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hurricane Hanna

Why is the first U.S. hurricane of this year’s season called Hanna?

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The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has made landfall in the U.S. state of Texas on Saturday, with maximum winds of...
economy

North Macedonia’s economy projected to contract by 3.4 percent this year

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North Macedonia's economy is projected to shrink by 3.4 percent in 2020, with the worst effects due to coronavirus outbreak expected in the second...
Person voting

Malawi parliament agrees fresh presidential poll scheduled for May this year

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Malawi Parliament Monday agreed that the country's fresh presidential poll should be held on May 19 this year following the constitutional court's Feb. 3...
cotton

Malawi to receive high cotton yield this year

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A recent report from Ministry of agriculture in Malawi shows that Malawi is going to harvest a lot of cotton this year. ...
Person voting

Malawi to hold fresh presidential poll in May this year

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Malawi Parliament Monday agreed that the country's fresh presidential poll should be held on May 19 this year following the constitutional court's Feb. 3...
Veep launches Free SHS in Tamale

1.2 million students to benefit from free SHS this year

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Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister of Information, has said about 1.2 million children will be benefiting from the Free Senior High School (SHS)...
The report says elephants could face extinction if the current rate of poaching continues

Namibia records 18 poaching cases this year

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Namibia has recorded 18 poaching incidences since January, spokesperson of the Environment and Tourism Ministry Romeo Muyunda said on Monday. Five rhino...
Social Youth Policy

Reviewed National Youth Policy for Ghana ready

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Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports, says government is ready to outdoor the reviewed National Youth Policy to guide the...
Mtn Logo

MTN Ghana Plans on Improving Customer Experience

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MTN Ghana, the multi-award winning telecoms giant, is to spend $160 million dollars in improving network technology and Information Technology Systems this year to...
Wpid Money Growth

Ghana Expected Gain 10% Growth in Cargo Quantity

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Ghana has projected an overall cargo throughput growth of 10 per cent this year due to aggressive trade and industrial policies being rolled out...
Person voting

Namibia says to stick with electronic voting machines in this year’s elections

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Namibian Chief Election Officer Theo Mujoro said on Monday the country will continue using electronic voting machines in the forthcoming general and presidential elections. Opposition...
Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Suggests No Host for 2019 Oscars

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The Academy Award-winning actress believes the upcoming ceremony might actually benefit from having multiple presenters, rather than a main host, after comedian Kevin Hart...
Netflix

2019 Academy Awards: The Favourite and Roma Could Win Big

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The Yorgos Lanthimos-directed drama movie - which stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz - has been nominated for a host of gongs...
Netflix

Critics’ Choice Awards:- ‘Roma’ Swept Away 4 Gongs

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The Netflix drama scooped Sunday (13.01.19) evening's biggest honour at Santa Monica's Barker Hangar, beating off competition from the likes of 'Black Panther', 'BlacKkKlansman',...
property search

Property Market in the UK Unresponsive

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UK property market has been lukewarm this year, with house prices rising 1.02 percent across the country, according to a latest study by property...
Fuel Economy

Namibian economy expected to contract by 0.2 percent this year

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Namibia's domestic economy is expected to contract by 0.2 percent in 2018, the Bank of Namibia (BoN) said Friday. The central...
Thirty white-hat hackers from 10 Chinese universities measure their skills in attacking and defending computer systems during China’s third Cyber Security Week on Sept. 20, 2016, in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province. (Photo from People’s Daily)

China’s SPP Charges 710 People with Online Crimes

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In the first nine months of 2017, a total of 710 people were charged with committing online crimes, an increase of 80.7 percent year-on-year,...
agric

Ghana Assured Of Bumper Harvest This Year – Afriyie Akoto

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Ghana is expected to experience excesses in the production of the five main crops being cultivated under the pilot phase of the Planting for...
Rift Valley Fever

Typhoid kills 6 in Zimbabwe this year

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At least six people have died from 78 confirmed cases of typhoid since the beginning of 2017, a government disease surveillance report has said. ...
UNHCR

Nearly 200,000 South Sudanese flee to Uganda this year

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Since the start of the year, some 192,000 South Sudanese have fled to neighboring Uganda, a country currently hosting 832,000 refugees from South Sudan,...

Ghana to introduce biodegradable plastics this year

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Ghana is going to introduce biodegradable plastics this year, the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng said on Thursday. ...
Robotic lander of Chang'e-3 takes photo of the lunar rover "Jade Rabbit". (File photo)

China Plans on Sending to Space Chang’e-5 Lunar this year

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China is expected to send lunar probe Chang'e-5 to land on the moon and return with lunar samples within this year, according to the...
International Organization for Migration

340 die at sea in attempt to reach European shores this year

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After the latest shipwreck this past weekend, so far in 2017 a total of 340 people have died attempting to reach European shores through...
MTN

MTN Assist Teachers To Upgrade Their Education

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The MTN Ghana Foundation has awarded 20 teachers with scholarship under its “MTN Teachers’ Improvement Awards Programme”, to pursue undergraduate and graduate degree programmes...
Fire fighters work at apipeline explosion scene at Ijegun area in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, March 16, 2014. According to Ibrahim Farniloye, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) public information officer of Lagos, the explosion was as a result of underground spillage through points of previous vandalization. (Xinhua/Olatunji Obasa)

A/R: Reports says fire damages have been high in 10 months

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The Regional Fire Officer, Semekor Fiadzo, who announced this said, there were also 41 fatalities in the 1,205 fire incidents recorded during the period. ...
tourism

Jamaica on track for record year in tourism

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From January to October 2016, Jamaica recorded tourism earnings of 2.06 billion U.S. dollars, up 5.7 percent over the same period last year, a...

Ghana’s Elections 2016: Visually impaired will be able to cast ballot

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Head of Gender and Disability at the EC, Abigail Nutakor said that the Commission had procured enough tactile ballot jacket for all polling stations...
ECG

ECG retrieves money lost through illegal power connection

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This followed a special exercise carried out by the Loss Control Unit of the company. The power had been stolen...
accident

Road accidents kill 223 in Jan.-Oct. in SW Nigeria state

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Clement Oladele, State Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, who disclosed this to reporters in Abeokuta, the state capital, added that over 1,143...

Namibia loses 4,000 chickens to Newcastle disease

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The disease that was first detected at Etunda in the north of the country about 760 kilometers from capital Windhoek spread to other three...