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Consumer Confidence

Ghana’s economy grew 6.7 percent in first quarter

Annual economic growth rate in Ghana, with oil production included increased to 6.7 percent in the first quarter of 2019, compared with the 5.4...

Namibian commercial banks to finance deal on diamond recovery vessel

Namibia's five commercial banks partnered in a 375 million U.S. dollars financing deal to procure a new diamond recovery vessel for Debmarine Namibia. ...

Soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Nigerian base attack

Some Nigerian soldiers were killed and seven others wounded following an attack by terror group Boko Haram on a military base in the country's...

UN pledges to invest in Kenya’s housing infrastructure

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday promised to work with Kenya to tap global pension funds to invest in the country's...
Antonio Guterres

United States Leaves UN human rights body amid criticism

Despite wide criticism, the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley...
United Nations

United States Leaves UN human rights body

The United States announced on Tuesday its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council, in the latest move of unilateralism featuring reckless hubris...
Kenya police

Zimbabwean government pledges to reduce police roadblocks after public outcry

Zimbabwean Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo said on Monday the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) would reduce roadblocks to only four per province staring from...
United Nation

UN working group releases preliminary report on enforced disappearances in the Gambia

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (UNWGEID) on Monday released its preliminary report on the human rights situation in the...
One of the Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration project site at Adaboya

Kenyan farmers embrace commercial growing of oil-producing tree

New cash-generating tea tree that withstands harsh dry conditions is quickly gaining popularity amongst farmers in arid parts of Kenya. Demand for...
Petit Palais Charming Boutique Hotel, Takoradi

GSHM to manage Ethiopian Airlines hotel

Grand Skylight Hotel Management (GSHM), a hospitality company based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China, is to manage an Ethiopian Airlines 4 star hotel...

Nairobi bourse dips on stifled foreign trading amid rise in key index

Equity turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) declined significantly on Monday to stand at 4.1 million U.S. dollars on a volume of 15...
fire wood

Biogas project boosts conservation of Mount Kenya ecosystem

The over dependence on Mount Kenya ecosystem for fuel wood that led to its massive degradation may eventually come to an end following the...

More Kenyan banks consolidate amid tough environment

Kenya's banking sector witnessed increased consolidation in the first quarter of 2017 as it remained cautious following rise in non-performing loans and the capping...
Agriculture in Africa

Experts discussing ways to roll out science agenda for African agriculture

Agriculture experts from the region are meeting in Kigali to discuss ways through which to roll out a science agenda for agriculture in Africa. ...

Akufo-Addo asks Ghana’s new CJ to redeem judiciary image

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday inducted into office Sophia Abena Boafoa Akuffo as the new Chief Justice, calling on her to...

Viewpoint: Behind the London Tower Block Fire Which Left Many Dead, Injured and Displaced

Authorities in London, England announced on June 19 that 79 deaths have been officially recorded resulting from a fire which quickly swept through the...

Ekiring to stand in defense of Nigeria International Badminton Open

Uganda' s professional player Edwin Ekiring will defend the Nigerian International Badminton Open title when the event takes place July 15-18 in Lagos. ...

Efromovich warms up to contest TAP privatization

German Efromovich, owner of Avianca, is planning to contest the privatization of TAP Air Portugal before the European Commission, Portuguese media reported on Friday....

June 19 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli was killed and another injured on Friday afternoon in a suspected Palestinian shooting attack in the West Bank, Israeli officials...
OR Tambo International Airport

Security tightened at South African airport following death of stowaway

Security has been tightened at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg following the death of a stowaway, authorities said on Friday. ...

Zambian lawmakers urged to reject government plans to borrow more money

An influential social and economic lobby group on Friday urged lawmakers in Zambia to reject plans by the government to borrow more money to...
illegal mining

Zambia to punish mining firms polluting environment

The Zambian government said it will start charging mining firms polluting the environment following the strengthening of regulations, the Times of Zambia reported on...

Nigeria’s defense chief warns criminals in Niger Delta region

Criminals operating in the oil rich southern Nigeria's Niger Delta region have been warned to refrain from testing the will of the Armed Forces....
President Jacob Zuma

Zuma not undermining Parliament – Presidency

The South African Presidency on Friday rejected allegations by some opposition leaders that President Jacob Zuma undermines Parliament and evades accountability. ...
Nigeria police

Nigerian police arrests 600 suspects in crime crackdown

Nigerian police on Friday said it arrested more than 600 suspected criminals in the last seven days in southern city of Warri in Delta...

Commonwealth local governments declare support measures to development, amid challenges

Delegates attending Commonwealth Local Government Conference (CLGC) in Botswana's capital Gaborone have declared support measures to development, amid challenges. The 4-day...

June 19 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

COLOMBO -- The Sri Lankan government on Friday said that India had not held any discussions with Sri Lanka over establishing a road and...
Pakistan Security forces

June 19 world news summary at 1530 GMT

ISLAMABAD -- At least 20 militants were killed and 18 others injured in an air-raid by Pakistani army in the country's northwestern tribal area...

Somalia welcomes Kenyan pledge to lift ban on cash transfers

Somalia on Friday welcomed Kenya' s intention to lift the ban on Somali money transfers, after suspension over suspected terrorism links. ...

Benin declared polio free

Benin has been declared free of the deadly autochthonous polio virus on the basis of a number of basic assessment criteria, the country's health...