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Akufo-Addo mediates talks to end Togo’s political crisis

President Nana Akufo-Addo and this Guinean counterpart, Alpha Conde, on Wednesday held mediation talks with the Togolese government and the opposition political parties, in Lome, to end that country’s political crisis. The two leaders have been mandated by the Authority of Heads of State and Governments of the Economic Community …

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Bin Laden’s ex-bodyguard arrested as Germany prepares to deport him 

A former bodyguard of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden who is living in Germany was arrested Monday as the German state gears up to deport the Tunisian following a change in his legal status. The state agency responsible for refugees and migrants, BAMF, has lifted a deportation ban on …

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Germany becomes 19th country to introduce Google Pay

Google stole a march on rival Apple on Tuesday by launching its smartphone payment app Google Pay in Germany. The app allows a mobile phone with the US internet behemoth’s Android operating system to serve as a bank card. Users pay for goods by placing their phone on the already ubiquitous …

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Low knowledge of ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement hampering implementation

Low knowledge on ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement, especially on the part of the populace and border officials is hampering smooth implementation of the policy across the sub region. A study conducted by University of Ghana Centre for Migration Studies under its Migration and Development West Africa (MADE) Project also …

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Ghana and Burkina Faso launch hunger project

The Hunger Project-Ghana, and the Hunger Project in Burkina Faso, have jointly launched the Socio-Economic Development Project at Barre in the Nahouri Province of Burkina Faso. The effort is to improve on the living standards of onchocerciasis patients and the less privileged in eight communities within the two countries. The …

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Report says more work needed to strengthen independence of electricity in Africa

Much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence in the electricity sector though majority of African countries have developed robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their energy sectors, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa (ERI) – a crucial new report by the African Development Bank. The Report, released on …

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Pollutants from agriculture a serious threat to world’s water – FAO

Water pollution from unsustainable agricultural practices poses a serious risk to human health and the planet’s ecosystems, a problem often underestimated by policymakers and farmers alike, cautions a new report. In many countries the biggest source of water pollution today is agriculture — not cities or industry — while worldwide, …

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Outbreak of Fall Southern armyworm in Africa

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) on Friday announced the outbreak of Fall Southern armyworm (FSW) affecting agriculture in West and Central Africa. Mr Micheal Kwame Afranie, the Assistant Regional Officer of Plant Protection and Regulatory of the Ministry stated that the FSW had currently been confirmed in Nigeria …

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ECOWAS sustainable energy training programme opens in Accra

The ECOWAS’ Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) Regional training workshop to reinforce the knowledge and skills of entrepreneurs in the economic Bloc opened in Accra on Wednesday. The four-day event, geared towards creating the enabling environment for the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region, …

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Head New African Leadership Transformation Panel

Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian President, will chair a new African Leadership Transformation Panel, to help drive the development of Africa economies. Dr. Kingsley Y. Amoako, Founder and President of the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET), who made the announcement at the just-ended second Africa Transformation Forum (ATF2018) …

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