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Consumer Confidence

Ghana’s economy still susceptible to shocks – experts

As Ghana prepares to wind up its thee year Extended Credit Facility fiscal support program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), experts have been...
Atewa Forest

Ghana risks losing forest cover by 2040 – World Bank official

If the trend of forest cover loss continued unchecked, Ghana risked losing its total forest cover by 2040 Mafalda Duarte Head of Climate Investment...
Person voting

23 presidential candidates register for Zimbabwe’s July vote

A whopping 23 presidential candidates including President Emmerson Mnangagwa registered Thursday to contest in Zimbabwe's July 30 elections. It is the highest number of presidential...
export

Kenya mulls strategy to reverse decline of exports to Tanzania

Kenya is planning to develop a strategy to reverse the decline of exports to Tanzania, the country's export promotion agency said on Thursday. Peter Biwott,...
Raila Odinga

Kenya’s constitutional change debate quelled for political stability

Kenyans for now would not be bombarded by calls to change constitution or the current structure of government, a debate that had been gathering...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president promises to lead country into era of justice, prosperity

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reiterated the determination of his administration to keep its promise to lead the country into a new era...
domestic air travel

AU urges expedited resource mobilization for operationalization of single African air transport market

The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamt, has called on the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other funding partners to expedite...
Stanbic Bank

Stanbic Bank Kenya and ICBC to champion tourism and Trade

Stanbic Bank Kenya and the Industrial Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) on Tuesday launched an initiative to promote tourism and trade between the two...
poverty

Unresolved stunted childhood inducing poverty in Africa and Asia-report

A new report by global charity WaterAid has revealed that unresolved stunted growth in children is a major factor in poverty in Sub-Sahara Africa...
video

Indonesia suicide bombings death toll catches 11, 41 injured

The death toll from the suicide explosions in three churches in Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java on Friday has risen to 11,...
Liverpool has a large Asian fan base

Liverpool Lands Champions League Spot

Mohamed Salah made Premier League history as Liverpool secured fourth place with a 4-0 win over Brighton on the last day of the season...
lawsuit

Analyst Express Confidence in Nigeria’s Human Rights Lawsuit Against Italy

The lawsuit filed by a group of Nigerian refugees who said Italy put their lives at risk and violated their human rights through its...
DPRK’s nuke test site

U.S. plans to assist DPRK in exchange for complete denuclearization

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday outlined the United States' plans to help the development of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea...
U.S-China Ties

Placing a “glass curtain” between China, U.S. won’t solve any problem

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has cautioned that some people in the United States are trying to place a "glass curtain"...
knife

Four People Wounded and One Reported Dead in Paris knife Attack

There was an assault on five people in the second arrondissement of the French capital by an individual armed with a knife, the Paris...
China-U.S. relations

China-U.S. trade imbalance won’t last long

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai said here Friday that the trade imbalance between China and the United States cannot and will...
DPRK missile

DPRK Has Agreed to Halt All Missile Test As It Prepares to Close Down...

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Saturday that it will hold a ceremony for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on...
U.S-China Ties

CBOT Drop Due to U.S-China Trade Tensions

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural commodities closed sharply lower in the past trading week which ended May 11, with soybean prices plunging more...
Ebola outbreak

WHO Sounds Alarm Over DR Congo Ebola Outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday that stopping the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) will be...
waterAid

Report says unresolved stunted childhood inducing poverty in Africa and Asia

A new report by global charity WaterAid has revealed that unresolved stunted growth in children is a major factor in poverty in Sub-Sahara Africa...
Lassa fever outbreakvideo

Nigeria ends emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak

The Nigerian government on Friday announced the end of the emergency phase of Lassa fever outbreak. "The end of the outbreak does not mean we...
mobile money

Kenyans enjoy seamless mobile money services

Kenyans are enjoying seamless transfer of money from one mobile network to another following the launch of interoperability service. The service that commenced about a...
Ebola volunteers

Nigeria puts in place measures to combat possible Ebola outbreak

Nigeria has never stopped the screening of inbound passengers at the airports since an Ebola outbreak in 2014 after an American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, brought...
People flee clashes near the Aden international airport in Aden, Yemen, on March 25, 2015. The Shiite Houthi group took control over Aden international airport after the retreat of tribal militia on Wednesday evening, a security official told Xinhua. (Xinhua)

Recent security challenges affect timing of Ethiopia’s major national plans

Recent security challenges have led the Ethiopian government to postpone the implementation of Ethiopia's major national socioeconomic and political plan. The East African country, which...
Malaria parasites - seen here infecting red blood cells - and mosquitoes do not like cold temperatures

Ghana to begin trial of new malaria vaccine

Ghana is readying itself for the smooth pilot of the world's first malaria vaccine later in the year, officials said here on Wednesday. Ghana, Kenya...
A trader retrievesa receipt from an EBM. The amended law reinforces ministerial powers to fine taxpayers who circumvent using electronic billing machines to avoid paying taxes. (File)

Experts share different views over Ghana’s 2018 economic prospect

Experts are divided on the prospects of Ghana's economic growth in 2018, as conflicting projections keep coming out from various quarters. In its 2018 fiscal...
FILE (Xinhua) -- South Sudanese women carry water in a UN camp in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Dec. 22, 2013.

Acute water shortage hits Kenya amid heavy rains

Kenyans living in the capital Nairobi are grappling with severe water shortage even as heavy rains pound the East African nation. It has been raining...

Ethiopian PM New Cabinet Named

Ethiopia's new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, on Thursday named his cabinet members as well as heads of relevant federal government organizations. Ahmed, who presented 16...
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Post-Mugabe Era First Independence Anniversary Observed

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday led the nation in commemorating the 38th independence anniversary, five months after he took over power from former...
Cuban President Raul Castro, left, and Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel attend the opening of a legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, on July 6, 2013. (Photo: Ismael Francisco, AP)

57 Year-Old Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57, to Become Cuba’s New Leader

Cuba moved a step closer to having a new president Wednesday with First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel nominated as President Raul Castro's successor in...

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