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Merkel says Germany open to trading arms to Angola 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out in favour of supplying weapons to Angola on Wednesday, during a visit from the south-western African nation’s president, Joao Lourenco. “It is all in our interest that Africa can also protect itself,” Merkel said after meeting with Lourenco, who used his Berlin trip to make the …

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German president hosts Turkish-German neighbours after Oezil affair 

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier welcomed a group of his neighbours, mostly with Turkish heritage, at the presidential palace on Wednesday after a summer of heated national debate about racism. “A permanent suspicion of immigrants, no matter how long they have been in Germany, isn’t just hurtful for individuals. It is …

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VW to invest billions in networked cars, start e-carsharing in Berlin 

Volkswagen plans to invest 3.5 billion euros ($4 billion) in a digital offensive to network its vehicles as e-mobility and digitalization revolutionize the auto industry. The German carmaker said the investment, spread out until 2025, will help support digital offers and services, which are expected to generate high revenues in the …

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Terror campaign against journalists in Uganda is affront to media freedom – African Editors

The African Editors Forum (TAEF) condemns the assault on journalists in Uganda by security agencies calling it a terror campaign. In a press statement issued this week and obtained by ghanabusinessnews.com, TAEF, which is the biggest organization representing editors across Africa, says it deplores, in the strongest possible terms, the …

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China says its investment in Africa exceeds $100b

China says its investment in Africa has exceeded $100 billion, as the country plans to strengthen its bilateral relations with Ghana in a meeting set for next month. The two countries will exchange ideas on national development strategy and the formulation of blue-prints to guide and prosper their future relations …

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Seminar to enhance China-Ghana cooperation opens in Beijing

The China International Publishing Group (CIPG) Training Center, a Beijing-based professional training institute, has reinforced its commitment to work with the government of Ghana, especially in the area of human resource development for the mutual benefit of the two countries. “We believe that through such projects professionals and technocrats in …

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Ghana committed to peace and security in Africa – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana is committed to regional and international efforts to maintain peace and security on the African Continent, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. Thus, the country stood ready to support strategies and plans aimed at addressing the issues of drugs and human trafficking, cross-border crimes, and terrorism, and would …

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German actress sues Harvey Weinstein for rape

A German actress has filed a lawsuit in California against one-time Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault. The plaintiff will take the pseudonym Emma Loman for the case, her New York lawyer John G Balestriere told dpa on Tuesday. According to the complaint, the woman is a German resident …

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China will continue to collaborate with Africa – Ambassador

China will continue to uphold its African policy, featuring sincerity, concrete results, affinity and the policy of upholding justice and pursuing shared interests. This would be the case, regardless of any changes that might affect the international situation. Mr Shi Ting Wang, the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, said this on …

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Smartphone screens carry more bacteria – Research

Insurance2Go, a gadget insurance provider based in Portsmouth, has undertaken a research, which shows that the average smartphone screen carries three times more bacteria than are visible to the eyes. More than a third of the respondents (35 per cent) have never cleaned their phone with wipes, a cleaning fluid …

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