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United Nations

34 kids bite the dust of malnourishment in South Sudan early September, UN says

"It adds that water and sanitation organizations are stepping up activities to address malnutrition and child mortality," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a...
Kidnap

Father, sibling of Mexican director executed after payoff paid

The father, Juan Manuel Gomez Fernandez, and brother, Juan Manuel Gomez Monteverde, "were killed more than two weeks after being kidnapped, news network Radio...
Burkina Faso

France calls for fair races in Burkina Faso as quickly as time permits

During a phone discussion with his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, chairman of the ECOWAS, French president Francois Hollande condemned in the strongest terms the...
Microsoft

Microsoft gets to be biggest exporting organization in Ireland

The report, published by the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), in association with financial group Investec, showed that Microsoft, with over 1,200 employees in Ireland,...
Egyptian flag

Sept. 21 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

CAIRO -- The Egyptian security forces killed 19 militants on Monday during massive raids in the Western Desert and the restive Sinai peninsula, the...
Eskom

South Africa’s power utility assures of stable electricity supply

Exports of electricty to South Africa is expected to gradually ramp up from today, the parastal said. ?Eskom expects to get the full 1,500MW...

92 Somali prohibited immigrants to be sentenced in Zambia

The Somalians were convicted by a lower court on August 31 this year after they consented to being smuggled into the country. The Somalians...
President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda’s ruling party nominates Museveni to run in 2016 polls

The National Resistance Movement party on Sunday nominated Museveni as the only candidate that will carry the party's flag in the elections slated for...
South Africa Flag

South African ruling party expects multi-polar world

ANC said this in its policy discussion documents released ahead of its National General Council (NGC) meeting in October. ANC also criticized the United...
GDP

Cameroon’s GDP growth rate to hit 6 percent in 2015

The document said Cameroon's GDP growth rate has remained stagnated over the last five years at an average level of 4.7 percent per year,...
Africa map

Some conflicts in Africa being after effect of colonial period – scholar

Professor Macharia Munene, who is an expert in international relations, told journalists in Nairobi that the origins of some of the conflicts in Africa...

AU calls for collective actions to ensure peace in Africa

The chairperson made the call to African governments, civil society organizations, private sector actors and citizens on the occasion of the International Peace Day...
A local resident carries barrels of water on his motorbike in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo county are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

AU calls for partnership in improving water supply in Africa

This came on Monday during an event dubbed "Partnership meeting for implementing the African Water Vision 2025" at the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia's capital...
Kidnap

Former presidential candidate abducted in Nigeria

Spokesperson for the southwest Ondo State police Wole Ogodo told reporters in Akure, the state capital that the National Chairman of Social Democratic Party,...
Paul Kagame

Rwanda marks global Peace Day with unity, reconciliation

The day which falls on Sept. 21 of every year aimed to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict...
corruption

Madagascar’s president vows to end corruption by 2025

"By 2025, Madagascar will be a state of law where economic, social and environment will be freed from corruption," the president said during the...
Mali shooting

3 killed in Mali as gunmen attack police post near border

The victims included one police officer, a local police guide and a civilian, the source told Xinhua. The deceased civilian was...
elections

Sept. 21 world news summary at 1600 GMT

YANGON -- Myanmar's opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD) began it radio and TV electoral campaigning on Monday night for the upcoming...

Sept. 21 Leading German Newspapers Summary

Sueddeutsche Zeitung: -- The left-wing SYRIZA party led by Alexis Tsipras has clearly won the parliamentary election in Greece. ...

Sept. 21 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1045 GMT

GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- A rocket fired by Taliban militants killed two children and injured seven others including four children in Ghazni province on Monday,...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

2 youngsters perish, wounds 7 in Afghanistan rocket attack

"A rocket fired by Taliban rebels hit Alam Qala village in Deyak district on Monday morning left two innocent children dead and injured seven...

Renewable energy fit for restoring Egyptian economy

For the biggest Arab country with a population of 86.9 million, its oil and gas reserves are a two-edged sword and developing renewable energy...

Sept. 21 world news summary at 0030 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned "recent rocket attacks by extremist Palestinian militants on Israel from Gaza." ...
Street Naming

Ashanti Region’s Street Naming Nears End

Mr Samuel Sarpong, Ashanti Regional Minister has revealed that 90 per cent of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA?s) in the region have...
Entrepreneurship Development Programme

Give low rates to encourage young entrepreneurs

Ms Sheena Lindahl, Partner at empact, an entrepreneurial development agency in the United States, has advocated low interest rates in Ghana to encourage young...
street naming

Street naming project completed in Sekyere South

Mr Edward Kusi Ayarkwa, Sekyere South District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Ashanti Region, has lauded President John Dramani Mahama for his vision for...
Wpid University Of Ghana

GTUC to mount technology-oriented programmes

Dr Robert Awuah Baffour, Vice President of Ghana Technology University (GTUC), has reaffirmed the University?s commitment to deliver on its mandate of mounting technology-oriented...

$35,000 Computer lab for Awutu Mankessim

A 35,000 -dollar Computer laboratory with a library attached for cluster of schools at Awutu Mankessim has been inaugurated at Mankessim, near Awutu Bawjaise,...
poles with street names on it in Sekondi township

Sekondi Street Naming Exercise Going Steadily

Captain Anthony Cudjoe (Rtd), Sekondi Municipal Chief Executive, says 46,000 properties and 12,000 intersections have been identified for the street naming and property numbering...
picture of one of the signages mounted in the Ho township

Street naming exercise ends in Volta Region

Barely two weeks from now, the September deadline given by President John Dramani Mahama to all Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDA?s) to name...