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Pope Francis

Pope rejects German Bishop’s resignation amid church sex abuse crisis

Pope Francis on Thursday rejected the resignation of one of Germany's most influential bishops, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who had offered to step down to...

Dutch Government to help Ghana overcome economic challenges

Mr Ronald Strikker, the Dutch Ambassador to Ghana, has affirmed his country’s commitment to helping developing countries like Ghana overcome the economic challenges caused...
ECOWAS on Mali

President Akufo-Addo reiterates ECOWAS’s commitment to Mali’s Peace

ECOWAS Chairman, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana Sunday reiterated the continuous commitment of the regional bloc to the peaceful resolution on the...

Ghana supports calls for equitable access to COVID-19 tools

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, says Ghana supports recommendations for equitable access to COVID-19 tools. He said Ghana was also...
Former President John Dramani Mahama

AU appoints envoy to help resolve crisis on delayed elections in Somalia

The African Union Commission has appointed former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama as High Representative to Somalia to help resolve the political crisis...

Mother’s Day: GRASAG UEW Gender Commissioner Applauds Mothers

As we celebrate Mothers’ Day today I would like to seize this golden opportunity as a GRASAG UEW Gender Commissioner to express my profound...
The Breakfast Series

Businesses urged to adopt flexible operational strategy in crisis

Directors and managements of businesses must adopt a flexible operational strategy to remain competitive and thrive in unforeseen circumstances, Nana Dwemoh Benneh, the Chief...
water shortage

Global charity warns of severe water shortages in Somalia

Somalia is facing a severe water shortage due to reduced rainfall, leaving 70 percent of families across the country without access to safe drinking...
Zhu Jing

China’s New Development Plan Offers Blueprint for the Next 15 Years

The year 2020 is a watershed in human history. The sudden onslaught of COVID-19 has triggered a global crisis, shifting global growth into reverse...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

10 Most Valuable Companies Worth 12% of Global GDP in 2020

Data presented by Bankr indicates that the top ten most valuable companies based on market capitalization are cumulatively worth $10.06 trillion. The value is...
Dr Bawumia

A Letter to Dr. Bawumia on the Banking Sector Crisis

Economist bulldozes Bawumia with 555 Questions on the Banking Sector Crisis  Mr. Vice President, I write to remind you of your deliberate diabolism in handling...
African Union

AU calls for Africa Standby Force for timely intervention in crisis

Reiterating deep concern over the growing threat to peace, security and prosperity of Africa posed by terrorism and violent extremism, the African Union...
Boris Johnson

UK and Kenya to co-host education summit in 2021

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, are to co-host an education summit in the United Kingdom in...

Nobel Committee chair: Food insecurity drives conflict

The head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee says the coronavirus pandemic "strengthened" the logic for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the...
Wpid Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool’s Klopp busy on the phone as Schalke’s crisis increases

By Oliver Trust One could say that it requires the qualities of an invincible action movie hero to survive the...
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high-level officials attended the the G20 Extraordinary Virtual Leaders' Summit on March 26. Photo: Pang Xinglei/Xinhua

G20 ministers call for strong social protection systems amid crisis

Group of 20 (G20) labour and employment ministers called on Thursday for strong social protection systems to support all workers and their families during...
locust crisis

UN humanitarian chief regrets lack of solidarity with poor countries amid COVID-19 crisis

UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock on Wednesday regretted the lack of solidarity with low-income and fragile countries in the global response...
mobile money

COVID-19 crisis lifts Kenya’s mobile money usage to US$4.2 billion a month

Kenyans transacted a record 450.9 billion shillings (4.18 billion U.S. dollars) on mobile phone in July, with the usage boosted by increased uptake of...
Employees work in the Japanese-invested Suzhou JDI Electronics Inc. in Suzhou New District, east China’s Jiangsu province. Photo by Hua Xuegen, People’s Daily Online

COVID-19 crisis intensifies shift in German consumer electronics market: Bitkom

The COVID-19 crisis "intensifies and accelerates" shift in the consumer electronics market in Germany, according to a study published by German digital association Bitkom...

Digital finance becomes lifeline during COVID-19 crisis – UN report

A United Nations report launched Wednesday said that digital finance has become a lifeline during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief calls for resolution of Rohingya refugee crisis

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis on the third anniversary of the mass exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. ...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. stocks fall after Fed minutes

U.S. stocks finished lower on Wednesday after the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting showed concerns about economic outlook. The Dow...
Photo taken on March 19, 2020 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. The Trump administration's plan to send Americans relief money as part of a massive stimulus package in response to COVID-19 could be 1,000 U.S. dollars per person, and 500 dollars per child, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. dollar rises after Fed minutes

The U.S. dollar strengthened in late trading on Wednesday as market participants pored through the newly-released meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. ...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Applaud EC for creating new voter’s register – NOGAID Ghana

NOGAID Ghana, a forefront development organisation in the Northern Region, has urged the citizenry to applaud the Electoral Commission (EC) for successfully creating a...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe, March 17, 2020. In an update to the nation on Tuesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared COVID-19 a national disaster, saying that the country had escalated its national response to the virus after neighboring countries in the region had reported cases. (Xinhua/Shaun Jusa)

Zimbabwean government refutes opposition’s allegations of crisis in country

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday refuted opposition claims that there is a crisis in the country that warrants external intervention. "It is important that we...
International Trade Centre

ITC announces business support for women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a Business Support Organization (BSO) Directory for women-owned businesses in Bangladesh as part of its SheTrades Commonwealth...

Namibia confident of holding upcoming elections amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Namibia Electoral Commission (ECN) believes that the country can hold successful regional council and local authority elections in November if everyone complies with...
United Nations

UNOCHA faces funding shortfall to meet humanitarian needs in Ethiopia

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) on Monday said it is facing a funding shortfall to meet humanitarian needs...
Ghanaians do business

Starting a Business in a Crisis: Advice from Africa’s No.1 online accelerator and startup...

Do you have a business idea but are reluctant to launch it in the current crisis? Why not be like the 67,160 entrepreneurs in...
European Union

EU launches mission to train Central African Republic security forces

The European Union is launching a civilian training mission for security forces and Interior Ministry officials in the Central African Republic (CAR), set to...