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NASA’s Juno mission updates Jupiter’s water mystery

NASA's Juno mission has provided its first results on the amount of water in Jupiter's atmosphere, according to a release by NASA's Jet Propulsion...
Climate change

Scotland to devise plan to preserve 5,000-year old Neolithic village from climate change

A five-year plan is to be devised to preserve from climate change one of the richest surviving Neolithic landscapes in Western Europe, already protected...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Trump voices opposition to proposed export controls

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday voiced his opposition to proposed export-restricting measures, saying that such measures would cause U.S. companies to lose orders...
agricultural productivity

U.S. congressional watchdog launches probe into subsidy to farmers amid trade war

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), known as the congressional watchdog, is opening an investigation into the integrity of the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Nigerian police

Nigerian police investigates 6 bodies buried in shallow graves

An investigation into six bodies buried in shallow graves in Nigeria's Delta region was underway, local police said Tuesday. The bodies were...

Namibia to strengthen cyber security to prevent malware attacks on banking sector

Namibia is working on a national cyber security strategy to protect banks from malware attacks, officials said Tuesday. According to Kaspersky, a...
Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund make Emre Can transfer permanent

Borussia Dortmund has signed a four-year contract with Emre Can after activating the purchase option, the Bundesliga side confirmed on Tuesday. Can...
crime scene

U.S. condemns murder of Somali journalist

The United States on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of a Somali journalist by al-Shabab in Afgoye town, about 30 km southwest of Somalia's...
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Kenya to cut fiscal deficit to 3 percent by 2023 from current 6.3 percent

Kenya is targeting to cut its fiscal deficit from the current 6.3 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) to 3 percent by 2023,...
Members of the Sudanese Transitional Military Council attend a meeting in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Tuesday hailed the latest meeting of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition group leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

East African bloc welcomes South Sudan’s decision to reduce to ten states

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an East African bloc, on Tuesday welcomed the recent decision by the South Sudan's government to reduce states...
Ideal Import Loan

Botswana intensifies awareness on illegal import and export of cultural objects

Authorities in Botswana are making initiatives to fight illegal import and export of cultural objects. The Department of National Museum and Monuments...

Ratings agency cutting South Africa’s growth outlook not surprise

A South African expert on Tuesday said ratings agency Moody's decision to slash the country's growth forecast to below 1 percent for this year...
Jose Eduardo dos Santos

Angola’s ex-president confirms ordered transfer of US$500 million

Angolan former president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, confirmed on Tuesday that he ordered the ex-governor of the country's central bank (BNA) to transfer 500...

Somali and U.S. airstrike targets al-Shabab base in southern Somalia

Somali and the United States forces said on Tuesday they conducted an airstrike targeting al-Shabab in the militants' strongholds in southern Somalia on Monday. ...
Photo taken on April 13, 2015 shows election campaign billboards for Faure Gnassingbe, Togolese President in Lome, capital of Togo. Togo?s Presidential elections will be held on 25 April 2015. (Xinhua/Zhang Gaiping)

Incumbent Togolese president to face six candidates for a new term

Togo's outgoing president Faure Gnassingbe is in a bid for a new five-year term of office in a two-rounds presidential election slated on Feb....
Wpid Money Growth

Zambia still faces challenges in bolstering economic growth

Despite the Zambian economy showing some signs of recovery after the 2019 economic woes, the country still faces challenges in boosting and sustaining economic...

Dortmund overcome PSG 2-1 in UEFA Champions League

Erling Haaland's brace secured Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain at the first leg in UEFA Champions League's round of the last...

Early Saul’s goal gives Atletico the edge against Liverpool in Champions League

A fourth-minute goal from Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 lead in the first leg of their last 16 Champions...
Novak Djokovic (L) of Serbia and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose ahead of the men's single's final at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London, Britain, Nov. 22, 2015. Djokovic won 2-0. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Djokovic says Federer, Nadal inspire him to play best season ever

Stressing his grand slam and Olympic ambitions, Novak Djokovic, who recently made a comeback as world's No. 1, said he this season could be...

Minority rejects Platinum’s US$23.9 million tax waiver request

The Minority in Parliament Tuesday rejected the adoption of the Finance Committee’s Report to approve US$23,983,033, being tax waiver on materials,...

TESCON is a strategic tool for NPP’s victory- Nana B

Mr Henry Nana Boakye, National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has called on members of the Party’s Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON)...

We need legislative framework to guide State of the Nation Address-Dr Oduro Osae

Dr Eric Oduro Osae, a Local Governance Expert, has called for a legislative framework spelling out the various indicators for presenting the State of...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Juaben Municipal Assembly in deadlock over election of Presiding Member

The Juaben Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti Region, has failed to elect a Presiding Member (PM) after two voting attempts, supervised by the...

Ministry of Education PRO to contest Tafo-Pankrono NPP Primaries

Mr. Vincent Ekow Assafua, Head of Public Relations, Ministry of Education and an aspiring candidate for the Tafo-Pankrono New Patriotic...

I will revitalise CPP – Aspirant pledges

Mr Kweku Quansah, contesting the National Chairmanship position of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), has pledged to reinvigorate the Party by putting in place...

Adansi-Asokwa needs district hospital – Director

Mr. David Kunta, the Adansi-Asokwa District Director of Health Services has stressed the urgent need for the construction of a district hospital for...

Ghana must maintain double-track system to benefit African countries – NMC Executive-Secretary

The Executive-Secretary of the National Media Commission (NMC), Mr. George Sarpong, has appealed to Ghana’s educational policy-makers not to phase out the double-track system. ...

Public/private sector efforts needed to push women economically

Mrs Elsie Awadzi, Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, has called for joint efforts of the public and private sectors to...

Veterinary Unit excluded from animal products inspection at Tema Port

The Veterinary Regulatory Unit at the Tema Port has been excluded from...

Look for something gainful to do – Police tells “land guards”

The Accra Regional Police Command has issued a warning to so-called land guards to look for something gainful to do or else, they...