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Reduced efforts at tax collection worrying for Ghana – expert

An international resource revenue governance expert has described as worrying the reduced effort by Ghana at revenue mobilization since the beginning of commercial oil...
Projecting The Future

“Banana King” uses technology to grow his business

Lu Yizhen grins shyly when fellow villagers call him the "Banana King," although he has had the name for many years in his hometown...

GSE Has Established Investors Spirit

The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) hits second week of August trading with huge demonstration of investors’ vivacity due to renewed confidence in the Ghanaian...

CHRAJ Charges Public Officers to show resolve against corruption

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has tasked Management of Public Sector Institutions to demonstrate commitment and support to the goals...
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Kenya’s former PM Raila Odinga vying for presidency

Some 19.6 million Kenyans will vote on Tuesday to elect the country's fifth president. Raila Amollo Odinga, the son of Kenya's first Vice President...

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta seeking second five-year term in office

Some 19.6 million Kenyans will vote on Tuesday to elect the country's fifth president. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta, the son of Kenya's first president...

Zambia reduces fuel pump prices

Zambia's energy regulator on Monday announced a reduction in fuel pump prices. The price of petrol has been reduced to 11.67 Zambian Kwacha (about 1.28...

Ethiopia readies 110 freight train wagons to ease fuel shortages

Ethiopia has readied 110 freight train wagons dedicated to transporting liquid goods from Djibouti port to Ethiopian Hinterland, part of the nation's plans to...
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Ugandans in Kenya return home ahead of presidential polls

Some Ugandans working and living in neighboring Kenya have returned home fearing that election violence may erupt after Tuesday's presidential polls. Kenya will go to...

Ghana mulls law to limit fiscal deficit to five percent of GDP

GGovernment of Ghana seeks to pass a law that will limit annual fiscal deficit to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio to five percent, Senior...

Ghana institutes programs to boost cocoa production

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday said his government had instituted measures to revive the country's cocoa sector which has seen a...

Ghana to probe election observation official’s refused entry into Kenya

Ghana's governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) said on Monday it would investigate the circumstances surrounding Kenya's decision to refuse entry for Peter Mac Manu,...
World Boxing Union

Namibian boxer’s docket now with Brazilian judge

Jonas, who stayed behind in Brazil when the team returned to Namibia, is currently in the custody of the Namibian Embassy in that country. ...
President John Mahama

Agona Nsaba: Posters of Mahama/NPP Parliamentary Candidate Out

According to the DCE, the situation has created tension and acrimony among the National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters in the area. Speaking to...
Police maintain the order in front of the building of a media group in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 28, 2015. Turkish police on Wednesday used tear gas and water cannon to storm the headquarters of the media group known for its opposition to the government. (Xinhua/Cihan)

Austria’s FM Not In Favor Fresh Negotiation Between EU, Turkey

"I have a seat and vote in the (EU) foreign ministers' council, there it is about whether new negotiating chapters with Turkey is to...
An appeal has been filed against the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Paralympic Games, a senior Russian sports official says on August 7, 2016. (Xinhua)

Russia Petitions Against Its Suspension From Rio Paralympics

"We have just lodged an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). It will be considered in accordance with the established procedure,"...
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Groupe Ideal contributes towards GA Traditional Council Homowo Festival

The donation of the cheque worth10, 000 Ghana cedis, some bags of Corn, gallons of Palm oil, and assorted drinks were in support of...

Yemen: Peace talks unlikely to produce results

The UN-sponsored peace talks between the Yemeni factions which took place in Kuwait for more than two months have come to an end without...

Suicide Squad Takes Over American Box Office

Opening at 4,225 locations, the Warner Bros. and DC Comics' anti-superhero film starring Margot Robbie and Will Smith scored the biggest August opening ever,...

Aug. 7 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

TEHRAN -- Iran's Judiciary on Sunday confirmed the execution of Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri on espionage charges, state IRIB TV reported. ...
referendum vote

Aug. 7 world news summary at 1530 GMT

BANGKOK -- Updated tallying results have shown that the majority of voters across Thailand approved a new draft constitution and an additional question in...

Former Burundian lawmaker dies

"I consider Augustin Nzojibwami as my educator and also an older brother in terms of politics. He was my teacher of mathematics for two...

Kenya road accident has claim 5 lives whilst injuring some 50

At least five people were killed and 59 others injured in a grisly road accident in eastern Kenya early Sunday. Mbooni divisional police commander James...

Aug. 7 major news items in leading German newspapers

Der Tagesspiegel: -- The machete attack on two police officers in the Belgian Charleroi probably has a terrorist background, in the opinion...

Aug. 7 major Kenyan media outlets

-- Kenya Olympics Team Athletics manager was recalled from Rio Games after an investigation alleged he demanded a bribe to give warnings about doping...
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Aug. 7 major South African media outlets

-- Unions are concerned that a shift in political power at metropolitan municipalities after the elections could mean a purge of African National Congress(ANC)-aligned...

19 killed in Ghana road accident

The accident occurred when a mini bus traveling to the mine city of Obuasi from Bogoso, some 290 km of Accra, collided with a...
Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Aug. 7 world news summary at 0030 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The Rio 2016 organizing committee has confirmed a suspicious package was detonated at the Olympic cycle road race venue on...

Aug. 7 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

ANKARA -- At least two people were killed and 10 others injured on Friday in clashes between outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) members and...

South Africa to streamline regulatory procedures for investment

South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday announced that his government has commenced a feasibility study for an initiative aimed at streamlining regulatory procedures...