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Prison

Winneba Local Prison Directorate Seeks Support

The authorities of the Winneba Local Prison has called on cooperate bodies to assist them to renovate their facility which is currently a risk...
Photo taken on Jan. 5, 2019 shows vintage cars running in the streets in Havana, capital of Cuba. More than 200 vintage cars took to the streets of Havana Saturday for a contest. (Xinhua/Joaquin Hernandez)

U.S. Industry Tycoons Gamble Hard On Hydrogen Fuel Cars

Players in the emerging hydrogen fuel cell industry are cranking up investment in the United States, betting big on hydrogen fuel cell cars. Kenworth Truck...
The World Bank

World Bank Expects S. African Economy to Grow By 1.3 Percent

South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow 1.3 percent in 2019, said World Bank in its Global Economic Prospects report released...
travel afcon

IATA finds global passenger demand in airline industry strong

Global passenger demand in the airline industry in November was "solid but moderating," increasing by 6.2 percent from the preceding month, the International Air...

Obiri Appointed Head of Games Mission

Kenyan female distance running star, Hellen Obiri, the world women 5000m champion and Rio 2016 Olympics silver medalist, was on Wednesday named as the...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Ukraine to contribute troops to UN Peacekeeping Mission in Mali

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday signed a decree to send officers from the Ukrainian Armed Forces to participate in the United Nations (UN)...
video

Amazon Boss and Wife Marriage of 25 years comes to a conclusion

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is the wealthiest man in the world, said Wednesday that he and his wife are divorcing after 25 years...
Protests

Khartoum rubbishes Troika’s Remarks Over Protests Concern

The Sudanese government on Wednesday expressed rejection of a statement by the so-called Troika countries (Britain, Norway and the United States) and Canada over...
Education

Rwanda Forbids Secondary Schools to Increase Tuition Fee

The Rwandan government announced on Wednesday a ban on increasing school tuition for students in public secondary schools and government-aided schools ahead of the...
video

UK: New Prison Comes With Reinforced Glass Windows

New jails in England and Wales will install toughened glass windows without bars, according to a new plan unveiled Wednesday. Under the Ministry of...
Photo taken on Jan. 7. 2019 shows the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. MPs returned to Westminster Monday after the festive and new year break, and will resume debate on the Brexit bill on Wednesday, with the crucial vote expected in the early part of the following week. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

Ensuing Brexit Results Remains Sketchy

As MPs in Britain's House of Commons resumed their marathon debate Wednesday on Theresa May's strongly opposed Brexit bill, nobody could predict what the...
cattle

Cattle raid in South Sudan lives 42 People Killed

At least 42 people had been killed and over 78 others wounded in South Sudan's Bieh State after armed men attacked cattle Keepers in...
AT&T

U.S. AT&T slammed for deceiving consumers over 5G

U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T has been criticized by its rivals for misleading consumers into believing that its upgraded 4G service is 5G. Some Android...
railway

Uganda in talks over Standard Gauge Railway Construction

Uganda is still in talks with neighboring Kenya and the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) over the construction of the Standard Gauge...
India-Train

620 injured and 3 dead in South Africa train Crash

At least three people were killed and 620 others injured after two passenger trains collided during the morning commute in South Africa on Tuesday,...
arrested

Thailand: 5 Africans apprehended as illegal immigrants

Five African males have been arrested in Thailand on charges of illegal entry and using fake passports, according to the Center for the Suppression...
court

Israeli ex-minister admits his guilt over spying allegations

A former Israeli minister on Wednesday pleaded guilty of spying on behalf of Iran, six months after his arrest, the State Attorney's office said. In...
MIST Resourceful

Institute of Science and Technology to train practical graduates

The Madina Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), on Tuesday pledged to churn out well-trained graduates for the job market. Professor Abdulai Salifu Asuro, the...
producer-inflation

Ghana: 2018 Inflation ended at 9.4 percent

The year-on-year inflation rate ended December 2018 at 9.4 per cent, up 0.1 percentage point from the 9.3 per cent recorded in November 2018,...
Payments SSNIT

GAFCO and Gulf Consolidated Settles SSNIT Gh₵1, 112, 509. 84

Ghana Agro Foods Company Limited (GAFCO) and the Gulf Consolidated Limited, subsidiaries of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), have presented cheques...
Puntland

UN agency pledges to work closely with new Puntland leadership

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) on Wednesday promised to work closely with the new administration in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland...
video

South Africa court refuses to release former Finance Minister of Mozambique

The Judicial Court of Kempton Park in South Africa decided on Wednesday to keep in custody Manuel Chang, the former finance minister of Mozambique,...
Market in Ghana

Ghana’s consumer inflation edges up to 9.4 percent in December

Ghana's headline inflation inched up to 9.4 percent year-on-year in December 2018, compared with 9.3 percent a month earlier, the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS)...
Education

Rwanda bans tuition hike in public secondary schools, government-aided schools

The Rwandan government announced on Wednesday a ban on increasing school tuition for students in public secondary schools and government-aided schools ahead of the...
good cook

Zambia to subject 252 food items under scientific analysis to establish nutrient content

Authorities in Zambia said on Wednesday that about 252 food items will undergo scientific analysis to establish their nutrient content. Musonda...
African Center for Economic Transformation

Narrative of “debt colonialism” aimed to undermine growth in Africa

The false narrative that China's lending practices to developing countries risks plunging them into a "debt trap" is a calculated move to stifle their...
Paul Biya

Diplomatic corps in Cameroon calling for solving Anglophone conflict through “inclusive dialogue”

Members of the diplomatic corps in Cameroon on Wednesday urged President Paul Biya to settle the ongoing conflict in the two English-speaking regions of...
Zimbabwe's economy is fragile and it does not have its own currency

Zimbabwean civil servants give notice to strike over low wages

Zimbabwe's umbrella body of civil servant unions has given a notice to go on industrial action, while the government says it will announce remuneration...
kenya shilling

Kenya shilling strengthens against USD amid rising inflows

The Kenya shilling strengthened on Tuesday as demand for the dollar from importers remained low amid rising inflows. The Kenyan currency traded at an average...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Mozambican Reserve of Niassa short of resources to fight poaching

The Niassa National Reserve (RNN) in Mozambique faces difficulties in reducing animal slaughter due to the limited resources it has to deal with poachers. In...