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World Bank lowers 2019 global growth forecast amid rising trade tensions

The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to 2.6 percent, citing growing trade tensions, among other factors, according to...
Protesters hold placards to demonstrate against U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy at Times Square in New York City, the United States, on Feb. 19, 2017. About 1,000 New Yorkers rallied at Times Square, dubbed as the Crossroads of the World on Sunday, to show solidarity with New York City's Muslim community, protesting U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy. (Xinhua/Yuan Yue)

U.S. House of Representatives passes immigration bill in defiance of Trump

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed an immigration bill that could offer path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants in defiance of U.S....

Probe underway after lions kill 53 cattle in Cameroon

Officials of Cameroon's Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife said Tuesday that formal inquiries have been launched after four hungry lions, after escaping from a...

COMESA’s business council launches digital financial project

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council (CBC), a private sector association comprising investors involved in exporting and importing across...
Classroom activity

Zambia to introduce continuous assessment system to track performance of pupils in schools

The Zambian government said on Tuesday that it intends to introduce a continuous assessment system in schools aimed at tracking the performance of pupils...
Hacker typing on a laptop

Kenya fights international hackers

Kenya has been troubled by hackers in recent years as the governance goes digital. The key websites, which serve millions of Kenyans...
Close up of cell phone and sim card

Zambia introduces new measures on mobile phone simcards

Foreigners will be required to have their simcards for mobile phones usage registered for only 90 days according to new measures announced by Zambia's...
Agriculture Produce

Southern African countries call for climate smart agriculture

Government ministers from Southern African countries have called for accelerating the adoption of climate smart agriculture to meet the food demand of a growing...

Nigerian UN ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande elected UNGA president

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday picked Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, permanent representative of Nigeria to the UN, to be its next president. ...
Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale

Ghanaian music fans heave sigh of relief as two top celebs smoke peace pipe

Music lovers in Ghana will heave a sigh of relief as two of the country's top celebrities, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, have smoked the...

Tanzania to spend US$4.5 billion on debt repayments

The government of Tanzania will spend 4.5 billion U.S. dollars on debt servicing during the financial year 2018/19, a senior official said on Monday. Philip...

Kenyan dollar reserves dip below US$9 billion

The Kenyan foreign exchange reserves fell below the 9 billion U.S. dollars mark last week for the first time in over a month-and-a half. The...

South Africa to initiate process to sign Africa’s free trade treaty

South Africa's Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Bulelani Magwanishe on Monday said his country will soon initiate a process to sign African Continental Free...

The Military Insurrection of June 4, 1979

The purpose or the object of this article is to correct the impression that June 4th, 1979 was a "revolution". June 4th event was...
AFP/File / Desiree Martin A strong point of Spain's wind energy sector is that companies involved in the entire production line are present in the country

Malawi ambassador says hungry for Chinese investment in energy sector

Malawi has expressed interest in energy cooperation with China to help tackle its energy crunch. Malawian ambassador to Zimbabwe Annie Kumwenda told...
A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 25, 2015. China successfully launched two satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 8:29 p.m. Beijing Time Saturday, the launch center said. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)(mcg)

Mongolia’s first university satellite flies into space from U.S.

The first university satellite of Mongolia which is named after the Mongolian endangered Gobi bear -- Mazaalai -- was sent off into space in...
A Long March-3B/Yuanzheng-1 rocket carrying two new-generation satellites for the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 25, 2015. China successfully launched two satellites for its indigenous global navigation and positioning network at 8:29 p.m. Beijing Time Saturday, the launch center said. (Xinhua/Zhu Zheng)(mcg)

Mongolia to send first satellite off to space on June 4

Named after Mongolia's endangered gobi bear Mazaalai, Mongolia's first satellite will be sent to space on June 4. The satellite will accompany...
Photo taken on Dec. 31, 2015 shows the fireworks lighting up the sky during New Year's Eve celebration on the riverside of Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. (Xinhua/Bai Xue)

Uncertain elections likely to affect Australia’s desired AAA credit rating

Australia's coveted AAA credit rating is at risk with the possibility of a hung parliament following the uncertain election outcome at the weekend. ...
Ghana Maguire Goldmining Edit

Ghana’s mineral revenue sinks due to falling gold price & low production

Gold production in Ghana, Africa's second largest gold producer after South Africa, declined by 10 percent to 2.8 million ounces relative to the 3.1...
Brong Ahafo districts

Nkoranza South capital projects performance gets 48 percent score

This came to light at a day’s forum organised by the Women Integrated Development Organisation (WIDO), a local socio-economic advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) in...
Commision MOU

Ghana’s Minerals Commission signs MoU with UMaT

The establishment of the mine would enable the students of the university to put into practice the knowledge acquired in the classroom so as...

Airtel community library project inaugurated

The project, which began some years ago under the company’s School Adoption Programme, is expected to make quality education accessible to deprived communities across...

BAJA’S Principles and Practice of Surgery 5th edition launched

The 5th edition of the BAJA’S Principles is a comprehensive text for surgeons, doctors and medical students, health workers...

Free medical outreach programme organized by MTN/Suncity commences

Mr Ranford Antwi, the Managing Director of Suncity Radio said the programme was an innovative feature of the annual MTN/Suncity Festival – a collaborative...

The little I know about convulsions

We were sleeping in the night when I heard her make some unusual sounds, I got up, lifted her from her cot and she...

Fresh qualified Nurses and midwives received

Mr Felix Nyante, the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, at the induction ceremony in Accra, said this number adds...
US Ambassador to Ghana, Mr Robert Jackson

Ghana’s economic growth is reliant on entrepreneurship

According to Win Naudé, Global development is entering a phase where entrepreneurship would increasingly play a more important role, particularly in some countries. Naudé, is...
PROI Summit

Mahogany Consult takes part in PROI Global Summit 2016

The four day summit on the theme: “Engaging Content for the Masses”, held in Atlanta Georgia, US, witnessed the participation of more than 70...
ABL Awards

Distributors of Accra Brewery rewarded

A statement from the company said a number of distributors were rewarded with handsome cash prizes for their exceptional performance in 2015. The winners were...
Pupils display knowledge of Malaria in a sketch

Total Ghana takes malaria fight to Kumasi

The programme has been running for the past 10 years. Like the previous year’s exercise held in densely-populated Glefe in the Greater Accra Region, the...