Ghana: US support $150m solar project dominates media

Ghana: US support $150m solar project dominates media

A $150 million solar project from the United States Trade and Development Agency to Ghana on Friday dominated the Ghanaian newspapers.The Daily Graphic said the solar project would ...

Africa urged to invest in youth to meet development goals

Africa urged to invest in youth to meet development goals

The second session of the African Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD 2016) ended in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Thursday with an urgent emphasis on the need for ...

Kenyans receptive of refugees, says Amnesty survey

Kenyans receptive of refugees, says Amnesty survey

Most Kenyans would welcome refugees into their country and think their government should do more to help people fleeing war and persecution, according to a global survey ...

Greek Civil Aviation Aut confirm EgyptAir flight MS804 fell into Mediterranean

Greek Civil Aviation Aut confirm EgyptAir flight MS804 fell into Mediterranean

A source in the Greek civil aviation authority confirmed on Thursday the crash of EgyptAir flight MS804 with 66 people on board while traveling from Paris to Cairo, after the ...

Kenya: Rules to curb exam cheating and IEBC saga, grab headlines

Kenya: Rules to curb exam cheating and IEBC saga, grab headlines

The unveiling of tough rules to curb exam cheating and opposition chief Raila Odinga demands to disband the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) grabbed the headlines ...

Egypt Air flight MS804 goes missing between Paris and Cairo

Egypt Air flight MS804 goes missing between Paris and Cairo

The MS804 Egypt Air flight connecting Paris and Cairo which took off on Wednesday night with 56 passengers on board and ten crew members, has disappeared from radar screens over of ...

Liberia launches six-year roadmap on HIV/AIDS response

Liberia launches six-year roadmap on HIV/AIDS response

The National AIDS Commission of Liberia and partners will Thursday launch the National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (NSP) 2015-2020.The document is an evidence-based strategic plan ...

Ghana: Black Satellite face Ethiopia in AYC qualifier

Ghana's Under 20 team, the Black Satellites, will on Sunday face their Ethiopian counterparts in faraway Addis Ababa in their first African Youth Championship (AYC) qualifier.As a result, the Ghanaian contingent has left Accra on Thursday evening for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to battle it out with their East African counterpart. The winner of the two-legged tie will advance to the final round of qualifiers from ...

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Ghana: US support $150m solar project dominates media

A $150 million solar project from the United States Trade and Development Agency to Ghana on Friday dominated the Ghanaian newspapers.The Daily Graphic said the solar project would provide electricity to 8,000 households in the Upper West Region and help promote economic growth in the area. The US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, said at an agreement signing ceremony in Accra Thursday that power ...

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Botswana leader wades into row over sexual abuse of children

Botswana President Ian Khama has appealed to the nation to be disciplined and avoid sexually abusing young girls, the state-run Daily News reported Friday. His comments followed an incident in which a councillor from his ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), Kemmonye Amon, is reported to have impregnated a 16-year-old student. The issue has seen activists holding demonstrations across the country and ...

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Nigeria’s GSM active subscribers stand at 148.74m

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the number of GSM active voice subscription stood at 148.74 million at the end of the first quarter of 2016. This is contained in the ``Nigerian Telecommunications Sector Summary Report: State Disaggregated Data for first quarter of 2016'' released by the NBS in Abuja on Thursday. The report said that MTN accounted for the largest subscribers of 57.04 million ...

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Nigeria plans agro-dealers network for farm inputs

Nigeria is working towards developing agro-dealers network to ensure that fertilisers and other inputs are available and accessible to farmers all year-round. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, stated this on Thursday in Abuja at the 2nd Annual West African Fertiliser Stakeholders' Forum. He said it was one of the current government's aspirations to empower agro-dealers to ...

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Nigeria’s Enugu State seeks $50m facility for water project

The Enugu State Government in south-eastern Nigeria says it is negotiating a $50 million facility from the French Development Agency (FDA) to provide potable water in Enugu, the capital city. The State Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Charles Egumgbe, said on Thursday that getting the facility became necessary following increasing demand for water in the state due to rising population. Egumgbe said ...

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Poultry contributes 25% to Nigeria’s GDP – Official

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) says the poultry sub-sector is contributing 25 percent to the nation's Gross Domestic Products (GDP) annually, amounting to the single largest contributor to agriculture. Dr. Ayoola Oduntan, President of the association made this known in Lagos on Wednesday at the 4th Poultry Summit, 2016 tagged: ``The Role of Poultry Industry in Economic Revival of Nigeria". Oduntan ...

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Another abducted Chibok girl rescued – Nigerian army

Another schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria two years ago has been rescued by vigilantes according to army spokesman Col Usman Sani Kukasheka on Thursday.Kukasheka however stopped short of revealing the girl's identity. Her reported rescue comes two days after Amina Ali Nkeki was rescued from the sect in the Sambisa Forest, two years after she and 218 other schoolgirls were snatched from a ...

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Egypt: Missing plane’s wreckage found

Egypt has confirmed that a wreckage found near the Greek Island of Karpathos belonged to the missing Egyptair plane which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea earlier on Thursday.The Ministry of Civil Aviation said it had received an official notification from the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs declaring that the debris of flight MS 804 has been discovered floating near the island. At least 66 people ...

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Uganda bans public smoking

Uganda has passed stringent new laws banning public smoking and dealing in tobacco products.The new ban incorporated into the Tobacco Control Act signifies a new step from a 2004 decree regulating but not punishing public smoking and is aimed at checking the alarming rise of health problems blamed on cigarette use. In a statement seen by APA on Thursday, the Ugandan government said the new legislations ...

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