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EU blacklists Ghana over faltering rules on money laundering

Ghana became one of the latest countries the European Commission (EC) has blacklisted over weak regulations on money laundering and terror financing, a press...
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Ghana sees increase in Chocolate Day patronage

Thousands of Ghanaians gathered at the China-built National Theater on Thursday to take part in the country’s National Chocolate Day commemoration to drum up...
Accepted: Peter Kuwani (right) and his running mate Archibald Kalawang’oma

Malawi electoral body approves 9 presidential candidates

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has approved nine out of ten candidates who presented their nomination papers earlier in the month to battle for the...

AfDB begins study to link Cameroon, Chad by railway

Officials of African Development Bank (AfDB) said Friday studies were under way to construct a railway to link Cameroon and Chad. "There are three major...

Search for people trapped in disused mine to continue in South Africa

Rescue operations will continue in Gloria mine when gases level comes down, South African Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Friday. Twenty-two people entered...
Bees help pollinate around 80 percent of all species of flowering plants, so without them many fruits and vegetables would be unable to reproduce (AFP Photo/Jack Guez)

Kenyan flower growers’ lobby warns fertilizer shortage can hurt exports

The current shortage of soluble fertilizer that is used to enhance growth of flowers could hurt exports, a lobby group warned on Friday. Clement Tulezi,...

Seychelles firm to invest US$16 million in shipbuilding yard in Zambia

A firm from Seychelles plans to invest about 16 million U.S. dollars to set up a shipbuilding yard at a port in northern Zambia,...
Non-biodegradable shopping bags

Non-biodegradable shopping bags pose new challenge to Kenya’s pollution crisis

From afar, the dumpsite at Muthurwa market in Kenya's capital Nairobi looks like a small mountain draped in different colors of clothes. One can pick...

Britain seeks stronger ties with Ghana

The British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that his government is committed to ensuring more investments from his country to Ghana. ...

Ghana’s January inflation falls deeper to 13.3 percent

Annual headline inflation in Ghana fell 2.1 percentage points to 13.3 percent in January 2017, relative to the 15.4 percent recorded in December 2016,...

Ghana’s petroleum authorities dispel fears of imminent fuel shortage

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) assured Ghanaians here on Wednesday there was no basis for fuel shortage in the country any time soon. ...

Tanzanian villages abandoned farms for fear of prowling elephants

Villagers from 48 households in Morogoro region have abandoned their farms for fear of an attack from prowling elephants, village authorities said on Wednesday. ...

Namibia to host mining investment conference

Namibia is set to host the Namibia Mining Conference and a mining expo under the theme of "reaping the benefits of mining investment...

Burkina Faso plans to increase extractive industries GDP ratio

Burkina Faso's government considers increasing extractive industries contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from 7.9 percent in 2015 to 10.2 percent by 2020. ...
2. A section of Ghanaians displaying the national colours

Ghanaians caution government over attempts to fiddle with Petroleum Heritage Funds

The intention by Ghana’s new government, to use proceeds in the country’s Petroleum Heritage Funds to finance its Free Senior High School (SHS)...

Canadian uncertainty over Trump’s planned “tweaking” of trade agreement

Canadian anxiety over Donald Trump's plan to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was somewhat lessened by the U.S. President's comments on...
John F. Kelly

U.S. diplomatic, homeland security chiefs to visit Mexico

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly will make a working visit to Mexico on Feb. 23,...

Israel keeps positive image among Americans

A Gallup poll released Wednesday showed that 71 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Israel and 27 percent hold an unfavorable view. ...

Venezuela pulls plug on CNN in Spanish

CNN's Spanish-language TV network was forced off the air Wednesday by the government of Venezuela after being accused of waging a negative "media campaign"...
Bayern Munich

Bayern crush Arsenal 5-1 in UEFA Champions League

Bayern Munich eased 5-1 past Arsenal London after a dominating second-half performance with four goals in the fist leg of UEFA Champions League's last...
Belt and Road initiative

Infrastructure project value surges under Belt and Road Initiative in 2016

The value of announced infrastructure projects surged by 47 percent in 66 countries and regions that fall under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative...
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard ahead of India's Republic Day celebration in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 25, 2016. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday intensified security and surveillance ahead of India's Republic Day, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

Feb. 15 world news summary at 0030 GMT

ANKARA -- A total of 834 people linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been detained over the last two days in anti-terror...
Nsawam Water crisis

More than three million Ghanaians lack safe drinking water

According to global charity, Water Aid Ghana, (W,A,G); Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) and the Ghana Watsan Journalists Network (GWJN) the...
United Nations

UN condemns fatal attacks on Schools and hospitals in Syria

"The secretary-general is deeply concerned by reports of missile attacks on at least five medical facilities and two schools in Aleppo and in Idleb,...

George Bush joins campaign train of Jeb Bush

In his most political speech since leaving office in 2009, George W. Bush called on voters to choose a "measured and thoughtful" candidate and...
Pollyana Rabello (L) kisses her baby Luiz Philipe, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Feb. 4, 2016. Luiz Philipe was born on Dec. 28, 2015 with microcephaly and now lives with his family in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, where 208 cases of microcephaly have been reported. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday it was closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in Latin America. (Xinhua/Daniel Castelo Branco/Agencia o Dia/AGENCIA ESTADO)(zhf) ***BRAZIL OUT***

Brazil Accepts Zika Virus Quick Test

The method, designed by a Canadian lab, will make it possible to determine whether a patient is infected with the virus in only 20...

Mexico slaps fine on Volkswagen over lack of environmental certificates

In a press release, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) slammed Volkswagen for intentionally selling Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat and Volkswagen cars...
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Brazil’s public security secretary says Rio Olympics has just kicked start

The FINA Diving World Cup, also serving as an Olympic test event, will bring together the sport's global elite from 19 to 24 February...

Dutch FA backs Infantino for FIFA office

With the choice for Infantino as next president of the world football federation, the KNVB follows the recommendation by the European football federation UEFA....
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Kiplagat hopeful for an Olympic call and a medal

This could be an ideal case in any other places, but not in Kenya. The 28-year-old, who returned home with mixed feelings after she...