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Mass COVID-19 testing in Africa a key to flatten the curve

Governments across the Sub-Saharan African region should partner with industry and multilateral lenders to boost large-scale testing of COVID-19 disease and halt its spread...

Nigeria confirms key Boko Haram leaders killed in military airstrikes

Key leaders of the Boko Haram group were recently killed following multiple airstrikes by the Nigerian military in the country's northeast region, said the...

International solidarity key to global fight against COVID-19

The experience with the COVID-19 will hopefully lead to more collaborative efforts between countries and "strengthen the notion of a community with a shared...
FILE PHOTO: Men walk past electricity pylons as they return from work in Orlando, Soweto township, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

Stable electricity supply holds key to South Africa’s economic growth

A stable supply of electricity will be the number one task for the South African government, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday, amid...

Zambia central bank maintains key lending rate at 11.5 percent

Zambia's central bank on Wednesday maintained its key lending rate at 11.5 percent, citing projections that inflation will remain high in the interim period. ...
agricultural productivity

FAO chief says sustainable development of agriculture key to ending hunger

The sustainable development of agriculture is the key to ending hunger, said Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu on...
small arms destruction

Political settlement key to control of small arms, light weapons – Wu Haitao

A Chinese UN envoy on Wednesday said that political settlement of conflict is the key to controlling the illicit trade of small arms and...
Militants walk in the Syrian city of Idlib on March 29, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Syrian army captures key Saraqeb city in Idlib

The Syrian army on Wednesday stormed and captured the key city of Saraqeb, the latest in a string of victories the army scored in...

Namibia’s national parks remain key tourism drawcard

Namibia needs to develop and facilitate concession opportunities in all of the national parks so that the parks serve as engines of economic growth...

Global networking key to women’s advancement – Zambian specialist

Advancing women's involvement in trade and commerce is key to enhancing global trade and economic emancipation for all, a Zambian women's development specialist said...
Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC)

GACC charges Ghanaians to hold duty bearers accountable

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition has called on Government to reinforce commitments towards implementation of the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP) as well as other...

SME sector key to Namibia’s employment creation, poverty alleviation

Namibia's central bank governor, Iipumbu Shiimi, on Friday said the country's Small-and-Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) sector is important for economic development as it has the...

Zambia’s central bank raises key lending rate to 11.50 percent

Zambia's central bank on Wednesday raised the policy rate by 125 basis points to 11.50 percent. The decision was made by the...
Zimbabwe public transport operators

Transport infrastructure key to success of AfCFTA

The establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) cannot be operational without necessary transport infrastructure to facilitate movement of people and goods...

Clear frameworks key to investor interest in Africa’s renewable energy industry

By Grant Henderson, Director at DLA Piper Africa With a population of more than 1 billion people and a collective economy of around US$1.5 trillion,...

Attitudinal change is key to preventing disasters – DCE

Madam Comfort A. Attah, District Chief Executive (DCE) of Biakoye has said that change in attitude of community members was an essential factor in...

Efficient land administration system is key to national development – NDPC

The National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) says an effective and efficient land administration system will help accelerate Ghana’s socioeconomic developmental agenda. ...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Use education as the key for your development, President Akufo-Addo urges African leaders

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on African countries to use education as the key for their development. He said African countries must run...
Sudan Constitutional Declaration signed by Transitional Military Council and Force for Freedom and Change Photo by Al Jazeera

Sudanese Constitutional Declaration Leaves Out Key Political Forces

Factions within military accused of attempted coups while reports of purge of “Islamists” continue Members of the Sudanese Professional Association (SPA), a leading organization within...
FAO Deputy Regional Representative for Africa, Jocelyn Brown Hall

Developing the capacity of Africa’s private sector is key to fostering effective public-private partnerships

FAO, Stakeholders discuss guidelines for effective Public-Private Partnerships in Ghana’s agricultural sector Access to finance is a pre-requisite for small and medium agro-enterprises (SMAEs) to...

Agricultural mechanisation is crucial to Africa’s food security

Governments and businesses must increase investments in the sector By Busani Bafana An African woman with hoe in hand is the default symbol of agriculture...
Agricultural Extension Agents

Modern technology key to agricultural transformation in Africa

One of the critical factors in unlocking higher potentials of agriculture in Africa is the introduction of digital technology in farming, specialists told Xinhua. Toby...
Local Governance Chiefs

Major Stakeholders in Ekumfi District Sensitised on Social Auditing

Mr. Bright Bernard Grant, Ekumfi District Chief Executive (DCE) has called on Key Stakeholders in the area to collaborate and support the Assembly to...
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Biodiversity Conservation is the Way for Zero Hunger in Ghana

According to the targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2), by the year 2030, Ghana should have: 1) ended hunger...

Nurses Urged to be Committed for Excellence

A Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) School of Nursing, Dr Nancy Enocentia Enyan-Edu, has called on female nurses to uphold...

Stakeholder Engagement is key to project implementation

Mr. Michael Boahene, Acting District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) in the Sekyere East has asked Metropolitan, Municipal and District...

Commitment is Vital to the Nursing profession

Dr Nancy Enocentia Enyan- Edu, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), School of Nursing, has called on female nurses to...
Spla Soldiers Near Juba April

Local solutions key to success of South Sudan peace deal

Homegrown solutions are needed to bring sustainable and durable peace in conflict-torn South Sudan, a conflict resolution expert has said. Ashad...
Ghana Export Promotion Authority

Maintaining International Standards is Vital to Global Export Measures

Panelists has urged local businesses seeking to enter the export market to adhere to regulatory and industry standards in the global market if they...
Justin Derbyshire, CEO, HelpAge International (left) chats with unidentified South Sudanese Older Woman trader at the Gambella Refugee camp in Ethiopia

NGOs call for universal pensions as key to women’s rights and development

As member states and NGOs gather at the UN in New York for the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women...