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Namibian psychologist blames poor economy for rising suicides

Namibia's economic crisis, lack of jobs and a crippling drought are increasing the risk of suicidal behavior, a psychologist warned on Monday. ...

Kenya reviews policy amid rising public debt

Kenya mulls re-examining its debt policy and borrowing framework in a bid to prudently manage its growing public debt that currently stands at 6...
teenage pregnancy

Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse rising in Bono East

Teenage pregnancy and drug abuse have been identified as major setbacks to adolescent development in the Bono East Region. ...
World Bank

World Bank lowers 2019 global growth forecast amid rising trade tensions

The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its global growth forecast for 2019 to 2.6 percent, citing growing trade tensions, among other factors, according to...
teenage pregnancy

UE Districts link rising teenage motherhood to lack of sex education

From Samuel Akapule , Yagzore Majority of teenage mothers in communities in the Talensi and Nabdam Districts of the...

Sweden’s greenhouse gas emissions still rising

Despite ambitious climate goals, Sweden's greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released on Thursday by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency...
Free Health Screening

Countries Health Budgets Becoming Bigger

Spending on health is growing faster than the rest of the global economy, accounting for 10 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP). A...
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Passengers grumble over rising car theft and collapse of facilities at Abuja airport

…Their tales from airport security are weird, sad and sometimes alarming. Response to complaints by several airport users and passengers submitted to Per Second Newslast...
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South Africa sees rising cash-in-transit crimes

The South African Banking Risk Information Center (SABRIC) on Monday said there is a worrisome increase in the cash-in-transit (CIT) attacks with 148 having...
Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Expert observes the rising support of the international Community to SCO

As the world largest international organizations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has nearly 3 billion populations, accounting for one-third world population, and its total...

Kenya to use virtual weigh bridges to tame rising road maintenance costs

Kenya plans to use virtual weigh bridges in major highways in order to tame the rising road maintenance costs and ensure a more regulated...

Report indicates an increase in Africa’s debt

Public debt, relative to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is rising in the Africa Region and the composition of debt has changed, as countries have...
Fuel prices

Kenyans grapple with rising fuel prices

Kenyans have to dig deeper into their pockets to access all fuels that include cooking gas, charcoal, petrol, kerosene and electricity as energy inflation...
Charcoal burning

South Sudanese anxious of next meal amid rising charcoal price

Most South Sudanese families in the capital of Juba are finding it extremely hard to have daily meals due to the ever rising prices...
Takeda’s Access to Medicines strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa will include a long-term partnership with the Pan African Heart Foundation to create a mobile screening program for hypertension – a leading cause of cardiovascular disease in the region – and diabetes in select local counties in Kenya, including Kajiado county

Rising heart diseases puts pressure on Kenya’s healthcare

Samuel Keter has refined oratory skills and sense of humor making it possible for the middle-aged father of four to communicate to a large...

New Fuel Standards Shelved Over Mounting Fuel Prices

REVIEW OF AUGUST 2017 SECOND PRICING-WINDOW Local Fuel Market Performance One major news that characterized the second Pricing-window for the month of August 2017, was the...
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe presents fundraising check of $1 million to the AU Summit

Viewpoint: AU 29th Summit Held Amid Rising Crisis of Economic Decline and Social Instability

On July 3-4 the African Union (AU) held its 29th Annual Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while the continent is faced with monumental challenges...

Women directors aspire to become Hollywood stars

For anyone who thought women directors weren't ready for the "Big Chair" on studio blockbusters, think again. They're giving as good as they get. ...

Rural Tanzania hit by new mosquito species that see malaria cases rising

Scientists at Tanzania's leading research institute have identified mosquito species which they said contributed to 90 percent of malaria cases in rural areas of...

15-Year Energy Bond is Good News for Banks – CAL Bank MD

Banks are optimistic of significant improvement in their non-performing loan portfolios as government initiates moves to clear all outstanding debts owed them. The assurance comes...
Cardiovascular Disease

Medical experts mull solution to rising cardiovascular diseases in Africa

Internationally renowned medical experts have kicked off a three-day conference in Nairobi to explore solutions to tackle rising cases of cardiovascular diseases in Africa. ...
Sana/AFP A car in flames at the scene of bombings in the Syrian city of Tartus, northwest of Damascus, on May 23, 2016

Damascus bombings stir up fears of rising sectarian tension

The deadly bombings that rocked Damascus Saturday and killed 74 people, mainly Shiite Iraqi visitors, reflect the threat of terrorism and the role of...

Oil prices plunge on rising U.S. stockpile

Oil prices plunged after data showed U.S. stockpile rose for the 9th consecutive week. The West Texas Intermediate for April Delivery...
trade protectionism

Rising global protectionism causes concern – analyst

Growing protectionist tendencies and rising conservative nationalism have raised deep concern in a global scenario with a deterioration of multilateral security mechanisms since ...

Hungarian Embassy To Promote Its Culture In Ghana

The Hungarian Embassy in Ghana is organising a Cultural Week as part of its Independence Day celebration, which falls on March 15. The Week is...

Oil prices fall on rising U.S. output

Oil prices fell Tuesday on rising U.S. output and a stronger U.S. dollar. U.S. crude oil production averaged an estimated 8.9 million...

Iran dismisses U.S. “threats” amidst rising tensions

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday shrugged off what he called the U.S. "threats" against the Islamic republic, the official website of...

Jirapa District : Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortions On The Rise

Teenage pregnancy and unsafe abortions have become a worrying phenomenon in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region.Teenage pregnancies increased from 251 in...

Oil prices rise despite rising U.S. supply

Oil prices settled higher Wednesday despite increasing U.S. crude supply. The West Texas Intermediate for March Delivery added 1.07 U.S. dollars to...

Oil Continues to Declines on Increasing U.S. Output

Oil prices extended declines on Monday, dragged down by signs of growing output in the United States that could partly offset output cuts by...