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World Elders Abuse Awareness Day

Namibians mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Namibians on Friday commemorated the World Elders Abuse Awareness Day under the theme "Lifting Up Voices." "Family members, communities or organizations...
gender inequality

Zimbabwe commission decries growing gender gap in government

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) has expressed deep concern at the low number of women with senior positions in government and parastatals. ...
organic farming

Kenya to host African continental conference on organic farming

Kenya will host an inaugural African continental conference next week to discuss farming systems to mitigate climate change and other ecological challenges, organizers said...
John Magufuli

Tanzania commends new DR Congo leader over efforts to restore peace

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has praised newly elected leader of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for his efforts to restore peace in the...
barrick gold

Ghana makes light of new status as Africa’s driving gold producer

Ghana's mining industry players on Friday downplayed the country's new status as Africa's leading gold producer. Figures released by the World Bank...
Namibia

Namibia manufacturers say new government’s procurement directive a boost for local businesses

Namibian manufacturers on Friday welcomed the government's new procurement directive that requires public entities to source specific categories of goods and services locally. ...
agricultural productivity

Kenya urged to invest more in agriculture

Experts on Friday urged Kenya to increase investments in the agricultural sector to boost the country's economic growth. Ken Gichinga, chief economist...
dreams

Dreams FC Picks June 14 for Homecoming Match

Ghana Premier League side, Dreams FC will organise a homecoming match on June 14, at the Ashaley Botwe Park, in Accra. The match forms part...
the world bank

World Bank report calls on Ethiopia to focus on untapped service sector

Putting more focus on the underdeveloped service sectors will result in major economic gains for Ethiopia, said a new World Bank report. According to the...
Education

African activists root for gender responsive education

Pan-African campaigners on Thursday called for increased adoption of gender responsive education across the continent. Terry Otieno, National Coordinator at the Forum for African Women...
trafficking

Africa’s uniformed personnel seek partnership to fight gender-based violence, human trafficking

Officers from police, correction service and military from some 40 African countries are meeting in Rwandan capital Kigali to explore ways of establishing strategic...
President Salva Kiir

Experts expect S. Sudan rival leaders’ meeting to build lost confidence

The much-awaited meeting between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will help diffuse tension and build lost trust among the warring parties,...
AMISOM

AU urges Somalis to implement projects in recovered areas

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called on Somalis to play a greater role in implementation of quick impact projects (QIPs) in...
Ban on noise making in Accra

May 14-June 14 Accra’s Ban on Noise Making Takes effect

The Ga Traditional Council (GTC) has placed a ban on drumming and noise-making in the traditional area starting from May 14 to June 14,...
Sunon-Asogli-power-plant

Sunon-Asogli Power plant in Ghana looks up to LNG for fuel security

Managers of the Sunon-Asogli plant, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Energy Group of China, are working to secure supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to...
food

Experts seek ways to consolidate West Africa’s food security

Stakeholders and Agricultural experts from the West African countries converged here on Tuesday for a Two-Day consultative meeting seeking ways to consolidate progress...
inflation

Ghana May 2017 inflation dips to 12.6 percent

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) announced here on Wednesday that inflation rate for the country dipped 0.4 percentage points to 12.6 percent year-on-year in...

Chinese firms see huge potential in Ghana’s construction market

About 10 Chinese firms are taking part in the Water Africa and West Africa Building and Construction Exhibition in Ghana's capital, Accra. ...
EDUCATION MATERIALS

Scientific conference seeks new strategies for challenges facing research and education sector in Africa

A three-day international scientific conference opened in Kigali Wednesday expected to help inspire development-oriented research at universities and colleges across Africa and the world. ...

Kenya lowers retail fuel prices

Kenya's energy industry regulator on Wednesday decreased the retail prices for diesel, super petrol and kerosene by different price margins in the latest review...

Indonesian investors eye market potentials of Ethiopia

Indonesian investors, presently undertaking business assessments in Ethiopia, on Wednesday expressed their deep interest in Ethiopia's market as a main gate to the African...

Investors warm up to real estate security at Nairobi bourse

Investors at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) are showing high appetite for Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), with turnover recording an upward trend. ...
dollars

Namibia’s foreign reserves stand at US$1.89 billion

Namibia's preliminary stock of international reserves stood at 1.89 billion U.S. dollars (24.2 billion Namibian dollars) in June, representing an increase both on a...
SME

Kenya’s private equity raises US$30 million to fund SME

Kenya's private equity fund that is backed by the private sector arm of the World Bank has raised about 30 million U.S. dollars to...
gunfire

2 reported dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

At least five people were shot Wednesday at a sprawling UPS facility in San Francisco and two were reportedly dead. While San...

Portuguese revenue authority investigating alleged tax fraud by Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portuguese revenue authority is investigating alleged tax fraud by clubs and football players, including Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo, local newspaper Publico reported...
Bayern Munich

Bayern sign French international Tolisso

Bayern Munich have signed Corentin Tolisso from French outfit Olympique Lyonnais, the Bundesliga titleholders confirmed in an official statement on Wednesday. The...
The German Stock Index (DAX) display is highlighted in red at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007. Global stock markets tumbled again Thursday, battered by persistent worries about U.S. housing loan problems and their possible damage to the global economy. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer)

German shares gain 0.32 percent Wednesday

German stocks rose on Wednesday, with the benchmark DAX index up 40.97 points, or 0.32 percent, to close at 12,805.95 points. Deutsche...
Stock market

British stocks down 0.35 percent Wednesday

British stocks decreased on Wednesday, with the benchmark FTSE 100 Index down by 0.35 percent, or 26.04 points, to close at 7,474.40 points. ...
Growth was uneven across eurozone countries, with Germany "robust" and France losing ground ?

Eurozone industrial production rises in April

The April industrial production in the eurozone rose as expected, a sign that eurozone's recovery has continued into the second quarter. The...