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World Bank

13 million People to Receive Coronavirus vaccination in Ghana

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The World Bank today approved a $200 million Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project Second Additional Financing. In collaboration with the COVAX Facility...
Covid

Uganda registers highest daily increase of new COVID-19 cases in second wave

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Uganda's ministry of health on Thursday said the country recorded 1,438 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase in the second wave of...
debt

Tanzania’s national debt stands at US$26 billion

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Tanzanian government's national debt reached 60.9 trillion Tanzanian shillings (about 26.3 billion U.S. dollars) as of April 2021, the Minister for Finance and Planning...
Uganda Map

Uganda prioritizes security, human resource in 2021/22 fiscal budget

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Uganda on Thursday presented the 2021/22 financial year budget estimates prioritizing security, human resource development and transport infrastructure development. Amos Lugoloobi, designate minister of state...
Wpid Money Growth

Kenya presents US$33.92 billion fiscal budget seeking to spur economic growth

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Kenya's Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani Thursday presented a 3.66 trillion shilling (33.92 billion U.S. dollar) budget for the financial year 2021/2022 in Parliament, seeking...
Uganda Map

Uganda’s economic recovery hinges on severity of COVID-19 pandemic

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The Ugandan government on Thursday presented a 44.7 trillion shillings (about 19.3 billion U.S. dollars) fiscal budget that is expected to put the east...
jail bars

Former mayor of Mozambican capital sentenced to 18 months in prison for corruption

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The former Mayor of Mozambican capital Maputo David Simango was sentenced to 18 months in prison for "the crimes of Acceptance of Offer or...
Kenya

Kenyan campaigners urge reorganizing economic policies to end inequality

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Kenya should reorganize economic policies to spur growth from the grassroots, reduce inequality and foster cohesion, campaigners said at a Pan African Forum on...
European Union

EU commends Zimbabwe for efforts to stabilize economy

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The European Union (EU) on Thursday commended Zimbabwe for the country's efforts to stabilize the economy but stressed that economic reforms and the fight...
Rift Valley Fever

FAO, IGAD warn of Rift Valley fever outbreak in eastern Africa

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a trade bloc in Africa, on Thursday warned...
border

Zambia Well Investment to modernize two Zambian border entries

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A Chinese firm has said it plans to modernize two border entries in Zambia's Copperbelt Province. Sun Yadong, Managing Director of Zambia Well Investment, said...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian leader rues increased violence ahead of polls

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday expressed concerns over the increased levels of violence being witnessed during the campaigns ahead of this year's general...
COVID-19 Vaccination

13 million People to Receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ghana

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he World Bank today approved a $200 million Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project Second Additional Financing. In collaboration with the COVAX Facility...
Malta Guinness

Malta Guinness reaches out to Small Businesses in “Enjoy a World of Good” campaign

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As part of its ongoing “Enjoy a World of Good” campaign, Malta Guinness has extended a hand of solidarity to some local small businesses...
Geodrill to plant trees

Azumah Nelson and Ama K. Abebrese join Geodrill to plant trees

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Ghana's former professional boxer, Prof. Azumah Nelson and actress Ama K. Abebrese, joined Geodrill, a leading exploration drilling company, to plant trees as part...
Asantehene

Asantehene leads campaign on restoring Kumasi’s status

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In the early 1960’s, Queen Elizabeth II, on her visit to Kumasi, one of the oldest-existing cities in sub-Saharan Africa, described it as the...
GhanaCARES Closing

IFC recommits to supporting Ghana’s private sector growth

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has recommitted to working with government on the reforms that are needed for the private sector to deliver and...
Berlinale film festival

Berlinale film festival opens to public in German capital

After months of uncertainty whether it could take place during the coronavirus pandemic, the Berlinale film festival finally opened to the greater public on...
Human Rights Watch

HRW condemns ‘egregious’ police abuses against Colombian protesters

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday accused police of "egregious abuses" against protesters in demonstrations that have been raging for weeks in Colombia. The rights...
Biden Arrives in UK

Biden arrives in Europe in first trip abroad as US president

Joe Biden arrived in Britain on Wednesday in his first foreign trip as US president, during which he is to visit several European countries. The...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Ten demining workers dead amid Afghan violence as new district falls

At least 10 people died in an attack on a demining operation in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan, the British-US humanitarian mine clearance...
Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar state media: Aung San Suu Kyi charged with corruption

Ousted Myanmar head of government Aung San Suu Kyi has been charged with corruption, according to a newspaper report. The Anti-Corruption Commission in Myanmar found...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Demining charity will remain in Afghanistan after deadly attack

Despite an attack that left 10 of its demining personnel dead, British-American charity Halo Trust plans to stay and continue its work in Afghanistan,...
Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

G7 aims to strengthen health care systems against future pandemics

The Group of Major Industrialised Nations (G7) aims to join forces to end the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen health care systems worldwide to counter...

Israel sets stage to ban fur trade, earning animal rights praise

The fur trade is set to become illegal in Israel, which became the first country with such a ban after Environment Minister Gila Gamliel...
Vatican

Vatican’s anti-money-laundering campaign making progress

The Vatican is making progress in the fight against money laundering, according to financial transparency experts from the Council of Europe. "Since the last evaluation,...

John Wesley Methodist JHS wins ‘Corona’ Art Competition

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The John Wesley Methodist Junior High School (JHS) in Accra has been adjudged winners of the “Fight Corona Together -...
European Central Bank

ECB to leave monetary stimulus unchanged despite inflation pressures

The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to hold interest rates at record lows and to leave its emergency monetary stimulus plan unchanged on...

Help expand our farms, rice growers appeal to Government

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Rice growers in the Volta Region have appealed for government support to expand their farms. Richard Mawutor, a rice...
A man waves Union flags from a small car as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, near the Houses of Parliament in central London on January 31, 2020 on the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union. - Britain on January 31 ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new -- but still uncertain -- chapter in its long history. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

EU, Britain on course for new showdown on Northern Ireland protocol

The European Union and Britain appear locked into a confrontation course as neither side is satisfied with the implementation of post-Brexit trade arrangements in...