Council vows to bring those committed atrocities to justice

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Whoever committed atrocities during the rule of the former Sudanese government will be brought to justice, Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan, chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council, said...
A worker makes medical protective suits at Ji Hua 3502 Career Apparel Ltd., Shijiazhuang, north China’s Hebei Province, Feb. 3, 2020. (Photo by Wang Baolong from People’s Daily Online)

Tel Aviv landmark lit up in solidarity with China

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The Tel Aviv Municipality Hall, a landmark in the central Israeli city of Tel Aviv, was illuminated on Tuesday night with the colors of...
plane

Plane crash kills 4 in Colombia

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At least four people were killed on Wednesday when a twin-engine aircraft crashed north of Colombia's capital Bogota, the national civil aviation agency said. ...

Government expedites action to complete Sofo-Line Interchange Project

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The Government of Ghana has made part payment of its indebtedness to Messrs China Geo-Engineering Corporation, contractors working on the Sofo-Line Interchange Project, to...

Ghana-St Vincent Grenadines meet to explore mutual opportunities

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The maiden session of the Ghana-St Vincent and the Grenadines Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation (JPCC) meeting is underway in Accra. The PJCC discussions...
Court

Trader defrauds driver over auctioned vehicle

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A trader who allegedly collected GHC 11,000 cedis from a taxi driver under the pretext of providing him with an auctioned Daewoo Matiz car,...

Ghana must strive for vibrant manufacturing base, stabilization of the Cedi – Chartered Economist

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A Chartered Economist, Mr. Emmanuel Amoah-Darkwah, has advocated the allocation of more resources to strengthening government’s flagship programmes intended to transform the manufacturing base...
Court

Two in court for defrauding 31 people

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Two men charged for allegedly defrauding 31 people to the tune of 284,600.00 Ghana Cedis with a promise to secure them jobs in...
Court

Businessman in court over alleged rent fraud

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A businessman who allegedly collected GHC35,000 cedis from a transport manager under the pretext of renting out a three bedroom house but failed has...
migrants

Immigration across U.S.-Mexico border plunges 74.5 percent in 9 months

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Immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border plunged 74.5 percent from May 2019 to January 2020, in the wake of a bilateral agreement to curb migrant...

Muniain goal gives Athletic slender lead in Copa del Rey semifinal

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A 42nd minute goal scored by Athletic Club Bilbao captain Iker Muniain gave his side a slender 1-0 advantage to take to Granada after...
Africa-China

China asks for earnest implementation of outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked for the earnest implementation of the outcome of last month's Berlin Conference on Libya after the Security Council...