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Bayer to invest €5b in searching for glyphosate alternatives

German pharmaceutical and chemical company Bayer on Friday said it is planning to invest around €5 billion ($5.6 billion) over the next decade in the search for alternatives to the controversial weedkiller glyphosate. “While glyphosate will continue to play an important role in agriculture and in Bayer’s portfolio, the company is committed …

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Ghana is safest country in West Africa – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Africans in the Diaspora that Ghana remained the safest country in West Africa. Thus, they should take advantage of the safe and secure environment that Ghana offered, and come explore and experience the country in this ‘Year of Return’. “In today’s world, where …

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Governments urged to mainstream ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol into development

Participants at the just-ended in-country training workshop on the implementation of ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol (EFMP) have advocated for mainstreaming of the Protocol into West African countries’ development agenda. That, they said, would facilitate the implementation of the protocols to enhance movement of citizens across the Sub-region in addition to …

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Ghana ranks 44th on Global Peace Index 2019

Ghana is the 44th most peaceful country in the world, according to the 2019 Global Peace Index. The country dropped three spots from the 41st in the previous year. The Index, the 13th in the series, released by the Institute for Economics and Peace ranks 163 countries according to their …

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Weak sales push global auto industry towards crisis – study  

The global automotive industry is facing a far-reaching crisis due to declining sales in almost all major markets, according to a new study from a German university institute. Global sales of new cars could fall by more than 5 per cent, to 79.5 million, this year, the Centre for Automotive …

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President Akufo-Addo given Guyana’s highest state award

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was on Tuesday honoured with Guyana’s highest national award- The Order of Excellence of Guyana. The award was conferred on him at a state luncheon held in his honour by the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, David Arthur Granger, in the Guyanese capital …

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Child groom marriages escalating – UNICEF

An estimated 115 million boys and men around the world were married as children, 23 million of them before the age of 15, according to the first-ever analysis on child grooms, launched by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Using data from 82 countries, the in-depth study brings the overall number …

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Zimbabwe says not yet ready to fully implement AfCFTA

Zimbabwe says it is not ready to fully implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) until it has fully industrialized. The country, according to industry and commerce minister, would only be able to fully implement the trade pact in about 15 years when it has fully industrialized so that …

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China donates over 11,000 tonnes of rice to Kenyans affected by drought

China has donated 11,835 tonnes of rice to Kenya’s drought victims, a Chinese envoy said on Monday. Wu Peng, Chinese Ambassador to Kenya, told journalists in Nairobi that the first batch has already been distributed and is currently benefiting the drought-affected people. “The shipment for the second batch of 1,500 …

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