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Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

EC Chair urges women to influence society

Mrs Jean Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, has expressed the need for women to put to use their entrepreneurial skills to benefit society. She...
Cardiovascular Disease

WHO, Djibouti launch early warning, response system to detect epidemic-prone diseases

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Djibouti government have launched an Early Warning Alert and Response Network in a bid to strengthen the...
gender gap

East African ministers call for integrating women in regional security initiatives

East African ministers of gender and women affairs, and peace and security sector officials on Monday called for integrating women and gender-sensitive issues in...
refugees n queue

Equatorial Guinea president urges African leaders on refugee crisis

Equatorial Guinea president Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has urged African leaders to work together and end the refugee situation, saying the African people need...
Burkina Faso

Gunmen kill at least 7 in Burkina Faso

At least seven civilians were shot dead on Saturday as about twenty armed individuals stormed into Kantari village in eastern Burkina Faso, Stated owned...

Tanzania urges mining firms to observe laws on environmental recovery after closure of businesses

Tanzanian authorities on Monday urged mining companies to observe laws on environmental recovery after they shut down their operations in the country. ...

Namibian subsistence farmers hopeful for a better harvest

Liina Ndahangashimwe has been farming with pearl millet and legumes for over 25 years in a far-flung village in Namibia's northern Oshana region. ...

AU trains Somali police officers on management skills

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said it has completed management and leadership skills training for 30 Somali Police Force (SPF) officers. ...
dr asiedu bekoe

Surge in new Polio cases in Ghana

There has been a surge in the number of polio cases across the country since July this year, and this has been an issue...
Wpid Nhis

NHIS stakeholders’ lauds government’s move to settle claims

Government’s decision to pay off all outstanding NHIS claims owed to service providers in the before the end of this month has been welcomed...
dr osae pentecost university

Tap into experiences of successful entrepreneurs

Tertiary institutions must leverage on the experiences of the numerous successful entrepreneurs to equip students with the necessary skills and experience to ensure...
Artificial Intelligence

Intel buys Israeli AI firm for US$2 billion

U.S. leading chip manufacturer Intel Corporation has acquired Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) company Habana Labs for about 2 billion U.S. dollars, both companies announced...

People think the District Level Elections have been cancelled, aspirant

An aspirant in the upcoming District Level Elections says most electorates in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality think the elections have been cancelled alongside the abortive...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Kinkanwe Aspirants spell out their policies

The residents of Osu Kinkanwe electoral area in the Korle Klottey constituency have met their aspirants for them to outline their developmental plans. Three...
Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa still far away from true reconciliation

South Africa still has much further to go before achieving true reconciliation, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday as the country marked Reconciliation Day. ...

Tanzania: new strategy to boost sugar production

Tanzania has embarked on a new strategy aimed at boosting sugar production from the current 300,000 tonnes to 500,000 tonnes by producing and distributing...
Court Judges

Ghanaian president sacks three high court judges

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday removed three high court judges from the bench for bribery and corruption, the presidency said in a release....
President Jacob Zuma

S. Africa’s ruling party president says ready to be led

President of South Africa's ruling party, Jacob Zuma, on Saturday said he is ready to be led as he bowed out as party leader. Zuma,...
Female Farmers

Kenyan farmers harness technology to contain “witchweed”

Samuel Owiti in 2005 dusted his hands off chalk dust and replaced his teaching garb with gumboots and hoes as he embarked on a...

Ghana holds fair to boost local businesses

The maiden edition of the Ghana Made Street Fair took off in Ghana's capital Accra on Saturday. The two-day fair aims at showcasing Ghanaian-owned businesses...

Kenya’s tourist arrivals grow thanks to US travel boom

The number of tourists arriving in Kenya between January and October reached 729,682, a 16.1-percent increase on the previous year, an official announced Friday. ...
Lagos, Nigeria?s economic hub. Photo: Hans Wilschut/Lagos Photo Festival

Territorial row rumbles on, joint economic activities to be pursued by Japan, Russia

Despite Japan's resolution to make headway on island dispute and take steps toward signing a peace treaty with Russia, a breakthrough in the feud...

Kenyan entrepreneurs decry multiple taxation

Kenyan industrialists have accused multiple taxation policies, especially those on imports and exports, of impeding efforts to grow the economy. CEO...

IOM records highest yearly migrant deaths worldwide

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that the organization had recorded the highest yearly migrant deaths worldwide since the statistics started,...

South Sudan not to shut down oil production

South Sudan said it would not shut down oil production despite growing pressure from lawmakers calling for a temporal halt due to declining oil...

Over 10 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso attack

More than 10 Burkinabe soldiers were killed in an attack on Friday morning against a Burkinabe military camp near the border with Mali by...
Prof. George Akilagpa-Sawyerr

Experts urge Ghana to become self-reliant in election financing

One of the experts who spoke at one of such preparatory workshops was Prof. George Akilagpa-Sawyerr , a governance expert, who urged the stakeholders...

Ghana institutes measures to sustain production in fisheries sector

The measures are aimed at reducing the effects of illegal fishing; offshore oil exploration and production; increase in national fish consumption; overexploitation of fish...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

UN boss wishes to see quick selection of his successor

At his end-of-year press conference, Ban said "member states have been actively discussing this issue, how to make selection process of my successor more...

Kenya to step up investment in geothermal energy

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) Chairman, Joshua Choge, said the company was targeting the installation of an additional 766 megawatts (MW) by the year...