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World Bank lowers 2019 global growth forecast amid rising trade tensions

The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to 2.6 percent, citing growing trade tensions, among other factors, according to...
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Da Nang, Vietnam, Nov. 10, 2017. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

Putin looks forward to Xi’s Russia visit in June

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that he looks forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Russia in June and the joint...
Kma Directive

KMA Pleads with landlords to Paint houses and plant trees

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has advised landlords especially those along major streets in the Metropolis to paint their houses. In addition, they should also...
United Bank for Africa (UBA)

UBA earnings hit N494bn, records significant asset growth

Growth driven by market share gains across Africa, bank says The United Bank for Africa Plc, the Pan-African financial institution, on the weekend announced...
Donald Trump

Trump Puts in US$8.6 Billion Request for His Border Wall Budget

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to request 8.6 billion U.S. dollars for border wall construction in his upcoming budget proposal, multiple U.S. media...
Ashesi Innovation

Tech Era and Partners to Design Assistive Technology for PWDs in Ghana

Tech Era, a tech non-profit based organisation in Ghana has partnered with Dextra, a Canadian social enterprise and engineering company to create affordable assistive...
Chris Brown

Chris brown drags rape victim to court for defamation

The 'Yeah 3x' singer and two other men, including his bodyguard, were arrested in Paris on Monday (21.01.19) after a 24-year-old woman made an...
Sport NSA Kotoko

NSA Happy Over Kotoko’s Progress in Confederations Cup

The National Sports Authority (NSA), has congratulated Kumasi Asante Kotoko, for beating Coton Sports of Cameroon, to reach the group stages in their African...

More trouble for stranded Ghanaian Students in Italy

Almost 200 Ghanaians students in Italy who have lost their scholarship over massive visa fraud discovered by the Italian Embassy in Ghana. are said to...
SOLAR

Ghana Must Go Solar

Ghana must have a national policy on the use of Solar Energy. A policy that should set the country on the part of utilizing...
cybersecurity

Cybercrime threat to Ghana and other developing countries complex – Bawumia

Ghana’s vice president, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Monday underscored the growing threat cybercrime poses to Ghana and other developing countries. He said here in the...
Dr Clement Abas Apaak

MP requests cost of presidential dairies

Dr Clement Apaak, Member of Parliament for Builsa South has called on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government to tell Ghanaians the...
furniture

NIPDA Donates Furniture to Schools

The Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NIPDA) on Thursday presented 500 school furniture to the local Education Directorate to be distributed to schools in the District. The...

GEPA institute measures to enhance cashew production

The Chief Executive of Ghana Export Promotion Authority, Ms. Gifty Kekeli Klenam, has started a monitoring and inspection tour of cashew nursery production sites...
Kidnap

May 13 world news summary at 1530 GMT

LONDON -- Two British nationals who were held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been released, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson...
Agriculture in Africa

AIM-Africa to change the lives of 10,000 Ghanaian youths

Agricultural Investment Management - Africa (AIM-Africa), an Agriculture-centred private organisation dedicated to the training of farm inspectors and service providers has initiated moves to...
science

Female science education must be our priority — University Don

Professor Ibok Oduro, Provost of the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has called for strong public-private partnership to...

Establish Stabilisation Mechanisms To Protect The Economy – ACEP

Mr. Benjamin Boakye, the Executive Director of ACEP has called for the passage of mineral revenue management law which would guide the disbursement...
A mother cooks for her children near the sprawling Achimota dump site in the outskirts of Accra, capital of Ghana, May 30, 2012. Environmental problems is one of the big challenges that Ghana faces. The western African country recorded 14.4 percent GDP growth last year, but it has to balance the development and environment protection. (Xinhua/Mary T. Richter) (lyq)

Christians Tasked to be guardians of the environment

Apostle David Kwesi Kankam, the Head of Agona Swedru Area Church of Pentecost, has admonished Christians to desist from polluting the environment, especially through...

Kenya to review strategy to boost exports to U.S.

Kenya plans to review its trade strategy to boost exports to the United States, officials said on Thursday. Chris Kiptoo, Principal Secretary in the Ministry...

Buipe, Yapei bridges closed for maintenance works

Government has announced a total closure of the Buipe and Yapei bridges in the Northern Region to allow for proper maintenance works to be...
Nigeria Maritime

Ghana Shippers’ Authority Host Shippers Day

The Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, and in collaboration with the Union of African Shippers’ Councils, would...

Gov’t Assures Ghanaians Of Equal Opportunities

Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, on Wednesday, presented the 2018 Budget and Economic Policy Statement of the Government to Parliament with the...

African experts urge robust policies to ensure communities benefit from natural capital

African governments should adopt progressive legislative and policy frameworks to ensure local communities accrue benefits from natural resources, experts said here on Wednesday. The experts,...
white asparagus

Namibia to soon start exporting white asparagus

Namibia will soon start exporting white asparagus to over 52 countries through a project that the country is undertaking with a Spanish-owned company. The country's...
Photo taken on Nov. 26, 2015 shows a truck loaded with sacks of agricultural produce along the muddy Sironko-Mbale road at Bugusege trading centre, eastern Uganda. As a country where over 80% of the population relies on agriculture, the Uganda government is prioritizing growth of infrastructure to economically viable areas to ease access to the markets. (Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Ghana considers an agric Marshall Plan – Bawumia

Government of Ghana is considering developing a Marshall Plan for the country’s agriculture sector, Vice President, Mahamudu Bawumia disclosed here on Tuesday. In his keynote...

Firm launches solar-powered water pump in Kenya

Africa's technology firm, SunCulture, on Monday launched a solar-powered water pump in Kenya designed to offer smallholder farmers low cost solution to unreliable rainfall...
Southeast Asia

Democracy in Southeast Asia: The Road Ahead

Dear friends, We are just back from the vibrant Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, where for two days we discussed the state of democracy in...
shs

PCG Commends Government Over Free SHS Policy

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has commended the government’s effort of rolling out the Free Senior High School (SHS) campaign promise. This was contained...
International Criminal Court (ICC)

SERAP demands probe into missing N11 trillion electricity fund

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Mrs. Fatou Bensouda Prosecutor International Criminal Court (ICC) to use her “good offices and leadership position...