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U.S. nonprofit donates 1.8 million face masks to help China combat coronavirus outbreak

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U.S. non-profit Medshare announced on Monday a donation of 1.8 million respirators and 80,000 isolation gowns is to be sent to China to aid...
Pentagon

Over 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iranian attack – Pentagon

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Over 100 U.S. troops had been diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injury due to last month's Iranian missile attack on U.S. military bases in...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

UN Security Council to discuss U.S. Middle East peace plan on Tuesday

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The United Nations (UN) Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Tuesday on the U.S.-proposed Middle East peace plan, a UN spokesperson...
IMF

Low-income economies should be wary of debt problems – IMF

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Low-income economies should be vigilant about debt problems, work with investors to improve transparency on debt and strike a balance between promoting investment and...
maglev train

AU to implement first cross-border high-speed train projects

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The African Union (AU) is preparing to implement two cross-border high-speed train projects, the first infrastructure projects of its kind, the AU's Commissioner for...
Mining

Re-organising artisanal small-scale mining is an imperative

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Mr Blay Thompson,Safety Practitioner, National Executive Council Member, Ghana Mine Workers Union says the changing dynamics of the labour market, notwithstanding growth in the...
Christ Apostolic Church International

Christ Apostolic Church organizes Evangelism Workshop

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Christians have been advised to collaborate with leaders of the church to win more souls into the kingdom of God Apostle Amponsah Gyekye, the Territorial...

Government appointee to prioritise economic empowerment of women

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Ms Love Peace Kpedekpo, a Government Appointee of the Adaklu District Assembly, said she would work hard to push for the economic empowerment of...

New ambulances save 23 lives in Central Region

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Barely a month of distributing the much anticipated 307 ambulances by the Government, more than 23 lives have been saved by the National...
HIV

1,072 test HIV positive in Tema

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One thousand and seventy two persons, made up of 636 females and 436 males in 2019, tested positive to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)...

Barclays Bank Ghana officially changes name to ‘Absa’ Bank

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Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, on Monday, officially changed its name to ‘Absa Bank Ghana Limited’, a name of the global brand ‘Absa Group Limited’...
Participants attend the 36th ordinary session of the executive council of the African Union Commission which in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Feb. 6, 2020. The 36th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, which comprises ministers of the 55-member pan-African bloc, opened on Thursday in the framework of the 33rd AU summit at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Launch of multi-million USD initiative to benefit African women

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African leaders are putting women at the front of efforts to drive the continent's economic growth through the launch of a women-empowerment initiative, dubbed...
Vaccine Malaria

Kenyan president pledges to step up fight against malaria in Africa

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday vowed to step up efforts against malaria in Africa as he took over the chairmanship of the African...
National Gas Transportation Network Code

Nigeria launches new gas transportation code to increase revenue

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The Nigerian government on Monday launched a new gas infrastructure network code to increase revenue generation and enhance local gas production. The...
Kenya Wildlife Service

IFAW steps up efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in Kenya

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The Kenya Wildlife Service(KWS) in partnership with International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) have kicked off training in Kenya to help Kenyan law enforcement...
Nigeria's border closure

West African leaders set to probe Nigeria’s border closure

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West African leaders have agreed to launch a probe into Nigeria's land border closure with neighbors, a spokesman for the Nigerian president confirmed on...
inflation

Tanzania records slight decrease in January 2020 headline inflation rate

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Tanzania's headline inflation rate for January 2020 decreased to 3.7 percent from 3.8 percent recorded in December 2019, the country's state-run statistics watchdog said...
Central Africa Peace Process

AU expresses optimism on Central Africa Peace Process

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The African Union on Monday expressed optimism the ongoing peace process in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) will lead to sustainable peace. ...
Fintech

Kenyan Fintech launches escrow service to promote online trade with China

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The Kenyan financial technology (Fintech) firms Jointpesa and Finserve Africa on Monday launched an escrow service that seeks to protect online traders from fraudsters. ...
reproductive System

African campaigners urge investments in reproductive health for youth

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Sub-Saharan African countries should prioritize investments in programs that promote reproductive health of the youth amid their vulnerability to HIV and Aids, unintended pregnancies...
African refugees and asylum-seekers who have been living in Libya's detention centers read booklets from the government of Rwanda and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Kigali, Rwanda on Oct. 10, 2019. Rwanda late Thursday received 123 African refugees and asylum-seekers who have been living in Libya's detention centers. (Photo by Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua)

48,000 African migrants stranded in war-torn Libya return home – AU

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African Union (AU) Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil has said the AU has facilitated the return home of 48,000 African migrants stranded...
poverty children

UN chief urges African leaders to tackle uneven progress on eradicating poverty, exclusion

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that progress remains slow and uneven in Africa's efforts to eradicate poverty and end exclusion. ...
unknown gunman

AU official says objective of “Silencing the Guns” in Africa achievable

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Looking at the achievements made in promoting peace and security in Africa, the objective of silencing the guns and ending wars across the continent...
sanctions

AU calls for lifting of U.S. sanctions on Sudan

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The African Union (AU) on Monday called on the U.S. to lift decades old sanctions on Sudan. "We remain very concerned about...
Oil

Trump administration proposes selling US$15 million barrels of oil from strategic petroleum reserve

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The Trump administration has proposed selling 15 million barrels of crude oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), according to the White House...
Pentagon

Pentagon requests US$705 billion in budget for fiscal year 2021

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The U.S. Department of Defense requested a total of 705.4 billion U.S. dollars for its fiscal year 2021 budget, according to a proposal from...
Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi slams White House’s budget proposal

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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday harshly criticized the White House's budget proposal for next fiscal year, saying that it's "a...
crime scene

9 killed, 14 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

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Nine people were killed and 14 others injured across the city of Chicago between Friday evening and Sunday midnight, according to Monday's local media...
Car

Mexican auto parts industry could see investments of over US$5 billion in 2020

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The Mexican auto parts industry could see investments rise to over 5 billion U.S. dollars in 2020 thanks to the renovated free trade agreement...
Oscar

Neon dominates studios’ competition at 92nd Oscars

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After "Parasite" made history Sunday night at the 92nd Academy Awards, or Oscars, its distributor Neon became the biggest winner in a studio battle...