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Ghana: Boat disaster kills eight pupils

Eight pupils have died in Ghana’s Bono Region when a boat in which they were travelling capsized. The incident occurred on the Volta Lake whilst the pupils were travelling to school. Reports say the deceased were among 20 school children in the boat who were travelling from Atikagome to Wayokope, where their school is located. 12 pupils managed to swim… Read More
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Kenya to reduce the number of pubs to fight alcoholism

Government administrators in Kenya have been ordered to enforce a one-pub-per-town directive to fight alcoholism. Kenya’s deputy president, Rigathi Gachagua ordered administrators especially in the country’s central region to enforce the new directive issued last week. Gachagua also wants entertainment joints to only operate between 17:00 to 23:00 local time in the new measures meant to deal with alcoholism. There… Read More
Africa Investments 

“Mission 1 for 200” to double African farmers’ production

The African Development Bank Group and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are teaming up to help 40 million African farmers through a new initiative that will double productivity and produce 100 million metric tons of food for 200 million people. Both organisations agreed to launch the initiative, named Mission 1 for 200, during the Africa Food Summit in… Read More
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Woman to refund $80k for not marrying lover who paid her fees

For refusing to marry her lover who had sponsored her education, a woman has now been ordered to refund shillings 9.4 million (about $80,000). A court in Uganda gave the order for Fortunate Kyarikunda to refund the money when she backed out of marrying Richard Tumwine who had paid her school fees. Kyarikunda is also expected to pay legal costs… Read More
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Kenya top court rules that divorcing couples don’t have equal rights to assets

Kenya’s Supreme Court has ruled that divorcing couples are not automatically entitled to 50 per cent share of matrimonial property. The landmark ruling seems to have now settled a very contentious issues in Kenya’s Family Law, local media reported. According to the judges, the 50:50 formula is not absolutely, applicable during divorce and that each party should now leave the… Read More
Africa Business World 

Investments that Pay Monthly Income in South Africa

Do you have a large sum of money in your bank account, which you do not need for the time being or you have put aside regularly? You can make this money work for you with investing and turn it into a steady monthly income. Benefits of Monthly Income Investments Yes, getting a monthly income from investing sounds great but… Read More
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Ghana summit on Africa’s prosperity opens in Accra

African political and business leaders gathered in Ghana’s capital Accra on Thursday for a summit on the continent’s prosperity agenda. Dubbed the “Africa Prosperity Dialogue Series” participants have been discussing how Africa can achieve deeper economic integration between different states. Ghana is the host nation of the AfCFTA (The African Continental Free Trade Area) Secretariat, which is spearheading an agenda… Read More
Africa Investments 

Feed Africa Summit: African Development Bank to commit $10 billion to make continent the breadbasket of the world

The African Development Bank Group, will commit $10 billion over the next five years to boost Africa’s efforts to end hunger and become a primary food provider for itself and the rest of the world. Bank Group President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, announced Wednesday at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Adesina called on… Read More
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France recalls ambassador to Burkina Faso ahead of pulling out troops

Burkina Faso, is still battling an Islamist insurgency but said it wants to do it by itself. France has about 400 special forces based in Burkina Faso to help local forces battle the Islamist insurgency. For some time now there have been agitations over France’s military presence in Burkina Faso. Critics complain the presence of the troops has not improved security… Read More
Africa Investments 

African Development Bank Group’s Urban and Municipal Development Fund welcomes EUR 10 million from Nordic Development Fund to boost urban city…

In partnership with the African Development Bank, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced a significant increase in its financial support to African countries and rapidly growing cities that bear the brunt of the impact of climate change and poverty. The latest contribution of 10 million Euros will go to the Urban and Municipal Development Fund (UMDF), a thematic multi-donor… Read More