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AfCFTA Enters Implementation Stage

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) protocol has been given a head-start and set to enter into force on May 30, 2019. This date...
Kofi Kingston Visits Ghana On May

Kofi Kingston will be in Ghana on May 30

Mr Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion, known in the wrestling circles as Kofi Kingston, will be visiting Ghana, his homeland, from...
President Akufo-Addo interacting with President Paul Kagame

AfCETA Comes into force on May 30

The African Union (AU) Commission has said that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is set to enter into force on May 30. The...
Chinese language

Chinese language learning boosts people-to-people exchanges between Ethiopia and China

Fantahun Tsegaye, a university student in Asela town of Ethiopia, was one of the 15 finalists of the 2018 Chinese language proficiency competition, dubbed...
Zambian President Edgar Lungu

Zambia cancels US$500 million loan guarantee for emergency electricity imports

The Zambian government on Wednesday announced the cancelation of a 500 million U.S. dollars sovereign loan guarantee it secured for the country's power utility...

Kenya launches project to improve technical jobs search

Kenya's industrialists and a German firm on Wednesday launched a Technical and Vocational Education and Training project aimed at providing technical jobs and economic...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe inches closer to elections, with electoral law amendments

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed the Electoral Amendment Bill into law. The enactment was published in an extraordinary government gazette on Monday night, paving...
President Akufo-Addo signing the CFTA Agreement

Ghana president seeks transformative mining impact on human development

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo appealed to the mining industry operating in the country on Wednesday to support the government's efforts to make the impact...
Military hospital project

Atwima-Nwabiagya Military hospital works expected to finish in Dec 2019

The 500-bed military hospital being constructed in Afari in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District to assist enhance access to quality healthcare would be ready in December,...
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Maradona declines offer to commentate with Pele

Maradona has declined an offer to join his long-time rival Pele as a guest commentator for Brazil's friendly against Argentina in Australia next week. ...
Afri passport

Surge in UK applications for Irish passports due to Brexit

There has been a rapid increase in Irish passport applications from people living in the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the leave result...
Global climate

UN chief calls on world to back Paris climate deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on all leaders of government, business, and civil society to back the Paris climate change agreement and...
European Union

Turkey-EU relations: New lease of life or just wishful thinking?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan returned from a crucial visit to Brussels last week, spreading a wind of hope on tensions between Turkey and...

Tobacco kills over 7 million every year, scars environment – WHO

Tobacco use kills more than 7 million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, spotlighting for the first time the dire...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Sigmar Gabriel plays down spat between Merkel and Trump

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday tried to smooth things over the recent verbal battle between Germany and United States, saying talk over...
European Union

EU moves step forward to capital market union

The European Union (EU) moved a step forward to its ambitious single capital market union as institutions agreed on reviving the bloc's securitization market...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Pentagon reportedly starts arming Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s opposition

The U.S. Defense Department has started arming Syrian Kurds in their fight against the Islamic State (IS), despite strong objections of the Turkish government,...
Wpid Black Woman Domestic Violence

Namibia holds training program on curbing gender-based violence

Namibian legal practitioners, police investigators and social workers are undergoing a weeklong training program on how to deal with cases involving victims of gender-based...
Syrian refugees arrive in Lebanon earlier this year after fleeing their homes in western Syria. The number of Syrian refugees has passed 2.563 million. UNHCR/A.McConnell

Austria provides further 2 million euros for Syrian refugee aid in Middle East

The Austrian parliament on Tuesday approved a further two million euros (2.2 million U.S. dollars) in funding for refugee aid in the Middle East. ...

Preschool found benefiting middle-class kids in U.S.

A nationwide study released Tuesday indicates that academic-oriented preschools boost the early literacy and math skills of children from middle-class families in the United...
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Kenya launches cargo train set to de-congest Mombasa port

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday launched the standard gauge railway (SGR) cargo train that is expected to ease congestion at the port of...

Oil prices decline on glut worries

Oil prices declined Tuesday on signs of Libya's output resurgence and concerns over lingering global glut. The West Texas Intermediate for July...
Chibok

Nigerian government commences full rehabilitation of rescued Chibok girls

The Nigerian government on Tuesday said the full rehabilitation of the recently rescued 82 Chibok schoolgirls has begun. On Tuesday, the girls...
Jacob Zuma

South African president seeks community support in fighting scourge of crime

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that law enforcement agencies and government departments need community support to defeat the scourge of crime. ...

White House downplays tensions with German leader

The White House on Tuesday downplayed the increased tension between U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying the two "get along...
Adama Barrow

Gambian president “disappointed” with low salary scale

Gambian President Adama Barrow expressed disappointment about the low salary scale for the public sector workers as he met with the Public Service Commission...
akufo-addo

Ghanaian president forms cabinet

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo formed his 19-member cabinet on Tuesday, 143 days after taking office. The list of ministers of...

Ghana reiterates commitment to strengthening regional bloc

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to strengthen the West African regional bloc, ECOWAS, saying the time for West African integration...
tax

Tanzanian MPs raise alarm over unfriendly government taxes to businesses

Tanzanian Members of Parliament complained on Tuesday that the east African nation's tax regime was unfriendly to businesses. "The government's imposed tax...
Nigerian police

Policeman shot dead by gunmen in Nigeria

Nigerian police said on Tuesday an investigation is underway to apprehend the killers of a police sergeant who was shot dead while on guard...