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Ghana needs stronger efforts to secure farmers’ incomes

Ghana's quest to reduce poverty should be backed by stronger efforts to protect the incomes of farmers, a senior official from the Food and...
oil tanker

Buildings burnt down after oil tanker explosion in SE Nigeria

A tanker laden with petrol fell and spilled its content on a busy road in Nigeria's southeastern city of Onitsha on Wednesday, causing a...
Air Namibia

Air Namibia to continue flying to South Africa

Namibia's flagship airline, Air Namibia, on Wednesday dispelled as fake news the information that it has been banned from landing on airports in South...
Person voting

Mozambican elections orderly and peaceful

The October 15's voting for general and provincial elections in Mozambique were orderly and peaceful, said the Election Observation Mission (EOM) deployed by European...

Seed-saving culture keeps Kenyan farmers away from grain-drying technologies

As the rains pounded Kakamega County in western Kenya on Wednesday afternoon, Freda Gimode struggled to harvest her bean crop. She did...
Edgar Lungu

Zambian president says determined to take development to grassroots

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Wednesday said he was determined to ensure that development reaches all parts of the country. Lungu, who...
African Union headquarters

Zambia pledges commitment to AU Agenda 2063

The Zambian government on Wednesday assured the African Union (AU) of its commitment to domesticating the Agenda 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals...

Namibia launches pilot entrepreneurship program targeting 1,650 unemployed individuals

Namibia launched the Enhancing Entrepreneurship Development Program (EMPRETEC) on Wednesday, in a move to bring about a transformational change in unleashing the growth potential...
Open Streets Day

Namibia to promote non-motorized transport in capital

Namibia will host its first-ever Open Streets Day, whereby a section or a portion of streets will be closed off to cars and opened...

African experts, policymakers urge prudent public sector financial governance

Experts and policymakers have urged African countries and pan African institutions to redouble concerted efforts towards enhancing the management of financial resources in Africa...

AU trains military officers to combat conflict-related sexual violence

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Wednesday it has conducted awareness training for its military personnel in southern Somalia to protect civilians...

Lack of market challenges Gambian startups

The lack of market has become a challenge for young Gambian entrepreneurs in the sales of their products despite the fact that entrepreneurship has...
petroleum revenue

Ghana deepens steps to enhance investor confidence in petroleum sector

The president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inaugurated here on Monday the first “Ghana Oil and Gas Licensing Round 2018”, which is going to permit...
Latest figures show that 38 per cent of children under five are affected by stunting – children too short for their age due to lack of nutrients, suffering irreversible damage to brain capacity.

Africa set to meet SDG Zero-hunger target ahead of 2030, amidst challenges of...

At the pace of development and commitment African countries could meet the zero-hunger goal (Sustainable Development Goal Two ) by 2025 , Bukar Tijani...
Politics Visit Ouattara

Ghanaian president calls for enhanced ties with Cote d’Ivoire

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo held bilateral talks with his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara, here on Monday, stressing the need to bring both nations closer. Akufo-Addo...

Tanzanian VP warns traffic police against taking bribes from motorists

Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Monday warned traffic police in the east African nation against demanding bribes from motorists, saying those who...
Namibia Walvis Bay port

Namibia to establishes marine pollution response committee

Namibia will inaugurate a National Marine Pollution Contingency Plan Committee next week to enhance responsiveness, the Ministry of Works and Transport said on Monday. Namibia...

70 Ethiopians arrested in Zambia for suspected human trafficking

Authorities in Zambia have arrested 70 Ethiopians suspected of engaging in human trafficking during an operation conducted in one of the suburbs of Lusaka,...
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Huawei South Africa receives “top employer” certification

Huawei South Africa, a leading Chinese ICT company, has been certified as one of the 103 South African Top Employers for the year 2017. This...
Kenya's polls body

AU Charged to Save Kenya From Political Unrest

The Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP) on Monday called on the African Union (AU) to steer Kenya out of the political turmoil which has engulfed...

AC Refuses Congolese NGO’s Application

The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights has unanimously, thrown out the Advisory Opinion request by L’Association Africaine de Défense des Droits de...

Kenya’s insurance penetration declines to 2.8 percent

Kenya's insurance penetration has declined to 2.8 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the first half of 2017 compared to 2.9 percent...

Kenya says cross-border transport corridor adheres to environmental rules

Kenya's Lamu Port South-Sudan Ethiopia Transport Corridor (Lapsset) project that seeks to link Kenya and its landlocked neighbors has adhered to globally recognized environmental...

Mango airline pilots down tools

South Africa's trade union Solidarity announced that 80 of the Mango airline's 100 pilots embarked on strike on Monday over salary disagreements. Flight captains and...
United Nation

UN General Assembly elects 15 members into Human Rights Council

Fifteen countries have been elected into the United Nations Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly. In a vote on Monday, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia,...

Ghana maintains 52nd position on latest FIFA rankings

Ghana maintained its 52nd position in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Monday, despite gaining five points in its point buildup. The Black Stars,...

Students asked to shun sexual pleasures

Mr Kwamina Duncan, Central Regional Minister, has counselled students of Odoben Senior High School (SHS) to avoid premarital sex as they seek to attain...

Nigerian state imposes 24-hour curfew over attacks

Humble Katuka, a local government official, told Xinhua that the curfew became necessary because of the rising tension in the area since Saturday. ...
gas explosion

Gas explosion kills four children in Namibia

The children, who died in hospital Saturday morning, are three boys aged between six and 11 and a girl aged five. According...

Namibia’s National Council calls for condoms distribution in schools

The decision to distribute condoms came from the National Council's Women Caucus report compiled from an outreach program information. It also comes...