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Somalia conflict within SNA over presidential tenure

Instability in Somalia Continues Despite Years of Western Interventions

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Incumbent president agrees to hold elections after threats from the United States and the European Union A decades-long effort by the United States and other...
Press

Zimbabwe striving to make media sector more plural

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Zimbabwe is striving to make its media sector more plural and diverse so that every voice in the country is heard, Information Minister Monica...
electricity

Five districts in northern Mozambique without electricity due to terrorist attacks

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Terrorist attacks in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province have left five districts in the dark since last September, affecting about 25,000 customers in the...
An electronic board showing the closing numbers of Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo, Japan, on March 6, 2020. Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Friday as investor sentiment was risk-averse from the outset following a global equities rout triggered by an escalation in concern over the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Kenyan bourse to trade unquoted securities from May 12

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Trading of unquoted securities at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) will start on May 12, a bourse official said Wednesday. Bansri Pattni,...
Somalia map

At least two people killed, seven more injured in clashes in central Somalia

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At least two people were killed and seven others injured Wednesday in inter-clan clashes on the outskirts of Beledweyne town in the central region...
Nigerian traders

Namibia’s total merchandise trade increases in March

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Namibia's total merchandise trade in March increased to 15.7 billion Namibia dollars (1.1 billion U.S. dollars), up from 15.1 billion recorded in February, according...
SUGAR

Malawi government suspends operations of sugar factory amid increased COVID-19 cases

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Malawi government has ordered immediate suspension of operations at a local sugar factory where 19 out of 31 samples taken from Indian employees, who...
sanctions

EU efforts to ratify Chinese investment deal paused after sanctions

A massive investment deal struck between the European Union and China will not be ratified any time soon due cracks in diplomatic ties, the...
stock market

Major European markets close weak

European markets ended notably lower on Tuesday following a sell-off in shares of technology firms and several top name companies from other sectors due...
File photo taken on March 12, 2019 shows operating oil pumps in Luling of Texas, the United States. U.S. oil prices turned negative on April 20, 2020. West Texas Intermediate crude for May delivery shed more than 300 percent to settle at -37.63 U.S. dollars per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Oil futures settle sharply higher again

Crude oil prices moved higher on Tuesday, extending gains from the previous session, amid continued optimism about increased demand for fuel in the US...
Gold

Gold futures settle lower as dollar rises

Gold futures settled lower on Tuesday as the dollar firmed up against other currencies amid likelihood of a hike in interest rates sometime in...
climate change

French lawmakers approve wide-ranging climate change legislation

France's National Assembly on Tuesday approved climate protection legislation that included input from a specially convened citizens' panel but which activists argue does not...
Bill Gates divorce

In Bill Gates divorce, who gets the 66,000-square-foot mansion?

With the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce bombshell still echoing, so begins the process of divvying up the fourth-largest fortune in the world. Forbes puts...
US President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 July 30 2020. EPA/YURI GRIPAS / POOL

Trump sets up Tweet-style blog page after social media bans

Former US President Donald Trump wants to communicate with his supporters via his own website after being banned from major social media platforms. Trump launched...
Biden

Biden hopes to meet Putin during his June trip to Europe

US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he wants to hold his proposed summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin when he visits Europe next...
FILED - Seat of Italy's Anti-Mafia authorities (DIA) in this file shot from March 6, 2019. Photo: Annette Reuther/dpa

Major raids in Italy against Mafia with foreign links

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Italy's anti-Mafia investigators have launched major raids against an 'Ndrangheta drug trafficking network that is also alleged to have done business in Germany, Italian...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (R) and Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz attend a ceremony at the President's residence in Jerusalem, on Oct. 23, 2019. Benny Gantz, Israel's former military chief, was given on Wednesday the mandate to form a new government after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's failure to do so amid a political deadlock. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua)

Israeli president holds talks in search for new government

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin is preparing for talks with top politicians on forming a government after caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do...
People wearing masks walk on the street in Ankara, Turkey, on Aug. 7, 2020. Turkey reported 1,185 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 238,450, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. (Photo by Mustafa Kaya/Xinhua)

Egypt and Turkey to hold talks to mend ties

Egypt and Turkey are to hold talks on Wednesday to resolve long-running tensions between the two rival countries. The talks to be held over two...
Israeli soldiers gather on November 20, 2019 near the settlement Merom Golan in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, seized from Syrian in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. - The Israeli army carried out a "wide-scale" attack against Iranian forces and Syrian army targets in Syria early on November 20, killing at least 11 fighters, the Israeli army and a monitoring group said. In a rare confirmation of their operations in Syria, the Israeli army said they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to four rockets fired at Israel a day before. (Photo by JALAA MAREY / AFP)

Syrian media: Israeli rocket attack on Latakia kills one civilian

One civilian was killed and six were wounded when Israeli rockets hit several targets in the Syrian port city of Latakia overnight, Syrian state...

At least 24 killed when Mexico City underground rail bridge collapses

At least 24 people were killed after a bridge on an elevated section of the Mexico City underground system partially collapsed as a train...
03 May 2021, United Kingdom, London: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (L) speaks during a press conference at Downing Street with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/PA Wire/dpa

China dominates talks on day two of G7 foreign ministers’ meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries discussed how to deal with the obstinance of China and Russia when it comes to human rights and climate...
Ghana Boxing Authority

Ghana Boxing Authority outlines modalities for elections

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The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has outline modalities for its impending elections fixed for Thursday, July 22. The elections fixed for the Mudor Conference Centre...
boxing gloves

Kotei Neequaye promises pension scheme for boxers and coaches

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Mr. Abraham Kotei Neequaye a presidential aspirant of the impending Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) election has promised a pension scheme for boxers and coaches...
Dr. Tony Aubynn

Aubynn retains Black Stars B Chairmanship position

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Dr. Tony Aubynn Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has been retained as the Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee. The...
Ghana Premier League

GPL Preview: King Faisal target Hearts upset, Kotoko face Dreams

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The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League (GPL) continues to produce some intriguing results over past weeks and week 23 has some interesting pairings. The week starts...
Women Leadership

Chiefs urged to remove cultural barriers affecting women’s participation in leadership

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Mr Prosper Kpankyaano, the Nadowli-Kaleo District Social Welfare Officer, has appealed to traditional authorities to remove cultural barriers affecting women’s participation in leadership positions. He...
Fuel

Koforidua commercial drivers grumble over fuel price increase

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Some commercial drivers in the New Juaben Municipality have complained about the increases in fuel prices, saying the situation is having a negative toll...
Confederation Of African Football Caf

CAF set new requirements for coaches in Inter-Club Championship

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said the basic mandatory requirement for all coaches in the 2021/2022 CAF Inter-Clubs competitions will be CAF...
fire

76-year-old woman burnt to death at Komenda

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The charred body of a 76-year-old woman was recovered by the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) after dousing a fire at the Zion Prayer...
Sekondi Takoradi Market Social Distancing Model

Western Regional Minister meets with Business Executives in Takoradi

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The Western Regional Minister, Mr Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has engaged the Business Community within the Metropolis to solicit contributions in advancing opportunities in the...