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South African opposition warns against presidential mass pardon of prisoners

South Africa's opposition warned on Tuesday that President Cyril Ramaphosa's pardoning of over 14,000 prisoners was "a slap in the face to victims of...

Kenya banks keep off government securities to lend SMEs

Subscription to Kenya's government securities in Kenya has hit a six-month low as banks keep off the debt market to resume lending to small...

Voting has been smooth and peaceful in the Upper East

Voting in the District Level Elections (DLEs) has been smooth and peaceful in the Upper East Region. Voters were seen standing in queues, waiting patiently...

Auditor-General’s report should come to Parliament before public-Majority Leader

Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has called on the Auditor General to make its reports to the House to exercise...

58 PLWDs contest District Level Elections in Ashanti

A total of fifty-eight (58) persons living with disability (PLWDs) contested in this year’s District Level Elections (DLEs) in the Ashanti Region, the Electoral...

FDA receives funding from SDF for curriculum development

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has received funding from the Skills Development Fund (SDF) of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)...

Government admits huge indebtedness to NEDCO

Dr. Hafz Bin-Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, has admitted that the government is highly indebted to the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCO) and...

Poor voter turnout characterises DLEs in Sunyani East

Mr. Thomas Asirifi, a-102-year-old man, defied the “cold weather” condition in the early hours of Tuesday to participate in the District Level Elections...

Voting in the District level Elections gets off to a smooth start in Kumasi

Voting in the District Level Elections got off to a smooth start in polling centres across the Kumasi Metropolis. At many of the centres,...

Eighth National Development Forum lecture set for Thursday

Mr Steve Anoff Amoaning-Yankson, the immediate past President, Ghana Institution of Engineers will deliver the keynote address at the Eighth National Development Forum,...

District Level Elections start slowly in the Central Region

The district level elections is smoothly underway in various polling stations across the Central Region with the usual slow start. Few eligible voters have been...

Government expands VOTEC to strengthen education and industry

The expansion of Vocational/Technical (VOTEC) skills training opportunities at both Secondary and tertiary levels has been one of the government’s strategies to strengthen the...

Government commits to achieve universal health coverage

Government has reiterated its resolve to continue employing health professionals from both private and public health institutions to improve staff strength and ensure equitable...
Ayawaso North Election

Ghana: elections underway for local government representatives

Polls opened Tuesday as Ghanaians seek to re-elect or replace local government representatives throughout the country. As many as 57,040 are contesting...
coffee beans

Zambia mulls marketing dormant coffee plantation to Chinese investors

The Zambian government was considering marketing of the dormant coffee plantation to foreign investors that includes Chinese to help revive the coffee growing in...

Zambian cabinet allows export of marijuana for medicinal purposes

The Zambia government has in principle given approval for the cultivation, processing and exporting of cannabis for economic and medicinal purposes, a spokesperson has...

China-sponsored doctors dormitory completed in Mozambique

A 32-apartment dormitory building for doctors, constructed by a Chinese company with fund from China, was delivered on Monday in Maputo. ...
South African police

South Africa police probing two killings linked to suspected xenophobia

South African police are investigating murder charges after two men were burnt to death in Durban last week.  Kwazulu-Natal Police spokesperson...

SADC members meet on better disaster response

Delegates from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries on Monday gathered in Windhoek to work out a mechanism to improve disaster response...

Zambia opposition parties form alliance to fight governing party

An alliance of 10 opposition parties in Zambia have decided to join hands and work as one team to fight the country's governing party,...

Tanzania launches national campaign against cattle ticks

Tanzania on Monday launched a nationwide campaign against ticks that have threatened cattle in the country for many years. Minister for...

Ethiopia wants more Chinese investment in its industrial parks

Ethiopia wants more Chinese investment in its industrial parks, a senior Foreign Ministry official said here on Monday. Dewano Kedir, permanent...

Zimbabwe senior doctors join striking juniors

Senior doctors at Zimbabwean government health institutions on Monday joined their striking junior counterparts, citing an untenable workload which they say is affecting effective...
Agege Bread

Retail shops await consignment arrival amid bread shortages in Zimbabwe

Bread shortages have hit Zimbabwe's retail shops because of wheat shortages, millers say. A consignment of 30,000 tonnes of the commodity...

Sub-Saharan Africa needs 20 million jobs annually to meet growing demand – Christine Lagarde

Sub-Saharan Africa will need at least 20 million jobs annually to meet the demands of a fast growing population, Christine Lagarde, managing director of...
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian president urges envoys to preserve country’s reputation

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday opened the annual conference for heads of Ghana's missions, urging them to continue working hard to enhance the...

Rwandan artifacts return from Germany

Ancient Rwandan artifacts including pictures which had been taken to Germany have been returned to their home country, officials announced here on Sunday. The artifacts...
KENYA Police

Bandit attacks threaten public transport in northwest Kenya

When Emmanuel Ekeno sold part of his herd to engage in public transport business, popularly known as matatu, he was hoping for a bright...
AFP/File / Tiziana Fabi Australian police charge a woman with fraud after she allegedly spent US$3.4 million that her bank mistakenly gave her, with much of the money reportedly lavished on handbags

Tanzania to revive sisal processing plants

Tanzania is set to revive 10 sisal processing plants in five estates located in north-eastern Tanzania's region of Tanga, according to Tanzania's National Social...

South African official says structural reforms needed to grow economy

The African National Congress (ANC) Treasurer General Zweli Mkhize has called for structural changes to realize the much needed growth for South Africa. He made...