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The debilitating impact of climate change

Kenya to have higher temperatures, less rainfall amid climate change

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Annual maximum temperatures in many parts of Kenya are expected to average 32 degrees Celsius by 2050 as rains decrease in regions that currently...
Agro ecological farming

New farming concept offers Zimbabwean farmers higher yields

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By Tafara Mugwara Reeling from the adverse effects of climate change that have seen agricultural output plummeting over the...
NAKURU, April 6, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A public health official sprays disinfectant on a building to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in Nakuru town, Kenya, April 3, 2020. The ministry of health on Sunday confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of those infected so far to 142. (Xinhua/Sheikh Maina)

Kenya registers higher COVID-19 infections in rural counties after opening-up

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Until three months ago, COVID-19 infections were largely concentrated in Kenya's capital Nairobi, its neighborhoods and the coastal city of Mombasa. ...
LONDON, Aug. 14, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People take part in a demonstration outside the Department of Education in London, Britain, on Aug. 14, 2020. The British government announced Wednesday a last-minute "triple lock" for A-level and GCSE students, which could raise replacement grades for exams cancelled in the COVID-19 pandemic. The move will benefit pupils who have been unable to sit GCSE or A-level exams during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is crucial in deciding how best to continue their education, where to look for work or training, or which college or university course to apply to. (Photo by Tim Ireland/Xinhua)

UK students get higher GCSE results in disrupted academic year

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GCSE students in Britain have received higher grades Thursday as the number of those achieving the top mark and the passing grade both surged. ...
Photo taken on March 19, 2020 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. The Trump administration's plan to send Americans relief money as part of a massive stimulus package in response to COVID-19 could be 1,000 U.S. dollars per person, and 500 dollars per child, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. dollar rises after Fed minutes

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The U.S. dollar strengthened in late trading on Wednesday as market participants pored through the newly-released meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. ...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

WTI crude futures settle slightly higher

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U.S. oil prices rose slightly on Wednesday. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for September delivery settled 4 cents higher at 42.93 U.S....
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. death toll “almost certainly” higher than reported, says Fauci

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Tuesday many experts believe more people in the United States...
inflation

Higher food prices push up Ghana’s inflation to 7.8 percent in February

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The annual rate of inflation for Ghana increased 0.1 percentage point to 7.8 percent in February, compared with the 7.7 percent recorded in the...
stock market

Chinese shares end higher Tuesday

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Chinese stocks closed higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.74 percent to end at 2,992.9 points. The Shenzhen Component Index closed...
vr consult

Why the Demand for Emotional intelligence skills soars higher in Africa

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Demand for emotional intelligence (EQ) will soars higher in response to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in customer service delivery in...

SwitzBoiz drops his much awaited video “Higher” ft. FlowKing Stone

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The long awaited video is finally here. It's SwitzBoiz, the duo made up of Toffi and Tymless. A Ghana - Nigerian combination performing "Higher"...
teenage pregnancy

Bosome Freho Sees Increment in Teenage Pregnancy

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The Bosome Freho District Directorate of Health Services, has consistently recorded higher teenage pregnancy incidences in the communities, over the past five years. Mr Clement...
Ghana Gas

Higher gas price inimical to Ghana’s industrialization – Theo Acheampong

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Ghana's dream to industrialize and develop beyond aid is jeopardized by the high prices charged on natural gas produced from its oil and gas...
Maize

Higher cross-border imports keep Kenyan maize prices low

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The cost of maize in Kenya has hit a new low as cheaper cross-border imports from Uganda and Tanzania swell. The price of a 90-kg...
SA stocks

South African stocks end higher Friday

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed higher on Friday. The all share was 0.38 percent higher at 56,916.97 points and the top 40 rose 0.39...
SA stocks

S. Africa’s JSE closes higher following U.S-China trade reconciliation

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed firmer on Tuesday as signs of reconciliation between the United States and China over trade issues lifted sentiment...
africa tourism

Tourism’s carbon footprints increases four times over

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Global tourism contributes an estimated eight per cent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study on the issue, claimed to be...
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana steps up revenue mobilization for its developmental duties

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Ghana’s efforts to increase revenue generation with which to carry out its development mandate received a shot in the arm as Vice President Mahamud...
stock market

South African stocks end higher

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed marginally higher on Thursday as rand tests new resistance of 11.90 to the U.S. dollar after breaking below...
kenya shilling

Kenyan shilling closes week higher against dollar as inflows rise

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The Kenya shilling ended the week Friday higher against the U.S. dollar amid increase in inflows from various sectors, including agriculture. The local currency traded...
SA stocks

S. Africa’s JSE closes higher as local currency weakens

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) closed higher on Monday as the South Africa's rand weakened against the U.S. dollar. The all-share closed 0.54 percent higher...
fish processors

Namibian fisheries minister urges higher fish consumption

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Namibian minister of fisheries and marine resources Bernhard Esau urged the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) board of trustees to ensure that Namibians...
South African rand

S. African stocks higher on weaker rand

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The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was firmer on Wednesday, as the South Africa's rand weakened. The all share was up 0.26 percent to 55,214.07 points...
Education

140 Kenyan students to leave for China for higher education

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A ceremony was held at the Chinese Embassy in Kenya on Thursday to bid farewell to 140 Kenyan students who have received scholarships to...
Education PUC Graduation

Educational institutions urged to train productive graduates

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Higher educational institutions which train the labour force have a role to play in ensuring that their products are well-equipped with employable skills, Professor...
Students of Minilik high school test the new school net program in class after the launching ceremony in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Oct. 9, 2015. Ethiopia on Friday launched a school net system by china's leading telecom company Huawei in Ethiopia's capital. The system connects 64 high schools and one university collage to share resources and make educational exchange. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

AAU meeting highlights higher education in Africa

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More than 500 executives from academia and industry across Africa attended a conference to discuss the way forward for higher education on the continent...
Inflation growth in Ghana

Higher transport cost pushes Ghana’s April inflation to 13 percent

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Inflation rate for Ghana inched up 0.2 percentage points to 13.0 percent year-on-year during the month of April, relative to the 12.8 percent year-on-year...
OPEC

OPEC members show higher compliance to bring down oil stocks

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Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Mohamed Barkindo said Wednesday the member states of the cartel showed in March higher compliance...
Kpong Water Supply Expansion Project in Ghana

Ghana aims for higher water quality with new management framework

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Ghana has completed its Drinking Water Quality Management Framework for a successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target for quality drinking water. ...
Agriculture

Chicago agricultural commodities settle higher

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Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures closed higher on Thursday with corn and soybeans rallying on bargain hunting. The most active...