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World Bank supports flood intervention projects in Ghana’s capital

City authorities in Ghana’s capital are stepping up efforts to reduce the level of perennial flooding the city records in each raining season, Mayor...
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Nigeria’s reelected president says medically fit to serve another term

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said the successful completion of his campaign tour proves the opposition wrong that he is unfit to govern...
AMISOM

AMISOM urged to meet Somalia’s political, security prerogatives amid call for lasting political solution

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) should be reconfigured to meet Somalia's political and security prerogatives, according to a new report by the...
Spare-parts

South Africa’s mining fatalities down slightly in 2018

The number of people killed in mining accidents in South Africa dropped slightly last year, according to a report released on Friday. Releasing the 2018...
Dental Care

Kenya to roll out dental care program targeting school children

Kenya Dental Association will partner with a leading manufacturer of chewing gum to roll out an oral health program targeting 10,000 school children in...
The body of one of the campus attack terrorists is seen at a mortuary in Garissa county hospital, Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said on Friday the death toll of the attack at the Garissa University College includes 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers from Kenya Defense Forces. The four terrorists from 'al-Shabaab' were all killed during the rescue operation, the official confirmed. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)(dh)

About 10 killed in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone region

About 10 people were killed and several others injured early Friday in three separate localities in Northwest, one of the two troubled English-speaking regions...
Atlas Namibia

Namibia compiles new atlas

Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and Research and the Information Services of Namibia (RAISON) are compiling a new Atlas, RAISON director John Mandelson said Friday. Mandelson...
Tanzania Police

Tanzania says to reorganize police force to make it more vibrant

Tanzania's police chief, Simon Sirro, on Friday announced the reorganization of the police force in a move aimed at making it more vibrant in...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president congratulates Nigerian, Senegalese leaders on re-election

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday congratulated his counterparts from Nigeria and Senegal on their re-elections in recently held elections. In his congratulatory messages to...
Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo congratulates Senegal’s Sall on his re-election

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Friday congratulated Macky Sall on his re-election as President of Senegal. Senegal's National Commission for the Census of Votes announced...
ECG

Private consortium takes over operations of Ghana’s power utility ECG

A private sector consortium on Friday took over the operations of Ghana's state owned power utility, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), a release...
United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)

UNAIDS Ghana calls for change in discriminatory laws to ensure rights of all

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) on Friday called on Ghanaians to work together to change discriminatory laws to ensure...
Fancy Gadam

Fancy Gadam’s Collabo with Kuami Eugene promises to be a banger

Mujahid Ahmed Bello, also known in showbiz circles as Fancy Gadam, will on March 1, release his second single of year, which features multiple...
Ken Ofori-Atta

Ghana’s First-Port-Rule Goes into Force on March 1

The “First-Port-of-Call Rule”, an arrangement that allows customs officials from neighbouring landlocked countries to set up desks at Ghana’s Ports to collect taxes on...
Security Council

UN Security Council slams deadly attacks in Afghan capital

The UN Security Council on Wednesday "condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attacks" that occurred earlier in the day in...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Ghana seeks to become food basket of Africa

Ghana's new agriculture policy to be launched next month will seek to make the country Africa's food basket, Minister of Food and Agriculture Afriyie...
railway

Namibian rail transport company buys new locomotives

TransNamib, Namibia's rail transport arm, has added six brand new diesel electric locomotives and 90 sulphuric acid rail tankers to its fleet. ...

Aid agency condemns looting of warehouse in South Sudan

International charity has strongly condemned the looting of compound and warehouse in South Sudan's Waat, allegedly by both armed groups and members of the...
Xenophobic

Nigerian Senate to send delegation to South Africa over xenophobic attacks

The Nigerian Senate has resolved to send a delegation to South Africa to discuss ways of ending the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other...

Ghana government urged to tackle ailing economy

Leading members of two political parties underscored here Wednesday the need for the new government to fix the ailing economy ahead of the presentation...

Ghana FA sets up committee to search for new coach

The Executive Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Tuesday night set up a six-member committee to search for a new coach for the...
video

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” tops Chinese box office

"Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," a Sony Pictures action movie, topped the Chinese box office in the week ending Feb. 26, earning 638 million...

South Korea’s exports jump 20.2 percent in February

South Korea's exports jumped 20.2 percent in February from a year earlier, keeping a double-digit growth for two months in a row, a government...
Australia

Australia to recall all foreign diplomats to help shape foreign policy

The Australian government has announced that every foreign ambassador will be brought back to Canberra for a two-day summit next month to revamp Australia's...
economic abuse

One in 10 Australians to experience economic abuse

As many in one in 10 Australians will be subject to "economic abuse," a study has found. The study, published by the...
education

Aussie universities agree to set Indigenous enrollment “quotas” in national first

Australian universities have for the first time agreed to set quota targets for admitting Indigenous students into tertiary education in an effort to "close...

Record minimum Antarctic sea ice “obliterates” previous low

There is 10 percent less sea ice in Antarctica than the previous record low, Australian scientists have found. Jan Lieser, a sea...
The Christ the Redeemer statue is illuminated with the colors of the French national flag to mourn for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Nov. 14, 2015. (Xinhua/AGENCIA ESTADO) (zjy) ***BRAZIL OUT***

Brazil’s Justice Minister hands in His Resignation

According to media reports, Cardozo was under pressure from the ruling Workers Party because he failed to curb a corruption investigation on the party's...
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

Upbeat of Chinese Stocks sends Tokyo shares on a recovery line

Tokyo shares ended higher Tuesday as upbeat sentiment brought by firm Shanghai stocks helped the Tokyo market rebound higher. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged...

Chile excited for its first Oscar

"This prize adds to the acknowledgement that Chilean cinema is making a name for itself in the most important world cinema festival," said Chilean...