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Ghana’s investment market

Harmonization of sub-regional capitals market to provide long term capital for businesses in West...

The Harmonization of the capitals markets in West Africa will create the source of long term capital for local businesses, The Managing Director of...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroonian soldier arrested over death of civilian

Cameroon's Defense Ministry said an army soldier was arrested on Wednesday over the killing of a civilian in the country's English-speaking region of Northwest. ...
NASA 2020

NASA prepares for new science flights above coastal Louisiana

Delta-X, a new NASA airborne investigation, is preparing to embark on its first field campaign in U.S. Mississippi River Delta in coastal Louisiana state,...
childhood cancer

Botswana first lady hosts reception on childhood cancer

Botswana First Lady Neo Masisi hosted a Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) reception dinner to raise awareness of childhood cancer here on Wednesday. ...
China economy

U.S. businesses, economists highlight China’s key role in supply chain amid coronavirus outbreak

by Xiong Maoling As the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China has sparked concerns for supply chain disruption, U.S. businesses and economists...
novel coronavirus

U.S. researchers map 3D structure of novel coronavirus’ key protein

U.S. researchers mapped the first 3D atomic-scale structure of a key 2019 novel coronavirus protein, making a breakthrough toward developing vaccines, therapeutic antibodies and...
Jose Mojica Marins

Brazilian filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins dies at 83

Brazilian filmmaker Jose Mojica Marins, known for his iconic horror character Coffin Joe, passed away at 83 on Wednesday, his family announced. ...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump and Macron discuss NATO, counter terrorism on phone

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday spoke over phone with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on topics surrounding NATO and counterterrorism, said the White...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. Fed sees interest rates appropriate, global economy stable

The minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed)'s January policy meeting released on Wednesday showed most central bank officials believed that interest rates are...

New study finds empathy detectable in resting brains

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found that a person's ability to feel empathy can be assessed by studying their...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Washington governor backs proposed bills to remove Boeing tax benefit amid tariffs dispute with...

Governor Jay Inslee of the U.S. state of Washington on Wednesday voiced support for proposed bills to suspend a tax break for Boeing Company...
Youth Employment Agency

Government working to reduce persistent youth unemployment – YEA

Ms Sarah Afful, the Central Regional Director of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has given the assurance that Government is working assiduously...
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivers a speech in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 8, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

IMF chief urges G20 economies to take further actions on trade, climate, inequality

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Wednesday urged the Group of 20 (G20) economies to take further actions to reduce uncertainties. ...

Mortgage applications drop in U.S. housing market

Mortgage applications decreased in the United States as mortgage rates move higher, according to a report from U.S. Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) on Wednesday. ...

Sudan inks agreement with South Sudan on border security

South Sudan People's Defense Forces (SSPDF) on Wednesday signed a security agreement with the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) which will allow both sides to...

Namibian fishing vessel sinks, captain missing

The captain of a Namibian fishing trawler that sank on Tuesday off the coast of Namibia is still missing, an official said on Wednesday. ...
international roaming

Liberia signs MoU with neighboring countries to lower telephone roaming charges

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) on Tuesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with neighboring West African countries to lower telephone...
Tema shipyard

Nigeria to begin online ship registration to boost maritime businesses

Nigeria will soon begin online ship registration in a bid to have a world-class ship registry and enhance the ease-of-doing-business in the maritime sector. ...
The casket of Marcelino dos Santos is carried into the Heroes' Crypt in Maputo, Mozambique, on Feb. 19, 2020. The remains of former Mozambican liberation fighter and founding member of the country's ruling party Frelimo, Marcelino dos Santos, were deposited in the Mozambican Heroes' Crypt after a state funeral held on Wednesday in Maputo. (Photo by Israel Zefanias/Xinhua)

Mozambique holds state funeral for former liberation fighter Marcelino dos Santos

The remains of former Mozambican liberation fighter and founding member of the country's ruling party Frelimo, Marcelino dos Santos, were deposited in the Mozambican...
A cancer cell (Image from Wikipedia.org)

Cancer registrars to meet in Namibia on cancer care in Africa

Namibia's Cancer Association (CAN) will host the Afri-CAN: Cancer in Africa Connect, on March 16-20, in Windhoek. The event is a connecting...

Rail blockades continue in Canada despite calls for dialogue

by Christopher Guly After nearly two weeks of rail blockades against a proposed Canadian natural gas pipeline on Wet'suwet'en First Nation land, a glimmer of...
Medeama sc

GPL Week 11: Medeama edge Inter Allies

Medeama SC secured an impressive 2-1 away victory against Inter Allies in a matchday 11 encounter played at the Accra...
Ghana Premier League

Sports GPL Week 11: Ashantigold go top, Karela and Hearts share points

The match-day 11 of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League (GPL) produced some interesting results across various league centres. Ashantigold SC...

Ghana to participate in footballnet programme – Mr. Diack

Mr. Alassane Diack, the OlympAfrica Executive Director, has said young Ghanaian football players will have the opportunity to take part in the next Footballnet...

Communications Director of GFA resigns

Mr. Tamimu Issah - Ag. Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has resigned from his position. Mr. Issah...

GNFS sensitizes fishers on proper handling of premix fuel

The Central Regional Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has stepped up intensive fire safety education campaigns for fishers on safe...
Timo Werner

Liverpool target Werner passes important exam

By Oliver Trust Timo Werner might just have used another goal opportunity when taking a penalty in the Tottenham arena to secure...

Kpone residents lament high cost of water

Residents of Kpone in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality of the Greater Accra Region are lamenting over poor access and the high cost of water in...
Nubia Museum

Nubia Museum, piece of art looking for place on Egypt’s tourism map

by Mahmoud Fouly The Nubia Museum in Upper Egypt's charming city of Aswan by the Nile River is considered by architects and archeologists a piece...

Expedite passage of Land Bill – NETRIGHT

The Network of Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT) on Wednesday called on Parliament to expedite the passage of the Land Bill, with the Gender...