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  • UK High Commissioner calls for increased partnership with Scottish businesses

    October 26, 2017 7:47 PM 7

    Accra, Oct. 26, GNA - Papa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK and the Republic of Ireland has stressed the need to deepen bilateral trade and investment relations between Ghana and Scotland. He said Ghana’s strong democratic credentials, good governance, stable legal regime and high return on investments provided a competitive economic

  • MFWA first ever media conference begins on Friday

    October 26, 2017 10:57 AM 10

    The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) will hold its first ever West Africa Media Excellence Conference and Awards in Accra tomorrow. The conference which will close on Satruday will feature sessions on topical journalism issues and also provide opportunities for networking with other journalists, editors, and experts from West Africa

  • Paradise is an embrace with God and not a fairy-tale place’- Pope

    October 26, 2017 10:53 AM 8

    Paradise is not a “fairy-tale place,” Pope Francis said on Wednesday, speaking about the afterlife prospects for Catholics. “Paradise is not a fairy-tale place, nor is it an enchanted garden. Paradis is the embrace with God, infinite love, and we enter it thanks to Jesus, who died on the Cross for us,” Francis said. Paradise is “the most beautiful place

  • Shooting, tear gas, bonfires mar Kenya election re-run

    October 26, 2017 7:51 AM 5

    KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police clashed with opposition supporters where burning barricades and gangs of youths prevented voting in some towns in an election re-run, seeking to challenge the credibility of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s expected victory. In the western city of Kisumu, stone-throwing youths heeding opposition leader Raila Odinga’s

  • Indonesia floggings: Aceh public punishments condemned

    October 26, 2017 5:32 AM 9

    More than 500 people have been publicly flogged in Indonesia in the past two years, a rights group says. Human Rights Watch called on the country's president to end the "barbaric" punishment. Aceh province is the only part of Indonesia that practices Sharia law. This was permitted as part of a peace deal with separatists in 2006, but the law has become

  • Urban rush – of migration and food security

    October 26, 2017 4:20 AM 7

    Migration, as a growing phenomenon, is a critical determinant in shaping global economic, political and social policies. And while migration has been a source of economic and cultural benefits, the recent global trends are indicative of the travesties faced by populations, who migrate due to lack of food security and conflict. A large share of migrants

  • Pope at General Audience: ‘He who knows Jesus will never despair’

    October 26, 2017 4:01 AM 7

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has told the faithful never to despair, as the Lord’s grace is always present to those who put their trust in him. The Pope’s was speaking to the faithful at the Wednesday General Audience, during which he continued his catechesis on Christian hope. Pope Francis greeted the crowds in St. Peter’s square telling them that this is the last catechesis

  • Venezuela to Present Cuba Report 2017 on US Blockade

    October 26, 2017 3:04 AM 10

    Caracas, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban ambassador to Venezuela, Rogelio Polanco, will present today the report of Cuba on the illegal blockade that has been maintained and intensified by the United States against the island for more than five decades. In the meeting, to which the media outlets, diplomats, Venezuelan government officials and solidarity

  • Minimum Salary Threshold of 18 Chinese Provinces Raised

    October 26, 2017 1:24 AM 17

    A total of 18 provinces in China have raised the minimum salary threshold as of Monday since the beginning of this year, in a bid to protect low-incomers’ interests, People’s Daily Online reported. The minimum salary thresholds for Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai have exceeded 2,000 yuan ($302) a month, among which Shanghai tops the list by 2,300 yuan ($347). According

  • U.S. worried over Togo's excessive use of force on protesters

    October 26, 2017 12:33 AM 7

    The United States says it is concerned about the increasingly deteriorating political situation in Togo. The use of excessive force by security forces on protesters was of particular concern. A statement issued by a U.S. Department of State spokesperson, Heather Nauert, said violence and restrictions on rights of people were of concern to the U.S. The Embassy