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Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. House Democrats introduce legislation to keep federal gov’t open until Dec. 11

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Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a stopgap funding bill, known as the continuing resolution legislation, to keep the...
President Akufo-Addo signing the CFTA Agreement

Policy think tank, IMANI scores Ghana government 48.7 percent in electoral promise delivery

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A leading policy think tank IMANI Ghana has scored the current government of Ghana 48.78 percent in the delivery on its electoral pledges to...
African National Congress (ANC)

South Africa’s ruling party calls for proper management on SOEs

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South Africa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday called for proper management of the state owned enterprises to benefit the economy. ...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon House Speaker urges Cameroonians to cease from holding protests abroad

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Cameroon's House Speaker of National Assembly Cavaye Yeguie Djibril on Wednesday called on Cameroonians residing abroad to stop organizing protests to demand change back...
media

Zambian journalists unveil draft self-media regulation bill

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Zambian journalists on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited draft self-media regulatory bill which will allow the profession to have a self-regulatory mechanism. The...
digital economy

Africa mulls enhanced role of digital economy towards regional integration

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Experts and policy makers from across Africa have emphasized on enhanced role of the private sector in the digital economy towards regional integration of...
Accra Cas Seamstress

Kenya pledges enhanced vocational training for vulnerable youth

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Kenya on Wednesday pledged to allocate additional resources toward vocational training for youth grappling with poverty, exclusion and physical disabilities. Kevit Desai,...
Bees

Zambia honey farmers seek Chinese partnership

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Honey farmers in northwestern Zambia said Wednesday that they were ready to partner with Chinese bee farmers and to start exports to China. ...
Christmas

Chinese embassy, firms donate Christmas gifts to Kenyan slum children

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The Chinese embassy in Kenya and Chinese firms operating in the country on Wednesday donated Christmas gifts that included food, soccer balls and sportswear...
Luderitz cruise

Namibia records increase in passenger vessel visits via main port in 2019

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Namibia's cruise tourist arrivals via the Namibian Port Authority(Namport) has equated to 21,779 visitors, according to the port's authority. This indicates an...
Blackouts

South African government ensures energy supply despite worsening electricity crisis

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The South African government on Wednesday ensured energy supply as rolling power blackouts continued unabated in the country. The government commits to...
court

Angola’s supreme court reduced sentence of former transport minister

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Angola's supreme court on Wednesday said it has decided to reduce the sentence of the former Transport Minister Augusto da Silva Tomas from 14...
internet

Kenyan internet price hits new low as more online opportunities appear

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As the December holiday season sets in, Kenyan university student Beatrice Achieng is spending more time online checking on various promotions on different goods...
poor-sanitation

Nigeria launches project on water, sanitation

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The Nigerian government on Tuesday launched a project to ensure access to adequate water supply and sanitation in the country. The...
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...

Letshego helps Botswana fight non-communicable diseases

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Pan African financial service provider Letshego listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange has partnered with Primary Care International and government to improve the delivery...
drones for medical delivery

Ghana’s parliament approves deal for drone technology for medical delivery

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Ghana's Parliament on Tuesday approved a deal that will allow the use of Unarmed Aerial Vehicles, known ordinarily as drones, for medical delivery. ...
maternal death

UNFPA secures US$3.5 million to cut maternal mortality in Somalia

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said Monday it has secured 3.5 million U.S. dollar grant for reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia. UNFPA Representative...
infrastructure

Namibia holds African infrastructure development week

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Namibian Ministry of Information Communication (MICT) on Monday kicked off the PIDA (Programme for Infrastructural Development in Africa) week in Namibia's coastal city of...
stock market

S. Africa’s JSE closes lower, pulled by industrial, resources stocks

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Share prices on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed lower on Monday, pulled down by big industrial stocks and resources. The JSE's all share index...
accident

53 people injured as bus overturns in Zambia

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Fifty-three people have been injured, six seriously, after a bus they were traveling in overturned in Chongwe district, east of Lusaka, the country's capital,...
deforestation-

Private investor supports Ghana to restore 100,000 hectares of degraded forest

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Forest plantation management company, Form International, through its local subsidiary, Form Ghana is teaming up with government of Ghana to restore 100,000 hectares or...
President Akufo-Addo delivering a speech at the graduation ceremony

Ghanaian president urges African governments to prioritize SDGs with urgency

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Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday challenged African governments to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to move the continent beyond aid. Speaking...
Hunger Report

AfDB approves new project to fight hunger in Africa

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a new project aimed at transforming Africa's agriculture, a researcher said on Monday. Kenton Dashell, the International Institute...
Drugs

Rwanda launches digital portal for pharmaceutical services

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Rwanda on Monday launched an online pharmaceutical regulatory services portal aimed at increasing efficiency and transparency of pharmaceutical services. The online portal named Pharmaceutical Regulatory...
Ghana Police

Ghana:Unknown Gunmen Kill Four in Nanjon

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Unidentified gunmen opened fire in a market, killing four people and injuring 10 others late Sunday in the northern Ghana town of Nanjon, police...
Swine flu

Ghana on high alert after reported cases of swine flu

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned of an outbreak of swine flu, or H1N1, in the country, local media reported on Monday. The alert...

Burundi’s attorney general admits 7 extrajudicial killings after attacks on military camps

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"Seven combatants were captured at Mujejuru after an attack against Mujejuru military camp on Dec. 11, 2015 and were later discovered killed. Two military...
farm

Angolan province eyes Chinese investment in farming

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Welcoming Chinese Ambassador to Angola, Cui Aimin, who was on a visit to Malanje on Friday, Malanjie Governor Norbberto Dos Santos said the province...
Kenya

Kenya mulls merging of universities as quality wanes

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The country has witnessed sharp growth in higher education in both public and private sectors, with the number of institutions rising from 58 to...