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Spare-parts

Mining spares a thought for sustainable livelihoods in Ghanaian local communities

Sustainable livelihoods in mining communities is beginning to gain ground among mining firms in Ghana. For this reason, many people are beginning to invest in...
extractive sector

Civil society seethes over African leaders’ lip-service to transparency in extractive sector

African leaders are quick to ratify international transparency provisions for the extractive industry but are shy to implement them, civil society players attending the...
Campaign Coordinator of the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw

Analyst urges Ghana government to introduce ‘sin taxes’ to fund free SHS

A policy analyst with the Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) is advocating the introduction of ‘sin taxes’ by the Ghana government to fund its...
education

South African ruling party reaffirms commitment to free education

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday reaffirmed its commitment to free education for the working class and the poor. This came after...
electricity

World Bank project to link 450,000 Rwandan families to electricity

Over 450,000 Rwandan households are expected to get power in the next five years following the launch of Rwanda Renewable Energy Fund project on...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Failure to address mycotoxins threatening Africa’s food security

Failure to address mycotoxins was a threat to food security in Africa and addressing the challenges posed by the destructive toxins requires urgent attention,...

UN launches partnership for fall armyworm early management

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Tuesday launched a partnership with ministries of agriculture to enable early management of fall armyworm (FAW)...
disabilities

More efforts urged for inclusion of persons with disabilities in Africa

Policymakers and experts attending an international meeting here on persons with disabilities (PWDs) on Tuesday called for more efforts to include PWDs in Africa's...
Maize roughage

Kenya to convene forum on measures to boost maize production

Kenya's Ministry of Agriculture will convene a forum to explore ways to enhance maize production in the country, the ministry said in a statement...
land

Ethiopia mulls higher compensation for farmers’ land loss

Ethiopia has prepared a draft proclamation that will ensure farmers who lost their plots for development be compensated 10 times of their highest income...
President John Mahama

Ghanaian president assures investors ahead of polls

He assured them of a stable and peaceful business environment ahead of next month's general election for which he is seeking re-election. ...

Namibia loses 4,000 chickens to Newcastle disease

The disease that was first detected at Etunda in the north of the country about 760 kilometers from capital Windhoek spread to other three...
HFC Training

Namibia to engage Congo-Brazzaville over training center

Some Namibian students are studying at the Loudima Institute for Technical and Vocational Training (LITVT) in the Congo-Brazzaville.The training center, built in 1985,...
EC Logo

EC Begs Supreme Court

Mr Amadu Sulley, EC Deputy Chairman in Charge of Operations, who rendered the apology said: “it was not intentional. We are sorry. My Lords,...

Mahama Asserts Economy Will Be Stabilized

Addressing the quarterly Ghana Investment Promotion Centre breakfast meeting of Chief Executive Officers of various companies, President Mahama said a strong and resilient economy...
FBNBank

FBNBANK To Offer New Bills Payment Services

The partnership is also, among others, meant to enhance customers’ experience through convenient banking service. The eTranzact platform provides FBNBank Ghana with the ability...

Promoting Tourism: TOUGHA Signs Agreement With South Africa

The concept is aimed at promoting the tourism drive between the two countries, which would enable tourists to tour major cities in the two...
Getty/AFP/File / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez People take part in a protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, on March 19, 2016 in New York

Hundreds of students take to street in Portland against Donald Trump

The protest march, according to Portland Police Bureau, ended hours later in the afternoon without incident. The bureau, which posted a series...
dollar

Chicago agricultural commodities close lower on stronger U.S. Dollar

The most active corn contract for December delivery fell 3 cents, or 0.88 percent, to 3.3725 dollars per bushel. December wheat delivery dropped 9...
Stock market

Energy helps Canadian stocks open week ahead

The Toronto Stock Exchange's benchmark Standard & Poor's/TSX Composite Index gained 43.04 points, or 0.30 percent, to end the session at 14,598.45 points. Six...
Many expect a win for the BJP and allies to help boost infrastructure investment?

APEC 2016: Chinese rank No. 1 in business and investment

According to figures released on Monday by Peru's immigration agency (SNMN), just over 71,000 international visitors from APEC member economies traveled to Peru in...

Real Madrid takes Campus Experience to Cuba

Some 100 boys and girls selected from eight schools in Havana attended the first day of training as part of a program designed to...

Putin and Trump ready to improve Russia-U.S. ties

Putin voiced Moscow's willingness to build a partnership dialogue with the new U.S. administration based on equality, mutual respect and non-interference in the internal...
obama

Trump is committed to NATO – Obama

"In my conversation with the president-elect, he expressed a great interest in maintaining our core strategic relationships," said Obama here at his first press...

We need globalization that will works for all – Theresa May

In a keynote speech at the Lord Mayor's banquet in the City of London, May said a post-Brexit Britain can step up to a...

Brazil banned in basketball for “serious” rule breaches

In a statement, FIBA said the Brazilian Basketball Federation (CBB) "failed to comply with its obligations" to send youth and senior teams to international...
Mozambican parliament

Mozambican: government and opposition discuss’ decentralization process

The information was released in Maputo by the coordinator of the mediators, Mario Raffaelli, approximately three weeks after the interruption of the negotiations. ...

UN asks people with diabetes to pay attention to eye protection

"Diabetes is a leading cause of poor eyesight and blindness worldwide. Because the changes are painless and gradual, people often only realize they have...

2016 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week kicks off in Peru

Running from Nov. 14th to 20th, it will bring together leaders, senior officials and business elites from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member...
A child enjoys a fountain at a park in Vancouver, Canada, June 27, 2015. According to the weather forecast from Environment Canada, heat wave warning was issued in Vancouver with temperature expected to rise dramatically over the weekend with about 30 degree Celsius. The inland of British Columbia may hit at 40 degree.(Xinhua/Liang sen)

Year 2016 on track to be hottest on record – WMO

Preliminary data show that global temperatures are approximately 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a new assessment made by the WMO. ...