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UN agency urges African countries to embrace AfCFTA towards single, unified continental market

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Wednesday urged African countries to intensify concerted efforts towards building a single and unified continental...

South Africa ranks 3rd in continent’s investment destinations

South Africa comes as the third preferred investment destination in Africa in the latest Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) ranking. It slipped another...

Ghana records 5.7 percent economic growth in second quarter

Economic growth in Ghana grew 0.4 percentage points to 5.7 percent in the second quarter of this year compared with the 5.3 percent recorded...

South Africa apologizes to Ghana over xenophobic assaults

South Africa has conveyed its apology to Ghana over the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa which resulted in the deaths of and...
economic and trade cooperation

Africa develops with China’s cooperation

Many African countries have attained economic growth because of China's financial and technology assistance, said an Ethiopian senior government official in Johannesburg on Wednesday. ...
Cameroon and Chad

Cameroon voter registration for legislative and municipal elections ends with slight increase

Voter registration witnessed "slight increase" in Cameroon ahead of legislative and municipal elections next year, director general of Cameroon's electoral body Elections Cameroon (ELECAM),...
European Union

EU condemns attack on Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia

The European Union on Wednesday condemned the recent attack on Burundian peacekeepers that left several casualties in Somalia. The EU Heads of...

Namibian money transfers to South Africa to be affected by CMA directive

Namibian banking clients will no longer be able to perform Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) transactions to non-participating banks in Common Monetary Area (CMA) as...

Electoral observation platform expresses concern over increasing violence during campaigns in Mozambique

Mozambican electoral observation platform Peace Room expressed on Wednesday in Maputo its concerns over the continuous episodes of violence during the electoral campaign and...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya urges African labor unions to integrate for stability

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday challenged African labor organizations to play a leading role in the ongoing efforts towards the full integration of...

Nigeria embarks on special operation to curb road accidents

Road officials in Nigeria have embarked on a special patrol operation that involves enlightening drivers in an effort to curb road accidents in the...
Spla Soldiers Near Juba April

Food delivery helps to unite armed forces in South Sudan

The delivery of food aid to the cantonment sites by the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) has boosted efforts to unite South Sudan armed forces,...
Forces of the UN Peacekeeping mission in Mali receive their blue berets in Bamako. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Uganda, UN force discuss need for joint operations in restive eastern DR Congo

Uganda's ministry of defense and the UN peacekeeping force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have resolved that there is need for combined...
The World Bank

World Bank team visit Kenya to benchmark on early education grading programs

A World Bank delegation is on a seven-day visit to Kenya to learn about the country's early grade reading and mathematics programs that the...

Ghana opens annual industry fair

The Annual Industrial Fair and Exhibitions organized by the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) opened here on Tuesday with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia pledging...
tourism in Ghana

Reasons Behind Ghana’s Tourism Slow Pace

One of the less addressed topics in the Ghanaian socio-economic settings is tourism. This has been so due to the lack of appreciation of the...

Turkmenistan’s Rational Behind Huge US$5 Billion Sports Investment

Sports has indeed gone beyond recreation and is now considered a tool for national development, as many countries, continue to use sports as a...
Health Journalists Training

Journalists Begins Training Workshop on Migration

A three-day training Workshop for Investigative Journalists on Free Movement and Migration (FMM) commenced in Accra on Tuesday with a call on journalist to...
In July 2016, Qingfeng Town in Chongqing city began to implement the sustainable development Project financed by the World Bank. The project funds were more than 12 million yuans, including institution construction, material, infrastructure and farmer’s technical training. After its completion, it will help more than 1000 villagers. Photo from People.cn

China to construct 5 community technical colleges in Malawi

China on Monday signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the government of Malawi to construct five community colleges in the African country. During the MoU...
Craftsman Chen Zhenghe weaves a bamboo basket in Qianjiang, central China's Hubei Province, July 19, 2015. Bamboo weaving was a traditional folk art in Qianjiang and was revived in recent years. (Xinhua/Wu Yanjun)

Chinese experts help Rwanda in bamboo utilization

Some 30 Rwandan youths on Monday joined Chinese bamboo experts in Rwanda's capital Kigali to celebrate World Bamboo Day. Chinese experts of China-Aid Rwanda Bamboo...

Expectations high as Ethiopia embarks on largest anti-corruption drive

Gezahegn Tadesse, 58, knows how corruption can be a danger to Ethiopia's future, having lived through three governments. "I have seen how corruption ate at...

Kenya’s banks record declined profitability in 2017

Kenya's listed banks recorded a 13.8-percent decline in core Earnings Per Share (EPS) growth for the first six months of 2017, compared to 15.5...
tobacco packaging

Lobby decries high consumption of tobacco products in Kenya

Kenya's anti-tobacco lobby on Monday called for the enforcement of a 2007 law that bans smoking in public places amid an increase in tobacco...

RSI Su-Lda invests US$1 million in Angola’s tilapia production

Chinese company RSI Su-Lda is investing 1 million U.S. dollars in the production of tilapia in the Angolan northern province of Bengo, the campany...

Somalia media stakeholders appeal to parliament to amend media law

Somalia journalists, lawyers and civil society organizations on Monday appealed to parliament to amend the new media law before its approval. In a joint statement...
Participants in classroom with their lecturers

Ghanaian university lecturers declare indefinite strike

Public sector lecturers in Ghana's universities Monday began an indefinite strike to resist what they describe as "an attack on academic freedom." The strike follows...
Lee Hsien Loong

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will pay an official visit to China on Sept. 19-21 at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Lee...

West African states move to remove obstacles to free movement of persons, goods

Ghana on Monday officially launched a National Steering Committee for the implementation of the regional monitoring mechanism (RMM) for the free movement of inter-state...

Malaria kills more than 1,000 in Chad this year

From Jan. 3 to Sept. 3, 833,628 suspected cases have been recorded across the country, with 1,302 deaths, the fatality rate is 0.16 percent. ...

Post-harvest technologies help Kenyan farmers reduce yields loss

Kabazi Jua Kali Youth Group based in southwest Kenya's Nakuru county is one of them making mobile metal silos from stainless iron sheets. ...