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fishing

Tanzania says working to bail out fishermen detained in Kenya

Tanzanian authorities said Thursday they are efforting to bail out 109 Tanzanian fishermen arrested in Kenya over the weekend in connection with illegal fishing. The...
illegal mining

South Africa to strengthen measures against illegal mining

South Africa is to strengthen measures to deal with illegal mining, Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said on Thursday. Illegal mining poses many dangers...
Stock market

Kenyan bourse turnover swells on high foreign input

Trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) rose considerably on Thursday as turnover hit 9.5 million U.S. dollars from 32 million shares. Some 21 million...
jailed

South African government welcomes sentencing of triple axe muderer

The South African government on Thursday welcomed the sentencing of triple axe ,murderer Henri van Breda for three life sentences, the severest penalty for...
export

Kenya mulls strategy to reverse decline of exports to Tanzania

Kenya is planning to develop a strategy to reverse the decline of exports to Tanzania, the country's export promotion agency said on Thursday. Peter Biwott,...
border

Eritrea affirms commitment to peace agreement in border dispute with Ethiopia

Eritrean Minister of Information Yemane Gebremeskel said on Thursday his country maintains its position for the unconditional implementation of a peace agreement with Ethiopia...
Vice President Bawumia

Ghana confident of creating sub-regional petrochemical hub

Government of Ghana seeks to transform its downstream petroleum sector into what will make the country the petro-chemical hub of the West African sub-region,...
FIFA

Ghana UP three places in FIFA world rankings

Ghana moved up three places to rank 47th in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. The Black Stars climbed three places from the...

Ghanaian government dissolves GFA over corruption allegations

The Ghanaian government has dissolved its football association and suspended the local premier league with immediate effect, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Minister for Youth...
Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to China and attend the 18th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of...

Egypt’s newly appointed PM Mostafa Madbouli

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday assigned Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouli to form a new government, an appointment which makes Madbouli Egypt's de facto...
Supreme Court

NCAs interpretation ruling slated for June 7

The Supreme Court has slated June 7 to deliver its ruling in the case in which former board Chairman of the National Communications Authority...
Seeds

Improved seeds, the answer to Africa’s food security needs – Ghana’s agric minister

For Africa to become self-sufficient in food production, what it needs are improved seeds, rather than huge machinery, Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Minister for Food...
fire wood

Zambia reduces export excise duty on wood products

Stakeholders on Wednesday commended the Zambian government on its decision to reduce export excise duty on wood and wood products by more than 50...
HIV-and-AIDS

Cuba steps up efforts in fight against HIV/AIDS

Cuban scientists are continuing efforts to provide antiretroviral treatment to Cubans suffering from HIV/AIDS, with 81 percent of patients now being attended, the Ministry...

Mexico prison riot leaves 7 dead, 13 injured

A prison riot in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas has left three police officers and four prisoners dead, the state government said on...
climate change

Paris Agreement exit could further sour U.S. relations with key allies

With the decision to leave the landmark 2015 global accord to fight climate change, President Donald Trump could further sour Washington's relations with key...
Image taken on May 11, 2016, of an employee storing a backup sample of soy seeds, in the Soy Gathering, Conditioning and Marketing Plant of the agricultural cooperative "Argentine Federated Farmers" (AFA, for its acronym in Spanish), which processes and collects around 120,000 tons of soy per year, in Maciel city, north of Rosario, Santa Fe province, 400km away from Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala)

Improved seeds hold answer to Africa’s food challenge – Owusu

Improved seeds rather than huge machinery are what Africa needs to become self-sufficient in food production, Ghana's minister for food and agriculture said on...
football

Brazilian giants Santos set to appoint journeyman coach

Journeyman coach Levir Culpi will assume control of Brazilian Serie A giants Santos, according to widespread media reports. The 64-year-old has agreed...
European Union

Is EU billions-euro help enough to salvage Italy’s troubled bank?

The European Union (EU) and the Italian government this month sealed a deal that probably represents the last best chance for Italy's beleaguered Banca...
Moroccos King Mohammed Vi

World’s oldest human species’ fossils found in Morocco

A team of international scientists has found the world's oldest human species' fossil near the southern Moroccan city of Youssoufia, the Moroccan national Institute...
NASA

NASA announces 12 new astronauts for Earth, deep space missions

U.S. space agency NASA announced on Wednesday it has chose 12 new astronauts for future missions to the Earth orbit and destinations in deep...
Wpid Money Growth

Rwanda steps up agriculture transformation to sustain growth

Rwanda has embarked on a plan of transforming agriculture sector through commercialization, irrigation and mechanization and making agriculture attractive to the youth, especially as...
troops

Germany decides to withdraw troops from Turkey’s Incirlik base amid political tensions

Germany readies withdrawal of its military installations in Turkey over a dispute about the latter's blocking of German parliamentarians' access to its soldiers in...

Bad weather prevents Zuma from addressing media conference

South African President Jacob Zuma was unable to address the opening ceremony of the 69th World News Media Congress in Durban due to extreme...
Security Interest

Qatar should be committed to security, stability of Gulf region

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash on Wednesday called on Qatar to abide by the...
Global climate

Albania to draft climate protection law by 2018

Albania will prepare a legal package with main acts for climate protection within 2018, sources from the Ministry of Environment told local media on...
Arabia

UAE expects actions, not talks from Qatar to end diplomatic standoff

Dr. Sultan Al-Jaber, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua that his country expects from fellow Gulf...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump offers to help resolve rift between Qatar and Gulf nations

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to help Qatar and the other Gulf nations resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House...
Over two hundred Nepalese peacekeepers arrive in Juba from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to reinforce the military component of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Isaac Billy

10 UN peacekeepers injured in Sudan’s Darfur region

Ten peacekeepers of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have been injured when their vehicle drove over an unexploded ordnance in Sudan's...