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Ghana Rugby

Rugby Africa Silver Cup: 6 teams lock horns for Gold Cup

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Rugby Africa on Friday confirmed the six teams that will compete in this year's Silver Cup, which begins on July 8 with two pools...
Cocoa has been the main cash crop for ghana.

Ghana to embark on massive local cocoa processing campaign

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The government of Ghana and its partners are putting in place measures to increase domestic processing of cocoa beans up to 50 percent of...
Jubilee oilfield

Ghana’s 3rd oil field begins production

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Ghana's third commercial oil field Sankofa-Gye Nyame became operational officially on Thursday as President Nana Akufo-Addo turned the valves for production to commence. ...

Ghanaian authorities suspend rescue operations in collapsed mining pit

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Security agencies in Ghana on Thursday suspended a rescue mission to retrieve the bodies of trapped miners in a collapsed mining pit at Kubekrom-Abease,...

Ghana’s child mortality drops in four regions

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A new learning approach introduced into Ghana is saving the lives of newborn babies in four regions of the country, a study said on...
Banks

Zambian leader meets commercial bank chiefs

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday held a closed-day meeting with heads of commercial banks were he assured them of a secure and conducive...

Burundi hosts conference of African mediators

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Mediators or ombudspersons from at least 11 countries Thursday began a two-day conference in the Burundian capital Bujumbura to seek ways of "creating...

26 die in Zambia long weekend road accidents

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At least 26 people died in various road traffic accidents recorded during Zambia's long holiday, the police said on Thursday. Esther Mwaata-Katongo,...
drugs

Kenyan pharmacists decry high rate of unregulated medicines

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The umbrella of pharmacists in Kenya on Thursday decried the high incidences of unregulated medicines in the country after a market study report unearthed...

My Dear Cousin kindly Consider Resigning Honorably

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If you are a regular reader of my columns, you darn well know that I have absolutely no respect for the political track-record of...
Supreme Court

NDCs Terror- Mongers Are Scared of Judges of the Supreme Court

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Is Fred Agbenyo trying to pull off an Amedeka Assassination Plot against members of the Wood Supreme Court, when he arrogantly asserts that “We...
A Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet lands at the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photo

July 6 Middle East news summary at 2400 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- The General Command of the Syrian Army announced on Wednesday a 72-hour truce in all Syrian cities, local media reported. ...

Real Madrid Opts for The Morata Way

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Juventus confirmed the news that the 23-year-old Spain internationals, who scored 27 goals in 93 appearances for the club, will return to Spain, for...
flamingo

Open for submissions is the 2016 IFEJ flamingo awards

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Call for Entries July 7, 2016, Accra, The Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists, IFEJ invites entries from fully subscribed members for its Third Edition...

Burkina Faso confiscated bad food towards the end of Ramadan

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The operation began over the weekend when customs authorities seized several tons of expired rice valued between 20 and 25 million CFA Francs (42,000...
French troops based in Abidjan and a soldier from Ivory Coast's Republican Forces carry a soldier during a military exercise (AFP Photo/Issouf Sanogo)

July 6 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he will leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan into 2017, slowing the planned drawdown of...
airline

Condor Airline embarks on Munich-Windhoek route

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Condor Airliner will service the Munich-Windhoek route every Wednesday, with its Boeing 767-300, a mid-to large-size, large-range, wide-body twin-engine jet, which has seating capacity...

Atlas Mara roots for deepening Zambia’s financial services

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The London-listed bank has completed a 100 percent acquisition of the Zambian bank and all its subsidiaries in a deal worth about 6.1 million...
Tiger and lion cubs play the football at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, Sept. 26, 2015. Seven manchurian tiger cubs and four African lion cubs, all of which are three months old, met with the press recently. (Xinhua/Yu Fangping) (lfj)

Tanzanian hunting firm turns to photo tourism to save wildlife

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Nearly 200 large mammals in a northern Tanzania's sanctuary have been saved from being killed after a tourist hunting firm decided to abandon hunting,...
Dollar

Communities around Lake Chad region to get US$4 million aid

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Chad's Planing Minister Mahamat Mariam Nour on Tuesday launched a resilience support project for communities within Lake Chad region. "The project which...
newspapers

July 6 major news items in leading German newspapers

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Suedeutsche Zeitung: -- The German parliament and other EU national parliaments will now vote over the already negotiated free trade agreements with...
pipeline

July 6 major Zambian media outlets

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-- Zambia and Uganda plan to introduce a new oil pipeline to be linked to Zambia's sole oil refinery to help reduce the cost...
al-Shabaab

July 6 major Kenyan media outlets

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-- Israel agrees to help Kenya fight terrorism by sharing intelligence and assist in the construction of a security wall along the border...
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn

July 6 major Ethiopian media outlets

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-- Ethiopian House of Peoples Representatives has approved over 274 billion birr for the coming Ethiopian fiscal year.(Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC) -- Ethiopian...
Oscar Pistorius

July 6 major South African media outlets

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-- The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) takes "serious exception" to insinuations that its managers are neither properly educated nor qualified to run the...

July 6 China-related world news summary at 1000 GMT

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ACCRA -- More and more Chinese companies are willing to invest in Ghana due to peace and stability environment in Ghana, Chinese Ambassador to...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the press after attending the annual Women's Empowerment Principles event at the UN headquarters in New York on March 10, 2015. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential 2016 U.S. presidential contender, on Tuesday defended her use of personal email account for official communications, saying it was "for convenience" and "allowed". (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

July 6 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. FBI Director James Comey announced on Tuesday his agency would not recommend any criminal charges against Hillary Clinton in her email...

AG directed to submit agreement on Gitmo Two

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This was after Ghana's Attorney General and Minister of Justice Marrieta Brew Appiah-Opong had told the Court that there was no formal or written...
Millennium Development Goals

UN says unattained Millennium development goals will still be realized

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The United Nations will carry the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight anti-poverty targets to be reached by...
law

Cambodian parliament passed into law rent control

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The National Assembly of Cambodia on Monday adopted a draft Law on Rent Control with the aim of protecting workers and students from the...