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Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Ghana’s economic growth dips 4th straight time

Economic growth in Ghana dipped 1.8 percentage points to 5.6 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, compared with the 7.4 percent recorded...

Low capacity hampers Ghana’s local participation in mining

The low level of human and technical capacity in Ghanaian mining communities has hampered the full implementation of the country's local content and local...
Photo shows police standing by during the riots in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Reuters)

Burundian businesses in Malawi looted after death of 5-year-old girl

Burundians operating their businesses in central Malawi's town of Kasungu are leaving in fear after angry locals Tuesday looted and destroyed the foreigners' shops...
Spla Soldiers Near Juba April

US envoy urges South Sudan leaders to form unity government on schedule

The U.S. envoy to South Sudan on Wednesday urged the country's leaders to prioritize formation of a transitional government of national unity slated for...
HIV test

Global Fund allocates US$513 million to Malawi for TB, malaria, HIV interventions

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has allocated about 512.94 million U.S. dollars to Malawi for TB, malaria and HIV interventions...

Chinese doctors to conduct free cataract surgeries at 2 Zambian hospitals

A team of Chinese and Zambian doctors will conduct free cataract surgeries in two local hospitals starting this week, according to a statement seen...

South African government still working to rescue kidnapped citizen in Syria

The International Relations and Cooperation department (Dirco) on Wednesday said they are working hard on a South African citizen who recently escaped from detention...
multiple fatality accident

At least five killed in gold mine collapse in Burkina Faso

The collapse of an artisanal gold mine has left at least five people dead on Tuesday at the Ronghin locality in the central-north of...
Air Namibia

Air Namibia to trade normally following settlement with Challenge Air SA

Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia, Wednesday confirmed that all litigation matters which existed between Air Namibia and Challenge Air SA, have been amicably resolved...

Kenya mulls new policies to promote green buildings investment

Kenya has fast-tracked development of a new policy framework to promote investments in green buildings and enhance the country's resilience to climate change, officials...

Angola launches international tender for port management

Angola launched an international public tender for the management of Luanda port terminal with entries expected to be submitted until March 2020. ...

Zambia crocodile industry face bleak future due to export tax

Zambia's crocodile industry faces a bleak future following the government's decision to impose a 10 percent export duty this year, an industry body has...

Chinese firm brings smile on Zambian families

Joan Mulenga 67, is a mother of five children and 11 grandchildren. She starts her day early in the morning by preparing...
A Female Worker

China’s economic success provides valuable experience for Africa

Africa still has a lot to learn from China's economic success to transform communities around the continent and to boost peace and development, Zambian...
Street Children

Preventing child neglect, a shared responsibility

It is amazing that Ghana, the first country to sign the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1990, has not...

Institutions to safeguard rights of women and girls must be strengthened

The denial of income security, negative cultural practices, stereotyping, and gender-based violence among other things, remain the bane of society leading to the...

Supreme Court Judgement is laudable – Martin Kpebu

Mr Martin Kpebu, a Private Legal Practitioner on Wednesday described the Supreme Court decision requiring that some selected courts sit during weekends, public...

VRA holds thanksgiving service

The Volta River Authority (VRA)on Wednesday held its annual thanksgiving and festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Service ahead of Christmas. The event was graced...

Operation “Father Christmas” launched in Volta Region

Security forces in the Volta Region on Wednesday launched “Operation Father Christmas” as part of efforts to ensure security and public safety before, during...
School Appeal

Government should invest more in education

The Campaign Against Privatisation and Commercialisation of Education (CAPCOE) has called on government to increase its investment in education to help promote quality education...

More youth in the construction sector benefits from YIEDIE project

The Management of African Aurora Business Network (AABN), an Enterprise Development Organisation, has provided business development services to 1,220 youth and Micro, Small and...
online shopping

Kenya licenses 1st online forex trading money manager

Kenya's capital market regulator said Tuesday it has licensed the country's first company to operate online foreign exchange trading. The Capital...
Kenyan Coat of arms

Kenya developing strategy on donkey value chain

Kenya's veterinary officials said Tuesday they are developing a strategy on the donkey value chain. Michael Cheruiyot, deputy director of veterinary...
South Sudan refugees

UN seeks US$2.7 billion to help South Sudanese refugees

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed for a total of 2.7 billion U.S. dollars to provide life-saving humanitarian needs for South Sudanese...
Budalangi, Busia

Chinese-built bridge making life easier in western Kenyan county

Green reflectors put on guard-rails along the 100 m bridge in Budalangi, Busia County of western Kenya, create an amazing spectacle as one drives...

Zimbabwe considering selling off some old prisons

The Zimbabwean government is considering disposing of some of its old prisons to land developers and using the proceeds to build new prisons with...

Ghana trounce Togo in Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier

Ghana's Olympic football team the "Black Meteors" defeated Togo 5-1 on Tuesday in the first-leg their Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifier played at...
Person voting

Ghanaians in Diaspora Can Now Vote

The Human Rights Division of the High Court in Accra ruled here Monday that the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana should allow citizens living...
Guinea Worm

WHO Declared Kenya Free From Guinea Worm

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday certified Kenya as a guinea worm-free country. Ashok Kumar, deputy team leader of the International Certification Team, a...
Sebastian Pinera

Chile’s president-elect Sebastian Pinera

Right-wing candidate and former president, Sebastian Pinera, returned to Chile's presidency on Sunday, after winning the presidential run-off with over 54 percent of votes. The...