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Standard and Poor(S&P)

South Africa’s outlook from stable to negative – S&P

S&P Global Ratings decided on Friday to revise South Africa's outlook from stable to negative, but refrained from downgrading the country further into junk. ...
stock market

Botswana’s bourse records highest turnover in 2019

The Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) on Friday witnessed the highest single day turnover over the past 11 months. Thapelo Tsheole, chief executive...
Ghost Names

Zambian government blocks November salaries for “ghost” workers

Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina on Friday said the government has blocked the salaries of some individuals who were unqualified to receive their wages,...
Toyota vehicles have been subject to a spate of recalls in recent years, damaging its reputation for quality

Toyota to recall over 12,000 Alphard cars in China

Japanese automaker Toyota will begin recalling a total of 12,637 imported Alphard cars from Dec. 29, due to defective charging control programs, according to...

South African mining company gets court interdict against unions

South African mining company Sibanye-Stillwater was granted a court interdict on Friday against the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Association of Mineworkers and...
Inonge Wina

Zambia mulls revising law on ex-leaders’ benefits, says VP

Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina on Friday said the government will issue a statutory instrument that will spell out new benefits for former presidents. ...
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Ghana’s VP visits Ghanaian peacekeepers in Lebanon

Ghana's Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia became the first Ghanaian official at the highest level of state to visit the country's troops serving under the...
Black Queens

Ghana crash out of 2018 Women’s AFCON

Ghana on Friday failed to survive the group stage of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations (AWCON) which is ongoing in the West African...
Samsung Electronics

Electronics expo brings Chinese tech firms to South Africa

2017 International Consumer Electronics Expo in South Africa (ICEES), featuring participations of a number of Chinese companies, kicked start in South Africa's Johannesburg on...

Strike averted as South African coal miners, workers sign wage deals

An industrial action was averted after the South African Chamber of Mines and National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) signed a three-year wage settlement deal. The...
global fund

Global Fund releases US$478 million to support Uganda’s epidemic control

The Global Fund has released 478 million U.S. dollars to help Uganda fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria from 2018 to 2020. Uganda's minister of...

Zambia, Zimbabwe to harmonize fishing bans on shared waters

Zambia and Zimbabwe are working on harmonizing a ban on fishing on a lake the two countries share following arrests of fishermen from both...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya begins construction of US$190 million dam to boost food security

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday launched construction of 190-million-U.S.-dollar Thiba dam in Kirinyaga County, central Kenya. Kenyatta said the mega project would be a...
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UNHCR faces massive funding gap for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is struggling to secure the 160.8 million U.S. dollars needed for the total 2017 needs of South Sudanese refugees...

Namibia appeals for blood donation ahead of holiday season

The Namibia Blood Transfusion Services (NamBTS) on Thursday appealed for blood donations ahead of the coming holiday season. Namibian blood banks will need a minimum...
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Experts urge further investment in geospatial, statistical information systems in Africa

Experts and policymakers have called for strengthening geo-spatial and statistical information systems in Africa through evidence-based policy formulation and management. More than 300 experts and...

International bodies reaffirm commitment to supporting peaceful transition in DR Congo

The Guarantors of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework (PSCF) for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the region have reaffirmed their...

Latest FIFA Rankings Places Ghana on 51st Position

Ghana moved one place up to rank 51st in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. The Black Stars, despite gaining six points to...

StarTimes signs US$17.9 million agreement with GFA

The deal will see StarTimes acquiring all media rights of the Ghana Premier League, and all FA-organised leagues and competitions including women's league for...
climate Change

Ghana strengthens climate change fight with three new strategies

The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Nii Osah Mills, who launched the Ghana REDD+ Strategy(reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation), Ghana Forest...

Ghana October PPI edges up to 9.8 percent

The Producer Price Index (PPI) in Ghana in October was 9.8 percent, a slight increase from the 9.7 percent recorded in September, the...
A worker works at the T-beam factory on section six of Kenya's Standard Gauge Railway project, near Makueni, Kenya, on March 16, 2015. The project, expected to cost 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, involves the construction of about 480 kilometer railway line from the port city Mombasa to the capital city Nairobi. China Roads and Bridges Corporation (CRBC) is undertaking the project. (Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

Mozambican official inaugurates bridge in Maputo

The 15.6 million U.S. dollars infrastructure, inaugurated by Mozambican minister of Public Works and Housing Carlos Bonete on Monday, is part of the Maputo...

Gov’t to expand aviation industry

He said it was Government policies to put in place a multi-tiered model of growth in infrastructure and quality services, such as the expansion,...

Gov’t to build remand court

“The President is worried about conditions in prisons and is considering special courts to speed up the hearing process of remand cases,” he stated. ...

UNICEF calls for end to open defecation

The Day was observed under the theme “Stop Open Defecation Now. Own a Household Latrine”. A statement from UNICEF to...

Media urged to intensify voter education

Nana Kwesi Gyan Apenteng, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC), said the priority should be on helping everybody to play by the rules...

Health experts urges kangaroo baby care technique

She said the practice of ‘Kangaroo mother care’ was one of the safest methods to protect premature babies and reduce complications due to low...

WASS hits 70

He said there is the need for all to demonstrate love towards one another irrespective of one’s party affiliation. Speaking during the 70th Speech...

Former CHRAJ boss advocates for peace

He said electoral disputes had caused conflicts with some neighbouring countries having witnessed unrest leading to loss of lives and properties. ...
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GCB Bank introduces new mobile banking service

The electronic products are, among other benefits, to facilitate customer convenience and save time, enhance control and ensure easy access to customer accounts and...