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Ghana soldiers reach out to South Sudanese Secondary School

Aweil (South Sudan), June 17, GNA – Students of the Aweil National Secondary School, in South Sudan are receiving free tuition from a Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) team of the Ghana Independent Infantry Company 1 (GHANCOY 1). The military team which formed part of a complete Ghana Armed Forces Unit deployed in Aweil for peacekeeping, […]

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Uganda grapples with rumors amid efforts to contain Ebola outbreak

KAMPALA, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) — Uganda is grappling with spreading rumors as the country strives to fight the recent Ebola outbreak that has left three people dead.  In a statement released on Sunday night, Uganda’s Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng said such rumors that the disease has broken out in different parts of the […]

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UN condemns bombing attacks in Somalia, Kenya after death of 21

MOGADISHU, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) — The United Nations mission in Somalia on Sunday condemned bombing attacks in Mogadishu and in northeastern Kenya that killed at least 21 people and injured more than 20 others on Saturday.  No political agenda can be served by acts of terrorism, the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia said after the […]

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Trial of 14 soldiers begins in Nigerian state

LAGOS, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA)  –  A trial of 14 soldiers accused of kidnapping, murder and desertion, among other offences, began Saturday in Nigeria’s Rivers State.    General Officer Commanding Army 6 Division, Port Harcourt, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham told reporters that the suspects, including an army major and two captains, are officers and soldiers of 6 […]

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African Elephant Coalition urges Japan to close ivory market

JOHANNESBURG, June 17 (Xinhua/GNA) — The Council of Elders of the African Elephant Coalition (AEC) comprising 32 African countries and the majority of African elephant range states on Monday called on Japan to close its ivory market to help fight illegal poaching. The AEC stated that the ivory market in Japan which was among the […]

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Benin opposition appeals to international community to avert impending bloodbath

Accra, June 16, GNA- Dr Prosper Ladislas Agbesi, a leading opposition politician and the Presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Congress (ANC) in the 2016 elections in Benin has warned of an impending political bloodshed.He therefore called on the international community to step in to stabilise their political crisis. The West African country has […]

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Conflicts hampering Cameroon’s efforts to achieve SDGs by 2030 – GPPAC

Accra, June 12, GNA -On-going violent conflicts in certain parts of Cameroon is hampering its efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, a study by the Global Partnership for Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), has revealed. Madam Kristina Miletic, Project Assistant Knowledge, Policy and Advocacy, GPPAC, presented the study findings in Accra […]

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Africa Business and Economics

Suzuki plans production plant for Ghana

Accra, March 19, GNA- Japanese Multinational automobile manufacturing company, Suzuki Motor Corporation on Tuesday, announced its intention to set up a production facility in Ghana. The company, also intends to make Ghana the hub of its operations in sub-Saharan Africa, Mr Koichi Suzuki, Suzuki’s General Manager in-charge of Middle East and Africa disclosed when he […]

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Ghana, Guinea to sign cooperation agreement on bauxite development

March 19, GNA – Ghana and Guinea are set to begin discussions for bilateral cooperation in bauxite industry development, similar to the trade cooperation between Ghana and Ivory Coast in the Cocoa sector. This was made known by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia after a bilateral meeting between him and the Prime Minister of Guinea, […]

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S. African opposition voices concern over alleged racial witch hunt

CAPE TOWN, Feb. 19 (Xinhua/GNA) – South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has voiced concern over an alleged attempt by electricity utility Eskom to retrench skilled white employees as a worsening power crisis grips the country.  “We cannot afford a racial witch hunt which is both illegal and detrimental to Eskom’s future,” the DA said […]