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September 27, 2015 3:09 PM Dominic MacSorley: Two things we must do to ensure that UN global development goals are not hollow promises

Humanitarian funding and an end to conflict are the priorities. Negotiating your way around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) is easier than getting around New York this week. The Pope’s visit, the UN’S 70th birthday, the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting and the ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals are all happening 34

September 16, 2015 1:38 PM Mugabe reads wrong speech in parliament

HARARE: Zimbabwe's 91-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, read the wrong speech Tuesday as he opened parliament, giving the same one he had delivered in last month's state of the nation address. "There has been a mix-up of speeches resulting in a situation where his excellency the president delivered the wrong speech," presidential spokesman George Charamba

September 16, 2015 12:57 AM Mugabe Gaffe: President reads wrong speech

Robert Mugabe has delivered a month-old speech by accident during the opening of Zimbabwe's parliament. The 91-year-old president delivered the speech for the first time last month as a state of the nation address - his first in eight years. At the time he was booed by opposition MPs, but Mr Mugabe was met with silence from his audience as he rattled

September 11, 2015 6:18 PM Singapore ruling party in decisive win as voters shun risk

SINGAPORE Singapore's ruling party romped to a strong election victory on Friday and was on course to increase its share of the vote and seat tally as it brushed off an opposition challenge in the city state's most hotly contested polls. The People's Action Party (PAP), which has ruled since independence in 1965, was always expected to win but opposition 3

September 3, 2015 9:11 AM Migrants storm Budapest train as horror of crisis hits home

The EU is riven by fricti­ons betwee­n transi­t nation­s where the migran­ts arrive by sea or land BUDAPEST: Hundreds of migrants stormed Budapest’s main international rail station after police reopened it Thursday, in an escalating refugee crisis seared into European hearts by horrifying pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler. Chaos erupted as crowds 26 1

August 16, 2015 7:51 PM I don’t appreciate presiding over darkness — President Mahama

Speaking at the 20th Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) awards at the State Banquet Hall in Accra last Saturday night, the President said various attempts to arrest the challenge in the past had been on the short term. The awards were held on the theme," “Ghana in search of reliable energy to power development - the role of the media." Seth Kwame Boateng 9

July 31, 2015 6:07 AM World Bank $700 Million Ghana Gas Pledge to Spur Biggest FDI

The World Bank approved $700 million in investment guarantees for an offshore gas project in Ghana that will help the country address electricity shortages. It includes a $500 million payment guarantee from the bank’s International Development Association for gas purchases by the state-run Ghana National Petroleum Corp., the World Bank said in an e-mailed 2

July 27, 2015 11:39 AM Obama opens talks in Ethiopia

Barack Obama has opened talks in Ethiopia during the first-ever trip by a US president to Africa's second-most populous nation. Obama, who flew in to a rainy Addis Ababa late on Sunday after a landmark trip to Kenya, his father's birthplace, went into bilateral talks with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and President Mulatu Teshome, whose position 7

July 26, 2015 10:11 AM The media and deepening of awareness on voluntary principles

Ghana’s efforts to safeguard the implementation of the Voluntary Principles (VPs) on security and human right is laudable; however, media engagement is essential to help deepen public awareness on the initiative. The VPs on security and human rights are a set of non-binding principles created to assist extractive companies to balance security concerns 5

July 20, 2015 10:53 AM U.S. and Cuba restore full diplomatic relations after 54 years

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War. The new era began with little fanfare when an agreement between the two nations to resume normal ties on July 20 came into force just after midnight Sunday and the diplomatic missions of each country 7