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Calm returns to Cameroon’s Adamawa region after crackdown on kidnappers

Calm has returned to Cameroon's mountainous Adamawa region after "heavy" crackdown on kidnappers by government forces, according to local authorities. "The...
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Mozambican government lacks US$130 million to finance 2019 election

The government of Mozambique is looking for partners to fund the sixth general election in October, for which the government has only 44 percent...
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Kenya starts building 3 more vocational training centers

Kenya has started establishing an additional three institutions that are part of a reform in technical vocational education training (TVET) in the country, an...
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Kenyan youth take sports betting to new heights amid worry over negative impacts

When Gladwell Gaceri sent her third-born son to the university a few days ago, she had a simple advice for him: "Go forth my...
Nigerian police women

30,000 policemen deployed for polls in Nigeria’s economic hub

As the date for the upcoming presidential elections is getting closer, the authorities of Nigerian police announced deployment of 30,000-strong policemen to ensure security...
land

Namibian opposition leader calls for urgent land redress

Namibia's opposition party Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) president Mc Henry Venaani on Thursday called for an urgent redress of the skewed land distribution in...
South Sudan

South Sudan youths use theater to promote peace, reconciliation

Jose Manyang Ater, 24, is a budding actor who hails from Rumbek in Western Lakes region, located in the central region of South Sudan....
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Information claiming death of army general is “fake” – Cameroon army

Cameroon army Thursday dismissed as "fake" claims from armed separatists that they have killed an army general in an ambush in Southwest, one of...
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Man Almost Killed on False Kidnapping Panic

Some angry residents at Effiakuma, a suburb of Sekondi/Takoradi on Wednesday nearly whisked life out of a man who was falsely accused by the...
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Duraplast Provides Gbewaa Palace with Water Tanks

Duraplast Limited, manufacturer of uPVC and HPDE pipes, has donated two water tanks to the Gbewaa Palace at Yendi to store enough water to...
Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA)

Jury for Greater Accra Regional Tourism Awards Sworn In

The Greater Accra Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has set up a five-Member 2019 Regional Tourism Awards Jury to screen and...

Ho Technical University VC Appointment Complete

The Ho Technical University has debunked media reports that the Minister of Education had revoked the appointment of its Vice Chancellor, Professor Ben Quarshie...
Ghanaians

January 2019 consumer inflation slides down to 9.0 percent in Ghana on lower price...

Annual headline Consumer inflation slumped 0.4 percentage points to 9.0 percent in January compared with the 9.4 percent recorded in December, according to data...
troops

Nigerian Army Fend Off Boko Haram Attacks in Northern State

Eleven Boko Haram militants were killed and many others wounded following an attack repelled by troops in Madagali town of Nigeria's northeastern state of...
agricultural productivity

Fiji Authorities Urge Youths to Take Up Farming

Aging farmers in Fiji's rural communities involved in the agriculture sector continues to be a worrying trend for the Fijian government which wants more...
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Zimbabwe Signs World Nuclear Treaty

Zimbabwe on Wednesday ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, becoming the world's 168th country to adopt the treaty that prohibits all nuclear weapon explosions including...
Table Tennis ITTF

Table Tennis Junior World Champions to be hosted by Ghana

Ghana has been handed the mantle to host two major International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) tournaments in April. The two World Championships; the World Junior...
Boris Johnson

British Foreign Secretary affirms Gambia’s bid to return to Commonwealth

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said here on Tuesday that he had confirmed from Gambian president Adama Barrow that the West Africa country expected...
Bolt

Bolt, Biles honored as Sportspeople of the Year at Laureus 2017

After glittering year for both athletes, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American gymnast Simone Biles respectively won the Sportsman and the Sportswoman of the...
Stock market

Canadian market edges up to extend all-time high

Canada's main stock market in Toronto finished higher for a sixth straight session to prolong its record-high on Tuesday, as gains in Health Care...

Trump signs bill to repeal transparency rule for energy companies

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a bill to repeal a regulation requiring energy companies to disclose payments to the U.S. or foreign...
Ecobank

Ecobank, Afreximbank to finance private projects, trade transactions in Africa

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) on Tuesday signed a MOU purposed to finance private sector projects and trade transactions in...
Military jets fly in formation during the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2016. (Xinhua/Bai Xueqi) (zw)

Russia deploys new cruise missiles in violation of treaty, U.S. paper claims

Russia has secretly deployed a new type of cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty with the U.S., the New York Times...
Agriculture

Chicago agricultural commodities settle lower

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures close lower Tuesday with soybean futures falling to a six-day low, pressured by the rapidly advancing harvest...
Iraq

Feb. 14 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

DAMASCUS -- Syrian army captured the Hayan gas field in central province of Homs, following battles with the Islamic State (IS) militants, pro-government al-Watan...
Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain 4 Barcelona 0

Paris Saint-Germain 4 Barcelona 0 - final result 2016-2017 UEFA Champions League last 16 first-leg Scorers: Paris Saint-Germain...
troops

Uganda sends troops to Equatorial Guinea for capacity building

The Ugandan military has sent a team of 100 officers to Equatorial Guinea to help build capacity and professionalization of the west African nation's...
Over two hundred Nepalese peacekeepers arrive in Juba from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to reinforce the military component of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Isaac Billy

32 UN personnel killed in deliberate attacks in 2016

At least 32 UN personnel were killed in deliberate attacks in 2016, mostly peacekeepers, the Standing Committee for the Security and Independence of the...

May rejects petition calling for Trump’s state visit to be called off

British Prime Minister Theresa May formally rejected a petition Monday signed by nearly 2 million people wanting the cancellation of the proposed state visit...
cancer

Loss of muscle mass during chemotherapy lowers life expectancy

The loss of muscle mass during chemotherapy shortens the life expectancy of esophageal cancer patients by an average of 32 months, a new Austrian...