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Christians

Terrorists target Ghanaian churches, research group warns

Jihadists operating in the West African sub-region are targeting churches in Ghana for a planned assault, a security research group warned here on Thursday. ...
Five-hundred fifty million barrels of oil discovered off Ghana coast

Ghana and partners announce additional oil and gas discovery

Government of Ghana and its partners in the Cape Three Points (CTP) oil fields announced a new discovery here on Thursday. The...
barrick gold

Ghana overtakes SA as Africa’s leading gold producer

Ghana has overtaken South Africa to become Africa’s leading gold producer with figures from 2018 production confirmed, a publication sighted here on Thursday said. ...
FDIs

Zambia hails increased interest of French investment

The Zambian government has hailed increased interest by French firms to invest in the southern African nation, a government official said on Thursday. Christine Kaseba-Sata,...
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Botswana to attend Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction conference

Machana Shamukuni, assistant minister for Botswana's presidential affairs, governance and public administration, will attend the sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk...
Science Water Shortage

Rwanda targets to extend clean water to 89 percent next fiscal year

The Rwandan government targets to extend clean water to 89 percent of residents in the fiscal year 2019-2020, up from the current 87.6 percent,...
health

Kenyan campaigners call for domestic financing for universal health agenda

Kenya should tap into domestic sources of revenue to finance implementation of the universal health coverage (UHC) agenda amid shrinking external support, campaigners said...
debt

Mozambican civil society launches new campaign against hidden debts repayment

The Center for Public Integrity (CIP) in Mozambique launched here on Thursday the second phase of the campaign "I do not pay hidden debts"...
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AU legal officer urges Africa to ratify legal frameworks on refugees

A senior African Union (AU) legal officer on Thursday urged African countries to ratify legal frameworks and conventions on refugees and migration. ...
Equity Bank

Kenya’s Equity Bank to expand presence in east, central and southern Africa

Kenya's regional financial institution, the Equity Bank, said on Thursday it plans to extend its presence in east, central and southern Africa. ...
work permit

Namibia introduces visa, permit stickers with built-in security features

Namibia's Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration on Thursday introduced visa and permit stickers with built-in security features to protect their integrity. ...
Accra Cas Seamstress

Kenya, Germany launch project to support vocational training

Kenya on Thursday announced partnership with Germany to launch a 304- million-Kenyan shilling (about 3 million U.S. dollars) fund to support vocational training in...
Person voting

Elections delay release of population, housing census results in Malawi

The upcoming elections have delayed the release of the long awaited Population and Housing Census report in Malawi. National Statistical Office (NSO)...
Namibia

Namibia to host seminar focused on the enhancement of maritime security in Africa

Experts from the security sector from about 25 countries will meet in Namibia for a five-day seminar, themed as "Enhancing the Continent-Wide Maritime Security...
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South Sudan president calls for further delay in unity government formation

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has called for one-year-long delay in formation of a transitional government instead of the six months extension agreed by...
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Sweden’s greenhouse gas emissions still rising

Despite ambitious climate goals, Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released on Thursday by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency...
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8 killed, 12 wounded in suicide bombing in eastern Baghdad

At least eight people were killed and 12 other were injured on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack at a marketplace in Sadr City...
Person voting

Poll shows Spanish Socialists Party to win most votes in European elections

An opinion poll published by the Spanish Center for Sociological Investigation (CIS) on Thursday predicted that the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) of Prime Minister...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

2 killed, 6 wounded in suicide bombing in eastern Baghdad

At least two people were killed and six other were injured on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack at a marketplace in Sadr City...
Some Libya Dawn fighters go into the combat zone on their armed vehicles near Bir al-Ghanam, Libya, on March 21, 2015. Clashes continued between Libya Dawn fighters and pro-government forces on Saturday near Bir al-Ghanam, some 90 kilometers southwest of the capital Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Egypt’s Sisi, Libya’s Haftar discuss recent developments in war-torn Libya

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi discussed Thursday in Cairo the latest developments in Libya with Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), the...
Michael Pompeo

Pompeo, Brazilian FM talk over phone on ties and Venezuela

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday held phone conversations with his Brazilian counterpart on bilateral relationship and the Venezuela issue. ...
AFRICOM in the Sahel

United States military kills 13 ISIS fighters in northern Somalia

The United States military said on Thursday that it conducted an airstrike against ISIS extremists in northern Somalia, killing 13 militants. The...
State Of Construction Industry

Economists doubt East Germany can make up for lost time

In the 30th year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German economists no longer believed that East Germany would catch up any further...
United Nation

Austrian chancellor rejects UN criticism over migration policy

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Thursday rejected criticism from the United Nations (UN) over his country's migration policy, in comments made to the Austria...
Iranians celebrate the nuclear agreement in Tehran, Iran on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers will open a new chapter in the relations between Iran and the International community, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)

European Union urges Iran to stay focused on nuclear deal

The European Union on Thursday rejected a 60-day deadline for the signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal to address Iran's "rights" under the deal...
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First verdict of mass sexual offenses made in Finland

The Oulu District Court in northern Finland sentenced a 20-year-old man to four years' imprisonment on Thursday for aggravated sexual abuse and brutal rape...
Thomas Boakye Aygemang

May 9: Hooliganism at Match Venues Must Cease

Mr. Thomas Boakye Agyemang, a Premier League Board (PLB) and the Accra representative of Kumasi Asante Kokoko, has appealed to football fans to help...
Aduana Stars

Coach Abubakar credits his SWAG award to Osagyefo Nana Agyemang-Badu II

Coach Yussif Abubakar of Aduana Stars Coach, has credited the “Coach of the Year” award conferred on him by the Sports Writers Association of...
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AfDB Approves Funds for On-grid IPP Solar Power Procurement Deal

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) to...
Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah

Ghana remembers 127 soccer fans

Ghana's Minister for youth and Sport Isaac Kwame Asiamah on Wednesday appealed to soccer fans to learn lessons from the 2001 stadium tragedy that...