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Patrice Talon

Benin president appoints new government of 24 ministers

Benin President Patrice Talon Thursday carried out cabinet reshuffle disclosing a new government of 24 ministers, compared to 22 previously. According to the...
Xenophobic attacks on Ghanaian

Uganda calls for discussion to end xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Uganda has called for discussions among governments to curtail the on-going xenophobic attacks in South Africa that have left scores dead. The...
A visitor looks at the painting "Mandela" created by Chinese artist Li Bin at Johannesburg University in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 21, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

Namibian artist says dream comes true at Beijing exhibition

Davido Indongo, a Namibian visual artist, said attending a recent exhibition in Beijing has inspired him to work harder and tell the story of...
stock market

Farm lobby urges establishment of agricultural commodities bourse in Botswana

Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB) on Thursday recommended that the country establish an agricultural commodities bourse to help grow the local farming industry. ...
Mapping Africa

African countries urged to take advantage of 4th industrial revolution

The 28th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa went into its second day on Thursday, with calls on African countries to take advantage of...

Report shows illegal drug use to become public health emergency in Africa

Consumption of illegal drugs in Africa is projected to become a public health emergency, according to a new research outcome published on Thursday. ...
President Salva Kiir

South Sudan vows to form unity government despite unresolved outstanding issues

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir vowed on Thursday to form the much-awaited transitional unity government amid unresolved outstanding issues with the main opposition, the...
economic abuse

Zimbabwe government decries slow pace of economic reforms

The Zimbabwe government on Thursday lamented the slow pace of economic reforms and called for a collaborative approach to fast-track the reforms to improve...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Zimbabwe wildlife management agency thanks China for support in fighting poaching

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) on Thursday thanked China for its continued support to the organization in fighting wildlife poaching. ...
Global Forum on Human Settlements

Global forum on human settlements eyes BRI to promote Africa’s cooperation with other regions

The Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) on Thursday reiterated its commitment to harness potentials of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in...
A drone sprays pesticide in a field in Duchang County of Jiujiang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, July 2, 2015. (Xinhua/Fu Jianbin)

East Africa to harmonize pesticide regulation to boost food safety

The East African Community (EAC) bloc plans to harmonize member states' pesticide regulations in order to boost food safety, officials said on Thursday. ...
Global Forum on Human Settlements

Forum starts with call to embrace emerging tech for sustainable urbanization

The 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019) kicked off on Thursday in the Ethiopian capital with an urgent call to embrace technological...

Kenya to host regional kidney institute to improve healthcare services

President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday Kenya will host the East African Kidney Institute to help improve access to healthcare services for renal patients. ...

Kenyan bank customer deposits grow slower amid digital cash boom

Customer deposits in Kenyan banks in the first half of this year recorded a slower year-on-year growth as financial institutions continued to feel digital...
Somalia flag

Senior World Bank, UN officials set to visit Somalia

Senior officials from the United Nations and the World Bank will visit Somalia next week to increase awareness of the interlinkages between humanitarian, peacebuilding...
Pope Francis

Pope Francis calls on Mozambique to secure peace

Pope Francis on Thursday invited Mozambicans to cherish the blessing of peace after decade-long instability in the country, in order to take good care...

Ghana FA names five-member ethics committee

The Normalization Committee (NC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has named a five-member ethics committee for the association. The members are...
Ghana’s SWAT Team

Africa needs early warning signals on threats to security

An expert in peace and security has urged African leaders to put in place measures for early warning signals on threats to peace and...

GFA reschedules extra-ordinary congress from August 19 to September 5

The Normalization Committee (NC) of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Monday rescheduled its forthcoming extra-ordinary congress from August 19 to September 5. ...
Tema Port

Tema port expansion project to yield massive employment-Titus-Glover

Ghana government expects a great impact from the expansion work at the country’s eastern port of Tema, Deputy Minister for Transport, Daniel Nii Kwartei...
food aid

UN Agencies Pledge to Fighting Africa’s Food Insecurity Issues

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and three Rome-based UN agencies have reiterated their commitment to strengthening collaboration in fighting food insecurity...
Sierra Leone

Gambian delegation returns from solidarity visit in Sierra Leone

The Gambian delegation led by the Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure Demba Ali Jawo has returned from a visit to Sierra Leone to...
Digital economy

Broadcasting leaders to gather in Namibia for Africa and digitalization conference

Namibia will host the 5th Africa and Digitization Conference and the 25th Anniversary of the Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA), later this month, a...
Wpid Money Growth

SMEs key to Kenya’s economic growth

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are key to the future growth of Kenya's economy, a pan-African organization said on Tuesday. SMEs account for 80 percent...

Akosombo FC Held Right to Dream on a 2-1 Goal

Akosombo FC defeated Right to Dream 2-1 in a zone one match of the Eastern Regional Division League, played at the Akosombo Sports Stadium. Other...

Scholarship Secretariat Dispel Rumors About Free SHS Policy

The Free Senior High School (SHS) policy, which will take off next week, does not replace the Northern Scholarship enjoyed by SHS students in...

mRDTs found to have negative consequences

A study has found that Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) introduced to improve the use of antimalarials may have unintended negative consequences, such as...

TAP picks marketing campaign of the year award

TAP Portugal, the Lisbon-Based Airline has won the ‘Marketing Campaign of the Year Award’ at the just-ended Ghana National Aviation Awards held in Accra. The...

Airtel Business Wins Telecom Business of the Year Award

Airtel Business, a sub brand of Airtel Ghana, has been adjudged the Telecom Business of the Year at the Ghana ICT & Telecom Awards...
Incubator Installation

Kokrokoo Foundation Supports CCTH with a US$10,000 Incubator

Kokrokoo Charities Foundation has installed its 10th incubator at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) to help save the lives of premature babies. Preterm death...