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Ethiopia’s Oromia state signs ceasefire deal with OLF

Ethiopia’s regional state of Oromia and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) agreed to a ceasefire on Thursday, following months of sparring amidst rising insecurity in the region. The reconciliation pact was signed by Milkesa Mideksa of the Oromia state and Dawud Ibsa, chairperson of OLF. The two sides agreed to avoid bloodshed and forge a […]


Why Coton Sport Demands Kotoko Withdrawn from CAF Confed Cup for technical violation

Will Asante Kotoko be thrown out of the CAF Confederation Cup on a technicality? That will be the case if Coton Sport win a petition sent to the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Cameroonian side have sent a 7-paged document to the continental football governing body as they seek to have Kotoko evicted from […]


Chelsea mount over Spurs on penalties to reach EFL Cup final

Chelsea won a penalty shootout on a night of high drama at Stamford Bridge, overcoming Tottenham to secure a Carabao Cup final meeting with Manchester City. After an enthralling 90 minutes which saw the tie end 2-2 on aggregate, the tie was settled when David Luiz scored the winning kick after Kepa Arrizabalaga’s fine save […]


Gitmo 2: Gov’t not breaching Intelligence and Securities Act – Majority

The Majority in Parliament has denied claims by the Minority that government is breaching the Intelligence and Securities Act over its failure to brief the House on the status of the ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees in the country. Minority Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, in Albert Kan-Dapaah, demanded updated information on the two. an […]


Aquaculture gains momentum in James Camp Prison

Ms Elizabeth Afoley Quaye,Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has begun an initiative which will ensure that each prison facility in the country is equipped with a fish farm to help in the rehabilitation of inmates. As a result, the ministry last Monday donated 1,600 fingerlings and […]

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Uganda:Blood bank stuck with blood despite scarcity in health centres

“We have blood in stock, but we cannot issue it because it has not been tested for HIV, hepatitis B and blood grouping,” says Kyeyune. BLOOD BANK NMS While many hospitals are crying with lack of blood, the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services (UBTS) is stuck with blood in its rooms. Recently the blood bank has […]

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Tshisekedi sworn in as new president of DR Congo

-Tshisekedi took the oath of office flanked by outgoing head of state Joseph Kabila -Felix Tshisekedi, the new Democratic Republic of Congo president. PHOTO: John Wessels/ AFP Opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was sworn in on Thursday as president of Democratic Republic of Congo, marking the country’s first-ever peaceful handover of power after chaotic and bitterly […]

General News

17-year-old girl Kidnapped ‘rescued’ by police in Aflao,Ho

The Ho District Police Command has rescued a 17-year old Senior High School Student after she was kidnapped by some persons for about 48 hours. A second year student of Sonrise Senior High School in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region, who had gone missing on Monday, January 21, spent close to 24 hours […]

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Guard shoots one dead, injures two near Old Taxi Park

-A large crowd of people gathered at the scene where the incident occurred, with those talked to offering their own version of the incident. SHOOTING KAMPALA – One person has been killed and two others injured after a private security guard opened fire in downtown Kampala Wednesday evening. The deadly shooting happened on Pioneer Building […]

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UAE, Turkey, Qatar, Russia pledge support for Sudan’s embattled govt

Sudan’s government has received much needed economic support from the United Arab Emirates, in addition to offers of support from Qatar, Russia and Turkey, even as fresh protests are planned for Thursday. Following more than a month of anti-government protests, Sudan’s oil minister, Azhari Abdel Qader, said on Wednesday, that the support included offers of […]

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Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum in 2020

The World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2020 will be hosted in Ethiopia, as the Eastern African nation hopes to attract more investment. The announcement was made following a meeting between Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed and Prof Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of WEF. The office of the prime minister said the two leaders […]

Commercial News

Huge investments in Obuasi mine reflects confidence in sector – AngloGold MD

AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) says the over $500 million spent on the Obuasi mine during the four years that it remained shut is due to the firm’s confidence in Ghana’s mining sector. Managing Director of the AngloGold Ashanti, Eric Asubonteng, said there exist viable opportunities in the sector, especially at its concession at Obuasi in Ashanti […]