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Ghana April consumer inflation rises to 9.5 percent

Ghana's consumer inflation rate in April rose to 9.5 percent, compared with the 9.3 percent rate recorded in March. According to the...
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Upper East Records Abnormal Cases of Teenage Pregnancy

Madam Rofina Asuru, the Upper East Regional Deputy Director of Nursing Services (DDNS) in charge of Public Health activities says the region has exceeded...
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Uganda’s inflation rises to 3 percent in year ending in February

Uganda's inflation rate has continued to trend upwards with both annual headline and annual core inflation rising three percentage points due to rise in...
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India’s Liquor Tragedy Hits 156 Deaths

The death toll due to consumption of illicit liquor in India's northeastern state of Assam Sunday rose to 156, local government officials said. Over 200...
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NamPort’s revenue rises to US$73 million

Namibia Ports Authority (NamPort)'s total revenue rises to 1 billion Namibia dollars (73 million U.S. dollars) in the 2017/18 financial year. The figure is compared...
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Mexico Pipeline Blast Deaths Up to 73

At least 73 people have been killed in Friday's fuel pipeline explosion in Mexico's central state of Hidalgo, said governor Omar Fayad on Saturday...
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24 Confirmed Dead in South Sudan Protests

The death toll in Sudan's protests has risen to 24, said Amer Mohamed Ibrahim, head of a Sudanese government fact-finding committee in charge of...
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Kenya’s overall inflation rate rises to 5.71 percent in December

Kenya's overall year-on-year inflation rate increased to 5.71 percent in December from 5.58 percent in November due to a general increase in demand for...
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Ghana: inflation for June shoots up to 10%

Annual consumer inflation rate for Ghana inched up 0.2 percentage points to record 10 percent year-on-year in the month of June, relative to the...
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Pakistan Coal Mine Collapse deaths rises to 23

The death toll of Pakistan's two separate coal mine collapses, which took place on Saturday in southwestern Balochistan province, rose to 23, officials said...
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10,121 people hospitalised and 10 reported dead in Cambodia water pollution

The death toll from drinking contaminated water in eastern Cambodia's Kratie province has risen to 10, as 121 others were hospitalized, Om Phy, deputy...
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Kenyan shilling rises against USD amid high inflows

The Kenyan shilling gained slightly against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday as inflows rose amid low demand for the greenback from importers. The local currency...
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Kogi attack has left 16 people dead

At least 16 people have been confirmed dead following an attack on a farming community in the central Nigerian state of Kogi early Sunday...
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Kenyan bourse turnover rises on Safaricom foreign sales

Turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) rose to cross the 10 million U.S. dollars mark on Thursday. Market turnover stood at 11 million dollars...
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Kenya shilling rises to hit over 15-month high

The Kenya shilling surged considerably against the U.S. dollar on Thursday to hit a level last seen in November 2016. The shilling traded at an...
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Kenyan shilling rises to over month-high

The Kenyan shilling strengthened against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday to close at over a month-high. The East African nation's currency exchanged at an average...
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Kenya shilling rises against major world currencies

The Kenya shilling on Wednesday advanced against major world currencies that include the U.S. dollar, the British Pound and the Euro. The shilling traded at...
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Kenyan shilling loses ground as dollar demand rises

The Kenyan shilling weakened further against the U.S. dollar on Thursday as demand for dollars by retail importers surged. The shilling traded at an average...
A security guard patrols at Westgate shopping mall with his sniffer dog, in Nairobi, Kenya, on July 18, 2015. Kenya's upscale shopping mall, Westgate, which had been closed nearly two years ago after a terrorist attack that claimed 67 lives, was reopened on Saturday amid tight security.(Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Investors’ appetite for Kenyan malls rises despite low tenancy

Low uptake of spaces in shopping malls in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, has not slowed down construction of the facilities that have shaped East African...

Namibian public debt rises to US$3.4 billion

Namibia's domestic public debt increased by 315.8 percent over a decade to 3.4 billion U.S. dollars at the end of November, according to a...
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Angola’s inflation rate rises more than 2 percent

Angola's inflation rate rose 2.14 percent between August and September, the National Statistics Institute of Angola (INE) announced Tuesday. According to INE's monthly report on...

Death toll rises to 16 after prison riot in northern Mexico

The death toll from Tuesday's riot at the Cadereyta prison in northern Mexico rose to 16 on Wednesday, the prosecutor-general of the state of...
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Tigo Stands Tall As Merger Gets Approved

The latest telecom subscriptions figures published by the National Communications Authority (NCA) just before it announced the approval of the Airtel-Tigo merger shows that...
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Death toll from plague rises to 48 in Madagascar

The number of people killed by plague has risen to 48 in Madagascar, authorities said on Tuesday. During the Aug. 1-Oct. 10 period, the health...
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Kenya’s number of mobile phone subscribers rises by 2.8 percent

The number of mobile subscriptions rose by 2.8 percent to 40.2 million in the three months to June (fourth quarter) compared to 39.1 million...
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Ghana’s producer inflation rises to 6.6 percent in August

Ghana's Producer Price Index (PPI) rose by 4.6 percentage points to record a producer inflation of 6.6 percent in August compared to 2.0 percent...
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Kenya’s bourse rises as market weathers political storm

Major indices of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) went up on Wednesday as the market seemingly weathered uncertainty created by repeat of presidential elections...
Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 2017

Death toll of mudslide disaster in Sierra Leone rises to 499

Bodies recovered from the mudslide and flooding on Aug. 14 in Sierra Leone have totalled 499, local media reported on Sunday. Victims included 162 male,...
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Ghana’s public debt rises to US$31 billion

Ghana's total public debt rose in the first half of the year to 137.2 billion Ghana cedis or nearly 31 billion U.S. dollars, up...
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Pakistan’s Friday Bombing Death toll shoots up to 59

Death toll of the two bomb blasts that hit two different cities of Pakistan on Friday has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. ...