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Dire Dawa-Dewele Toll road. Photo : ENA

Ethiopia inaugurates toll road to Djibouti

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Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated the Chinese-built 220 km Dire Dawa-Dewele asphalt concrete toll road, connecting landlocked Ethiopia to ports in Djibouti. The...
Suicide

Nigeria urged to address suicide prevalence

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Nigeria should consider establishing a dedicated center with the sole responsibility of curtailing the prevalence of suicides in the country, an official said on...
Women Entrepreneurs

14th-15th June Trade Exhibition aims at promoting trade and sustainability

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All is set for the Ghana Trade Exhibition designed to promote trade and business sustainability for mainly start-ups and medium scale companies. As the...
budget

Tanzanian opposition camp criticizes government budget for 2018

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Tanzania's opposition coalition on Saturday criticized the government budget plan tabled in parliament on Thursday, saying it lacked financial discipline. Freeman Mbowe, leader of the...
Bank

Kenyan interbank rate falls on improved liquidity

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The Kenyan interbank rate hit a new low this week amid declined trading by commercial banks. The rate declined to 3.59 percent from 4.10 percent...

Ethiopian PM in Somalia to boost bilateral ties

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali arrived in Somalia on Saturday for a day-long visit aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. Ali...
domestic bond

Postal operators can help cut cost of sending remittances to Africa

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African Diaspora should use postal services to cut down on the cost of sending remittances to their relatives back home, Bishar Hussein, the Director...

Ghanaians seek more accountability on petroleum revenue spending

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Civil Society activists speaking to Xinhua/CNC TV here late Thursday urged government of Ghana and its partners to ensure accountability in the usage of...
the world bank

First phase of natural capital accounts program to end in June

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A World Bank representative said Friday here that the first phase of the Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) for five...
livestock

Kenya opens livestock resource centre

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday opened an animal resource centre at Sotik in northwest region to boost livestock production. The Liquid...

EU outdoors low-level airspace blueprint for drones

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The European Commission on Friday announced that the Single European Sky Air traffic management Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking unveiled a blueprint to make drone...
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Iran rejects fresh U.S. sanction over missile program

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed the recent U.S. Senate move to impose new sanctions on Tehran over its missile program, official IRNA news...
Children stand near a makeshift structure at Makerere trading centre in Zesui sub county, Sironko district, eastern Uganda, Nov. 23, 2015. With a steady population growth rate of 3.24%, the Uganda government is currently encouraging its population to practice family planning to avoid population explosion in the near future. The country has the second youngest population in the world.(Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Ghana government working to get children off the streets

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Ghana's Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection Otiko Afisah Djaba Friday expressed worry about the increasing number of children on the streets. ...

Amazon Buys Whole Foods Market at Whooping US$13.7 billion

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Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Whole Foods Market, a grocery store chain, for 42 U.S. dollars per share, in an all-cash deal...

Ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl Has Passed On

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Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl died at his home in Germany's Ludwigshafen on Friday at the age of 87, according to German local media...
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), civilians fleeing violence seek refuge at the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Less than three years after its creation, the world's newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people and what could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/UNMISS, Hailemichael Gebrekrstos)

Ethiopia to mark refugee day with open-door policy in question

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Known for its open door policy towards refugees, Ethiopia on Thursday announced to celebrate the World Refuge Day in the Gambela region, where the...

Kenya to promote policies to combat desertification

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Kenya has pledged to promote policies frameworks, strategies and actions to combat desertification, a senior government official said Friday. Cabinet Secretary in...
Electricity

Consumer group lauds Zambia’s move to subsidize electricity tariffs

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A consumer group on Friday hailed the Zambian government on its plans to consider subsidizing electricity on production. President Edgar Lungu said...

The leading scorers in CAF confederation

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Following are the CAF Confederation Cup leading scorers ahead of group matches over the weekend: 6: Cabungula, Sagrada Esperanca, Angola ...

Cup Fixtures for the CAF Confederation

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Following are CAF Confederation Cup matchday 1 fixtures this weekend (all times GMT): Group A Sunday At Lubumbashi,...
President Barack Obama

Obama asks congress to amend gun laws

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U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday again urged Republican-controlled Congress to pass stricter gun control laws during his visit to Orlando in the wake...
A policeman walks across the street beside the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters after shooting happened at the bureau in Suitland, Maryland, the United States, April 9, 2015. A guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters was shot and critically wounded Thursday, local media reported. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Relaxed gun laws leaves Americans in a future of uncertainty

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If nothing else, the shooting massacre in Orlando, Florida on Sunday forced the country to confront an American nightmare originating from a deadly collaboration...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Orlando nightclub shooting recorded as US 176th

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The shooting massacre at a nightclub on Sunday in Orlando, Florida was the 176th mass shooting which happened in the United States in the...
3rd Diplomatic Fair

Ghana hosts diplomatic trade fair

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The Fair serves as a platform to connect local businesses to the diplomatic community in Ghana, and presents an opportunity for diplomatic organizations to...
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June 16 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT

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TEHRAN -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) killed nine terrorists in the country's northwestern city of Oshnavieh, semi-official Fars new agency reported on...

Two killed in landslide in southern Ivory Coast

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The two, Sombie Oumar and Hebie Moussa, died when they entered a gold mine at night in search of gold. Several of...
Somali security forces

Gov’t, armed groups agree on set-up of interim authorities in N. Mali

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The document, dubbed "An agreement in good faith" that is part of the Peace Agreement signed in 2015, outlines the specific roles of the...
newspapers

June 16 major news items in leading German newspapers

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Suedeutsche Zeitung: -- In view of recent surveys, the European Union adapts to British exit from the EU and also is getting...

June 16 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Eight legislators arrested for hate speech spend third-day in police cells as their bid to be released on bail flops. The government has...
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June 16 major Zambian media outlets

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-- A consortium of civil society organizations said incidences of political violence ahead of Zambia's elections in August are symptomatic of a serious breakdown...