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Religious leaders urge east Africa governments to shore up peace in South Sudan

African religious leaders have called on east African governments to take action for peace in South Sudan, a year after the signing of a...
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Kenya seeks to showcase tourism products at U.S. forum

Kenyan tourism marketers said Thursday it would showcase the country's tourism products at a major U.S. travel agents' association forum later this week in...

Looting spread to another province in S. Africa, police arrest 6

Just as people thought the looting had come to an end, some people looted shops owned by foreigners in Witbank, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa...
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Kenyan seizes illegally shipped birds, butterfly trophies

Kenyan authorities said Thursday they have intercepted a consignment of 201 pieces of dried butterflies and 20 pieces of vulturine guineafowl feathers imported from...

Mozambique to sell 50 MW of electricity to Zimbabwe

Mozambique's national electricity firm will sell 50 megawatts of electricity to Zimbabwe, it was announced in Maputo on Thursday. A memorandum on...

MISA Malawi seeks court intervention to lift ban on phone-in programs

The Malawi Chapter of the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) has requested court intervention to stop a Malawi government directive that bans the...
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Namibian electoral body says satisfied with election preparedness

Namibia's Electoral Commission (ECN) is satisfied with the state of preparedness for the forthcoming presidential elections, a senior ECN officer told Xinhua on Thursday. ...
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Kenyan campaigners root for data to aid minority communities

A robust inventory on habitations of minorities and marginalized communities in Kenya would aid the nation's leadership to design and implement programs to cut...

Namibia to review laws that govern transport sector

The office of Namibia's Ministry of Works and Transport will review laws that govern the transport sector, according to a ministry statement on Thursday. ...
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses a gathering at a stadium in the town of Bindura in northern Zimbabwe, July 8, 2016. In his first public appearance after a massive strike over economic deterioration, Mugabe explained to his supporters that the situation was exacerbated by a lasting drought and sanctions of the West. (Xinhua)

Zambian VP says Mugabe’s death leaves big gap in Africa

Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Thursday said the death of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has left a big gap in Africa. ...

Ghana launches vaccination campaign against polio

Ghana's health authorities on Wednesday launched a vaccination campaign against polio, a disease that can kill or cripple infected people for life. ...

Rich Ghanaian culture takes center stage on second day of Kofi Annan’s funeral

There was a rare opportunity for Ghanaians and members of the international community present to catch a glimpse of unadulterated Ghanaian culture on display...

Tanzania launches program to improve public funds management

Tanzanian Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday launched the 5th phase of the public finance management reform program aimed at improving management of public...
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Zambian leader invited to address special session of African Parliament

Zambian President Edgar Lungu has been invited to address a special session of the Pan-African Parliament which is also known as the African Parliament,...

AfDB says funding for water, sanitation in Africa hits US$2.6 billion

The African Development Bank (AfDB) said Tuesday its funding portfolio towards water and sanitation services in the continent was worth about 2.6 billion U.S....
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Four Mozambicans sentenced to 20 years for poaching in South Africa

Four Mozambicans were sentenced to 20 years in prison for poaching and smuggling of rhino horns in neighboring South Africa, the Mozambican Ministry of...
Photo taken on June 13, 2017 shows China's J-10B fighter jet in flight training. Chinese air force will organize two competitions from July 29 to August 12 as part of an international military game, and will send troops to participate in other contests abroad. China's J-10B fighter jet will take part in the Aviadarts competition of the games. (Xinhua/Yang Pan)

Flight delays expected at Namibia airport due to new biometric system

Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia, said passengers, both domestic and international, will experience a delay at the country's flagship airport, Hosea Kutako International (HKIA),...
Photo taken on Aug. 9, 2017 shows eggs sold in a Belgian market, in Brussels, Belgium. Millions of contaminated eggs were withdrawn from the market last week in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, after it was discovered that the eggs had presence of fipronil. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)(whw)

Angola without eggs contaminated with Fipronil

The National Department of Animal Health and Veterinary Services assured Tuesday in Luanda that the country did not receive contaminated eggs with Fipronil pesticide. Norberto...

Kenya’s coffee sector reforms lure farmers to cultivation after desertion

Vibrant reforms that have been implemented in Kenya's coffee sector have encouraged smallholders to cultivate the cash crop with renewed vigor. Though some smallholder farmers...
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MMT Kumasi Depot Gets a Face Lift

The Metro Mass Transit (MMT) terminal in Kumasi is to undergo massive renovation to bring comfort to people, who have been patronizing the services...

Upper East: Poor Internet Connectivity Slows SHS Admissions

Poor internet connectivity in the Upper East Region is delaying the admission process of first year Senior High School (SHS) students in the region. At...
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61 Maternal Deaths Recorded in Eastern Region

The Eastern Region has recorded 61 maternal deaths out of 31,380 deliveries recorded from January - June 2017, as compared to 58 deaths out...
Kenyan Supreme Court judges, from left to right, Njoki Ndung'u, Jackton Ojwang, Deputy Chief Justice Philomela Mwilu, Chief Justice David Maraga, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola preside over the second day of hearings of a petition challenging the presidential election result, at the Supreme Court in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Kenya's Supreme Court is hearing veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga's challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election earlier this month. Sayyid Azim AP Photo

GBA Condemns Kenya’s Supreme Court Attacks

The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has condemned threats and attacks on the Kenyan’s Supreme Court, following the Court’s verdict on the post-election petition in...
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Parents Pleased with Fresh SHS Students’ Admission So Far

School heads and parents in the Kumasi Metropolis have both expressed excitement and satisfaction with the fresh students’ admissions under the free senior high...

Chief Justice Calls for the Creation of Special Courts for Environments

Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo, the Chief Justice, has called for the establishment of Special Courts that would focus on the prosecution of environmental- related...
School Pupils watching their colleagues washing their hands with soap and running water.

Ashongman Community Hospital Re-institute Hand Washing Campaign

Dr Julius Dadebo, Ga East Municipal Director of Health Services, has called on Ghanaians to take hand washing with soap seriously to avoid...

Over 110 Countries Sign Onto Global Campaign for Productive Lands

Up to two billion hectares of land are degraded globally. On average, 12 million hectares are lost every year and 169 countries are affected by...
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Ghana Houses A.M.E ZION Church Western-West Africa Headquarters

The about 500 branches of the A.M.E Zion church in Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire and Liberia which form the Western-West Africa Episcopal District,(WWAED), now...

Shop attendant granted bail for defilement

Michael Aleke, who was among two persons who took turns to defile a 14-year old girl on a school veranda at Achimota has been...

Teacher in trouble for indecent assault

A 27-year old teacher, who is accused of inserting his finger into the vagina of a seven-year old girl after sucking her breast, has...