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African Court to rule on 10 cases Thursday 

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has fixed Thursday, 28 September to rule in ten cases filed before it at Arusha, the United Republic of Tanzania. The cases are: Application for Interpretation of Judgment – 001/2017 in Alex Thomas verses the United Republic of Tanzania; application for Interpretation of Judgment …

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Africa must be self-reliant instead of depending on aid – Zuma

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, a former Chairperson of the African Union (AU), has reiterated the need for Africa to be self-reliant instead of depending on aid. She said African governments must improve revenue collection, manage expenditure, increase production and improve trade. Dr Zuma was speaking at the BlackGold Lecture and …

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Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire agree to abide by ITLOS decision

Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have jointly agreed to abide by the decision of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS). The tribunal on Saturday, September 23, 2017, unanimously held that Ghana has not violated the sovereign rights of Côte d’Ivoire with oil exploration activities. It also held …

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ITLOS delivers judgement in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire maritime boundary dispute

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Seas (ITLOS) today decided in the maritime dispute between Ghana and its western neighbour, Cote d’Ivoire. The decision was read by Judge Boualem Bouguetaia, President of the Special Chamber. The court found in most instances of the allegations brought by Cote d’Ivoire …

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AfDB and South Korea begin preparations for 2018 Annual Meetings

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the government of Korea have launched preparations towards the holding of the Bank’s 2018 Annual Meetings in Busan, South Korea. According to the Bank the 53rd Annual Meetings of its Board of Governors and the 44th Meetings of the Board of Governors of the …

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President Akufo-Addo calls for urgent UN reforms

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his first official engagement with the United Nations (UN) as Head of State, has called for the “urgent” reformation of the world body to deepen and promote international cooperation, peace and security. “We cannot continue to preach democracy and fairness around the world, we …

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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms

A World Health Organisation (WHO) report launched on Wednesday shows a decline in the production of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report, “Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis,” was made available to the Ghana News Agency. …

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Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the globe

Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters around …

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AfDB and partners empower African youth in cassava value chain

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have launched the Youth Technical Training Programme (YTTP) to empower the youth to contribute to the food value chain in Africa. The initiative aims to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer, contributing to local capacity development. The …

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Africa must industrialise to fund and implement SDGs – President 

Africa must be efficient and effective in mobilising resources and look beyond the benevolence of others to finance the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. He said African countries ought to change their economic structures from that of dependence on the …

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