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Soldiers from the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) secure a ceremony honouring four soldiers killed in the violence that erupted in the Northwest and Southwest Regions of Cameroon, where most of the country’s English-speaking minority live, on November 17, 2017 in Bamenda. Four soldiers were killed this month in less than a week, in attacks attributed to secessionist “terrorists”. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER/Getty Images

One soldier killed in Cameroon’s war-torn Anglophone region

One soldier was killed by gunmen early Wednesday in Buea of Southwest, one of Cameroon's two war-torn English-speaking regions, the military said. ...
Blunt and rusted tools used for genital mutilation ( PA )

Nigerian government urged to end female genital mutilation

A Nigerian medical doctor has called on the government to intensify the fight against female genital mutilation in the country. Peters...
Spring Festival

School children mark Chinese Spring festival with rich cultural display in Ghana

There was a brilliant cultural display put up here , Tuesday by pupils of the University of Ghana Basic Schools and some from the...
Antonio Guterres

UN Chief Finds New CAR Envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mankeur Ndiaye of Senegal as his new special representative for the Central African Republic...
African Union Disability Architecture

Botswana Mentioned Among AU Disability Architecture Inventors

Botswana, Namibia, Guinea Conakry and Senegal are spearheading the African Union Disability Architecture, said a Botswana government official on Wednesday. Boikhutso Botlhole, acting permanent secretary...
Independent Electoral Commission

Nigeria Votes: Electoral House Begins Materials Dispatch

Nigeria's election commission on Wednesday confirmed the deployment of both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials to states, with barely 10 days to the general...
World Bank building at Washington

Treasury Undersecretary Malpass Picked By Trump to Head World Bank

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he had chosen David Malpass, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, as the U.S....

UNICEF: More Nigerian Communities Oppose to FGM Practice

More than 309 communities in Nigeria have publicly declared their abandonment of female genital mutilation in 2018, a senior official with the United Nations...
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Schools in Assin South Places PFJ High to Feed Students

Senior High Schools in the Assin South District of the Central Region have resolved to take advantage of the Planting for Food and Jobs...

Guardians urged to make time for their ward’s education

Mr Edward Fordwour, Director of Blue Star Preparatory School, has called on parents and guardians to sacrifice their personal comforts and invest in the...

MTN Builds for Tesano Police School New Classroom Block

The MTN Ghana Foundation has commenced the construction of a 24-unit classroom block for the Ghana Police Service Cluster of Schools at Tesano, Accra. A...
Blunt and rusted tools used for genital mutilation ( PA )

Ghana intensifies fight against female genital mutilation

Ghana's Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) on Wednesday joined the rest of the world to condemn the practice of female genital...

Lightning kills 1, injuries 12 in South Africa

One South African child died and 12 others were injured on Wednesday in Johannesburg when they were struck by lightning while playing soccer. ...

Creating Lord Rabbit: a Beijing tradition

Who's the most famous bunny in the world? The answer is Bugs Bunny or Peter Rabbit for many, but for most Beijingers none can...
ghana chocolate

State cocoa grinder sees high marketing prospects in China for Ghana chocolates

State owned grinding firm, Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) sees high prospects of marketing its Ghana brand of chocolate flavors in the Chinese market,...
Syrian refugees arrive in Lebanon earlier this year after fleeing their homes in western Syria. The number of Syrian refugees has passed 2.563 million. UNHCR/A.McConnell

Cypriot authorities brace more Syrian refugees from Turkey

The Cypriot authorities are bracing more Syrian refugees from Turkey after 93 of them arrived on a boat on Saturday, a government minister said...
European Union

EU eyes to cement energy ties with Azerbaijan

The European Union(EU) has eyed to cement its energy ties with Azerbaijan. "Azerbaijan is an important partner for the European...We want to...

Economic climate in euro area for Q1 improves significantly

Economic climate in the euro area for the first quarter of the year improved markedly, German economic research institute Ifo reported on Monday. ...

British parliament speaker opposed to Trump addressing Westminster

The speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said Monday he was strongly opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump addressing the Houses of...
Yemeni fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wait in their pick-up trucks on a road in the Sirwah area, in Marib province on April 9, 2016. [Xinhua]

Sudan renews support for restoration of legitimacy in Yemen

The Sudanese government renewed on Monday its support for the restoration of legitimacy in Yemen. The remarks came at a meeting between...

Palestinian factions condemn Israeli intensive airstrikes on Gaza

Leaders of various Palestinian factions and political powers, including Islamic Hamas movement and the Islamic Jihad (Holy War), condemned on Monday the intensive Israeli...

Strong Swiss franc continues to hit Swiss economy

The Swiss franc's high value, especially compared to the euro, the most important currency for Swiss exports, continues to have a negative effect on...

May tells PM Netanyahu of British opposition to Israel’s settlement activities

British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the peace process in the Middle East with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting on Monday...

ECB president rejects Washington’s accusation of currency manipulation

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi on Monday rejected Washington's accusation of currency manipulating. "We are not currency manipulators," said Draghi...
Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II becomes only British monarch to reach sapphire jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II reached another milestone on Monday when she became the only British monarch in history to celebrate a sapphire anniversary, marking 65...

Report predicts robots could replace 250,000 British public jobs in near future

Nearly 250,000 jobs in Britain's public sector could be replaced by websites and artificially intelligent "chat bots" in the near future, leading to higher...

Iraqi governor warns of security setback in Salahudin

The governor of Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin warned on Monday of a possible security setback with increasing attacks from Islamic State (IS)...

Estonian court sentences former public officials involved in illegal document scheme

A court in Estonia's Harju county on Monday gave real jail terms to four former employees of the Estonian police and border guard board...
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Saudi Arabia reaffirms support to Lebanon

Saudi Arabian Minister of State for Arab Gulf Affairs Thamer al-Sabhan revealed here on Monday that the kingdom will appoint a new ambassador to...

Ireland aims to be best in Europe for education, training by 2026

Ireland on Monday published this year's action plan for education, aimed at making the country's education and training system the best in Europe within...