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Obuo Tabri community appeals for social amenities

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The residents of Obuo Tabri community in the Eastern Region, have appealed to the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly and other stakeholders to assist...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President refers Airbus bribery scandal to the OSP

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) to investigate the complicity or otherwise of any past...
domestic bond

Ghana targets US$3.0 billion in African diaspora bonds

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The government of Ghana announced plans here on Friday to raise some three billion US dollars from people of African descent living across the...
forex

Kenya’s forex reserves fall as business resumes after holiday

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Kenya's foreign exchange reserves dropped by 90 million U.S. dollars this week as business resumed after the holiday season. The forex reserves...
Kenya's polls body

Separatists announce lock-down to disrupt general elections in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone regions

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Separatist leaders said on Friday they will be imposing a 6-day lockdown in Cameroon's two troubled English-speaking regions in February to disrupt the general...
University of Zambia

Zambia’s biggest public university seals partnership deal with Chinese university

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Zambia's biggest public university has signed a memorandum of understanding with a Chinese university aimed at advancing local research in alternative medicine or traditional...
Rain

Madagascar authorities ask residents to vacate dangerous area due to the heavy rain

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The National Office for the Management of Risks and Disasters (BNGRC) of Madagascar asked Friday the residents of around 350 houses in the upper...
banks

Zambian government urged to improve banking services for rural areas

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The Zambian government needs to improve access to financial services in rural areas, a local think-tank said on Friday. Figures show that...
Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

Sudan hopeful of reaching peace with rebels as negotiations resume in Juba

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Sudan has said it remains hopeful of reaching a peaceful settlement of the decades-long conflict with various rebel groups as talks resumed in Juba...
kwesi appiah

Ghana FA dismiss national team coaching squad

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has axed all of its national team coaches. The decision, which takes immediate effect, affects both male...

‘Year 2019 was good but challenging for many Ghanaians’

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The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana, has described 2019 as the year of God’s goodness for...
artificial intelligence

Public’s health privacy at risk from artificial intelligence

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A U.S. study published Thursday showed the privacy of people's health data is subject to greater risks as more advances are being achieved in...
NASA

NASA’s New Horizons Mission Found No Satellites in Ultima Thule Region

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Scientists from NASA's New Horizons mission said on Thursday that initial data collected by New Horizons spacecraft found no evidence of rings or satellites...
box office

U.S., China Box Office Made New Discoveries for 2018

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China and the United States, the two largest box offices in the world, displayed divergent viewing patterns illustrating interesting cross-cultural similarities and differences in...

Palm Springs International Film Festival Holds Film Awards Gala

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The 30th Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) hosted its star-studded film awards gala Thursday, with some 2,500 people showing up. Bradley Cooper received Director...
air

Mexico Suspends Texcoco Airport Construction

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The Mexican government officially suspended the construction work of capital Mexico City's new airport in Texcoco, said Transport Minister Javier Jimenez Espriu on Thursday. The...
helicopter

Canada to Conduct Inspection on Crashed Helicopter Engines

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Canada will inspect the engines of a helicopter that crashed in western Mexico, killing two prominent members of the opposition, Mexico's government said on...
Trump

U.S. House Moves Bill to Partially Halt Government Shutdown

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a spending package late Thursday that would end the partial government shutdown, amid a veto threat from the...
U.S. President Donald Trump waves upon his arrival at the White House from Philadelphia, in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 26, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump wants a 20-percent border tax on all imports from Mexico, said White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu)

Mexico wants Washington to probe use of nerve gas against migrants

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Mexico on Thursday asked the United States to investigate the recent use of tear gas against undocumented migrants trying to cross the border. ...
Ronaldinho

Legal advisor clarifies Ronaldinho’s Globe Soccer awards non appearance

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The absence of Brazil great Ronaldinho from the annual Globe Soccer awards in Dubai this week had nothing to do with a court-ordered travel...

Chelsea fan restricted 3 years for homophobic abuse

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A Chelsea fan has been banned from football matches for three years after being ejected from their Premier League match against Brighton for shouting...
Novak Djokovic

Djokovic once again from one set down to achieve Qatar Open elimination rounds

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World No. 1 Novak Djokovic won another gruelling battle in Doha on Thursday to continue his unbeaten start to the year and progress to...
cars

GM, Ford 2018 car deals down, FCA up

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The big three American automakers, General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), reported mixed sales performance in 2018, data released on Thursday...
terrorism

Jan. 3 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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TEHRAN -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit India and Iraq in the coming days for talks on boosting bilateral cooperation, Tasnim...
al-Shabaab

UN Envoy believes Al-Shabaab is still Somalia’s Nightmare

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The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia. "Despite the ongoing operations...
Michael Schumacher, pictured here in 2006, was F1 world champion seven times

Michael Schumacher Clocks 50 Today

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The family of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher has assured fans, shortly before Schumacher 50th birthday on Thursday, that the Ferrari legend...
British Prime Minister Theresa May

Theresa May Fights to Save Her Brexit Deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May greeted the new year by starting efforts on two fronts, at home and abroad, to breathe life into her...
Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Data Firms Partner Up for Data Cloud System

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Silicon Valley-based big data unicorn Cloudera Inc. Thursday announced the completion of its merger with software developer Hortonworks Inc. to build the first enterprise...
The Boeing chalet at the Farnborough air show in Hampshire, England, on July 15, 2014

Boeing grabs contract to streamline Spain’s helicopter fleet

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U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company (Boeing) said Thursday it has won an order to upgrade all 17 Spanish CH-47D Chinook helicopters with new...
Real Madrid Cafe

Real Madrid Starts New Year On a Happy Note

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Real Madrid kicked off the year 2019 with a 2-2 draw away to Villarreal, who claimed a late winner thanks to midfielder Santi Cazorla....