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Central Bank of Nigeria

Nigeria’s apex bank chief re-appointed to serve second term in office

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed the re-appointment of Godwin Emefiele, the country's central bank governor, for a second term in office. ...
Zanzibar-beachfront-villas-render.

Tanzania’s Zanzibar to revamp tourist attractions

Ali Mohamed Shein, President of Tanzania's archipelago of Zanzibar, on Thursday underscored the need to revamp all tourist attractions to help create more jobs...
SCIENCE

Zambia pushes forward national science, technology and innovation blueprint

The Zambian government said on Thursday that it has finalized the development of a draft Science, Technology and Innovation policy aimed at enhancing the...
Electricity

Nigeria seeks to finance major electricity project through FOCAC

Nigeria is seeking to finance a major electricity project in the country through the provision of funds by the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC),...
Maize farmer

Rain failure fans armyworm attack on Kenyan maize farms

Kenyan maize farmer George Ambuche prepared for the worst when the government recently declared that the rains had failed this season. Ambuche,...
Cardiovascular Disease

Kenya urges medics to improve health systems to curb infectious diseases

Kenya's military on Thursday called on medics to endeavor to develop modern health systems to curb infectious diseases. George Ng'ang'a, director of...
Tourists ski at the Guaipo ski resort in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Nov. 21, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhang Wenkui)

Chinese tourists boost business for enterprise in Namibia

More Chinese tourists arrivals in Namibia have created opportunities for enterprises in the country. Namibia recorded a total of 14,584 tourist arrivals...
Abiy Ahmed Ali

Ethiopian government reform to improve human rights situation

The Ethiopian government on Thursday disclosed that improving the country's human rights situation is a major priority as part of the ongoing national reform...
Atewa Forest

Kenya to host African workshop on forestry

Kenya is set to host a regional workshop at which delegates will share information, knowledge and experiences in African forestry, organizers said on Tuesday. ...
South-Sudan-Army

South Sudan marks army day peacefully despite threats of protests

South Sudan marked army day smoothly on Thursday, with government saying that there were no signs of street protests in the day. ...
diamond recovery vessel for Namibia

Namibia offshore miner to build first custom built diamond recovery vessel

Offshore diamond miner Debmarine Namibia Thursday announced that it will commence with the construction of the world's first ever custom built diamond recovery vessel. ...
Ghana To Have A Digital Roadmap To Expand The Local Digital Economy

Ghana seeks a formal digital economy for accelerated growth

As government of Ghana seeks to grow the the country's economy beyond aid, one of the key sectors it would like to see formalized...
Microsoft

Microsoft opens largest AI & IoT lab in Shanghai

Microsoft Corporation has established an Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Insider Lab in Shanghai to aid digital transformation across industries. Located...
flooding

Global Charity says 1.2 million have been affected by flood

About 1.2 million people have been affected by flooding due to heavy rains pounding parts of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, an international charity said...
Ebola vaccine

DR Congo takes delivery of first experimental Ebola Vaccine

The first batch of experimental vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) against Ebola hemorrhagic fever arrived Wednesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

British PM fails to secure vote on Brexit Bill

British Prime Minister Theresa May's government suffered its 15th defeat in the House of Lords Wednesday as the crucial European Union withdrawal bill continued...
oil

Kenya devote funds to acquiring specialised skills for its oil sector

Kenya plans to prioritize investment in specialized skills in order to reduce dependence on foreign labor force in the oil sector, a senior government...
African population

UN report reveals 68% of World population will be located in urban areas

Today, 55 percent of the world's population live in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68 percent by 2050, the...
Rift Valley Fever

Lassa Fever Outbreak kills 22 people in Liberia

Liberian authorities on Wednesday confirmed 22 deaths have been recorded across the country following the outbreak of Lassa fever since January. In a statement, the...
refugees n queue

Study says more than 5.5 million people have been displaced by conflict in Africa

More than 5.5 million people have been internally displaced by conflict in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017, a new study released on Wednesday reveals. The report...
Ebola vaccine

Australian researcher finds a rapid test for Ebola

A new rapid-test kit for Ebola could help contain an outbreak of the deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to latest...
NCCE

NCCE and Upper East Security Bodies lead anti-corruption campaign

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), as part of its anti-corruption campaign and this year’s Constitutional Week Celebration has engaged and educated security...
Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA)

GTA Committee on Audit Inaugurated

A five-member Audit Committee of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) was on Wednesday inaugurated, in Accra. The committee is to help the GTA fulfil one...
Ghana Medical Association (GMA)

60th Anniversary Celebration of GMA Launched

Dr Frank Ankobea, the President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), on Wednesday, said the future was bright for the Organisation in spite of...
Mr Kwaku Kwarteng launching the 2015 GHEITI Report

Mining Sector Recorded a revenue build up in 2015

The mining sector contributed an amount of GHC 1,285 million to Government revenue in 2015 as against GHC1,193 million in 2014, the Ghana Extractive...
Mr Kwaku Kwarteng launching the 2015 GHEITI Report

Ghana received substantial amounts of revenue in 2015

The Government received a total of 396.17 million dollars as petroleum revenue for the year 2015, and exported crude oil that contributed to 18.7...
Maternal health

Ghana’s Primary Health Care Needs Reinforcement

Mother's Day is a celebration to honour mothers; celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Many individuals and families use...
Court Judges

Ghana’s Laws on drug smuggling must be reviewed

The Judiciary is ready to enforce laws on illicit drug trade as a means of curbing abuse of fake drugs and substances, a Supreme...
EOCO

EOCO Defends conduct over Opuni’s account

Ms Jacqueline Avotri, the Counsel for the Economic and Organised Crime Office, (EOCO) has said the second freezing of the accounts of Dr Stephen...
Rawlings and Bagbin

We Need Rawlings and Bagbin for 2020 Victory-NDC

As the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) steadily re-organises in preparation for the election of a Flagbearer for the 2020 election, it has been...