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Photo taken on May 29, 2020 shows the live broadcast of U.S. President Donald Trump speaking at a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C.. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his country is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. House Democrats introduce legislation to keep federal gov’t open until Dec. 11

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Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a stopgap funding bill, known as the continuing resolution legislation, to keep the...
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)

UK takes “major step” towards joining Trans-Pacific free trade group – government

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Britain has taken "a major step" in the process of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the British government said...
Mozambican President Nyusi in France

Mozambican government to support 70,000 families through newly created agency

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Some 70,000 families in northern Mozambique will benefit from the support of the recently created Northern Integrated Development Agency, Radio Mozambique (RM) reported on...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Libya’s UN-backed Government accuses eastern-based army of killing, arresting civilians in Sirte

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The UN-backed government of Libya on Wednesday accused the rival eastern-based army of killing and arresting civilians in the city of Sirte, some 450...
Elyes Fakhfakh, left, served as finance and tourism minister following the 2011 uprising [Tunisian Presidency/Anadolu]

Tunisian parliament to hold plenary session for vote of confidence in new government

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Tunisia's Assembly of People's Representatives, or parliament, decided to hold a plenary session for the vote of confidence in the government of Prime...
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Zimbabwean government urges public to restrict movements amid rising COVID-19 cases

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The Zimbabwean government on Monday called on the public to avoid unnecessary traveling, particularly in cities during peak hours to curb the spread of...
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AU says “unconstitutional change” of gov’t in Mali further complicates security situation

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The African Union (AU) Commission said the "unconstitutional change" of government in Mali further complicates the situation on the ground, particularly the implementation of...
Locals buy basic commodities at a street market in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 27, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday announced a 21-day national lockdown starting from Monday as part of the measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuliang)

Zimbabwe government summons Pope’s envoy to Zimbabwe as row with Catholic bishops rages

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The Zimbabwe government on Wednesday summoned the Pope's envoy to Zimbabwe as it escalated its feud with the Catholic Church to diplomatic level after...
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Tanzania private sector body commends government annual budget

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The Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) on Friday commended the government's budget for the 2020-2021, saying it has focused on development of the industrial...
Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah

Ghana to announce stimulus package for stakeholders in the sporting sector soon

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The government has announced plans to roll out a stimulus package for stakeholders in the sporting sector severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libya’s UN-backed government kills 10 eastern-based army soldiers in southern Tripoli

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The spokesman of the UN-backed Libyan government on Thursday said that the government's forces killed 10 soldiers of the rival eastern-based army in south...

Government Pushes Laws For Automotive Industry

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Government is pushing for the passage of a law to facilitate the birth of the Ghana Automotive Industry. The law which is an amendment to...
Shinzo Abe

Japan’s Abe orders government to draft policy to fight COVID-19

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday ordered his government to promptly draw up a basic policy to contain the spread of the novel...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

7 drug traffickers arrested in Afghanistan

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Police in Afghanistan have arrested seven narcotic drug traffickers and dealers, the country's Interior Ministry said on Sunday. "Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan...

Govt completes payments of all BDCs Legacy Debts

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The Government has completed the payment of all legacy debts owed the Bulk Oil Distribution Companies (BDCs) and Banks towards reducing the Non-Performing Loans...
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Desert locusts spread to 17 districts in Uganda

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Desert locusts have spread to 17 districts in Uganda, a top government official said Tuesday. Bright Rwamirama, minister of state for agriculture told reporters here...
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Ghana to inject GH¢700 million into School Feeding and LEAP

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Government will, this year, inject GH¢200 million into the implementation of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) and GH¢500 million in the School Feeding...
Minerals

Tanzanian parliament commends government over reforms in minerals sector

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Tanzania's parliamentary standing committee on energy and minerals on Monday commended the government's massive reforms that was undertaken in minerals sector. The...
Syria

South African government still working to rescue kidnapped citizen in Syria

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The International Relations and Cooperation department (Dirco) on Wednesday said they are working hard on a South African citizen who recently escaped from detention...

Ghana government to ensure more tax compliance, domestic revenue in 2020

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Deputy Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Kwaku Kwarteng, on Monday, underlined the Government’s determination to tighten tax compliance to generate more revenue to finance...
Ken Ofori Atta

Gov’t to use GHC85.9 billion as Total Expenditure for 2020

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Government has proposed to use GH¢85.9 billion as Total Expenditure for the 2020 fiscal year, which is 21.6 per cent of Gross Domestic Product...
Ken Ofori Atta

Government needs GH₵800 million initial capitalisation for the Ghana Amalgamated Trust

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Mr. Ken Ofori- Atta, the Finance Minister, on Wednesday, urged Parliament to approve an amount of GHS800 million initial capitalisation of Ghana Amalgamated...
Ken Ofori Atta

Government flagship programmes have recorded successes – Ken Ofori Atta

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Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance, has said the various flagship programmes introduced by the government are recording successes across sectors of...

Ghana Government spends GH₵840 million on NaBCo beneficiaries

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Government has spent GHC840 million on 97,373 beneficiaries recruited under the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCO), which is an initiative to reduce graduate unemployment in...
Ghost Names

Zambian VP says government to deal with culprits over 4,000 ghost workers

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Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Friday said the government will take firm action against all those who have played a role in placement of...
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South African government welcomes four life sentences against child killer

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The South African government on Thursday welcomed the sentencing of child killer Sibusiso Mpungose who received four life sentences for killing his four...
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Labor Commission orders gov’t to pay striking university teachers in Ghana

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The Labor Commission ordered the government of Ghana here on Monday to pay allowances owed striking teachers of technical universities in the country. ...
In July 2016, Qingfeng Town in Chongqing city began to implement the sustainable development Project financed by the World Bank. The project funds were more than 12 million yuans, including institution construction, material, infrastructure and farmer’s technical training. After its completion, it will help more than 1000 villagers. Photo from People.cn

Ghana lauds Chinese gov’t for commitment to socio-economic development

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Chinese embassy to Ghana held a reception on Friday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. ...
Patrice Talon

Benin president appoints new government of 24 ministers

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Benin President Patrice Talon Thursday carried out cabinet reshuffle disclosing a new government of 24 ministers, compared to 22 previously. According to the...
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NPP Government Auctions 86 ‘Vehicles’ For GH₵500

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-to foot-soldiers as reward for handwork Information reaching THE WITNESS indicates that the controversial Hyundai Gallopers vehicles parked at the Institute of Local...