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Steering Board on Plastic Action Partnership commence work

The Steering Board of National Plastic Action Partnership, the highest decision-making body of the National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP) has firmed up a number...
U.S. President Donald Trump

Trump doubles down on immigration reform in election year SOTU address

U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his administration's immigration policies in his latest State of the Union address Tuesday night, nine months ahead...
Somali Police Force

Somalia calls for further talks before AMISOM exit

The Somali government on Tuesday called for discussions before African Union peacekeepers hand over security responsibilities to local forces. Abdisaid Muse Ali,...
fiber network

Kenya to roll out fiber network to rural areas

Kenya plans to roll out a fiber network in rural areas, a Kenyan official said on Tuesday. Timothy Were, deputy director of...
South Sudan

South African envoy renews mediation mission in South Sudan

Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan, has renewed his mission on facilitating a solution to the issue...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president mourns novel coronavirus victims in China

Zambia's President Edgar Lungu on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow for victims who have died of the novel coronavirus in China. Lungu commended...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

U.S. working to end Afghan war – Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said here on Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that his administration is working to end the...

Free Zones Boss challenges Chairman of Parliamentary Finance Committee

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Free Zones Board, Mr Michael Okyere Baafi and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee of Finance, Dr...

NCA only afforded US$4 million for the Cyber security equipment – Tevie

William Tetteh Tevie, former Director General, National Communication Authority (NCA) on Tuesday said although the National Security Council Secretariat (NSCS) requested for $8...

GREDA and Elrano launch housing fair

Elrano, a Real Estate Consulting Firm, in partnership with Ghana Real Estate Developers Association (GREDA), has launched a housing fair in Accra to...

Invest in Africa prepares SMEs

The Management of Invest in Africa (IIA) is empowering Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to enable them explore opportunities that come with the...

NPP parliamentary aspirant vows to unseat Krowor MP

Nii Eric Aryikwei Okine, an aspiring parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Krowor Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, has...

AAK fails again to elect presiding member

The Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) District Assembly has failed again to elect a Presiding Member (PM) to steer the affairs of the Assembly...

Grantees partner with GFD to operationalise Inclusive Education

Grantees of the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund, a public service project promoting Inclusive Education, has partnered the Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations (GFD) to...
World cancer day

African Cancer Organisation Celebrates 2020 World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day. On every February 4, the world comes together to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring...

Petrol, diesel car sales in Britain to be banned by 2035 – Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Tuesday that Britain is to bring forward an end to the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from...
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

Libya’s warring parties willing to turn truce into lasting ceasefire – Ghassan Salame

A senior UN official said here on Tuesday that the warring parties in Libya now are willing to turn the truce into a permanent...

Staff in 74 UK universities to strike for 14 days amid pay disputes

Lecturers and other staff in Britain's 74 universities plan to stage a fresh round of strike for 14 days in February and March over...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroonian government forces repel attack on barrack in troubled region

Security forces in Cameroon's restive English-speaking region of Southwest on Tuesday repulsed a separatist attack on its barrack ahead of general elections, according to...

Initiative to find Africa’s most influential personality kicks off in Windhoek

The first batch of nominees for the first-ever Pan-African awards in history for recognizing the most powerful, highly acclaimed and most influential personalities from...
The clip of video provided by Kenyan State House shows that Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a statement after a terrorist attack at a local university in Garissa, Kenya, on April 2, 2015. Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday security had been stepped up along the border with Somalia and appealed to Kenyans to be extra vigilant and take security measures seriously. (Xinhua)

Kenyan leader orders thorough probe into school tragedy

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered a thorough probe into the cause of the unfortunate stampede at a local school in Western Kenya where...
crime scene

Namibia records fewer cases of criminal activity in 2019

Namibia recorded fewer cases of criminal activity during the 2019/20 year, with cases dropping to 73,299 from 100,780 during 2018/19, the Namibian Police said...
UN Photo/Marie Frechon

South Sudan to vaccinate US$2.5 million children against measles

South Sudan's ministry of health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners on Tuesday launched a campaign to vaccinate at least 2.5 million children...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

South African national parks declare war on poachers

South Africa is escalating the fight against poaching using different means and collaborating with other countries in the midst of increased activity by illegal...

Fire razes two dormitories at Boa-Amponsem SHS

Fire on Monday afternoon razed two male dormitories; Owusu Bore and Aggrey halls, at Boa-Amponsem Senior High School at Dunkwa-on-Offin...

‘Vaccinate adolescents against cervical cancer’

Ms Rose Eduful, Principal Nursing Officer, Korle-Bu Reproductive Health Centre, has urged parents to vaccinate their adolescent girls against cervical cancer for...
Food Aid

Somalia, UN appeal for humanitarian aid to avert food insecurity

Somalia and the UN on Tuesday appealed for urgent humanitarian assistance to avert an acute food insecurity situation that threatens millions of people. ...

Spain rescues 67 migrants off southeast coast

Spain's maritime rescue services rescued 67 people of sub-Saharan origin before midnight on Monday from a dinghy, which had been attempting to cross from...
A new energy bus runs on a road in Beijing, March 3, 2018. (Photo from CFP)

Chinese-made buses find market in Zambia

Chinese made buses are competing favorably in the Zambian transport industry, a local transporter said on Tuesday. Most major public transport companies...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon customs seize tons of smuggled drugs in commercial hub

Cameroon Customs said Monday they have arrested suspects for drug smuggling and seized tons of contraband drugs in the country's commercial hub Douala. ...