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Burkina Faso soldier stands guard at the village of Gorgadji in the Sahel region

Yearender: Sahel region faces unprecedented security deterioration

The year 2019 was marked by an unprecedented deterioration of the security situation in the Sahel countries, while the presence of foreign troops is...
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Namibia hopeful for economic recovery in 2020

Namibia's Minister of Finance Calle Schlettwein on Tuesday said there is hope for some economic recovery in 2020 in the southern African nation. ...

Kenya’s overall inflation rate increases to 5.82 pct in December

Kenya's overall inflation rate increased slightly to 5.82 percent in December from 5.56 percent in November due to a rise in the price of...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed by the National Assembly

South Africa working to better lives of citizens – Cyril Ramaphosa

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday said his government is working to lure investors, strengthen institutions, fight poverty and create jobs. ...

Uganda’s annual headline inflation increases to 3.6 percent in December

Uganda's annual headline inflation for the year ending December 2019 increased to 3.6 percent compared to the 3 percent recorded in the year ended...
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Malawi official commends China’s role in improving food security

The Malawi government is pleased with how China is committing itself in supporting the country to be a hunger free country, Minister of...

GHANASS 1985 alumni presents desks to alma mater

The 1985 year group of GHANAS Old Students Association (GOSA 85 & GOSA- UK) has presented the first batch of 100 mono desks...

First Atlantic Bank donates classroom block to School for the Deaf

First Atlantic Bank, as part of its commitment to positively impact communities, has handed over a fully furnished and equipped classroom block to the...

Local Contractors advised to do the right things in 2020 and beyond

Pastor Samuel Kissi Agyekum of the Church of Pentecost has entreated local contractors to execute projects with quality in mind to avoid duplication...

Chiefs and people of Atuahenekrom celebrate first Nteteasu Festival

Nana Professor Kwaku Atuahene-Gima, chief of Atuahenekrom near Atronie in the Sunyani Municipality, has called on the people in the area to strive...

Let’s co-exist peacefully and respect the rights of one another-Bawumia

Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has underscored the need for Ghanaians to co-exist peacefully.He said they ought to respect the rights of one...

JUSAG President awarded 2019 brand leader

Mr Alex Nartey, President of the Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) has been awarded with the “Brand Leadership Award” for 2019. The...

Thirty-six benefit from film making workshop

The Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) in collaboration with Weltfilme.Org, a German based non-governmental organization, has upgraded the skills of thirty-six young filmmakers...

Alexia’s Cross Foundation gives to the sick

The Alexia’s Cross Foundation (ACF), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has presented assorted food and sanitary items to the Maternity and Paediatric units of the...

Antimicrobial Resistance in Ghana; a public health threat in darkness

Ghana and the rest of the world stand the risk of losing one life every three seconds to an infectious disease by 2050, if...

Poor BECE performance in Northern region worrying – GES officer

Reverend Kofi Amofa Odaatu, the Northern Regional Examinations Officer of Ghana Education Service (GES), has expressed worry over continuous falling standards of Basic Education...

TDC rakes in GH¢44 million as gross earnings

The TDC Development Company has raked in more than 44 million cedis as actual total revenue (Gross Earnings) from January to September, 2019. Addressing...

Civil Society Organisations formulate a comprehensive position on Ghana Beyond Aid

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the auspices of the Ghana CSOs Platform on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ) have formulated...

Negative human practices affect Ghana’s Marine Environment – Expert

Increasing human activities along the Western coast, such as improper waste management, oil and gas exploration, over fishing, unsustainable practices coupled with climate change,...

Ghana Library Authority to increase book stock in 2020

The Management of the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) says it will expand the network of public libraries, renovates more libraries and increase its...
Photo: Zambian Watchdog President Edgar Lungu signed the Constitution of Zambia bill making a significant step on a matter that had long dominated the political life of the nation.

Leader’s eligibility to seek re-election, standoff over new tax regime caps Zambia’s 2018 calendar

A ruling by the Constitutional Court that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to seek re-election in 2021 and a standoff between the government and...
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Kenya shilling slips in New Year eve trading but ends 2018 higher

Kenyan shilling declined marginally against the U.S. dollar in the New Year eve trading on Monday, but the local unit ended 2018 higher against...

Kenya’s overall inflation rate rises to 5.71 percent in December

Kenya's overall year-on-year inflation rate increased to 5.71 percent in December from 5.58 percent in November due to a general increase in demand for...

From migrant worker to reform pioneer

Hu Xiaoyan had a quick trip to Beijing to receive her Reform Pioneer medal and then rushed back to work in south China's Guangdong...
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Ugandan president salutes lawmakers over presidential age limit vote

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday saluted his ruling party's lawmakers for voting on the disputed constitutional amendment bill for removing the presidential age...
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South Africa’s Zuma highlights inclusive growth in 2018

South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said in his new year message that the country will strive to achieve inclusive growth in 2018. Zuma...

Namibia’s foreign exchange reserves decline in November

Namibia's foreign exchange reserves declined to a five-month low of 28.5 billion Namibian dollars (2.3 billion U.S. dollars) at the end of November, statistics...

Rwandan national dies from gunshot wounds in Zambian capital

A Rwandese national has died of gunshot wounds inflicted by criminals who shot at him in his shop in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, police...
Photo shows police standing by during the riots in Bujumbura, Burundi, April 26, 2015. (Xinhua/Reuters)

Burundi: thunder strike kills 3

Three people were killed and 18 others were injured in a thunder strike on Saturday in central Burundi, police said on Sunday. The thunder strike...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

12 dead and sixteen injured in Afghanistan

Up to 12 people have been confirmed dead and 16 others injured after a suicide attacker detonated his explosive device among mourners in a...