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Lebanon to start oil, gas exploration in days – Abbas Mortada

Lebanon's Agriculture and Culture Minister Abbas Mortada announced on Sunday that Lebanon will start oil and gas exploration activities on Thursday, the National News...

Minister assures delegates of clean campaign

Mr Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) aspiring parliamentary candidate of the Sissala East Constituency, has assured the 450 delegates in the...

Tanzania and IMF to discuss new policy support instrument

The government of Tanzania will meet a team of experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to discuss a new policy support instrument (PSI),...

Minister calls for framework to close gender gap in energy sector

The Women in Energy Ghana, a platform that seeks to promote and increase the number of women in leadership roles in the energy sector,...

Minister solicits German support to build MMDAs capacity

Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister has lauded the German Government for initiating refresher courses on critical areas of decentralisation...
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Cypriot government works on plans amid public service pay cuts ruling

Cyprus' government is preparing reaction scenarios in case the Supreme Court ratifies a ruling that salary and pension cuts in the public sector as...

Unemployment rate for Australian refugees “unacceptable” – Alan Tudge

The Australian Government has flagged overhauling English training for refugees in a bid to reduce the "unacceptable" unemployment level in the community. ...

Tanzania hires spray plane in readiness to fight off desert locusts

Tanzania has hired a spray plane from the Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa, a regional pest and vector management organization, in readiness...

South African mining has great benefits for investors

The South African mining industry has great benefits for investors across the value chain, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said on...
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South Africa sees continued decline in rhino poaching

Rhino poaching continues to decline in South Africa as additional steps are taken to effectively deal with the crime, Minister of Environment, Forestry...
AFRICOM in the Sahel

France to deploy 600 more soldiers to Africa’s Sahel region

France will send 600 more soldiers into the Africa's Sahel region in order to reinforce its military operation to uproot Islamist militants in the...

Botswana’s second city attracts US$9.3 million in Chinese investment in nine months

Botswana's second-largest city Francistown attracted 9.3 million U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment between April 2019 and Dec. 2019 mainly from Chinese investors, Botswana's...

Minister tours TVET schools to know the state of facilities

Madam Gifty Twum-Ampofo, the Deputy Minister in-charge of Technical, Vocational Education, and Training (TVET) is currently on a three-week familiarisation tour of all TVET...
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Iran installs rocket to carry satellite to space

Iran on Thursday completed installation of an indigenous rocket intended to carry an Iranian satellite to space soon, an Iranian minister said. ...

Denmark records lowest number of asylum seekers in 11 years

Denmark's Ministry of Immigration and Integration said in a press release on Monday that 2,716 people applied for asylum in Denmark in 2019, a...

Namibia to introduce new tax incentives for small, medium-sized businesses

Namibia plans to introduce new tax incentives aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises to help them grow, Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein said on...
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World Bank finances 450,000 small projects in Egypt – Nevine Gamea

The World Bank has financed nearly 450,000 small projects in Egypt, the Ministry of Trade and Industry said Tuesday. "These projects offered...
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Botswana committed to process aimed at women’s empowerment

The government of Botswana is committed to the process particularly aimed at promoting gender equality and women's empowerment in the African continent, Botswana's nationality,...
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Rosewood Committee presents report to Lands Minister

A seven-member committee tasked to investigate the alleged smuggling of rosewood for export has presented its report to Mr Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Minister...
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Namibia hopeful for economic recovery in 2020

Namibia's Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein on Tuesday said there is hope for some economic recovery in 2020 in the southern African nation. ...
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Nigeria working on final passage of petroleum bill

Review of the Petroleum Industry Bill in Nigeria is at an advanced stage and full passage of the bill is expected at mid-2020, Timipre...

Minister urges Ghanaians to eliminate social stigma that hinders SRH education

Hon. Kodwo Kom Abban, The Deputy Minister of Health has called on Ghanaians to eliminate unnecessary social stigmas that pose as hindrances to Sexual...

Ecobank Ghana and partners launch One Million Waste Bin Project

The “One Million Waste Bin Project” (1MB) has been launched in Accra to curb the indiscriminate litter of waste within communities by supplying...

Zambia imports power from South Africa to avert total darkness

Zambia could have been plunged into total darkness had the government delayed to start the importation of electricity from South Africa, a senior government...
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Tanzania’s ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in civic elections

Tanzania's ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) has swept to a landslide victory in civic elections held on Sunday across the east African nation,...

Trade and Industry Ministry to aggressively pursue new strategic industrial initiatives in 2020 –...

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has given the strongest indication that it will aggressively pursue the implementation of its Strategic Anchor Industries Initiatives...

Director of Feeder Roads calls on Minister

Mr Bernard Badu, the Director of the Department of Feeder Roads has paid a courtesy call on the Upper West Regional Minister as part...

Nigerian official says recent market fire cases worrying

A Nigerian official has issued an alert that the repeated cases of fire outbreaks in markets around the country are source of great concern...

Aggressive work to begin on Eastern corridor road – Minister

Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta, the Minister for Roads and Highways, said "aggressive" work would soon begin on the Eastern corridor road to make it...
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South Africa to continue rely on coal for power generation

Coal will continue to play a significant role in electricity generation as the country has the resource in abundance, Minister of Mineral Resources and...