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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...
court

Ghanaian courts paralyzed by striking judicial workers

Ghana's courts Wednesday failed to function as a result of a nationwide strike action by members of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana...
Seth Terkper

Ghana optimistic of economic recovery

by Justice Lee Adoboe The government of Ghana expressed great optimism here on Wednesday about the prospects of the recovery of the country's economy. Minister...

Zimbabwe’s president denies tension with Botswana counterpart

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe said there was no hostility between him and Botswana's President Seretse Khama Ian Khama. Mugabe denied allegations...
AfDB

African bank helps improve Zambia’s water services

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a project aimed at improving water and supply services in western Zambia, the Zambia Daily Mail reported...

West African leaders hail outgoing Nigerian president

West African leaders paid a glowing tribute to outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday night. The leaders of the Economic...

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