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Ghana’s banking sector reforms yielding positive results

The coming into force of the new rules by Bank of Ghana on the operation of banks has helped salvage the fortunes of the...
Aerial image of the picturesque scene formed by expressway, provincial road, and village road in Yichang, China’s central Hubei province. (Photo: CFP)

China to Clear Toll Booths on All Expressway by close of 2019

China has laid out a specific timetable to meet the goal of removing all expressway toll booths at provincial borders by the end of...
Ghana To Have A Digital Roadmap To Expand The Local Digital Economy

Ghana seeks a formal digital economy for accelerated growth

As government of Ghana seeks to grow the the country's economy beyond aid, one of the key sectors it would like to see formalized...
Microsoft

Microsoft opens largest AI & IoT lab in Shanghai

Microsoft Corporation has established an Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things Insider Lab in Shanghai to aid digital transformation across industries. Located...
helicopter

Helicopter crashes into Hudson River in New York, pilot rescued

A helicopter fell short of the landing pad and crashed into the Hudson River in New York City on Wednesday afternoon, injuring one person...
migrants

Italy’s ever-stricter anti-migrant policies draw legal controversy

The latest moves in Italy's ongoing effort to prevent migrants fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East from setting foot on Italian soil...
oil

Oil prices rise amid concerns over global supply

Oil prices increased on Wednesday, as investors' concerns over global supply offset an increase in U.S. crude stockpiles. U.S. commercial crude oil...
Idlib

Turkey, Russia agree to set up joint working group for Syria’s Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have agreed to form a joint working group on Syria's Idlib issue as...
barrick gold

Gold futures edge higher on safe-haven buying

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange closed higher on Wednesday, as investors turned to buy safe assets like...
Antonio Guterres

Gulf incidents threaten to destabilize already volatile situation – Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is following with growing concern recent incidents and hardening rhetoric in the Gulf region, which "threaten to further destabilize an...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump denies reports of “infighting” on Iran policy

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed reports of "infighting" within the administration on U.S. Iran policy. Via tweets, Trump said, "The...
healing herbs on wooden table, herbal medicine

Euro-Africa forum on traditional medicine opens in Lisbon

The 2019 Traditional Medicine International Development Forum (Euro-Africa) opened here on Wednesday, focusing on the role of youth practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libyan government welcomes EU call for cease-fire in Tripoli

Libya's UN-backed government on Wednesday welcomed the call by the European Union (EU) for a ceasefire in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing violent...
Ford Recall

Ford recalls 270,000 vehicles for roll-away risk

U.S. automaker Ford on Wednesday issued two safety recalls over potential roll-away risk, with one involving some 270,000 Fusion sedans in North America. ...
Moussa Faki Mahamat

AU Commission chief congratulates S. Africa on successful election

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has welcomed the successful conduct of the National and Provincial Elections in South...
fishing

Ghana starts maiden seasonal fishing ban to replenish stock

Ghana on Wednesday started the maiden seasonal fishing ban to gradually restore stock levels. The closed fishing season is a period when...
Karrar, Iran's most advanced indigenous tank

Iran says fully prepared to counter military threats

The Islamic republic is at the highest level of preparedness to counter any military threat against the country, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir...
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini (1st R) talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd L) during a meeting of Iran nuclear negotiations with participation of foreign minister of Germany, France and Britain in Brussels, Beglium, March 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Ye Pingfan)

Iran stops implementing parts of nuclear deal

Iran has stopped implementing parts of its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), an...
land

Namibian government engages public for ancestral land redistribution

The Namibian government on Wednesday opened up to the public to submit written submissions on their expectations on how to deal with the issue...
inflation

Ghana April consumer inflation rises to 9.5 percent

Ghana's consumer inflation rate in April rose to 9.5 percent, compared with the 9.3 percent rate recorded in March. According to the...
Wpid Food Security Picture

Kenyan university to commercialize edible insects to boost food security

A Kenyan university said Tuesday it plans to commercialize edible insects in order to boost food security in the country. Monica Ayieko,...
Fuel Economy

Kenya increases retail pump price of fuel

Kenya's energy industry regulator on Tuesday increased the retail pump prices for super petrol, diesel, and kerosene by different price margins, effective starting May...
irrigation

Tanzanian PM suspends seven irrigation officials over negligence

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Tuesday suspended seven directors of irrigation from the Tanzania Commission for Irrigation for alleged negligence and embezzlement of...
Wpid Money Growth

Diversification a necessity for Zambia’s economic growth

Diversification is key to economic growth for Zambia, experts said. It is believed that the need to diversify an economy is particularly...
Accra Cas Seamstress

Kenya, Germany launch vocational training course in hospitality sector

Kenya and Germany on Tuesday partnered to launch a skills expert project for technical and vocational education training (TVET) students in the hospitality sector. ...

Nigerian police nab 9 more suspected kidnappers

Nine more suspected kidnappers have been nabbed by the police in Nigeria in the latest crackdown on criminals in the West African country. ...
art exhibition

Namibian photo exhibition held in China

An exhibition on on Namibia's Usakos town was held at East China Normal University, in Shanghai, an official said Monday. The exhibition,...
FDIs

South Sudan launches digital technology to boost investments, trade

South Sudan said on Tuesday it has launched a digital technology that will provide online information to probable investors in a bid to boost...
arrested

8 pirates arrested in thwarted attack against oil ship in Togo

Two Togolese and six Nigerians were arrested in a piracy attack against an oil ship that the Togolese navy thwarted off the coast of...
Swine Fever

Swine fever continues to spread in S. Africa

The number of provinces which suffer from African Swine Fever outbreak has risen to four, said South Africa's Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries...