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OPEC

OPEC-led Out Cut Sent Oil Prices Skyrocketing

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Oil prices continued to rise during the week ending Jan. 11, with the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for February delivery increasing by...
FIFA

Ex-FIFA official held for World Cup affair

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A statement sent to DPA via e-mail said that searches were carried out at various locations on November 23, with Linsi the target. ...
exam

New dates set for Namibia’s external examinations

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Ten examinations for Grade 10 and 12 that were supposed to have been written on Thursday and Friday were initially postponed indefinitely. ...
fire

Forest fires devastate 60 hectares at Burundi national park

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The agency quoted administration officials in Bubanza western province as saying that reasons behind setting fire on forests reserves in the east African nation...
Abubakar Shekau

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram Leader Suffering From Serious Injury

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Nigerian Army Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting director of the army's public relations division, said Monday the "unprecedented and spectacular air raid" conducted on...
Williams

Serena Williams steps down from Cincinnati citing a shoulder problem

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The American claimed a shoulder injury had not healed enough for her to compete at the last major tune-up prior to the start of...
A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, March 9, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Japan issues command to accept and destroy inbound missiles

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The command issued on Monday is to apply to all incoming projectiles, South Korean news service Newsis reported. The directive is to be in effect...
Ships take shelter at a harbor in Sanmen County of east China's Zhejiang Province, July 11, 2015. The approaching Typhoon Chan-Hom has brought gales and rainstorms to Zhejiang Province, east China, forcing hundreds of flights to be canceled and highways to be closed, local authorities said Saturday. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) (zwx)

Severe rains shattered parts of Upper East

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“The situation in the region, especially in the Builsa area is not palatable. The floods have destroyed dams, roads and farms. “We thank God there...
Karpower Ship

Karpowership says coup attempt has not affected Its operations

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In a statement Karpowership said its “international and local personnel are safe and all our operations inside and outside of Turkey and construction works...

Zimbabwean pastor arrested over organizing massive strike

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Lawyer of the 39-year-old pastor Evan Mawarire confirmed the arrest, saying Mawarire remained in police custody. The pastor's loose organization going by...
X-ray Astronomy Satellite

2 million homes in Ghana use satellite TV reception

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The report signifies an increase of over 18% TV homes in Ghana compared to that of 2014. This brings SES’s overall household reach in...
Mahama

Fighting Corruption: Anti-Graft Crusaders to Keep close eye on Mahama’s commitments

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For the group, Ghana has not done too well in its fight against corruption, and therefore the need for concerted efforts to make meaningful...

Pusiga Raised Down By Windstorm

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Unfortunately, basic schools would reopen next Monday and parents and the District Assembly are worried that teaching and learning would be hindered as the...
AFP/File / Bertrand Guay US singer Prince's music for the animated film "Happy Feet" earned him a Golden Globe in 2007

Opioid meds were found on prince at the time of his death

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The pills were found both on Prince's person and at his Paisley Park compound, CNN and other media outlets reported Thursday, citing a law...
Heads of the African Union (AU) members and guests pose for a group photo during the 26th AU summit in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on Jan. 30, 2016. The 26th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) heads of states and governments kicks off on Saturday at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

AU and Russia vow to strengthen ties

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During her second official visit to Russia, Dlamini-Zuma met with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and Chairperson of the Council of the Federation, Valentina...
dollars

Zambian emerald producer rakes in US$30 million from auction

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London-listed Gemfields Plc, which owns 75 percent of the firm, said in a statement on Thursday that the auction generated about 33.1 million dollars...

Soyabean recorded high gains in March of 2016

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This was followed by groundnut which gained 4 percent to close the week at 13 cedis 30 pesewas per medium size tin. Figures released by...
Jacob Zuma visited Nigeria

South Africa and Nigeria rub shoulders for economic control

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From economic rivalry to political friction, relations between South Africa and Nigeria have been strained in recent years. The election of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari...
oil

US rig sum falls to a record low 1999

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Baker Hughes, one of the world's largest oil field services companies, said the number of oil rigs fell by six to 386 last week,...
Jamaica

Recount of ballots from Jamaican elections confirms Oppositions victory

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The JLP, led by Andrew Holness, garnered 32 seats in the 63-seat House of Representatives, while the People's National Party (PNP), led by incumbent...
Somalia

Kenyan forces did not kill our intelligence chief – Al-Shabab

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Speaking on the Al-Shabaab allied radio station, Al-Andulus, the group's spokesman Abdiasis Musab said the reports were misleading. "The statement is...
al-Shabaab

Deputy Al Shabaab commander reported killed in Somalia

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Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) spokesman Colonel David Obonyo said Thursday that Mahad Mohammed Karatey, alias Mahat Karatey, the Al-Shabaab deputy commander and overall head...
Daallo Airlines plane.

Al-Shabaab responsible for Daallo Aircrafts bomb assault

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In a statement issued Saturday, the group said it carried out the operation "as a retribution for the crimes committed by the coalition...
tax

Ghana to lose GH¢6 million over interest on tax retraction

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But, according economists this will results in huge loss or cut in expected revenue for the year. It is estimated that, Ghana is likely to...
Daallo Airlines plane.

Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight

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The bomber was sucked out of the plane through the one-metre wide hole when the blast ripped open the pressurised cabin in mid-air, officials...
India

Indian soldier survives avalanche incident for six days

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The survivor was one of the 10 soldiers buried in the avalanche at the Sonam post in the Siachen glacier last Wednesday, according to...

DRC Armed Forces Partners Monusco to restore order in eastern Congo

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This announcement came as Major General Derrick Mgwebi, the new military chief of MONUSCO, officially assumed his duties on Monday, February 1. Major General...
stock market

Five equities give lift to market indices

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The broader market index as a result gained 4.10 points from 2,000.02 to 2,004; reaching a year-to- date yield of 0.46%. The Financial stocks Index,...
Maria Sharapova

Sharapova reveals she doesn’t get attached to things

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The five-time grand slam champion and fifth seed got a good laugh out of the mix-up as she prepared to start the first grand...
Okoe Quarcoe

Suspects in Koala robbery under remand

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Stanley Obaliko and Okoe Quarcoe the two accomplices, who are on admission at the Police Hospital and did not turn up in court, have...