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Africa tax administrators to meet to curb tax leakages

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African tax administrators are scheduled to meet here Nov. 18-22 to among others share experiences in curbing tax leakages through Double Taxation Agreements (DTA)...
Urban migration

Nigeria calls for more efforts to curb migration challenges

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The Nigerian government on Tuesday called for closer examination of the desperate and dangerous journeys across the desert and Mediterranean Sea. Speaking...
teenage pregnancy

Black Pruners will work hard to curb teenage pregnancy

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Pastor Patrick Kwasi Mensah Brew, President of Black Pruners a youth advocacy group has announced the group's intention to work hard to curb the...
accidents

Nigeria embarks on special operation to curb road accidents

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Road officials in Nigeria have embarked on a special patrol operation that involves enlightening drivers in an effort to curb road accidents in the...
AFP/File / Yuri Cortez The WHO's latest air pollution database reveals an overall deterioration of air in the planet's cities, and highlights the growing risk of serious health conditions

Zambia not doing enough to curb air pollution – lobby group

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There was a growing lack of responsibility by both private citizens and industries to take it upon themselves to reduce or curb air pollution...
Cylinder Re-circulation Model

Kenya launches regulations to help curb counterfeit gas cylinders

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Kenya energy regulator on Tuesday announced new stringent measures to curb the growing number of substandard liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders sold to Kenyans...
Aisha Buhari

Nigerian first lady calls for greater efforts to curb drug abuse

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Nigeria's first lady Aisha Buhari on Monday urged all parties to strengthen their efforts to crack down on drug abuse, which she claimed would...
murder

South Africa party calls for efforts to curb farm murder cases

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday called for an urgent meeting with National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole to curb rising farm murder cases...
Cardiovascular Disease

Kenya urges medics to improve health systems to curb infectious diseases

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Kenya's military on Thursday called on medics to endeavor to develop modern health systems to curb infectious diseases. George Ng'ang'a, director of...
Mining

Zambian government issues mining license to youths to curb illegal mining

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The Zambian government on Sunday issued a small-scale mining license to youths in Chingola town on the Copperbelt Province to curb rising illegal mining...
Open Defecation

Landlords urged to build household latrines to discourage open defecation

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Mr John Asamani, the Techiman North Environmental Health Officer, has called on landlords in the district to provide house-hold latrines in their houses to...
toilet

Asutifi North Assembly Fights Open Defecation by Building Community Toilets

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The Asutifi North District Assembly, Brong-Ahafo Region, is constructing aqua-privy toilets for residents of Kensere and Kwadwo Adaekrom, cocoa growing communities in the District,...
tax

Kenya to seek collaboration to curb cross-border tax avoidance schemes

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Kenya plans to seek international collaborations in order to curb cross-border tax avoidance schemes, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Henry Rotich, cabinet secretary...
WACCE Counter-Extremism

Ghana Government Charged to do more to curb violent extremism

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Mr Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar, the Executive Director of the West Africa Centre for Counter-Extremism (WACCE), has urged government to do more in the prevention,...
AMISOM

Security Officers in Somalia Trained in Sexual Violence Management

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday it has launched an intensive training program on conflict-related sexual violence for security officers in...
Urban migration

Nigeria moves to curb illegal migration

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Nigeria on Tuesday launched a gun boat in southern state of Cross River to enhance maritime patrol and check cases of illegal migration and...
Gender violence

African women judicial actors vow to curb gender-based violence

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African women justice actors have inked a commitment to stepping up efforts to combat gender-based violence (GBV) in the continent. Representatives...
Gender violence

Namibia rolls out First Ladies First movement to curb gender-based violence

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Namibia rolled out the First Ladies First movement on Saturday evening, aiming to raise awareness and curb prevalent cases of gender-based violence on the...
Lotto

NLA Collaborates With VAG To Curb Banker-To-Banker In Ghana

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The National Lottery Authority (NLA), has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG), to harmonize the activities of the...
HIV test

Minister calls for united effort to curb HIV infections in Ghana

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Ghana’s Minister for Aviation Cecilia Abena Dapaah on Friday called for a united effort by all stakeholders in curbing new HIV infections in the...
Urban migration

More support is needed to curb illegal migration

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Chief Superintendent James Hayford Boadi, the Head of Migration Information Centre (MIC) in Sunyani has appealed to Ghanaians to contribute in various ways for...
fishing

Namibia struggling to curb illegal fishing practices

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Namibia is struggling to curb illegal, unsustainable fishing practices on perennial rivers in the north of the country amid fears of depletion of...
climate change

Commonwealth secretary-general commends Namibia for efforts to curb climate change

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Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland has commended the Namibian government for its leading role in addressing climate change. The International Relations Ministry said in a statement...
Maize farmer

Global research centre launches portal to help curb maize disease

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International maize research center said Thursday it has launched an information portal in the Eastern and Southern African region to help create awareness about...

Kenya to promote sugarcane cultivation to curb sugar imports

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Kenya plans to promote sugar cane cultivation in order to eliminate sugar imports in the next five years. Agricultural and Food Authority...
A local resident is seen with his cattle in Baringo, northwest Kenya, March 12, 2015. Residents of Baringo County are experiencing extreme cases of hunger as a result of the long periods of drought in Kenya. According to Kenya's Devolution Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, a total of 1.6 million people in arid and semi-arid parts of Kenya are in danger of dying as a result of hunger. (Xinhua/Simbi Kusimba)

Somalia launches humanitarian coordination centre to curb droughts

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The Somalia government on Wednesday launched a National Humanitarian Coordination Centre to help manage disasters and curb recurrent drought in the Horn of Africa...

FAO supports Tanzania’s endeavors to curb livestock diseases

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has dished out equipment and consumables to Tanzania in order to prevent and control...
graduate unemployment

Vietnam plans to send more skilled workers abroad to curb unemployment

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Vietnam's labor ministry is outlining a new plan to send more skilled workers abroad in the next few years as the number of unemployed...
AFP/File / Lionel Bonaventure Facebook, in its twice-annual "transparency report," says the number of items "restricted" for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827

Facebook introduces journalism project to strengthen media ties, curb fake news

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Facebook on Wednesday announced its namesake journalism project to establish stronger ties between the company and the news industry, marking its latest efforts to...
Chinese engineer Zhang Qingchun (L2) and Kenyan workers work at the Mombasa West Station. [People's Daily]

Kenya to carry out reforms to curb graft in public expenditure

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Cabinet Secretary in the National Treasury Henry Rotich told journalists in Nairobi that public procurement accounts for 70 percent of all corruptions cases in...