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South Africa

Mental illness highly prevalent in South Africa

With hundreds of South Africans taking their own lives annually, mental health illness was still widespread, the National Department of Health said on Thursday. ...
foreign investment

Slovenian business delegation arrives in Zambia to explore investment opportunities

A business delegation from Slovenia arrived in Zambia on Thursday to explore investment opportunities. The delegation of five companies is expected to...
global fund

Zimbabwe pledges US$1 million to Global Fund

Zimbabwe on Thursday pledged 1 million U.S. dollars to the Global Fund, which is seeking to raise at least 14 billion U.S. dollars for...
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Burkina Faso obtains multimillion-dollar loan from AfDB for agricultural project

Burkina Faso on Wednesday obtained a mixed loan and grant financing up to a total amount of 21 billion CFA francs (about 35.15 million...

South African TB patients join international campaign for affordable TB medicine

South African tuberculosis (TB) patients on Thursday joined an international campaign to demand affordable medicine for tuberculosis (TB) patients. During a protest...
Wpid Vandalised Pipeline

Nigeria raises alarm over increasing attacks on crude oil pipeline

Nigeria's state owned oil giant on Wednesday raised an alarm on the increasing menace of oil pipeline vandalism, which hit a record high of...

Nigeria’s economic council to focus on developing reliable data

Nigeria's newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) have been charged by President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on developing reliable data that would properly...
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Ghana government takes steps to review the nation’s cultural policy

The government is taking steps to review the nation’s cultural policy to bring it in tune with changing trends – to provide for the...

World Standards Day to be celebrated with spotlight on video technology

The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) will lead the country to join the rest of the world to celebrate the World Standards Day on Monday,...
Ebenezer SHS wins

Ebenezer SHS wins maiden High School Renewable Energy Challenge

Ebenezer Senior High School has emerged winners in a maiden High Schools’ Renewable Energy Challenge, organised by the Energy Commission, in collaboration with the...
children rights

Resources are needed for child rights policies – Researcher

Mrs Afua Nana Nyamede Lael-Allotey, Africa Child Policy Forum (ACPF) Consultant and Researcher, has called on government to make resources available for the evaluation...
Edu-Revolution Africa Conference

Edu-Revolution Africa Conference held in Takoradi

The annual Edu-Revolution Africa Conference organized by Infoview Data Solutions, has taken place in Takoradi with a call on stakeholders to brace up for...
Ghana Armed Forces train US soldiers

Canada and GAF brainstorm to support women’s participation in peace operations

Global Affairs Canada, through its project, “Elsie Initiative,” has begun a two-day workshop in Accra with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) to brainstorm on...
Electoral Commission (EC)

Fifteen file nominations for Gomoa East District

Fifteen candidates have filed nominations for the District Assembly and Unit Committee elections in the Gomoa East District in the Central Region. There are 12...

Ghana’s second Zipline drone centre inaugurated at Mampong

President Nana Akufo-Addo, on Thursday launched a medical drone delivery base in Mampong in Ashanti Region as part of his three-day tour of the...

Health facilitates must screen all women for breast cancer – Morna

Health facilities in the country at all levels have been encouraged to screen all women who visit their facility for the early detection of...
Maternal mortality rate

MBFHI project aids in maternal mortality reduction in Upper East

The Mother Baby Friendly Health Initiative (MBFHI) programme in the Upper East Region has contributed to the reduction of maternal mortality in the Region,...
Wpid Scatteringfertilizer

GAIDA begins advocacy to enforce Fertilizer Act

The Ghana Agri-Input Dealers Association (GAIDA) – Northern Region, has begun an advocacy action aimed at ensuring effective coordination of efforts of duty-bearer institutions...
Road Surfacing Contractors

Work on GHC31,823,569.78 10-kilometres Sampa town roads underway

The government has awarded on contract a project for upgrading of some selected Sampa town roads at a sum of GHC31,823,569.78 to be completed...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo roots for participatory governance

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is optimistic that Ghana's commitment to pursue accountable and transparent democratic governance, especially at the local level would lead...
Election in Ghana

Don’t go to the polls to cause havoc – Adam Bonaa

Mr Adam Bonaa, a Security Analyst has urged Ghanaians planning to cause havoc in the 2020 general elections to desist from the act as...
Matthew Opoku Prempeh

UTAG honours Education Minister for hard work

The University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), has honoured Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education for his hard work, dedication and unique...
University of Education, Winneba

UEW Co-operative Credit Union makes strides

The University of Education, Winneba (UEW) Cooperative Credit Union increased its net surplus to GHc1,350,525.59 in 2019 from GHc 905,888.76 in 2018, representing 49...
Turkey launched air and land attacks against Kurdish forces in Syria on Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced the removal of troops from the region earlier in the week. Photo by EPA-EFE

Turkish offensive in Syria a success, will go on, leaders say

A day after it launched a military operation into northern Syria to clear the region near its border of Kurdish forces, Turkey announced Thursday...
U.S. and Turkey

Senators announce outline to sanction Turkey

Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Lindsey Graham announced an outline to impose sanctions against Turkey for attacking Kurdish forces in Syria. On Wednesday, Turkey's military...
European Union

N. Korea slams EU nations over statement condemning SLBM test

North Korea on Thursday lashed out at European Union members of the U.N. Security Council for issuing a statement condemning its recent test of...
Polish author Olga Tokarczuk won the 2018 award, and Austrian-born Peter Handke the 2019 honor. Artwork by Niklas Elmehed/Nobel Media

Swedish Academy awards Nobel Prizes in Literature, after scandal

In an extremely rare move Thursday, Nobel Prizes in Literature were awarded for both 2019 and 2018, to two authors from Austria and Poland. The...
The pesticide has been linked to ill effects in children and has also been under federal scrutiny. File Photo by Ken Ritchie/Pixabay/UPI

California bans controversial pesticide linked to health issues in children

California has made an agreement to ban the use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with serious health effects in children, the state's environmental agency...
Poverty Reduction

Integrated approach needed to address child poverty

Dr Kodjo Mensah-Abrampah, the Director General, National Development Planning Commission, has called for the adoption of an integrated approach to address child poverty. ...
Cycle of river blindness

Sixteen-year old girl sees light after four years of blindness

Sixteen (16)-year old Leticia Vidza from Cape Coast who lost her sight four years ago, resulting in the curtailment of her education, has had...