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Census Call

2021 Census: Government Statistician calls for cooperation on areas with boundary disputes

Professor Kobina Annim, Government Statistician, has called for cooperation on areas likely to spark boundary issues to ensure a successful Population and Housing Census. He...
A local tour guide holds a handfull of dead desert locusts after an invasion in Shaba National Reserve in Isiolo, northern Kenya, 16 January 2020 (issued 18 January 2020). Large swarms of desert locusts have been invading northern Kenya for weeks, after having infested some 70,000 hectares of land in Somalia which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has termed the 'worst situation in 25 years' in the Horn of Africa. FAO cautioned on 13 January 2020 that it poses an 'unprecedented threat' to food security and livelihoods in the region. The government is spraying pesticide in the affected areas to battle the insects. EPA/Daniel Irungu

Namibia experiences 2nd red locusts outbreak

Namibia is experiencing another African migratory red locust outbreak, official from Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform said Friday. The ministry's...
A local woman in Ghadaig Town, Amhara region, Ethiopia, takes a photo in front of a Chinese-funded water cellar. (Photo/Courtesy of XCMG)

Chinese-funded water cellars bring water and health to Ethiopian people in water-deficient areas

By Wan Yu A Chinese-funded water cellar has become a precious asset of the family of Abebayehu, a villager in Ghadaig Town, Amhara region, Ethiopia. In...
Followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr are seen in central Baghdad, Iraq on April 30, 2016. Thousands of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday stormed the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad and took control of the parliament building and surrounding areas, while dozens of lawmakers, officials and employees tried to escape the government district. [Xinhua]

Iraqi forces reopen anti-government protest areas in downtown Baghdad

Iraqi security forces on Wednesday reopened areas in downtown Baghdad and warned that anti-government protests go on only in al-Tahrir Square under the protection...
Syrian soldiers and military gears are seen in the city of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo province, Syria, on Nov. 2, 2019. The Syrian army brought in new reinforcement to Manbij to protect the city against the Turkey-backed rebels in nearby areas. (Str/Xinhua)

Syrian army captures 600 square km of areas in Idlib, Aleppo

The Syrian army said on Sunday that it has captured 600 square km of areas over the past few days in the countryside region...
United Nations Economic Commission For Africa Eca

ECA, Angola agree on areas to spur Angola’s sustainable development

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) said on Monday that a major cooperation agreement was made with the Angolan government on Angola's...
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaks at the opening of the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing, Nov. 6, 2018. [Photo courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation]

China Embarks on Toilet Revolution Project for the Rural Communities

In addition to education and healthcare, the Chinese government is also turning its attention to something equally important to rural areas: toilets. The world's second-largest...
Nkoranza Traditional Council

Chiefs urged to be agents of peace in their areas

Reverend Father Stephen Asante Bakor, Parish Priest of St. Anthony Catholic Church at Ejisu, has appealed to chiefs to strive to be agents of...

Curfew hours in 4 communities gets reviewed

The Ministry of the Interior has renewed the curfew hours in four areas in three regions of the country. They are; Kpatinga and its environs...

Newmont Ahafo Mine Rakes US$1.03B Proceeds

Newmont Ahafo Mine of Newmont Ghana Gold Limited (NGGL) raked in US$1.03 billion proceeds in 2016, and paid US$78 million to the government as...

Upper East: Afrikids to Cover More Grounds with Interventions

Afrikids -Ghana, a Non- Governmental Organization operating in the Upper East Region, has re- strategized its interventions to expand its outreach programmes to all...
African women farmers

Cargill Provides Funds To Support Women In Cocoa Growing Communities

Two hundred (200) cocoa growing communities across five districts in the Western Region are to benefit from a US$900,000.00 three-year project, designed to lift...
Accra floods

Australia declares flood-affected areas natural disaster zone

Australia has declared five regions in the north a natural disaster zone on Friday, offering disaster assistance to residents in affected areas. ...
Soldiers of pro-government militia are pictured in Aleppo, Syria, on Dec. 11, 2016. (Xinhua/Yang Zhen) (zw)

Syrian security forces retake former rebel held territories during Damascus attacks

The Syrian army recaptured all areas fallen during Sunday's wide-scale offensive by rebels in eastern Damascus, the military general command said Monday. The army retook...

IMANI Outlines Priority Areas President’s State of Nation Must Cover

Promising a host of social, political, and economic reforms to deliver jobs and revive industry while protecting the poor and vulnerable, the current government...

RAKOD Foundation Outlines Project Areas For 2017

RAKOD Widows Foundation, a Non-Governmental and Non-Profit making Organisation, has outlined its vision, programs and projects for the year 2017 with strong commitment to...

Stakeholders Sensitize On Forest Conservation

Mrs Simone Lovera, the Executive Director of Global Forest Coalition (GFC), has asked Ghana to adopt the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) to protect...
poultry packaging

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat, products from areas in Poland, France, Britain

Hong Kong authorities Wednesday said they have banned the import of poultry meat and products from some areas of Poland, France, Britain as well...

GIFEC Outdoored Project to Outspread Telecom Services to Rural Areas

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has rolled out 54 Rural Telephony Project (RTP) sites to help extend the coverage of wireless...
A general view taken with a drone shows a mosque where forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are stationed in Aleppo's government-controlled area of al-Masharqa, Syria October 20, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

400 civilians flee rebel-held areas in Aleppo

The civilians fled overnight toward areas under the government control in western Aleppo, as the Syrian army was advancing in rebel-held areas in eastern...
Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian, Guangdong Airport Sign New Agreement

The Airline also launched new routes and joint promotion of Ethiopia cargo for additional frequency in Guangzhou. A Statement issued...

Israel wants to share its rich experience with Ghana

He, therefore, gave the assurance that it would cooperate and partner with any political party, which emerges victorious in the December General Election. Ambassador Mehl...
Accra floods

Flood risk maps handed to Northern flood prone zones

The World Bank funded a study which was conducted by the Water Resources Commission (WRC) to develop the maps for the beneficiary Districts. Apart...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

41 cases of Zika Virus reported in Singapore

MOH has confirmed 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection in Singapore, and of these, 34 people have fully recovered while the other...
Presidential candidate Mauricio Macri celebrates in Buenos Aires city, Argentina, on Nov. 22, 2015. Argentina's ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli conceded defeat to Mauricio Macri of the opposition conservative Cambiemos (Let's Change) Party in Sunday's presidential election. (Xinhua/Martin Zabala) (da) (ah)

Mauricio Macri of Argentina seeks to reinforce ties with China

China and Argentina should march forwards together on the development path, Argentine President Mauricio Macri told the People’s Daily on Wednesday, stressing the importance...
Women’s Academy for Africa (WAFA)

Female Politicians and leaders attend capacity building workshop

The comparably fewer number of qualified women politicians and leaders who could be elected/appointed to play leading roles in various sectors of our economy...
Edith Nawakwi

Zambia’s female presidential contender fumes over results

Edith Nawakwi, leader of the opposition Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) wondered how she could be getting zero votes even in her home...

Agona-East: Education Deepened on Capitation Programme

According to Mr Josiah Doam Kittoe, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Manager for the Administrative Areas said the sensitisation exercise was designed to prepare...
child marriage

Ngyiresi Odikro says child marriages hinder progress

He said child marriage is a major concern for the society, saying it is time traditional rulers and other stakeholders to put in place...

Nigerian state instructs workers to return to work

The local government areas are free from Boko Haram and they are habitable, Usman Zannah, the state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs,...