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Chocolate

Athens First Chocolate Festival Opens

A galaxy of pastry chefs, chocolatiers and confectioners have come together at the Technopolis cultural complex in Athens to show chocolate making techniques during...
Basketball

NBA, FIBA Ready Pro Basketball League Launch in Africa

The NBA League and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) announced on Saturday their plan to launch a new professional league, the Basketball Africa League...
China's Su Bingtian (3rd R) competes in the men's 60m final at the IAAF Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham, Britain on Feb. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Birmingham: Su Wins His Second Men’s 60 meters title

China's sprinter Su Bingtian won the men's 60 meters title with a season best of 6.47 seconds at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meeting...
Soybean

Fund Selling Pushes U.S. Wheat and Soybeans into Weekly Losses

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) crop futures closed mixed in the trading week ending on Feb. 15, with wheat and soybeans suffering notable losses...
Boko Haram

Alleged Boko Haram Attack Leaves 11 Dead and 15 Injured

Nigerian police confirmed 11 people, including three suspected suicide bombers, were killed in an attack in the country's northern state of Borno on Saturday. Fifteen...
Nigerian police

Nigeria: Police Holds Security Within Economic Centre After Elections Were Postponed

Nigeria's police has ordered sustained patrols and surveillance across Lagos, the nation's economic hub to maintain law and order, following the postponement of elections...
Nigerians 2019 General Elections

Nigerians Unhappy with Electoral Body

Nigerians on Saturday expressed disappointment at the electoral body's postponement of the presidential election few hours to the commencement of voting in the country. Mahmood...
World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day celebrated in Botswana

Multitudes of Hindi speaking people residing in Botswana on Saturday gathered in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana to celebrate World Hindi Day. Hindi language is...
cement

Chinese cement company promotes occupational health and safety in Namibia

During his search for employment, Steven Haraseb had one wish: to work in an environment with an organizational culture that prioritizes employees' safety and...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Foreign Minister Lindiwe Sisulu at AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda, March 20-21, 2018

South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa, the fifth and current president of South Africa, took office Thursday in a parliamentary vote. He is preceded by Jacob Zuma, who...

Cyclone Dineo killed 7 in southern Mozambique

Seven people died and around 50 were injured when cyclone Dineo hit the southern Mozambican province of Inhambane on Wednesday evening, an official confirmed...
economy

U.S. could rule out most financial regulation to boost economy

The United States could do away with a significant amount of financial regulation to expand the real economic activity, said former U.S. Federal Reserve...
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Britain mulls Free Trade deal with Ghana

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hinted here late Wednesday of a proposed Free Trade deal between his country and Ghana. Such a...
Hangzhou G20 Summit

G20 FM meeting kicks off in Germany to address international issues

Foreign ministers of the G20 convened here on Thursday for a two-day meeting to discuss international issues on sustainability, conflict prevention and cooperation with...
Euro

Zambia to receive €600 million in foreign investments

A top Zambian government official said on Thursday that the country expects to receive about 600 million Euros in foreign direct investments, mainly from...
HIV

Tanzania bans centers offering HIV services for key populations

Tanzania on Thursday banned drop-in centers, which were used to provide HIV/Aids services to key populations for the reason that the vice were promoting...
Mozambique

Tanzania investigates alleged mistreatment of its citizens in Mozambique

Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday they have launched investigations into claims of assault and mistreatment by Mozambican authorities to Tanzanians who have been deported...
Palestine, Israel

Trump-UN rift grows, mostly over Israeli-Palestinian conflict

With the two leaders of the United States and the United Nations taking office in January, rift appears to be growing between Donald Trump's...
Brexit

Most German economists doubt Brexit negotiation timetable

Most German economists have been skeptical about the timetable of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, a German survey released here on Thursday showed. ...
accident

Over 2,200 people killed in Zambia road accidents last year

Zambia recorded a total of 32,350 road traffic accidents last year in which 2,206 people lost their lives, the police said on Thursday. ...
soccer

Zambia says ready to host junior Africa soccer tournament

Authorities in Zambia said on Thursday that the country was ready to host the Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations as all the logistics have...
Central Bank of Nigeria

Nigeria boosts critical sectors with US$2.83 billion

The Nigerian government Thursday said it disbursed 2.83 billion U.S. dollars to critical sectors of the economy between December 2016 and January 2017. ...
Stock market

Nairobi bourse indicative index drifts to 3,000 points mark

Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) added 19 points Thursday to stand at 2,971.50 points as it gravitated towards the psychological 3,000 points mark. ...
Smart-Tablet Healthcare

Nigeria signs health agreement with EU

Nigeria on Thursday signed a 74 million U.S. dollars grant agreement with the European Union (EU) to improve access to effective healthcare and...
President Jacob Zuma

South African government ready to act against market abuse

The South African government is prepared to act against market abuse, price-fixing and collusion in the private sector in order to protect the country's...
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Germany’s G20 upcoming schedule

Foreign ministers of the G20 are convening a informal ministerial meeting in Germany's western city of Bonn on Thursday. Besides the topics...
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Armed group attacks market in Sudan’s North Darfur State

An armed group on Thursday attacked a market in El Fashir, the capital city of Sudan's North Darfur State, according to a statement by...

Ex-Tanzanian president optimistic on Burundi dialogue outcome

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Thursday expressed his optimism on the outcome of Burundi dialogue that started Wednesday, saying it will find enough...

South African rights panel to tackle racism on social networks

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC)'s two-day national investigative hearing ended on Thursday, targeting on the racial hatred exhibited on social media. ...
Turkey

New national curriculum sparks controversy in Turkey

A draft national curriculum, introduced by Turkey's Education Ministry, is expected to be implemented by the start of the new school year in 2017. ...