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African National Congress (ANC)

Coalition partner supports S. African govt’s decision to downgrade diplomatic mission in Israel

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) on Monday voiced support for the government's decision to downgrade the country's diplomatic mission in Israel. ...
accidents

UN-led initiative to enhance road safety in Ethiopia

The United Nations and the Ethiopian government have launched an initiative to enhance road safety in Ethiopia. Under the new initiative, which...
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Kenya to design curriculum for beekeeping

Kenya on Monday announced plans to design curriculum for beekeeping and management. Harry Kimtai, principal secretary for livestock in Ministry of Agriculture,...
United Nations Economic Commission For Africa Eca

ECA, Angola agree on areas to spur Angola’s sustainable development

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said on Monday that a major cooperation agreement was made with the Angolan government on Angola's...
renewable

ECA chief urges Angola to increase share of renewable energy

Reliable and cleaner supply of energy are critical for Angola's drive towards economic diversification and sustainable development, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)...
Just Imagine - Inland_Rail

Shortage of land surveyors in Tanzania slows land formalization process

A Tanzanian government senior official told parliament on Monday that shortage of land surveyors is slowing down the country's land formalization process. ...
United Nations

UN to honor Malawian fallen soldier with highest award

The United Nations is expected to decorate a fallen Malawian soldier with the "Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" for the courage he...
Wpid Farmerpix

Kenya to promote indigenous vegetables to combat climate change

Kenya plans to promote African indigenous vegetables in order to combat climate change, a research regulator said on Monday. Lusike Wasilwa, director...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Ghana seeks private sector support for SDGs delivery

Government of Ghana urged private sector players here on Monday to support the country's efforts to deliver on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
Black Stars

AFCON: Ghana Black Stars Coach Ready to Name 30-Man Squad

Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah will name a 30-man squad on Monday, May 20, to prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations...
Natural gas

Tanzania to connect natural gas to 1,000 households

The government of Tanzania said on Sunday it has set aside 5 million U.S. dollars for connecting natural gas to over 1,000 households for...
Kidnap

South Sudan gunmen release Ugandan consultant, eight aid workers after days in captivity

Nine aid workers including a Ugandan consultant who were kidnapped by an unknown armed group last week in South Sudan have been released, a...
Nicolasmaduro

Nicolas Maduro, Venezuelan leader loyal to Chavez’s socialist legacy

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was reelected for a second six-year term in the presidential election Sunday, according to the National Electoral Council. ...

Butcher abandons pigs to carve buddhas in SW China

There is no smooth road to becoming an artist. When Liu Nengfeng decided to put down the butcher knife and hide away in caves...

May 20 to be observed as World Metrology Day

The International community would mark on May 20 the World Metrology Day, an annual event during which more than 80 countries celebrate the impact...
work permit

Visa openness level improving in Africa despite challenges

The visa openness level is improving in Africa, which enables African citizens to travel more freely across the continent, according to a latest report. ...
Ebola

African countries on alert over DR Congo Ebola outbreak

African countries, including Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, have heightened surveillance measures at borders following an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in...
Two Egyptian boys are seen at a livestock market set for the upcoming Muslim sacrificial festival Eid al-Adha, 60 km north of Cairo, Egypt, on Sept. 19, 2015. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Drought kills 130,000 livestock in Tanzania

Over 130,000 livestock have died in Tanzania due to the drought that hit the country in the 2016/2017 financial year, according to a senior...
Male circumcision

Circumcision campaign helps transform mindset of Namibian men

A voluntary male circumcision campaign, dubbed "smart cut," aiming to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted infections and HIV in Namibia, is helping transform...
Charlotte Osei - Ghana's Electoral Commissioner (EC)

Ghana electoral body says, ready to implement Supreme Court ruling on voters’ roll

It has therefore requested the support and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders to be able to present a stable voters’ register for the November...
cholera

Cholera outbreak in Ghana shot up sanitation expenditure by 300 percent in 2015

The government spent 300 percent more than it had budgeted for on the sanitation sub-sector to arrest the cholera situation that had claimed 247...
UNICEF

UNICEF, partners give further boost to Ghana’s water and sanitation activities

“We are very pleased to be able to support government with the help of our partners in ensuring that Ghanaian children have access to...
Photo taken on July 16, 2015 shows 1,000 Cedi notes and a Huawei Mobile phone P7 worthy of 1,000 Cedi in Accra, Ghana, July 16, 2015. Sub-Sahara African currencies have in recent months come under significant pressure. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Ghana and China discuss direct currency transactions

Addressing the media on the state of the country's macro-economic conditions, Isahaku said the bank was expecting Chinese officials for preliminary talks on the...
Togo and Ghana receiving more Ivorian refugees as crisis spreads

Ivorian refugees in Ghana asked to return to their homeland

The delegation met some of the refugees and updated them on recent development in Cote d'Ivoire. It encouraged the refugees to embrace...
environment

Togo receives 3 billion CFA Francs grant on environment

The financial support derived from the 6th GEF and focused on the three particular areas including biological diversity, climate change and lands degradation, according...
President Alpha Conde

Guinea to revive juice factory built with Libyan aid

The decision was made during a cabinet meeting chaired by President Alpha Conde. Guinea's Minister for Industry and Small and Medium Size...
AFP/File / Kena Betancur A painting by Frida Kahlo, 'Two Nudes in the Forest (The Earth Itself)', has been sold in New York for a record $8 million, the highest price yet for any work by the iconic Mexican artist

Dakar to host international art festival

The festival, which has been dubbed "54+1-Renewable Energy for the Future" to symbolize the 54 African countries and China, is aimed at consolidating cultural...
DR Congo

27 DR Congo MPs threaten to quit parliament over insecurity

In less than two weeks, close to 50 people have been killed in North Kivu and Ituri provinces by suspected members of the Allied...
Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows an airplane of EgyptAir taking off at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, in Paris, France. Egypt's Foreign Ministry confirmed to Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry that wreckages of the missing airplane were found near the Greek Island of Karpathos, EgyptAir said on Thursday. Earlier in the day, EgyptAir said the missing plane, an Airbus A320, disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo Thursday at 2:45 am Cairo local time (0045 GMT), with 66 people aboard. (Xinhua/Pierre Andrieu)

May 20 world news summary at 0030 GMT

CAIRO -- A translation mistake of EgyptAir's press release about finding wreckage of the missing flight MS804 has caused misunderstanding, a source from EgyptAir...
Photo taken on May 19, 2016 shows an airplane of EgyptAir taking off at the Charles de Gaulle Airport, in Paris, France. Egypt's Foreign Ministry confirmed to Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry that wreckages of the missing airplane were found near the Greek Island of Karpathos, EgyptAir said on Thursday. Earlier in the day, EgyptAir said the missing plane, an Airbus A320, disappeared from radar screens en route from Paris to Cairo Thursday at 2:45 am Cairo local time (0045 GMT), with 66 people aboard. (Xinhua/Pierre Andrieu)

EgyptAir debunks wreckage found claims, citing translation error

An EgyptAir source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Arabic version of a press statement on the "possibility of finding parts of...