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Ghana’s Battalion in South Sudan awarded

Soldiers of the Ghanaian Battalion serving with the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS GHANBATT 7) have been awarded with the prestigious United...
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UN migration agency says responding to measles outbreak in Ethiopia

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations migration agency, on Friday said that it is responding to measles outbreak in Ethiopia as...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Sept. 9, 2019. Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Monday for face-to-face talks with President Salva Kiir. President Kiir and Machar are expected to discuss and reevaluate progress and challenges facing the revitalized peace deal they signed in September 2018 in Ethiopia to end more than five years of conflict. (Xinhua Denis Elamu)

Global charity urges South Sudan to preserve peace

A global charity on Friday called on South Sudan to protect its people, preserve peace and provide humanitarian access to areas gripped by food...

South African government hails progress in land reform amid criticism by U.S.

The South African government on Friday hailed the "steady progress" in its land reform two days after the United States criticized the process as...

High expectations for South African finance minister’s budget speech

South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni will have to walk on a tight rope as he tries to introduce interventions to grow the economy,...

Al-Shabab militants abduct man in northeastern Kenya

A group of 20 al-Shabab militants stormed a house in Kenya's northeastern county of Garissa, which borders Somalia, early Friday and abducted a local...
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World Bank official upbeat about Zambia’s economic prospects

A World Bank official on Friday expressed confidence that Zambia's economy will go back to high growth rates. Anne Kabagambe, executive director...
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo speaks after winning the vote in Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 8, 2017. Former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo was elected new president of Somalia in a tightly contested polls held in Mogadishu on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Somali president signs election bill into law

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo had signed the Elections Bill into law, paving the way for the universal suffrage polls which are expected to take...

Wells Fargo agrees to pay US$3 billion to settle federal probe into account scandal

Major U.S. multinational bank Wells Fargo & Company said Friday it has reached a settlement with the federal government worth 3 billion U.S. dollars...
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Egypt’s famed bazaar yearns for Chinese tourists after suspension of flights

Having lost its typical scene of buzzing foreign tourists, Egypt's centuries-old Khan el-Khalili market in Old Cairo has been hit hard since the suspension...
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Cuba and Russia hail bilateral ties

First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba Raul Castro Ruz and visiting Commander-in-Chief of Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov...
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Doctors Without Borders condemns attacks on aid workers in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone regions

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders on Friday condemned frequent attacks on aid workers and health facilities in the troubled English-speaking regions of Cameroon. ...

Market speculators hold net short positon of bitcoin futures

Market speculators still held net short position of Bitcoin futures for the week ending Feb. 18, according to a report from U.S. Commodity Futures...
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NASA engineers try new plan to resume InSight Lander’s heat probe

NASA engineers have a new plan for pushing down on the heat probe of the InSight Lander, which has been stuck at the Martian...
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Ugandan president calls for patience as border with Rwanda remains closed

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday called for patience as his country's border with Rwanda remains closed for nearly a year. Rwanda...

Columbia University to develop drugs, antibodies against coronavirus

Four teams of researchers from Columbia University in New York City will jointly develop potential antiviral drugs and antibodies against the novel coronavirus, according...
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14 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy

Fourteen new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the northern Italian region of Lombardy, officials told a televised press conference Friday. ...
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Death toll from novel coronavirus rises to 4 in Iran

Four people died from infection of the novel coronavirus disease in Iran, an advisor to Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on...

Number of active U.S. drilling rigs increases this week

The number of active drilling rigs in the United States increased by one to 791 this week, down by 256 year on year, according...

3 killed in Ghana road accident

Three people were killed and two others injured Friday in a road accident at Nkwanta, a small town in east Ghana, officials said. ...

SARI Workers’ Union members smile home with 17.5 per cent dividends

Members of the SARI Workers Cooperative Credit Union, for the first time in more than 15 years, have been paid a 17.5 per cent...

Kwasi Amofa Agyemang submits nomination forms to contest NPP primaries

After a long fight for party nomination forms amidst disappointment and embarrassment on the side of most supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP)...

Census Implementation Committee inaugurated at Yendi

An eight-member 2020 District Census Implementation Committee has been inaugurated at Yendi to begin field operations for this year’s Population and Housing Census (PHC)...

Underground water sources under siege of substance pollution-CWSA

The activities of illegal miners is not only affecting surface water quality but underground water as well, Mr. Wolanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief...

Signal intersections systems installed to ease vehicular traffic

Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, Minister of Roads and Highways, on Friday commissioned two traffic intersections under the second phase of Accra Intelligent Traffic...

Rice farmer groups commend government for “Eat Ghana rice campaign”

"Nyame na aye" and "Adom wo wiem" rice farmer Associations in the Sefwi- Waiwso Municipality and Bodi Districts of the Western North Region have...

AWLA engages stakeholders on justice delivery in Takoradi

Participants at a day's stakeholder workshop on Justice Delivery in Ghana have stated that frequent adjournment of cases and long distances away from courts...
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School records two fire outbreaks in one month

Two fire outbreaks had been recorded in the Islamic Senior High School (SHS) in the Wa Municipality between January and February, 2020, causing havoc...

Maiden well engineering forum in the West African sub-region held in Accra

The first ever Well Engineering Forum in the West African sub-region to discuss oil production operations, asset integrity management and flow assurance, has been...

Evacuating Ghanaians from china would increase risk – Ambassador

Mr Shi Ting WANG, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, on Thursday called on Ghana not to evacuate its nationals from China as the act...