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Cholera outbreak in Zambia kills 51 so far – Minister

A cholera outbreak that hit Zambia on October 6, 2017 is reported to have escalated this January 2018 as the country enters the rainy season, and 2,091 people have been infected with 51 deaths recorded nationwide so far; 48 of the deaths occurred in the capital Lusaka alone. The country’s …

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AfDB says it’s achieved 100% investment in renewable energy in 2017

The African Development Bank says it has achieved a 100 per cent investment in renewable energy in 2017, a major landmark in its commitment to clean energy and efficiency. According the Bank, power generation projects with a cumulative 1,400 megawatts exclusively from renewables were approved during the year, with plans …

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Some 386,000 babies born on New Year’s day – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated Monday that nearly 386,000 babies were born in the world on New Year’s Day, over 90 per cent in less developed regions. In Ghana 2,400 babies were born. The UN agency reported that globally, over half of these births were estimated to have taken place …

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UN Chief urges world to come together to tackle pressing challenges

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for unity among the global community to tackle overwhelming challenges and defend values shared by all, in his New Year Message.      “On New Year’s Day 2018, I am not issuing an appeal. I am issuing an alert – a red alert for …

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Asia likely to dominate world’s economies – Report

By 2032, Asia will be leading the world’s economies, while the U.S., Europe, and Russia are all expected to experience a significant decline. That’s according to a new report from London’s Centre for Economics and Business Research, which was made available to the Ghana News Agency. It predicts that the …

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Stop agro-imperialism – Prof Dakora

Professor Felix Dapare Dakora, President of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), has called for the end of what he described as “Agro-Imperialism,” where massive chunk of Africa’s arable lands are sold for pittance to foreign grabbers, if the continent was to feed its projected 2.5 billion population by 2050. …

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Panama Papers: Tax authorities around the world retrieve more than $500m – ICIJ

Following the exposé contained in the Panama Papers that was published in April 2016, tax authorities around the world have retrieved more than $500 million, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the organization that published the Papers has said. According to ICIJ, Spain alone collected $122 million after an …

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Former President Mahama appeals for peace in Liberia

Former President John Dramani Mahama, Head of ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia has met two candidates with a call on them to exhibit maximum collaboration for peaceful and credible elections. He reiterated at separate meetings with the presidential flag-bearers, who emerged from the inconclusive first round balloting of 10th October that …

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Violent extremism poses challenges to global security – AU

Violent extremism, contributes and continue to posses great challenges to the global security architecture, stability and socioeconomic development, creating humanitarian crisis, sometimes of very unimaginable magnitudes, Mr Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, African Union (AU) has stated. “We need to be able to imagine and find out what animates a …

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