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African Court Schools Lawyers on Legal Modalities

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court) has started a comprehensive educational blue print to deepen the knowledge of about 40...
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Agribusiness Pushes Ghana’s Composite Index Up

Investor interest in the agribusiness and consumer sectors sent the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE)-Composite Index benchmark up marginally by 0.01 per cent to close...

Public Officials Urged to Uphold Their Political Neutrality

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has urged Members of Parliament to maintain political neutrality in the performance of their official...
Two manchurian tiger cubs take a rest at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs here, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Ghana vows to crack down on wildlife traffickers

Authorities in Ghana cautioned here on Friday they will deal ruthlessly with traffickers of wildlife who seek to use Ghana as a transit...

Kerosene incubators transform lives of poultry farmers in Kenya’s county

A poultry farmer in a remote village in Kenya's northern county of Turkana has defied odds to become a leading supplier of day old...
Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria facing all manners of insurgency – Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria is facing new challenges stemming from terror and all manners of insurgency, the country's Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said Friday. Terror groups and cyber...
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Local investors dominate trading at Nairobi bourse ahead of polls

Local investors dominated trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) on Friday, pushing up equity turnover marginally ahead of the Aug. 8 elections. The investors'...

Seed-eating birds, armyworms threaten Burkina Faso’s crops

Seed-eating birds and an upsurge of armyworms are posing a threat to crop yields in the western African country of Burkina Faso. The Council of...

Ghana faces no known terrorist attack

The Ghanaian government on Friday dispelled reports that the country is facing imminent terrorist attacks. In a statement signed by the Minister of Information Mustapha...

Court releases five pupils accused of falsifying picture of Burundi’s president

According to the state-run radio, those pupils were detained at Muramvya prison for about two months. Two pupils however remain in Muramvya...
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president seeks support on Ogoniland clean-up

Buhari made the call in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city on Thursday while inaugurating the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of the Hydrocarbon Pollution...

Tanzania seeks funds for repatriation of 500 Ethiopian illegal immigrants

Qasim Sufi, IOM Chief of Missions, said the organization was deeply concerned by the crisis, especially the steady flow of migrants on the Ethiopia-Kenya-Tanzania-South...

Namibia to drill boreholes for drought-affected wildlife

The move follows recent reports that about one hundred hippos are trapped and stranded in a muddy pond of a channel of the Linyanti...

Ghana suspends issuing of 5th Eurobond

It said the government would however issue the notes at the right time with the right market conditions. Minister of Finance Seth...
Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast government to reinforce media freedom

The information was revealed by government Spokesman Bruno Kone after a cabinet meeting held in Abidjan on Wednesday. "The new law will...
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Aug. 4 China-related world news summary at 0900 GMT

SYDNEY -- Australia's co-working space and start-up hub Fishburners is expanding internationally and has chosen Shanghai, China as its first stop. The...

Aug. 4 major Zambian media outlets

-- Zambia's electoral body said stakeholders have completed the verification exercise of ballot papers for next week's general elections and referendum. Electoral...

Aug. 4 major Kenyan media outlets

-- Electoral agency officials to quit their jobs after agreeing with a parliamentary committee on poll reforms to be paid 2 million U.S. dollars....

Aug. 4 major Ethiopian media outlets

-- Ethiopian Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas said over 65 tonnes of gold will be produced from Tigray, Oromia and Benishangul Gumuz...

Aug. 4 major South African media outlets

-- As counting in the local government polls progressed on Thursday, the African National Congress (ANC) was holding onto its slight majority, though its...

Aug. 4 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

BAGHDAD -- A total of 14 people were killed on Tuesday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants and air strikes in the Iraqi...
Jamil Ampomah Director, Sub-Saharan Africa at ACCA

Africa Economy: Accountants root for strict standards to attract investments

by Ronald Njoroge Accounting professionals from across the world on Tuesday urged the African continent to embrace stricter standards in order to attract greater...

Family of Burundian injured civil society activist urges victim transfer abroad

The family of Burundian civil society activist Pierre Claver Mbonimpa injured Monday in a gunmen's ambush in Kinama in the capital Bujumbura Tuesday urged...
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Zambian leader urges mining firms to use alternative sources of energy

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday urged mining firms to consider investing in alternative sources of energy in the wake of a power deficit...

Tanzania trains clearing agents on single customs territory

Tanzania has started preparing itself towards full implementation of the East African Community's single customs territory (SCT) by empowering country's clearing and forwarding agents...

Zambia to host fifth agricultural revolution forum

Zambia will host the fifth Agricultural Green Revolution Forum that will discuss and develop concrete investment plans for achieving green revolution in Africa, a...

Rwanda HIV prevalence stagnates at 3 percent

Rwanda's HIV prevalence stagnates at 3 percent owing to successful treatment and prevention programs while the incidence is at 0.27 percent, official data showed...
Wpid Plastic Waste

Ghanaians propose education and recycling for managing plastic waste

The use of plastics is common with Ghanaians, particularly among food vendors and restaurant operators who use them to serve food to their customers. Plastics...

Ghana?s EC says considering proposal for new voters register

Ghana?s Electoral Commission (EC) has said it will consider the call for the provision of a new voters? register after weighing all the options,...

Onshore petroleum exploration in Ghana to begin in four regions

State-owned petroleum explorer, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), says preparation works are underway to start onshore petroleum exploration in four regions of the country. The...